February 25, 2016
Harlan just returned to the care center in Arlington, SD today after another stay at the heart hospital in Sioux Falls. He is doing much better now.
Harlan Olson Family
Our prayers heard. You bet. To family, friends, medical staff, several pastors and total strangers – Thank you from the Olson family. Prayers started Thursday (1/28) and Friday (1/29). At the Lake Norden Clinic for right decision by medical staff to send to Watertown and then the Sioux Falls hospital where I made my recovery.
Prayers spread like a ripple in the lake
within hours. Prayers heard in Eastern and
Western SD, in Michigan, and all the way to the East Coast within a day and even to
Florida. At the same time, prayers heard in the west from Oklahoma to the Pacific Northwest
within a short day and even to India. All of you
deserve out heartfelt thanks.
UPDATE Here is the latest update on Harlan, it is February 19, 2016, 8:30 PM at Arlington, South Dakota.Lynn, Babe and I went to see Harlan today in Sioux Falls. He seems to be doing very good, still having lots of pain though. Babe said something that got him laughing, thought he was going to pass out from pain. They are having trouble getting his heart speed regulated, so that is one project they are trying to get figured out. They plan to wean him off oxygen again, if he can get enough oxygen on his own. That is scary part, the family realizes the problems he had before. The plan is to move him back to Golden Living here in Arlington next Monday. He will be back here then unless something changes. Brian and Carol are both frazzled, Brian is coming home today and Julie’s going down for the rest of the week with Carol.
Thanks again, to everyone for all the prayers.
I do believe in the power of prayer. My brother had quadruple bypass surgery done two weeks ago and has been recovering at a care center here ever since he got out of surgery. He is been doing remarkably well, walking and exercising and doing everything that he was expect to do after surgery. Today he had symptoms similar to that of a heart attack He was taken by ambulance back to the hospital. Hopefully the doctors that did the surgery will quickly find the reason for his problems that started this afternoon.
Harlan’s condition has changed some this afternoon 02/16/16, 3:00 PM. I went up to visit him about an hour ago and they had just taken him by ambulance to Brookings. He was having some rapid heart rate and heart attack like symptoms. He was due to go to his heart doctor at Sioux Falls tomorrow for post surgery follow up. Brian and Carol were going to take him down for that. It’s probably a good thing he went by ambulance today but we have no idea what all is going on yet. I will try to keep you posted as I hear anything. Lori just called me from back in Michigan. Brian and Carol are at the Brookings hospital with Harlan right now. All prayers surely will be appreciated, thank you and I will keep you posted.
Hello again, 6:30 pm, Central Standard Time, South Dakota, USA. Lori just called back. Harlan is being moved back to Sioux Falls, SD to the Sanford Heart Hospital tonight. They don’t know a lot yet, outside of it was similar to heart attack symptoms. They should know more when he gets back down to the heart hospital, to the doctors who did the original surgery. Carol and Brian are going to stay down at Sioux Falls for now and see what the doctors have to say. I will continue to keep you all updated, thanks again, keep the prayer chain active. Praise the Lord for all the prayer warriors around the globe.
I would like to appeal to all of my blogging friends around the world to remember my brother Harlan Olson in their prayers and that he will have a complete recovery. Thank you all. God bless you.