Bethany Update: 5/24/2011

24 May

On Friday, May 20th, Bethany Grace, our 23 year old daughter was riding her bike in Spokane Wa.  While riding down a steep hill she fell and hit her head.  She had no helmet on.

She currently is in the NURO ICU ward at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane.  She has been here for 4 days, starting on her 5th.

We were called to the hospital by the Chaplin at 4:50 in the morning.  We met with the doctor and he didn’t give us much hope.  He said we needed to consider what Bethany wanted before we started heroic measures.

Other than being shocked, my wife and I didn’t hesitate; we said we wanted to start the process!

Bethany’s brain had received a severe blow and was swelling and the only way to affectively reduce the swelling was to remove a large portion of her skull on the right side of her head.

After the surgery she was placed in ICU where she is plugged into a slew of machines.

We have seen miraculous progress in Beth and want to give God all the credit.
We serve a loving, caring, POWERFUL God and as we wait for Beth to heal, we want to continue to give God all the praise and honor.

We ask that you pray for Beth today for these specific needs:

  1. That her brain continues to heal and the swelling to stop.  The swelling is messured by an ICP number.  Anything lower than 15 is good.  Currently it is at 15.
  2. That her temperature returns to normal.  Currently it is at 100.9
  3. That they remove the vent tube very soon. Bethany is constantley attempting to grab the tube with her left hand, so much so that they’ve had to tie it down.
  4. That God continues to work a miracle in our precious baby.

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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized


12 responses to “Bethany Update: 5/24/2011

  1. Maxine Morgan

    May 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I will pray for Beth and for the entire family.

    I pray that “God’s Will be done”..

    Maxine Morgan
    Terry’s sister in Alabama

  2. DEbi Culley

    May 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    So happy she is showing progress. Happy for her mom & dad & family also. May the Lord continue to be your strength,

  3. Colleen

    May 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Paul, my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, your family, and especially your beautiful daughter.

  4. Julie

    May 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

    We Love You Bethany Mooter!!!!

  5. Susan Barr

    May 25, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Keeping Beth lifted to God in prayers as specified and also for His comfort for all of her family and friends. I only met Bethany a few times at Bible studies at the Michaud’s, and I feel the power of prayer is truly life-saving when it is God’s will and may He be glorified always.

  6. Nicole Glover

    May 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    We are praying continuously for Bethany. I remember her as a baby and how sweet she was. Praying and believing for continued miracles! Love all you guys!

  7. pmooter

    May 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you all for your continued support and strong Faith! God is SOOO GOOD!

  8. Marcia Britain

    May 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I thank the Lord our mighty and all powerful God for Bethany’s healing. I ask that God continues to bless and heal her and her family. May God bless all of her family and friends to remember the footsteps in the sand that God is carrying them through this time. Bethany, Aunt Marcia LOVES YOU BEAUTIFUL GIRL!
    I am thinking AND PRAYING for you constantly. I see you living, laughing and loving life again soon. May God bless and wash over you, your family and friends with his love, grace and healing. In Jesus name, AMEN

  9. Jill and Dick Beardsley

    May 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Beth and your family are in our prayers. Thank you for posting the pretty blue picture. What a beautiful girl.

  10. Jodi Mooter Roundtree

    May 26, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Love you all so much! We are all praying here in CT for a full recovery. Thinking of each of you often everyday. Please try and stay strong and keep each other close. I know we are far away but I want you to know if we can do anything we will. Love you and god bless 🙂 xoxoxo

  11. Kendra

    June 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

    “Have no fear for what tomorrow may bring. The same loving God who cares for you today, will take care of you tomorrow and every day. God will either shield you from suffering or give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all your anxious thoughts and imaginations.” -Francis de Sales

    I send my prayers not only to Bethany, for she sounds like she has spirit to fight. But to her family and loved ones who help her fight and support her in this journey of life.

  12. International Bicycle Fund

    October 21, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Bethany is fortunate to have a family that cares so much about her. We hope that her recovery continues.


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