Blogging About Loans: Active Rainers! Donna Foerster needs your prayers!

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Active Rainers! Donna Foerster needs your prayers!

Donna_and_rich_-_copyMany of you have seen Donna's picture, read her blog, and even been regular commenters on her posts. Her husband, Rich, told me today there have been many emails sent to Donna from her friends at AR asking where she was and was she okay because she hasn't been blogging. So, with his permission, I'm writing a brief post to let you know how concerned we are all about her health right now. And to ask for your prayers.

Donna wasn't feeling well early last week, she thought she might have eaten something that caused food poisoning. Just a little over a day and a half later, she needed to be rushed to the hospital, had undergone two surgeries, and as of today, a week ago now, she still has not regained consciousness long enough for the doctors to feel it's safe to remove her air tube. Her white blood cell count today was so elevated that it is obvious the removal of approximately 75% of her small intestine did not rid her body of all the infection. The last I heard the doctors were weighing the pros and cons of yet another surgery.

Please take a moment to mention Donna in your prayers if you would.


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Comment balloon 107 commentsRuth Vogt • August 03 2011 11:58PM

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Donna is in my prayers... goes to show you how precious life is...

Posted by Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent (Liz Harris Realty) over 7 years ago

Ruth ~ our office received an email.  I was shocked.  I have sent her a couple of emails.  She and her family are certainly in my prayers.

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 7 years ago

Ruth....so good of you to get it out there.  I'm blown away!  We'll go ahead and do it!  Thanks for bringing this cause to the forefront of the Rain.  Please, keep us posted!

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 7 years ago

Good Lord! I will surely keep her in all my prayers . . . thanks for letting us know.

Posted by J. A. Michail, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M (Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee) over 7 years ago

Thank you, all! I will forward these to her husband. I know he will appreciate hearing that so many of you are concerned about her.

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

I will keeping her in my prayers... God Bless her and family!!

Posted by EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD, Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate (LAROSA REALTY) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the info, Ruth. Lots of thoughts and prayers are in order for Donna.

Posted by Not a real person over 7 years ago

Oh dear.  You really never know what life holds.  I do hope she recovers soon.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 7 years ago

A prayer for her and hoping for an early recovery. . suggested

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 7 years ago

I hope she recovers soon. Our prayers go out to her and her husband and family.

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 7 years ago

OMG, Ruth, thx for sending me an email.  I was wondering.  I hope she will be okay.  How scary.  Donna and her husband are in my prayers.  I have spoken to Donna on the phone and she is a wonderful and caring woman.  I know she has a lot of people pulling for her.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago
Lifting them up in prayer and will continue to pray.
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the update Ruth!  I will definitely pray for her recovery!

Posted by Karin Lundeen, Realtor Centennial Homes For Sale (Keller Williams Realty - Denver Southlands) over 7 years ago

I keep re-typing this.  I cannot put into words the emotions I feel.  All we can do is pray.

Posted by Jason M. Keith, Lending in 5280 (WR Starkey Mortgage) over 7 years ago

Prayer is coming your way Donna. I am aghast at how quickly this happened. We are missing you and will continue to send strength your way. The Lord is with you.

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 7 years ago

Wow, Donna is definitely in my prayers.  We only have today.  We never know what tomorrow may bring.  Thanks for  posting this.  

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) over 7 years ago

Oh NO Ruth. This is the first I have heard of this. She will be in my prayers.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 7 years ago

Ruth, thank you very much for keeping us informed on Donna.  I am sad and worried and will keep her in my prayers. 

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

We will all definitely be praying for her.  Please keep us all updated as to her status.  We wish her the best and speedy recovery too.

Posted by Grant Hickman, Saint Charles Real Estate Pro (Grant Hickman Real Estate Advisors) over 7 years ago

May the doctors get this under control quickly.  Prayer for quick healing for Donna.

Thanks to Joni Staples for having a link to your post Ruth.

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

My prayers go out to Donna for healing and to Rich for strength and comfort during this time.

Posted by Kristi DeFazio, Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468 (RE/MAX Advantage) over 7 years ago

Oh Ruth, thank you so much for sharing this I immediatly prayed before commenting even. I'll continue to pray for her and her doctors and family!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 7 years ago

Kerrie: Thank you for featuring this!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Ruth, thank you for sharing this!!! Donna and Rich will be in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing this - a call to prayer is always a good thing in my book, but when we can do that for people that we don't know it's a privilege every time.  My prayers are with them!

Posted by Kim McAllister, Kodak Real Estate Solutions (Eastman Kodak Company) over 7 years ago

I had noticed all the Get Well wishes on Facebook, but didn't know what was going on until Joni sent me here.  Thank you so much for letting us know, Donna has been a real blessing to me and many others, she and her family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 7 years ago

I am touch, grateful, and thankful that so many of Donna's friends are taking time to send a prayer for her. And I know her husband, Rich, feels the same.

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Ruth- thank you so much for letting us know about Donna.  She is definitely in my prayers!  She is such a great lady and I wish her every prayer, blessing and piece of positive energy I have!!

Posted by Jennifer Prestwich, Madison & Co Properties (Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster) over 7 years ago

I noticed that by making this a members only post, it can't be reblogged. Also, many have asked to comment that are not members. Donna needs a miracle right now, so I'm going to edit this and make it public.

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Ruth, thank you SO MUCH for letting us know.  I'm just in shock!!! Prayers going out!!

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 7 years ago

Ruth, Donna will be in my prayers and on my mind. I hope she recovers soon and starts blogging again. Active Rain is an amazing place - members truly care about each other. Thank you for sharing Donna's story. 

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne, Arlington Virginia Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago
My thoughts and prayers are going out to Donna and her family. It's amazing how life can change in a second.
Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) over 7 years ago

In my prayers, Donna!  Thanks for the heads up, Ruth.

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 7 years ago

Ruth- I just saw something on FB this morning.  Will definitely keep her in our prayers and please let her know we are all praying for her.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Wowzers. Thank you for posting this update. She is in my prayers.

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 7 years ago

My prayers are with Donna and her family. This is a wake-up call for all. Life can change in a NY minute. Her family must be devastated. I pray she wakes up and her body has the ability to rid itself of the infections and toxins that have infiltrated her body. I pray for skilled doctors, nurses, and medical staff to have the healing power from God above to heal her body. I pray her family and friends have the strength and courage to get through the day, the minutes, the hours they are spending in worry. As long as Donna is living, there is hope. I pray the good work that was started with Donna will continue - she has been a blessing to all in the RAIN and prayers are deeply needed.

A doctor is only human - let us all continue to pray for Donna and her family. In faith we pray...

 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Ruth - I appreciate you keeping us posted about Donna.  There is always someone who knows someone here on Active Rain that needs our prayers whether or not we know them personally, through blogging or not know them at all.  It is the support that counts and my support here that I'm thinking about Donna and pray for a speedy recovery.

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Hi Ruth. Oh my goodness. I hope she's improving! Thanks for letting the rest of us know.

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida and Washington (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 7 years ago

To Donna and her family: As always, i am saddened to read, see or hear of our family, close or far away in need of prayer, grace and compassion. I am extending all three to you and your family

Posted by David A . Goodridge (Keller Williams, NYC) over 7 years ago

Judging by the comments here, she must be a pretty terrific lady.  I'll keep hewr in my prayers along with everyone else.

Posted by John Davison, Raleigh-Cary-Triangle NC (Coldwell Banker) over 7 years ago

The air has been so thick with hope and fear in our office.  Not a day or moment has gone by without prayers, warm wishes and support.  I wish we could wish it away.  More and more prayers....

Posted by Carole Self-Belfor, Restoration Business Development/Commercial Division (Residential and Commercial Restoration Services) over 7 years ago

I will re-blog this Ruth thank you.  So many close to her will want to know.

Posted by Jason M. Keith, Lending in 5280 (WR Starkey Mortgage) over 7 years ago

Ruth thanks for the update, I saw Jason Keith's re-blog of this.  Donna was the first person to pick up the phone and call me after I joined AR.  She is truly a wonderful person and I am saddened to hear of the situation. Send my thoughts and prayers along to her and Rich.  Does she have a caringbridge site or anything where we can be kept abreast of her progress?

All best,
Jason Frey

Posted by Jason Frey (PureWest, Inc.) over 7 years ago

I have prayed for Donna's full recovery, and hope she is doing well soon.

 

Arpad

 

 

Posted by Arpad Racz, 408-252-0976 - www.aracz.com - Cupertino and Bay A (Altas Realty) over 7 years ago

Thank you, Ruth, for posting. I have been wondering what happened to Donna and attempted to contact her. I recently met Donna and Rich when they came to visit in Texas. Sending prayers up for her recovery and her family too.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 7 years ago

Ruth - Thank you for alerting the community on Donna's condition.  I am sending good wishes and prayers here way right now.  So sad to hear.

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) over 7 years ago

Thanks so much for posting this....I am so sorry she is going through this and will definitely keep her in my thoughts and prayers!  
Sending healing prayers for Donna and Hugs and prayers for her family!!!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 7 years ago

You can rest assured that prayers for a speedy recovery for Donna will be echoed many times over from myself and the ActiveRain community.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 7 years ago

I truly know the power of prayer and believe everyday that a Miracle can and will occur.  I pray today for that Miracle for Donna.

 

Posted by Gwen Poindexter, First Choice Colorado Lender FHA VA Conv (Gwen Poindexter WR Starkey Mortgage LMB#100025921) over 7 years ago

Certainly feel horrible for her & her family. Keeping Donna in my daily prayers until we hear good news. Please keep us updated.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) over 7 years ago

Ruth I'm sorry to say I don't know who Donna is, but I can assure you that she will be in my prayers. Please keep us updated if possible.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 7 years ago

Thank you for updating us -- please keep us informed as much as you're able.  What a shock and yes, in my thoughts and prayers!! 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 7 years ago

Just saw this on Amy's reblog. I can't believe it. Donna and I email all the time. I was just going to email her about Sept. bookclub. I am praying already. Please tell her husband to send our love to Donna. I will be on my knees.

My husband's VP had a heart attack yesterday and now this!

Posted by Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M (Rooms With Style) over 7 years ago

Ruth - thanks for the post. We will keep her in our prayers. 

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 7 years ago

I spoke to Donna's husband, Rich, about an hour ago. He indicated they did the third surgery last night. She now has had 95% of her small intestine removed. This morning her white cell blood count had dropped some (good news) but still much, much higher than the normal. They are not certain if the decrease was a result of the surgery or if possibly the infection might be slowing. The doctor gave only a 10% chance of survival. But, I loved what Joni said: "... I am looking forward to her touching even more (lives) with a story of healing that shocks everyone including her doctors."

I assured Rich that if God only has one more miracle allocated for right now, I was convinced it would be Donna. Thanks to her friends at AR, she has the entire country praying for her right now.

THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Ruth,

                Thanks for posting this. I will definitely pray for Donna. That is so scary. It sure puts my bad day in perspective. Thanks for the update. I hope Joni is right.

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 7 years ago

Oh my gosh.  Lots of prayers.  I've talked with Donna on the phone a few times.  I will certainly email my church prayer chain for even more prayers for her.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Oh my goodness.  Will keep her and the family in much-needed prayer.  Thank you.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 7 years ago

Prayers and positive energy coming Donna's way from Canada.  She is such a sweetheart, and has touched so many lives, I'm sure the heavens are wondering what all the noise is with so many prayers being voiced!

I look forward to hearing all about her miraculous recovery very very soon.

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Amy sent me over, this is TERRIBLE news! Please let Donna and Rich know we are wishing them the best.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 7 years ago

The team will pray for fast recovery of Donna! Get well soon Donna, we know your brave and you can surpass this..

Posted by Rob Kittle, "We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate (Kittle Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Susan sent me over....prayers for Donna and her family!  I believe God is still in the healing business and will stand in faith with all who are praying as well.  Please keep us posted Ruth!

Posted by Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce (Haute Realty 214-994-6474) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the update. I was just on my knees asking for God's mighty healing power. And may God be with the family providing peace during this incredibly tough time.

Posted by Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M (Rooms With Style) over 7 years ago

Just checking back to see how she is doing. . please keep us posted.. 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 7 years ago

Ruth:  I had noticed Donna MIA ... and am so glad that you wrote this info for us.  Please .. should you receive more info on her status and condition, keep us in the loop.  It will be greatly appreciated ...

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 7 years ago

Thank you Ruth for this update, Donna has been one of the most supportive people here. I will keep her in my prayers...

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) over 7 years ago

Thanks to Anna Banana's reblog. Thoughts and good wishes are going out to Donna and Rich. Do not give up. My husband was given a 0 chance of survival  about 10 years ago!

Wishing Donna a speedy and complete recovery!

Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

Ruth, what a gift to Donna & Rich to blog out the prayer request. The power of prayer(s) is beyond what any of us really know and I pray for both of them and their family(s).  Thank you so much for the request.

Posted by Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126 (The Platinum Group Realtors) over 7 years ago

Ruth ~ Thanks for the latest update on the third surgery ~ Prayers are with Donna from the Carolina's ~

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) over 7 years ago

Life is so fragile. One day we are thriving and the next we are fighting. Thanks for the update. My prayers are for Donna and Rich.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

It's always so sad to hear when something sneaks up out of no where like this.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 7 years ago

I heard about this situation late yesterday. My wife and I are praying for Donna and her family.  We are so sorry to hear this kind of news. My God's blessing be with Donna and her entire family.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Ruth, Hoping your next update shows continued signs of improvement.  Our prayers will continue.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 7 years ago

I don't know Donna, but I read your post Ruth and I said a prayer for a full and speedy recovery. Prayer works! and God is GOOD ALL THE TIME! Never lose faith. To her husband Rich, She is probably your best friend and soulmate so I know your heart is heavy but never stop praying, be strong and amazing things will happen! Godspeed.

Posted by Eleise Queensbury (Century 21 Rivera Realty) over 7 years ago

A miracle is only something we don't understand....but they happen every day. I know that Donna is due for one and I'm going to look forward to hearing good news. She and her family are in my prayers today.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 7 years ago

Ruth - I am so saddened by this news. Donna has been so kind and gracious in Active Rain. I am sending her prayers and postive thoughts. I too await an update and hope for good news.

 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 7 years ago

Ruth, Sorry to hear about Donna.  But I agree that with all the prayers across the country God has to be listening. 

Nancy

Posted by Nancy Murray, Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs (Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO) over 7 years ago

Ruth, good to see your featured post. Sorry for your friend, I hope she feels better soon.

Posted by Ridhi Raheja, FHA, 203k, VA, Jumbo, PreApproval, Jumbo Home Loan (Movement Mortgage (Illinois)) over 7 years ago

I just heard this sad news and am shocked!  I am praying for a miracle for Donna and her family.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 7 years ago

I keep checking for an update.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Thank you for letting us know, she is and will continue to be in my prayers.

Posted by Mary Stewart, Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas (HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone) over 7 years ago

Ruth - please let us know how Donna is doing.

Teral - I'm going to go try to find that CaringBridge page.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 7 years ago

I"ve had Donna in my thoughts and prayers and hoping with so many praying for her a miracle will be witnessed. 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 7 years ago

Hi Ruth - Thanks so much for letting us all know! I will keep Donna in my thoughts and hope to hear really good news very soon.

Posted by Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties (Transition Stage LLC) over 7 years ago

Ruth:  Donna has stopped by several of my posts and I hers....I am hoping they find out what made her so sick and that she is better soon.  Please tell her husband that he and Donna are in my prayers!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 7 years ago

Howdy and morning to you Ruth

Ruth,
Thank you mighty kindly for letting us all here in the AR community know that Donna is needing prayers said for her.

Donna and your family sure will be add to our prayers!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 7 years ago

Good morning Ruth,

I'm so sorry to hear of her plight and my prayers are with her, Rich and their family. Sure hope we hear some good news soon!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 7 years ago

Life can change in a heart beat. I will keep Donna in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Thank you Ruth for updating us.  Donna will be in my prayers and please keep us updated.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 7 years ago

Ruth, I too am just learning about Donna's illness and surgeries.  Thanks for letting us know what's happening and keeping us updated on her condition.  There's a strong prayer chain flowing through AR ~ and you can count on my prayers for her and her family too. 
Pamela

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 7 years ago

Ruth, oh my with Donna and the small intestine removal. Thanks for letting us know. Prayers sent Donna's way!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

Ruth, thanks for sharing this about Donna with all of us here at AR...she's in my prayers! :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 7 years ago

There is now a new page set up that Rich posts updates on! Go to: http://www.carepages.com/carepages/mrsdonna4str. You will have to give your email address and create a password, but then everytime he gives an updated, you will receive a notice. For those of you that would just like the update, her is the info that Rich posted earlier today:

This morning Donn's vital's--Blood pressure, heart rate,etc are good
Yea, the vent tube in her mouth that was assisting her breath came out this morning. she is doing well with out it.
Her white blood cell count is down from 59k to 45k
Her temperature is up a little to about 100.
They ran a heart test this morning.
Because of the white blood cell count being so high, the doctors are talking about doing another cat-scan.
Everything is still going in a positive direction.

She still has a long way too go.
Message:
I did not realize that Donna had sooooo many friends on Active Rain, in our real estate community and our other friends and clients.

We truly appreicate and are grateful for all the thoughts, prayers, prayers groups you have included "Donna" in, offers to help in any way you can, help with food, taking of our yard, cleaning our house and handling our business.
I just want to thank everybody so much and am not sure how I will be able to repay you all. Our KW office is doing so much to help out.

I apologize to those who have called or text messaged me and I have not responded to you pwesonally. The inquires about Donna has just been over whemling. At times with what was gonig on with Donna the last the 12 days, I just did not feel like talking to anyone. I am so sorry. I did not mean to leave anybody out with updates about, Donna.

Again we are so grateful to everyone.

Keep watching here for updates.
I will post as often as I can.

Rich, Donna's loving husband.

I am touched by the outpouring of support here at AR. I hear story after story of how Donna's story is spreading. We went to a campground that we frequent this weekend and couldn't believe how many of them inquired as to Donna's status and mentioned the prayer circles they had included her in. (They saw my post from an RSS feed I set up on FB). And I know so many of you have added her to your prayer circles as well. Thank you!

We hoped for a miracle. Keep praying. She is not out of the woods yet. She is lucky to have all of you. And I'm so very proud to be a member of such an incredible blogging organization. I can't help but tear up when I think about it.

Stay tuned for the next update...

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Will keep the prayers headed Donna and Rich's way.  Thank you for the update, good news!

Posted by Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225 (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office) over 7 years ago

Yes prayers have been floating in from MN as well, tell them hi from AR friend up North.

 

Posted by Julie Bethel, Secretary - RE/MAX First Choice 218-732-1191 (RE/MAX First Choice - Park Rapids, MN) over 7 years ago

Wow, such an outpouring of love and support!  I will keep Donna and her family in my prayers as well.  Thanks for the updates!

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) over 7 years ago
Checked in for an update on Donna. Will continue praying for her and her family.
Posted by Jean Singleton, Specializing in Your Special Needs (Keller Williams Capital District) over 7 years ago

Ruth, I just stopped by to see if there was an update.  Thank you for this.  My prayers are with them. 

Posted by Laura S. Baker, Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc (First Weber Inc) over 7 years ago
Just dropping by to let you know that I am praying for Donna and to thank you again for letting us know! XO
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

I won't repost all the updates that Rich has given on the link I provided last time. I just got off the phone with him, and to bring you current, Donna had surgery again yesterday afternoon. The cat scan showed bleeding of the vessels into her stomach, so they went in and removed all the blood that had accumulated. They suspect the cause could have been from the blood thinners she is on. She's on blood thinners to lower her risk of another clot, which is what is believed to have caused the problem in her small intestines to begin with. She gave them all quite a scare during surgery, her blood pressure dropped dangerously low and they had a hard time getting it back up. The doctors are saying she will be in critical condition today and tomorrow. So, KEEP THOSE PRAYERS COMING EVERYONE! We have watched her health be touch and go for over three weeks now. I have no doubt it's because of all of you and the prayers that we've gotten this far.

Thank you all!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 7 years ago

Ruth, thank you for all the updates, I have been checking back here once I this found ou!.  My heart goas out to her and Rich, what an ordeal! - she's a fighter I know and she's in my prayers. Get Well Donna!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 7 years ago

Dear Lord we lift up Donna and her family to You that You would surround them with Your peace, Your comfort and healing. We ask You Lord for a complete healing of Donna's body and that she will regain all that this sickness has cost her. We know You are able..We know that there is tremendous power in prayer as well to move mountains.. In Jesus name Amen..

Posted by Sherilyn M. Whistler, Need a Referral, Call Me ! (ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo) over 7 years ago

Ruth - Thank you so much for sharing the updates on Donna!  She has been in my prayers ever since I heard about her condition. 

Posted by Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area (New Colony Properties, LLC) over 7 years ago

I had no idea.  Thank you very much for posting this and letting us know what happened to Donna.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 7 years ago

Dear Ruth~ Thank you so much for sharing my story with the Active Rain community.  I am truly blessed to have so many friends praying for me.  I'm even more amazed by the folks that don't know me.

I was discharged from the hospital 2 days before Thanksgiving and I'm so happy to be home.  A few weeks ago, I found my way back to my laptop.  I've been commenting here and there, I re-blogged a couple of times and I actually wrote a post!

I'm getting better and stronger EVERY day.  2012 will bring new challenges and potentially more surgeries.  Each one brings me closer to a better quality of life.  Please continue your prayers.  Miracles do happen!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Sorry~  I'm a bit late, but please let me also send my prayers for continous health and success in 2012  to Donna from 'down under'.

Posted by Peter Michelbach, i Sell Real Estate over 6 years ago

Praise God!  He is so Faithful!  I love this!  I love what a blessing it is for those around us when we pray.  What a wonderful victory!  

Posted by The Oelrich Team | Jason & Kirsten Oelrich, Jason: NMLSR 22095 Kirsten: NMLSR 348593 (The Oelrich Team | HomeStreet Bank ) over 6 years ago

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