Monday AM Update on Karl

Thank you for being patient in waiting for an update.  There is no news between 6 and 9 AM and PM.  This is when the shift changes, and trust me, that three hour wait is the longest in the world.
Dwight and I were able to go in last night and hold his hand and pray with him.  He is heavily sedated but we believe that Almighty God can allow him to hear the prayers and scripture being read to him. 
Karl did well through the night, with the exception of a heart rate drop when Autumn was in with him.  {She sat with him for a few hours so his parents could sleep for a while.}   Autumn had no clue what was going on when the heart rate dropped but that the nurse got into action very quickly – which freaked her out.
The report from the doctors is that they have two major concerns.  Please pray for these specifically:
{1} Brain would not swell – they said it could swell for up to 72 hours.  After that miracle last night of it dropping from 60 to 7, it has remained at a “comfortable” 15-20.  
{2}  Lungs have had a traumatic injury to them and they need to be healed so that he can breath on his own and cleanse the body of the build-up{?}.  

Karl did have a helmet on, but it came off at impact.  

The story is that he was driving on Highway 160 about 15 minutes from our home.  An elderly couple were stopped {heading in the opposite direction} to make a left hand turn but they did not have their signal on.  They turned right on front of him.  Since there was no signal, he had not slowed.  He broad-sided them and was thrown a long ways.  Two cars behind was a friend of the family who is a nurse at our Durango Hospital.  She was there to minister to him. An EMT on the scene was the believing brother of a close friend of ours from church.
Another thing was that the chaplain at our Durango Hospital annointed Karl with oil when Karl was in the ER at our hospital.  {How amazing is that?}    
Karl has a very large tatoo across his chest.  

It’s a cross with the word 

above the cross.
I am believing that this is prophetic.
I have been telling Autumn, Karl’s parents, his two younger brothers are all of you praying {literally} all over the world.  They are humbled and amazed.  Thank you soooo much.  I have been praying that Karl would be on your mind so much that you would pray and pray and pray.  And when I read that some of you had written “KARL” on your hand, I could not stop crying.  Thank you.
Faithful God.

The doctor’s said that the first 72 hours are likely to be a roller-coaster.  Please pray with us that it is a lazy river raft ride instead. 

If you are able, please join us in a 72 hour world wide prayer vigil.  See post below.  It means so much to know people are praying around the world continually.  

{I can feel the need coming again…yesterday I had to go to the car to
just sob and sob alone, crying out loud to the Lord. 
Please continue to pray for Autumn.  
This has been unbelievable.  
I feel like we are in a nightmare and we will wake up.}

44 thoughts on “Monday AM Update on Karl

  1. I have been praying without ceasing! Our God is mighty to save, mighty to perform miracles & mighty to make a way when there seems no way possible. Praying & believing for complete healing. Praying for comfort for all of you especially your precious Autumn!


  2. I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
    ~ Isaiah 65:24, NLT

    I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
    ~ Psalm 120:1, NLT

  3. The Lord kept waking me up many times through the night. I am praying through the days and nights. Autumn has been heavy on my heart as well so I have prayed for her along with Karl.

  4. my prayers are with Karl, for complete healing!!!! And Autumn. I just cannot get her out of my mind. Please Linny let her know I'm praying for her too. my heart is just breaking for her.

  5. Since reading the first post about his accident, I have been praying. Prayers for Karl, Autumn, his family, and your family are lifted. Lifting Prayers from North Carolina and will continue praying!

  6. I have thought about you continuously since I got your tweet after church. You, DW, Autumn, Karl's parents and all the caregivers are in my prayers. That you all would be effective in Karl's healing process. Praying for Karl's brain, for his chest, for the elderly couple who were in the accident… God is in control. Of this I am certain, but it doesn't make the waiting process any easier.
    Thinking and praying for you without ceasing…

  7. I am sitting at the hospital with my 3 yr old who is having an EEG for seizures. I have lots of time on my hands. Will be praying for Karl today.

  8. Praying for healing for Karl. For his family, for you all and especially for Autumn. I can't imagine what she must be going through, poor girl. But God has promised to be our strength in times of need and I know He is there with you all. Will keep right on praying.

  9. your prayers must be working b/c i could not stop thinking about him after i read last nights' posts and i laid in bed last night praying for him over and over until i fell asleep. i'll keep praying too!

  10. Praying for Karl now! And you and Autumn and everyone else who loves him.

    After I wrote KARL on my hand, my four-year-old asked about it and then wanted to write her soon-to-be-sister's name, AUBREY, on her hand so that she would remember to pray that God would Keep "Ah-bee safe in her orf-nage."

    I have been thinking all morning now about the impact of God having our names written on His hand.

    Blessings to all of you!

  11. I just can't stop crying over this situation. For everyone. I am believing in complete healing, I work in an ER and last nite we had a motorcycle trauma with similar injuries. God is so obviously in control over both men's lives. We ask for a total miracle healing in the name of Jesus. For your glory LORD

  12. Thanks for the update Linny. I prayed for Karl and Autum and all of you as I drove to work this morning. It was actually the longest I've ever prayed about one specific circumstance to God for before in my life before moving on to something else (not like that's a great thing), but its true. I joked with God that that must count for something!
    You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure youre exhausted – I pray you get some rest today as well.

  13. Linny,

    I have been praying for dear Karl – each of you – since reading your posts last night. Thank you for the updates as you are able…I can't begin to imagine what your families are experiencing now. Praying that Karl feels the love and prayers that are being washed over him…Praying that Autumn (oh how my heart goes out to your precious girl), Karl's family and yours are feeling those love and prayers as well. ALL of you remain in our family's hearts and prayers…

    Much Love from TX, Amy

  14. Praying for all of you … All morning Jeremiah 29:11 has been going through my head when I think about you guys … For I know the plans I have for you declaires the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Love you and praying!

  15. Karl stays on my mind most of the day…so I've been praying. Thanks for the updates…I am putting them on facebook and folks I know are praying too.

    It's easy to keep your Karl on my mind because my husband is a Karl with a K too….

    God is good all the time and HE's got this under control…I'm believing and trusting…

    As the old gospel songs goes… Trust and never doubt He will surely bring you out…He's never failed me yet!

  16. I have been praying – without ceasing…from Jefferson City, Missouri. I will not stop praying. My prayers are for all of Karl's needs to be met, for Autumn, Karl's family, and you too Linny as you are holding up for everyone. We are praying from all over the world, and that is not going to stop. Karl does not leave my mind. I'm crying out to God all throughout the day, and night. When I wake up during the night, I am praying for Karl. Precious young man. God is holding Karl so closely in His strong loving arms, and Autumn and your families as well. Still praying…….and will not stop. Sending Big Hugs. xoxoxo

  17. God had all the right people there at the right time. I too am praying her constantly.My husband's name is Carl but with a C as you can see so it makes it easy for me to remember to pray.A GOd thing too.So glad you are giving us updates.I will keep checking back and praying.

  18. Oh such sweet innocence as I type this…my little 17 month old is sweetly saying "baby" over and over again seeing the beautiful pictures of your babies on the sidebar.

    With such sweet innocence I truly believe and pray that our Lord God will heal Karl and his testimony will be spine tingling!

  19. I've been praying since I found out at church yesterday. Woke numerous times through the night out of a sound sleep and felt totally awake so I prayed for Karl each time. Then after a few minutes I fell sound asleep again. I believe that God was indeed working the night shift!!

  20. Linny, (and Autumn),
    I have not been on the site since Saturday but once I saw the frist post I started praying as I read and will continue to do so. Praying for Karl and all of you.

  21. I have been praying throughout the last 2 days for Karl and all of your family. He has been on my mind continually so your prayers there are working!! I will be praying at 830-930 MST time as well! God bless you, Karl! You will be up and going in no time:)

  22. Praying unceasingly, Linny. So many on my FB are praying unceasingly as well. Karl is being bathed in healing prayer! You all are on our hearts, especially Autumn and what she is going through. We know the Lord is in control and He is doing a divine work…"for great is Your love, reaching to the heavens; Your faithfulness to the skies…" Ps 57:10
    Thank you for the updates. Looking forward to more miracles! God is working! <3

  23. Hi Linny,

    Praying this hour for Karl, and also prayed earlier when you texted. Will continue to pray! Also believing and praising in faith that God will not only totally heal Karl, but that He will use this to bring so many to the Lord through Karl's testimony 0 his family & friends, doctors, nurses, other patients, co-workers, etc, etc, etc! So amazing how God brought believers to the scene of the accident so quickly!

    Praying for all of you too…

    Love you!

  24. Oh Linny, I am praying for the peace of God, which passes all understanding, to guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Crying out to our mighty God for Karl's complete and total healing as a testimony to the greatness and power of our God!

  25. I am and will be praying for Karl and Autumn.

    I have a dear friend who had an extremely traumatic brain injury. It was a long road, but she beautifully recovered. In fact, her personality is a little more fun – less edited. I love her. When she was able to speak to us, after her accident, she told us all the things God had been speaking to her about while she appeared to be out. What a wonder! Of course the Holy Spirit would always have full access to her spirit. Lovely.

    The Lord's loving and mighty Spirit is ministering to Karl right now too.

  26. Linny, I have been thinking of Karl off and on all day and praying for his healing. Praying also for Autumn and Karl's family to give them peace in that they know he is in the Lord's hands. I will continue to pray but will be praying at 7am Ukraine time until 8am specifically for his pressures and his lungs and total healing. God Bless.

  27. Praying, praying, praying here in WY too. I even dreamt about Karl and your family. Not that the dreams made a lot of sense, but I felt like it was the Lord's way of keeping me praying even in my sleep.
    Hugs, Barb

  28. We are speaking at a Youth camp right now and just "happened" to see your post- we will be praying for Karl- God is a great and mighty and loving and healing God!

  29. linny,
    my heart is hurting for you because i understand all too well what you are going thru as nearly the exact same thing happened to my brother 15 years ago. he was 17. motorcycle accident, but he had no helmet. he was in a coma for 2 days and then he awoke, and slowly but surely his healing came. he was not a believer and has lived a very dangerous life, before and since. i prayed by his bedside and told God that if he would give me my brother back, i would tell him about jesus the rest of his life, never being afraid of him making fun of me anymore. he has rejected all of this. UNTIL two weeks ago in a christian rehab center where he surrendered his life to the Lord.

    i know how difficult this time is for you guys and i want you to know that i am praying for you, karl's family and autumn. our wonderous God will work out His good purposes even in traumatic times to reveal His love to His precious children.

    with prayers for His healing and hope and comfort,
    haley in florida

  30. just stepped in for a peek and to see why i have been sooo burdened to pray for your family! karl! i will be praying for karl as a brother, i promise! love, lynn marie

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