Update from Rex & Nancy Trogdon
May 27, 2016
Beloved in our Lord,
I want to share with you what has been happening in our life during the past six weeks.
One night while I was out of town, at 1:00 AM Nance woke with her heart racing and blood pressure dangerously high. Thankfully, our daughter, Angie, who is a trained coronary care nurse, was with her and knew exactly what to do.
While Nance was in the ER her heart had stopped for 27 seconds and started again. The doctor said that her heart started on its own, but we know who holds our hearts in His hand.
On Tuesday, April 12, I took Nancy to the cardiologist to find out what we needed to do to prevent another episode with her heart racing, etc. The doctor explained that there was another problem. It was not the racing of her heart rate, but also simultaneously, that her heart rate slowed. This is called Atrial Flutter. It can be fatal.
We shared with the doctor about our plans to travel to the Bahamas on the following Monday where Nancy was scheduled to speak at the Ladies’ Retreat. He insisted that the only way he would permit this was to first install a pacemaker. So, it was back to the hospital the next day.
Nancy was still in pain when we left early Monday morning, April 18, for the Bahamas. Our daughter in law, Tina, was able to come with us to help Nance and to travel back home with her after one week.
Thanks to the many who were praying for her, they had a wonderful time with the sisters at Spanish Wells. She spoke at the Ladies’ Retreat giving 7 messages on Women in the Bible. You see, her heart physically needed help, but spiritually she is whole-heartedly devoted to the Lord and to serving Him and His people. After the Ladies’ Retreat, I went with the Men for their
Since returning and 4 weeks after the pacemaker was installed, we noticed a problem. Somehow Nancy contracted an infection in the area of her surgical incision. Upon examination the doctor said that the pacemaker must be removed. Nance went into surgery again on May 17. She came home with a wound vacuum apparatus, which is an amazing system to prevent moisture from staying in the open wound where the pacemaker was removed. The wound vac speeds the healing process and prevents further infection, but the bandage must be changed every other day. This is extremely painful and may continue three or more weeks, depending on how quickly she heals. After she recovers they will install a new pacemaker.
Though Nance is in pain, she wants to continue to minister anyway she can. One way is the privilege she has to send a verse via email to many people each morning as Manna in the Morning. If you would like to receive this Manna in the Morning send her an email requesting to be added to her list at Nancytrogdon@me.com
Thank you so much for your love and prayers at this time as we look to the Lord to direct us day by day in His work according to His will.
With love in Him,