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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2016, 07:18:00 AM »
latest update from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all the extra prayers. Heaven has certainly been bombarded and our prayers have been answered because the remnant of the tumour has not grown and there is no sign of any further cancerous growth. Becky's consultant reiterated that in his professional opinion the tumour will return eventually but for us believers this is a miracle. Praise Jesus!

The team in Newcastle have everything they need now to make a decision and we'll hopefully hear positive news within the next week. Neuro Rehabilitation is the best treatment for the next stage of Becky's recovery and I pray their expertise will stimulate her into being able to communicate and progress forward.

Thanks again for all your prayers

God Bless

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« Reply #76 on: January 18, 2016, 09:02:00 AM »
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« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2016, 10:44:35 AM »
How is it going, Alan?
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2016, 08:13:09 PM »
Latest update:

Dear Friends

Finally! We have a response from Newcastle that they will accept Becky. Our prayers have been answered, Praise Jesus! Another miracle. Thank you for your prayers and support, without which I'd be helpless. We must pray now for a bed to become available ASAP as I feel that Becky is more than ready for the next stage of her recovery.

Some more wonderful news. This morning Jane, Becky's sister and Lucinda our dear friend were visiting Becky and praying the Hail Mary. Lucinda called me very excited telling me that Becky had mouthed the whole prayer and in fact done it three times. They reported Becky was the most alert they'd seen her without being distressed. Matt the male nurse on Ward 34, witnessed this and said he had never seen Becky so relaxed and alert.

Sometimes I can't quite believe this journey we are all on, I believe with all my heart that the Lord is with us and drawing us closer to Him. We must continue to trust and have faith that good will come from this tragic situation. He loves each one of us more than we could ever know, he's certainly carrying me and strengthening me. On my own I'm helpless but together with our Lord we can get through life's toughest events and hopefully come out stronger and more like Him.

I will of course let you know as soon as I get news of the move, with directions and visiting times.

Thank you again for your support and prayers.

God Bless

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2016, 10:27:24 PM »
Another update from Andrew today:

Dear Friends,

Some more wonderful news. Fr Pat was with Becky today and told
me that while she was tired this morning, in the afternoon she
mouthed the words of the Hail Mary at least ten times as he was
praying the Rosary.

Thanks be to God!

Note - Becky still has a tube in her neck which she breaths through, so is unable to make sounds with her vocal chords.
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #80 on: February 05, 2016, 07:55:01 AM »
Just a suggestion. Some Makaton signs and cards with them on might be of help in conversing with Becky at this stage.
Just a thought..xx

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« Reply #81 on: February 20, 2016, 09:23:37 PM »
Latest update from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

After just returning home from a blessed half term week away with the children, I received an even greater blessing this evening. When telling Becky all about our week away and how much we missed her being with us, she seemed to be acknowledging what i was saying more than I have ever witnessed. Her facial expressions encapsulated total understanding, so much so I started telling her how much I loved her. Becky, as she often does, started to get distressed and I could see she was trying to respond, so much so she looked like she was going to burst from within. At that point, through the tracheotomy she clearly and audibly said " I love you Andrew! " To hear her voice so clearly was truly amazing!

I started to pray the Hail Mary in tears and Becky audibly prayed it with me, I was a bit in shock and started shouting the nurses to come in to the room to witness what was happening. By the time they arrived Becky had used every bit of energy she had left and was exhausted and in a deep sleep.

I left her this evening full of joy and Spirit filled, praising God.

Becky is on the waiting list to be transferred to Walkergate Park Newcastle but as yet we haven't received a date or even an approximate timescale.

I trust God's timing will be perfect.

This evening has given me fresh impetus to persevere in prayer and praise and I hope it's done the same for you.

Thank you for your continued love and support.

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #82 on: February 21, 2016, 09:53:10 AM »
May God keep her in the knowledge she will soon be able to speak again and hug them... xx
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2016, 11:55:49 AM »
Just received from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

Yesterday was a challenging day because Becky was distressed the whole time I was with her. She was trying so hard to communicate and the nurses and I just couldn't get her to settle. I left her last night feeling a bit down.

Today will hopefully be a better day. Becky's wheelchair is planned to be delivered and fitted and I've arranged for Becky's hairdresser to try his best to cut her hair this afternoon.

This morning I was informed by Walkergate Park Newcastle that Becky is next on the list for a female bed and her transfer should happen within the next 6 weeks. Praise The Lord!

I plan to visit Walkergate Park next Monday to meet the team that will be taking over Becky's care.

Thank you for your continued Prayers, love and support.

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #84 on: March 01, 2016, 01:54:21 PM »
Becky and Andrew are fortunate to have a friend like you Alan.
This really is a distressing case, I pray for her comfort and particularly that the new be will be ready before the six weeks are up.
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« Reply #85 on: March 02, 2016, 07:26:53 AM »
Just received from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

Yesterday was a challenging day because Becky was distressed the whole time I was with her. She was trying so hard to communicate and the nurses and I just couldn't get her to settle. I left her last night feeling a bit down.

Today will hopefully be a better day. Becky's wheelchair is planned to be delivered and fitted and I've arranged for Becky's hairdresser to try his best to cut her hair this afternoon.

This morning I was informed by Walkergate Park Newcastle that Becky is next on the list for a female bed and her transfer should happen within the next 6 weeks. Praise The Lord!

I plan to visit Walkergate Park next Monday to meet the team that will be taking over Becky's care.

Thank you for your continued Prayers, love and support.

In Christ
Andrew


It could be she heard the nurses say something. Get a female to question her a close family member of friend.
It might help if they can find out what it is about and address the situation for her.
Trust the LORD, and pray on all occasions for her and let him and ask him to direct her steps.

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2016, 03:29:54 PM »
More news from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

More of our prayers have been answered, Thank you!

Yesterday I visited Walkergate Park Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in Newcastle with Becky's sister Jane, to take a look at the facilities and meet the team who will be taking over Becky's care.
The drive there is very straightforward: north on the A19, through the Tyne Tunnel, left at Silverlink Retail Park a few miles further and you're there.
The weather was bright and sunny which helps with first impressions, but once inside it just kept getting better. The whole centre is bright and airy and spotlessly clean and purpose built for specialist rehabilitation. The staff were warm and friendly and the facilities are fantastic. I was very impressed with the whole set up. Sharon, the manager on Ward 4, has over 30 years experience and is looking forward to receiving Becky into her care. She explained how they operate a 2:1 patient to nurse ratio which is excellent. Each private room is 3 times the size of Becky's room in York with ensuite facilities. A program designed specifically for her needs and goals will be put in place and delivered by a specialist team caring for her. So, for example Becky could be bathed everyday if we wished. Because she will be busy Monday - Friday until 16:00, Sharon explained that visiting will have to be after this time or weekends.

The nurses at York have been wonderful and have done everything possible for Becky showing her such love and care and I will be forever grateful. Nevertheless, Becky is on an acute respiratory ward with sometimes 20:1 patient-nurse ratio and their hands are tied to how much time they can spend with her. They were as pleased as I when told the news of her impending transfer.

Walkergate are very aware of my desperation for Becky's move and hope to make it happen this month. Only God knows the level of recovery Becky will make, but I'm certain Walkergate is the most appropriate place to give her the best chance.

Dear friends in Christ, please pray that the move can happen swiftly, Becky remains infection free and that no obstacle will be put in the way. I pray that this is God's will for Becky and that she will bless as many people in Newcastle as she has in York, in Jesus name!

Amen!

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #87 on: March 09, 2016, 01:10:56 PM »
Just hang tight for the moment, Andrew.

All things work together for good. God has everything worked out. Don't stress it. Just wait God's time he knows what is best for Becky.
It is in God's time not ours it won't be too late and it won't be too soon. It will be at the right time for Becky.
Thanking God for his care of Becky and others. Just trust him.

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2016, 06:50:04 PM »
Another update from Andrew:
Dear Friends,

Just a short note to let you know we are still waiting for a date for Becky's transfer. Newcastle have informed me it won't be before the end of April. It's very frustrating! The discharge of a patient they were expecting to leave by now hasn't happened and it looks like we're going to have to wait several more weeks.

Becky is stable at the moment and infection free but hasn't made any further progress than previously. The team at York are doing everything they can to keep her that way as we all wait for the transfer.

Thank you for your continued prayers, love and support.

God Bless
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« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2016, 10:30:25 AM »
LORD and loving heavenly Father,

In your word it is written 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


Some have not caught up with the truth that it states with his stripes we are healed, not will be healed but Christ has already purchased our healing for us. We are to claim not to request because your word shows that it has already been purchase by the blood and suffering of Christ on the cross. Therefore Becky in the name of Jesus receive your healing. Father open the ears and eyes of those praying to see the truth revealed. Let them see that Christ has healed all our diseases by his stripes and it your will all shall be healed. Becky would have come to you and Jesus had she died. She would still be okay.
You treat all the same no difference in your love for anyone. So we pray and thank you for her healing and all others on this thread. Give them the faith required to claim their healings.

To your Glory and in the name of Jesus Christ your son our Lord. Amen.
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« Reply #90 on: April 09, 2016, 12:14:43 PM »
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #91 on: May 09, 2016, 10:08:54 PM »
Some good news from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

Finally! The agonising wait is over and we have the date when Rebecca will leave York and be admitted to Walkergate Park Rehabilitation Centre. On Monday 16th May she will move to Ward 3, there. Alleluia! Praise Jesus!

Thank you for all your prayers, love, support and words of encouragement which have strengthened our family so much. Thanks also, to those who have visited Becky in York. I know with all my heart she loves it when you are with her.

Rebecca is more than ready for this next challenge. She is infection free and in her moments of awareness is as good as I've seen her. Without a doubt, the nurses at York have been amazing. The love they have shown Becky is over and above their call of duty and many tears will be shed when she finally leaves Ward 34 having been there for nearly 9 months. In turn, the affect Becky has had on the staff at York has been truly wonderful. In fact, one of the nurses has started her journey of faith because of Rebecca.

Please pray that this next chapter in Rebecca's recovery will see her progress from strength to strength. Many patients go to Walkergate not being able to move a finger but leave on two feet a year or so later. Walkergate will do everything in their power to help Becky recover and I know that she will be in the best place possible, but only God knows what recovery she can make.

Dear Father in heaven we ask with all our hearts that you continue to bring Becky back to us. We trust that your will is perfect and good will come from this tragic situation, in Jesus name, Amen!

Jesus we Trust in you!

In Christ
Andrew

P.S I will visit Walkergate this week and meet with Dawn the Ward 3 manager, to ask the protocol for visiting and report back to you later this week.
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #92 on: May 13, 2016, 12:35:17 PM »
Any updates Alan?
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #93 on: May 15, 2016, 05:35:24 PM »
More news from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

I wanted to share with you a telephone call I've just received on this Pentecost Sunday from Becky, (the young nurse on Ward 34) who is planning to say goodbye to our Becky, later this evening. Nurse Becky is the young lady I told you about previously who has started her journey of faith since caring for our Becky.

For ease I'll call Nurse Becky, Becky and our Becky, Rebecca.

Becky called me just as I walked in from church this morning, contemplating if the Holy Spirit is going to transform my life and somewhat doubting that it is actually going to happen.

Yesterday, when Becky was with Rebecca, she noticed for the first time, Rebecca's finger looking relaxed. She asked Rebecca to open and close her hand and couldn't believe it when she responded. She then repeated the request and to her delight had the same response. "That's amazing Rebecca!" she exclaimed. "I've never seen you do that before." When she looked up, Rebecca had a big smile on her face.

Joy flooded my soul and my doubts disappeared when Becky told me this as I know it's an amazing sign of things to come.

"Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love" Alleluia!

Let's continue to Trust our heavenly Father only he can transform this for the good.

Jesus, we Trust in you!

In Christ
Andrew


Dear Lord, we pray for Becky's recovery to continue when she is moved to Walkergate tomorrow.
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« Reply #94 on: May 15, 2016, 05:47:47 PM »
That is powerful stuff Alan.  I hope you don't mind me saying that not only is it encouraging for Rebecca and family but gives renewed hope to us all.
May her recovery continue.
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #95 on: May 16, 2016, 09:12:26 PM »
The latest news from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

Today has been a very emotional day for me. It started early this morning on my drive into York hospital, I felt Our Lord's presence with me. The sun was shining through the clouds and heaven seemed so close.

Ward 34 at York was peaceful and quiet and Steph the nurse was preparing Becky for her journey north. Becky was aware what was happening and seemed agitated. The ambulance drivers and staff hoisted Becky onto their stretcher ready to go downstairs where the ambulance was waiting. The nurses lined the corridor kissing Becky as she went passed them, tearful that she was leaving them but pleased for us at the same time, it was truly amazing to see the effect she's had on them. I went back into the room which Becky hasn't left for the past nine months, empty and waiting for the next family to arrive, it was surreal.

I followed behind the ambulance in my car passing through villages watching people getting on with their lives joking and chatting away, unaware that my Angel Becky, my most precious possession, was lying in the Ambulance that passed them by.

On arrival at room number 7 on Ward 3 at Walkergate I was met by a black man with a warm smile. He introduced himself, " My name is Abel, " he said, I'm Becky's nurse today."I'm Andrew Becky's husband." "Both great biblical names" he said. I smiled knowing he was a man of God. Turns out Abel has 5 children, 4 boys and a girl, the same as us. I asked Abel where he was originally from. He pointed upwards and said " The same place as you, God started me off in Nigeria and you in North East England, but we are both from God". I knew instantly Abel and I were going to get on like a house on fire and that Becky would love him too. Abel and I prayed with Becky and we embraced as brothers in Christ. Room 7 at Walkergate was pregnant with the Holy Spirit.

Becky was smiling and so were Abel and I. Becky had started to change things at Walkergate already, Alleluia , Praise Jesus!

What a day!!!

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #96 on: May 17, 2016, 09:00:36 AM »
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28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


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« Reply #97 on: May 21, 2016, 11:13:22 PM »
Latest news from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

Just a quick message to let you know Becky has settled into Walkergate Park. The whole set up is first class and I feel confident that she's in the right place. Becky has her own individual therapy timetable which is given to me on a Friday for the following week. It includes physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. The atmosphere is very peaceful and the doctors and nurses are wonderful.

In the initial weeks the team will be assessing Becky closely and then tailoring her care to suit. I'll be meeting with the whole team on a weekly basis for a medical review update. Becky's consultant said he will give me his opinion in a few weeks time as to Becky's potential recovery. We couldn't ask for better care than this.

Thank you for your continued prayers, love and support

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #98 on: June 07, 2016, 03:39:49 PM »
Latest update from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your continued prayers love and support.

Yesterday I met up with some of the medical team at Walkergate Park. Helen, Becky's physiotherapist is very experienced and I was most impressed with her. She told me of the plans she has for Becky over the coming weeks and how she's going to put Becky's limbs in plaster casts to try and straighten them out. It's a long process and Helen explained to me how she has to do a little at a time, but hopefully it will make it easier to get Becky in and out of her wheelchair.

The meeting I was dreading was with Becky's consultant Dr Laura Graham. Dr Graham is very experienced and the news she gave me was hard to hear. In her medical opinion, she doesn't think Becky will make any significant improvement as a result of the extensive brain damage that she has suffered but she expressed hope that she will be proved wrong. Dr Graham plans for Becky to have another MRI scan within the next 6 weeks, to see if there has been any change to the tumour. She assured me in the meantime, the team will continue to give Becky the best care possible.

Yesterday, Becky was the most relaxed I've seen her, showing no signs of distress smiling when I prayed with her. She has picked up a chest infection, but the antibiotics seem to have worked quickly and the nurses don't seem too concerned.

I met another delightful female nurse called Chris who is also a Christian working on another ward at Walkergate. She told me how the christian staff meet up to pray and that they had been praying for Becky. When I looked at Becky she was listening to our conversation with the biggest smile on her face.

I have another meeting with the whole team this Thursday.

In the meantime let's continue to praise and Trust God!

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #99 on: June 28, 2016, 12:52:28 PM »
Latest update from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

A quick update on Becky. The casting of Becky's legs is now over and the physio's have straightened them to 45 degrees from 90 degrees, which is going to make it much easier to manoeuvre Becky in her wheelchair. Becky is now starting her SMART assessment. This Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART) was pioneered at the Royal Hospital to assess the levels of awareness, functional, sensory and communicative abilities of adults in a minimally-conscious state.Its accuracy is so precise it has become a multi-award winning tool and is recognised as the assessment tool of choice.

Over the coming weeks Becky will also have another MRI scan, to check if there has been any change to the tumour.

Becky has shown no further signs of improvement, but continues to be aware of my presence and still understands what's being said to her. She is at her most peaceful when we are praying with her.

Thank you for your continued prayers, love and support.

I'm still clinging to the hope that Our Lord will perform a miracle and continue to Trust that he knows how to bring the most good from a tragic situation.

Jesus we Trust in you!

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Andrew
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