For sometime now, Darin has been struggling with a serious illness. I was in communication with him when I learned about it and referred him to some friends of mine who have experience in medicine. It seems, however, that the situation has only grown worse.
Very recently, I received the horrible news that Darin was in critical condition and his vitals were shutting down. In short, he has been close to death’s door.
On a personal level, I’ve been deeply troubled by this as I care for this brother and don’t want to see him lost to us so soon. The prayers of many of God’s people have gone forth on behalf of Darin Hufford and his family.
Here are some very encouraging updates of late:
From his wife Angie on Saturday:
Today one of Darin’s Dr. came in and saw Darin sitting up and he said “You know Darin I think you may just walk out of here.” Then another Dr. came in smiling and told Darin he could have ice chips. Darin was so excited!! Although they want to make sure I know we aren’t out of the woods yet. Please continue to pray for his pancreas. On the way out tonight he mouthed I Love You and blew me a couple of kisses. My heart is so HAPPY!
From his sister Renee on Saturday:
Although Darin is showing many signs of improvement it is important to note that the doctors have stated he is not out of the woods yet. We must continue to pray for his pancreas to heal. Now that Darin is no longer being sedated, he is having to endure the long and painful days in the ICU without the ability to communicate effectively and without the ability to eat or drink. This has been extremely agitating and frustrating for him. Please pray for his mental and emotional well being during this difficult time. Thank you!
From his friend Esther yesterday:
He is off the ventilator and is no longer being sedated. He began physical therapy the other day and was even able to sit on the side of the bed and DR let him have ice chips and he mouthed “I love you” to his wife and blew her kisses. This is amazing progress! His kidneys are nearly completely functional, but still continue to pray for pancreas. Also, he cannot eat or drink or communicate normally and the recovery process out of sedation is extremely challenging and painful. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
Let’s continue to hold our brother Darin Hufford up to the Lord.
As you receive updates, feel free to post them in the comments. If they are significant, I’ll add them to the post.