Friday, January 05, 2007

Urgent Prayer Request -- Updated

This was posted by Justin Taylor at Ref 21:

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Dr. Mohler's health has sustained a setback. Over the past 36 hours Dr. Mohler has suffered from unrelenting pain. This unusual degree of pain signaled concern for the attending physicians and prompted additional tests this afternoon. In the past hour these tests have revealed that Dr. Mohler is suffering from pulmonary emboli in both lungs. His condition is quite serious and he has been moved to the intensive care unit of Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, KY for immediate treatment.

Please make this a matter of urgent prayer. Thank you once again for your concern and support during these days.

From WebMD: "Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an extremely common and highly lethal condition that is a leading cause of death in all age groups. A good clinician actively seeks the diagnosis as soon as any suspicion of PE whatsoever is warranted, because prompt diagnosis and treatment can dramatically reduce the mortality rate and morbidity of the disease."

When Annette's dad went through this the doctors did not say much, but when it was all over they told of how they thought at the time he would die. The mortality rate on this is quite high, although the longer a person lives once it is detected, the better the odds that they will recover.

I echo the call given here and at Al Mohler's blog, pray for him and his family during this time.

Update: An update on Al Mohler's blog reports that Dr. Mohler is responding well to treatment, and was even able to discuss a book with Dr. Moore when he came to visit.


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