June 1, 2012

Sarah’s in the Hospital

Filed under: Our Work,Personal — Adam Heine @ 9:55 AM

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you probably know most of this, but for the rest of our blog readers . . .

Sarah’s school called us Wednesday morning. Sarah had gotten a sudden very strong headache and was throwing up, and they didn’t know what to do. I took her to the hospital, and after a CT scan they determined that a blood vessel had ruptured in her brain.

Since then, they’ve been watching her in ICU, while doing more CT scans and MRIs. At this point, they don’t think they need to do surgery, which is great news, but they want her to stay at the hospital for a week so they can keep an eye on her.

We’re trying to get her a private room, but the waitlist is long. The ICU is pretty boring for a 10-year-old and they have strict rules about visiting hours. They’ve been stretching the rules for us, seeing as how Sarah’s just a little girl, but they won’t let us sleep over, and although Sarah’s strong, she’d rather not sleep alone.

She’s handling it well, all things considered. She still has some headaches and neck pains, though nothing nearly as bad as Wednesday. And she’s bored (we’re really trying to get a room with a TV, though any room where we can stay with her would be good).

We hope things stay stable as they are — no surgery, headaches lessening, and no recurrences EVER — and we hope to get a private room for her to make the rest of her week pass more quickly. We appreciate your prayers like you wouldn’t believe.

We’ll try to keep you updated on her status as we know things, through the aforementioned Facebook/Twitter and here on the blog when I have time to sit down. Thank you all for your love and support 🙂


  1. Sorry about Sarah, I will be praying for her recovery. Thank you for update, let me know how things go. .
    Bless you , Shirley

    Comment by Shirley Roy — June 1, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

  2. As the father of a ten-year-old girl myself, this makes me cry every time I hear about it. It sounds like she’s being brave and strong, but it’s still very difficult to think about. Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do, Adam.

    Comment by Matthew MacNish — June 1, 2012 @ 8:17 PM

  3. Wow, I did not know, but I’ve added Sarah to my prayer list now.

    Comment by Victoria — June 2, 2012 @ 4:16 AM

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