Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sending Prayers for Libby

Reprinted from Blackberry Creek Home Arts

Quilting phenomenon Libby Lehman suffered a brain aneurism last week in Houston after returning home from Paducah. She had surgery Wednesday, followed by a massive stroke on Thursday. Her left side is paralyzed; she is left handed. 

According to a post by Ricky Tims on Facebook, Libby is being kept under sedation to give her brain a better chance of healing. She is in critical condition.

Let's keep this prayer chain going for Libby and her family.
I just spoke with Lester (husband). Libby remains in critical but stable condition. The vascular spasms are now beginning to taper off. These will taper off on a bell curve, so they will begin slowing quicker and quicker. We pray that this continues. The doctors say if she can make it to the weekend without another stroke, the chances of a future stroke are very small. So, that's the primary concern at the moment.

They are slowly stopping the sedatives and are expecting her to slowly begin to awake. It may take a day or two - or even three for her to wake up.

Because she has been on the breathing tube for such a long time, they will remove it today and do a tracheotomy. It's a common next step for patients who have been on the ventilator for this long.

A new CTscan was performed and the doctor believes there is less damage than originally thought. However, nothing can be determined until she is fully awake. She will eventually be undergoing weeks of therapy.

All in all the report is much the same - slow recovery, but moving forward, not backward.

Do not send flowers.

Send cards or quilted cards to:
Libby Lehman
617 Caroline
Houston, TX 77002.
I am forwarding this information and prayer request and hoping that you will keep Libby in your prayers. I had the privilege of taking a class from Libby about three years ago and I can tell you first hand that she is a delightful, generous and supremely talented quilter/artist/person.



  1. I will add her to my prayers.

  2. I'm sure they'll be greatly appreciated. We'll all be holding positive thoughts.

  3. Even though I don't know Libby, will join in offering prayers for full recovery.

    1. Thank you so much. I do believe in the power of prayer and all prayer is positive. Libby has opened her eyes and recognized her husband which is very encouraging.


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