A Prayer Request and a Praise!

filed under: I Am Servant on March 12, 2013

UPDATE:  Chad’s cardioversion was not successful.  His heart went back into AFib within a minute of being converted.  We are looking into what our options are at this point.  Most likely they will recommend more (increased dose) drugs and another cardioversion.  After that they look at ablations.  We are trusting in God that He has us exactly where we are supposed to be right now.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support!


Tomorrow my husband is going in for a cardioversion.

The last seven months have been a roller coaster of emotion for this family, from dealing with Chad’s fathers death, to finding out we are pregnant, to his grandmother’s passing, then my great-grandmothers passing, then finding out that Chad suffers from a similar heart condition that his father suffered from.


Chad has been on medication for the last month that affects his energy, his blood density, and his heart rate.  His diet has been restricted and he has had to limit many things that he was used too, including limiting sodium, leafy greens, and  his beloved coffee and soda.  (A good thing I know, but a big change none the less.)

Its been hard to see a man who was so full of life to suddenly be tired all the time.  The uncertainty of his future complied with the devastation of his past has been challenging to say the least.

Tomorrow they will be shocking his heart to see if it will return to “normal” rhythm.

If you would be willing to pray, we would be so thankful!

Prayer Changes Things!

Our specific prayer request are:

  • That this cardioversion will work. That Chad can discontinue the drug regiment he is on.  That his heart will return to “normal” rhythm and stay that way.
  • That even though his father, mother, and brother have all dealt with similar heart complications, that this seemingly hereditary condition will end with Chad.  We are so hopeful that none of our five children will have these heart issues.
  • (selfishly) That I will not be exposed to any illness that would harm me or the baby during our time at the hospital tomorrow.


And on a much happier note… I read this on facebook today and was choked up.  We serve such an awesome God!  I attend the same church as both Andrea and the amazing lady she is talking about… so to see this miracle and know these folks is even more awesome!

Best Facebook Post Ever

We are so thankful and grateful for any prayers you would be able to offer, and if there is any way I can be in prayer for you please do let me know.  God Bless!

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  • Debbie says:

    Praying that God will be with the Dr and this will fix everything, Also praying for you and the baby for strength, courage and health. Keep your faith and when you get scared just lean on God, he is always there for you.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Debbie!

  • Melissa says:

    What a wonderful thing to have so many praying for your husband & family—Praying for good news! xoxo

  • Denise says:

    Amanda, I am so sorry to read this news. Thinking of you, prayers going your way!!!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Chad, you, and your entire family are in my prayers, Amanda. Much hope and love to you.

  • Anna @ Cuparoons says:

    You and your family are in my prayers, Amanda. May God give you hope, peace and grace during this trialing time in your life. God bless you!

  • Ashley says:

    Praying for you and your family, Amanda.

    God BLESS you,

  • Lakshmi says:

    You and your family r in my prayers…may lord shower his blessings on all of u..

  • Carlos y Rosario says:

    Best wishes,prayers ,God bless your family in this time of need.

  • Kierstin says:

    I will be sure to keep you in my prayers! I know how hard it is to deal with stress when you’re pregnant. I’ll be sure to add another request that you can stay calm and have a heart of peace no matter how your husband’s cardioversion ends!

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs says:

    Praying for you! You know we’re all in this together, so keep on believing in His miracles! 🙂

  • Paula says:

    Prayers offered and praying they will all be answered for you.

  • Bethany says:

    Praying for peace, health, healing, comfort and ministry for you while you are in the hospital. I’ve found that when I thought I had nothing to give while waiting for Doug to get through surgery, God always has a work for me.
    Praying “to him who is able to do more than we can ask or imagine” that Chad’s life will continue to fulfill the “works God has prepared in advance” for him to do. For the glory of our God and Father to be seen in and through you for His glory and your sake.
    Hugs to you sweetie.

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Seeing this a day late but hoping that all went well and your family gets some good news. xo

  • ClassiclyAmber says:

    Just wanted you to know on here that I am praying for him and your whole family! You guys have definitely been through the ringer and deserve a break. Praying that you rest easier in the Holy Spirit’s comfort~! [[[hugs]]]

  • Amber @ Sprinkled With Flour says:

    I will definitely be praying for you guys! You’ve had a difficult time and I pray the road will get easier soon. 🙂 My husband just came back from the dr and is being referred to a cardiologist because of issues with his heart rate. It’s definitely a scary thing to deal with. Hugs.

  • Carla @ Carla's Confections says:

    I am so sorry I didnt see this the other day. Im sorry the procedure didnt work, but praying all those requests anyway now. I very much pray your children dont end up with the condition. And I pray that you all find comfort in our heavenly father. Hugs to you and your family Amanda. Xoxo

  • TidyMom says:

    Big hugs, thoughts and prayers coming your way Amanda!!

    What an incredible news about your friend!!

  • M says:

    You, your husband and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this trying times, Amanda. Hugs.

  • Shaina says:

    I’m so sorry to hear the cardioversion did not work, Amanda. I’ll be praying for an alternative or that the next one will be successful. Thinking of all the Rettkes while you figure out the next steps. xo

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