(R*USSIA-UPDATE) Urgent Prayer Request for P*avel
By M*aria, his wife
P*avel was discharged on December 27 on the recommendation of his doctor. He needs to regain his energy quickly so that he can get a surgery. He needs to sleep comfortably at home, eat healthy food, and walk carefully for his recovery. His current body temperature is 37.5 degrees, but if he has a sudden high fever or high blood pressure, he will have to go back to the hospital by ambulance. When the body recovers, an open heart surgery will be performed around January 20. During the first operation, aortic dissection was performed at one location (surgery performed through a blood vessel), but now another aortic dissection was found in another location, so an open heart surgery is required. Fortunately, while the first operation was in a very urgent situation, the second aortic dissection is less dangerous than the first one. Please pray the inflammation of P*avel's neck is cured, the aortic dissection does not progress anymore, and the body recovers to the stamina that can withstand the surgery.
P*avel's health condition is still not stable. Examination showed that the inflammatory process continued. He has to undergo a very complicated operation to open the heart and rearrange the blood vessels in the brain. However, doctors are afraid to operate right now because of the risk of infection to other parts during surgery. He still has high blood pressure and fever. He will have a CT scan next week. If there is no new aortic dissection, he will be sent home for treatment. If the inflammation is healed, he will have surgery in late January or late February. We pray that God gives the doctors wisdom, heals P*avel, and keep the aorta from rupturing until the operation. Please continue to pray for him.
P*avel (R*ussia) is in a critical condition. If the brain is left unattended, it can cause serious damage due to the lack of blood flow to the brain. He was supposed to have surgery on Monday December 12, but it was moved due to some complications. He is currently very weak and has high blood pressure. His lungs are inflamed, and he keeps coughing. Since he has so little physical strength, the doctor said he may pass during the operation. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for him. P*avel is one of the five Sunday messengers of the Moscow Center, and he devoted himself to the Lord for nearly 30 years after establishing a house church with M*aria. Please pray that he will be healed by the Lord's mercy and stand up again to testify of the Lord's grace. Thank you.