We are honored to announce the upcoming National Life Chain taking place on October 3rd, 2010. This event is held to bring awareness to the tragic and immoral act of abortion as well as to pray for people’s hearts to be changed all over the world about the murder of the innocent, unborn children that occurs every day.
If you are interested and would like to participate in our local Life Chain, it will be held in Gallatin, TN starting at 2PM (until 3:30) in the parking lot of the old Goody’s store (next to Tractor Supply). For more information, please visit LifeChain.net or email the coordinator, Robby Kirkham, or call 615-504-6082.
From our congregation directly, you can contact Sheila Anderson for more information.
If you cannot participate in the Life Chain for whatever reason, please take some time this Sunday to bow down in prayer to God and lift up your heart and voice to Him that the hearts and minds of the world will be changed!
For more information on the TN Right to Life, visit their website at http://www.tennesseerighttolife.org/.
The past week or so has been a pretty good one over all for our brother Robert. He was able to come home on Monday, September 20th and has been improving slowly over the last week. He continues with his therapy a few times a week (they come to the house) and is showing steady, positive signs of improvement in his ability to get around. Right now he is able to get up and walk around with the help of a walker, but that’s a great sign and his mobility should continue to improve. He did say he hasn’t had much of an appetite since his stay in the hospital. He isn’t able to sit up for long periods at a time (not for more than 15 or 20 minutes as he put it to me), so he’s resting a lot and sleeping as much as he can. Both he and Laura are still quite tired from the experience of it all, but both are in good spirits and God is watching over them.
Please continue to call or visit when you can and always keep them in your prayers.
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Robert continues to do well overall. Today is a big day as they had decided if his heart had not returned to it’s normal rhythm on it’s own that they would need to shock it. This is not a terribly uncommon procedure anymore, but anytime you are working with the heart it’s never an easy experience. If they are able to fix this, then they can more fully focus on his therapy and rehabilitation by moving him to a rehab/therapy facility (which I believe will be in Gallatin).
As of this writing, Robert has been moved from the 10th floor ICU to the 9th floor at Vanderbilt, room 10. This means he’s out of critical care but is still being monitored closely (i.e. – one step down from critical care).
Please continue to keep the Lancaster’s in your prayers and I’ll continue to give you updates as I receive new information.
UPDATE 9/20: Robert came home today and, thanks to some adjustment of his medication, there was no need to shock his heart after all – it seems to have corrected itself. At this time, it sounds as if instead of him having to go to a rehab/therapy facility regularly for a while that they will come out to him at his house. This is good news for both he and Laura. As always, please keep them both in your prayers as they continue down this road of recovery.
Talked to Miss Laura earlier today and she said that today was a much better day than yesterday. Apparently what had happened was that they had over-medicated Robert yesterday and it was really messing with him. As a result he was having hallucinations and having all sorts of trouble – even trouble getting up and moving around without significant help.
Today consisted of getting his medication brought down to more reasonable levels and getting him up to walk around a bit – which Miss Laura said he did quite well, considering the break in his pelvic bone. She also said his heart situation from yesterday seemed to be improving, but that they still were monitoring it because the heart rhythms are still periodically not what they would like. The hope is still to move him to a rehab facility (I believe in Gallatin) as soon as they feel he is ready and they have properly addressed the situation with his heart.
Miss Laura herself seemed to be in much better spirits and hopefully both of them will rest much better tonight knowing that the day brought some positive progress.
Please continue to keep them in your prayers. They are both so thankful to everyone for the visits, calls, and prayers…keep them coming as much as you can!
Our brother, Robert Lancaster, was involved in an accident on Monday night, September 13th. I spent the last several days emailing updates and information to a good number of folks to keep as many in the loop as possible. In lieu of further emails I’ll be posting further updates here and sending a link out to these posts in emails. I’ll be posting the original emails here as well.