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5/13/2008 2:21 am Please send this to those who know how to pray. I am not interested in people who will have pity because of the situation, I want those praying who understand the healing work of the cross and believe that our Father, through His Son, Jesus, will provide healing. This evening, May 12, at around 9:00pm my younger brother, Randy Paul Blake, who is 41 years old, and lives in Olean, N.Y., suffered a stroke. He is currently in Millard Fillmore hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., about eight hours from where I live. Around 1:30 am on May 13, I spoke with the Neurologist providing his care, he says that Randy suffered a bleed to his brain stem and that only his pupils were reactive and that the chances of Randy making a full recovery are 5 - 10 percent. I appreciate the doctors, their skills, and the medicine they provide, however, I know that the final word regarding Randy’s recovery belongs to Jesus. I would ask that you agree with me that Randy's recovery will be 100% and the glory for it will rest firmly in the healing work of the atonement provided through Jesus Christ. Thank you, Bob Blake 5/13/2008 4:37 pm An update. Last night while at work, around 9:00pm, Randy collapsed. He was alert enough to tell people that he was unable to feel his arms or legs. Upon arrival at the emergency room my sister, Cammie, who arrived before the ambulance, heard the EMT tell the ER staff that Randy's blood pressure was very high. The ER at the hospital took action to get his blood pressure under control, sedated, inhabited him and put him into a medically induced Coma. He was then transferred, via life flight helicopter to Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY, where they have a stroke trauma center. It was a neurologist from this hospital I spoke with and was told that Randy had a 5 - 10 percent chance of recovery. Early this morning, after I spoke with the neurologist, I had my sister, Cammie, take her cell phone into Randy's room and put it to his ear so I could pray for him. When I was finished my sister came back on the line and said that as I was speaking, Randy opened his eyes and began looking around. An hour or so later I called again and she told me that he was looking around the room at the machines and that she explained to him where he was and what had happened so that he would be less frightened. While she was speaking with him they were holding hands and he was "holding" her hand. When she told him that she was going to go out and have his children come in to see him he gripped her hand even tighter. This morning Cammie called to tell me that Randy had taken a turn for the worse and that the bleeding may have progressed into his spinal cord or deeper into his brain; that he was on life-support and that if he were removed he would die. I waited another couple of hours and called my brother, Keith, who is also at the hospital, he told me that randy was now breathing enough on his own that they were able to reduce his dependency on the ventilator. They now have the ventilator operating at 40% and Randy is picking up the other 60%. My sister, Cammie, also said that when she and Keith were in the room with Randy a nurse came in to check his ability to follow commands and that he was able upon request to push against her hand with his right foot, but not his left - PRAY FOR COMPLETE RECOVERY! I called again about a half- hour ago and learned that on the most recent CATSCAN there is no sigh of additional damage or bleeding since the original CATSCAN taken last night around 9:30 pm. There is no blood in the spinal cord or further bleeding into the brain. They are planning to do another CATSCAN at 6:00pm PRAY FOR COMPLETE REMOVAL OF ALL BLOOD, AND FULL HEALING IN HIS BRAIN STEM. Thank you all so much for standing with our family, we truly appreciate you! Bob 5/13/2008 9:13 pm I spoke with my sister Cammie at 8:35 this evening. Prior to the CATSCAN scheduled for 6:00pm the doctors were going to place a shunt into Randy's brain stem to drain off the excess fluid that had accumulated because of the bleed. However, upon reviewing the CATSCAN they could find no fluid. Thank you for praying FOR A COMPLETE REMOVAL OF ALL BLOOD. Please continue praying for a COMPLETE HEALING IN HIS BRAIN STEM and for A COMPLETE RECOVERY. My sister said that there is something different going on, her exact words were "You can feel the difference in the air when you walk into his (Randy's) room something great is going on." Thank you for your prayers. Your faith and perseverance humbles me. Thank you as well for passing this request on to others so that they can stand with us in faith believing for Randy's full recovery. I would ask that you lift up my mother (Jane) as well; she is very upset and needs peace, please pray for her peace. When I spoke with my brother Keith this evening he said that as he was driving home a sense of peace came over him and he knew that everything was going to be okay. He told me that Randy's new name is "Miracle Boy". Bob 5/14/2008 11:38 am RANDY IS AWAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My sister just called (11:15 am Wed the 14th) He is awake! The CATSCAN shows that the lesion on his brain is disappearing. His fever is down, He recognizes people. Continue to pray for his COMPLETE RECOVERY! Bob 5/14/2008 8:36 pm Earlier today I spoke with my sister who told me that the doctors were thinking of removing the breathing tube. She called me a little while later to tell me that Randy had started to try and communicate with them via hand signals but was becoming frustrated because he could not get his message across to them. Cammie told this to a nurse at the duty station who said, "that's it, I'm taking it out." She proceeded into Randy's room and removed the breathing tube and started walking out, as soon as she removed the tube Randy's stats started to drop and he began loosing color. The nurse who removed the tube did not seem to care and began leaving the room. As she was walking out of the room Randy's regular nurse (Peggy) was coming into the room. When Peggy seen what had happened she asked the other nurse "What are you doing?" "You did not do this without me!" Just a half hour earlier the nurse who removed the tube had been told by both Randy's doctor and Peggy not to remove the breathing tube. I immediately got off the phone and Darlene and I began praying, I then went into our backyard and began calling, “Randy Paul Blake, come forth and step into your healing.” Within five minutes my sister called to say that everything was okay, Randy was stable. They were using a portable breathing bag to keep his oxygen level up until he could be sedated and the breathing tube re-inserted. It was explained to my sister that it not uncommon when a breathing tube is removed for this to happen That it is usually caused by either swelling in the airway, caused by the tube, or because the tongue is not strong enough to react properly. Cammie said that she believes that it has nothing to do with his tongue because she had seen him licking his lips earlier in the day. Randy's healing will be complete and will be a witness to the glory of our Father's healing power. The enemy understands this and will attempt to block it from happening. Typically he does this through events or words spoken that cause us to get our focus off from the promise and onto the situation. This was an attempt of the enemy to get our attention focused on the situation. This afternoon while Darlene and I were in town we were blessed enough to meet Heidi Hughey at Wal-Mart. Heidi said, and we agree with her, that through this situation, "the enemy has shown his hand and his authority is broken." PRAY FOR AN ANGELIC COVERING OF PROTECTION. THAT WARING ANGELS BE COMMISSIONED TO STAND GUARD OVER RANDY! I told my sister to tell the both Peggy (Randy's nurse) and the doctor, that the nurse who removed the tube was not allowed back into his room. Peggy agreed with her and told her that the nurse had been reprimanded for what she did. I also spoke with my mom earlier today - this is the first time that I have talked with her since she called me at 9:30 Monday night to tell me that Randy had collapsed. She said that yesterday when speaking with one of the doctors providing care for Randy she was told, by the doctor that, “as a doctor I cannot not tell you to expect a miracle…" I told her that there is no way that the medical community will be able to say, "we did this or we did that and now he is better". The glory for Randy's recovery rests with God and he alone will receive the glory for it. Cammie also said that as she getting on the elevator this afternoon to go back to the hotel for a nap, that there was a lady in the hallway whom she had never seen before. Cammie said that she was dressed very strange; wearing a large red hat with blue Crocks for shoes. The lady looked at Cammie pointed towards the ICU unit and said "I don't know if you realize it, but there is something beautiful going on in there." I have been asked many times why I have not gone to Buffalo to be with my family. Here is the reason. I know that I am more effective in what God has for me to do right here; not caught up in the emotion of my family or seeing my brother in the hospital. I did not want my belief and trust to be tainted by the physical reality (the situation) of being there. I have been able to listen for the Father's voice. To pray when he says pray and to be silent when he says be silent. Through this I have learned a totally different side to what we call "Spiritual Warfare." That is, I am not the one warring, He is. I, along with all of you praying, am just agreeing with what he has already accomplished! I spoke with my sister again at 8:12pm this evening and she said that she had just talked with a nurse who works in the ICU unit. Cammie was asking her questions about what a stroke was and the nurse told Cammie that there is a difference between a stroke and a bleed and that Randy had a bleed. Cammie then asked her what happens with the blood that accumulates during a bleed and the nurse told her that the blood is absorbed back into the body… Ready for the GOD… The nurse told Cammie that, “Never in my career have I ever seen blood deplete so quickly as it did with Randy!” I read something earlier today that came from one of the people praying for Randy and I thought I'd share it with you. "One day as I pondered what it means to be the salt of the earth...I prayed, "Lord, what does that mean for me, today, as I want to be in relationship with you---not just knowing about you?" Before I could utter another word of prayer or change to a different train of thought the answer came to me like an "instant download": "Just be you, full of Me." I pray for all of those standing together in prayer for Randy, my brother; Jane, my mother; and the rest of our family that you continue being you, full of HIM! 5/15/2008 10:24 am Thursday 5/15/08 - 10:00 am I just spoke with my sister she said that Randy is still running a low-grade fever. The doctors are trying to find the cause of it. They believe that he may be getting a sinus infection. PRAY FOR THIS FEVER AND ITS CAUSE TO LEAVE HIS BODY! Because of yesterday's event they still have him minimally sedated in order to keep him calm. He occasionally comes out of sedation long enough to look around and see who is there. He is still following commands. She also said that a nurse told her that they were hopeful that Randy's gag reflex and his tongue muscle would return enough that they could remove the breathing tube without another incident. Cammie told the nurse that they WILL return, to which the nurse replied, "we are hopeful," to which Cammie, replied, "no, they will." PRAY FOR A COMPLETE RECOVERY OF RANDY'S GAG REFLEX AND TONGUE MUSCLE There is something that I need you to seek God about. In the email last night I told you that Randy was trying to communicate via hand signals. I am going to do my best to explain what those signals were and ask that you pray for an interpretation. Randy would place his thumb and middle finger together and begin rubbing them. He would do this for a few seconds then extend his pinky finger and his thumb and rotate his wrist back and forth. The best way I can explain this is to extend your pinky and thumb, with your other three fingers held to your palm. Then hold up your hand so that you are looking at your thumb with you pinky further away. Then move your wrist back and forth. He would do this then he would hold his thumb to his pinky finger and hold up three fingers. Then he would point out the door of his room. My sister began to do the same movements to him and he would shake his head yes. When Cammie would tell Randy that she did not understand what he was trying to say, he would roll his eyes and shrug his shoulders. There must be a meaning. PLEASE PRAY FOR AN INTERPRETATION. Friday 5/16/08 7:21 am Early yesterday afternoon I felt he Lord suggesting to me that I call Barry and Julie Weeden, close friends of ours, to ask them to come to our house for communion that evening. Knowing that Barry works long hours and has a physically demanding job I was hesitant and ended up not calling. I have been fasting since this event began and felt that, at least for last night’s meal, the burden of the fast was being lifted. Around 6:00pm I broke the fast by taking communion with my wife, Darlene. Then we shared in a small meal. At 7:30 or so, as I was in the kitchen cleaning up dishes, I heard the door open and someone say "hello Buck". There are only two people who call me that, one is Jim Swetson, who happens to be staying at our house, and the other is Barry. I turned around fully expecting to see Jim standing there but it was Barry and his wife Julie, with a Pizza. Barry said that at around 12:30 that afternoon he felt God speaking to him that they needed to come to our house to celebrate a "communion of healing." They, too, went through the "is this god" stuff before finally deciding to come. WHAT A BLESSING FOR US! While they were here my brother Keith called to tell me that Randy is able to read. On two occasions they wrote notes on a signboard, the first simply said I Love You. My sister held the sign up for him and he shook his head yes. The second sign said, "squeeze your hand," Randy read the sign and squeezed his hand. He called back a couple of minutes later to say that Randy's fever had returned and asked us to pray. Less that a half hour later Keith called back to say that the fever had fallen by two degrees on its own and that hospital staff was going to give Randy Tylenol to be sure it stayed down. At around 5:24 this morning (5/16/08) as I was in that place between sleep and awake, I heard a voice say, "Breakthrough is at the door." I said "what" and heard again "Breakthrough is at the door." Immediately I was in... Hold on.......I just got off the phone with my brother Keith (7:34am 5/16/08) My sister Cammie just called him to say that Randy is writing on his own. Cammie gave Randy a pencil and a paper and he wrote the word LOVE. Back to the vision... Immediately I was in Randy's room. I turned to look at the door and there was a huge angel standing there with his head bowed. I said to him, you are welcome here. He looked at me and I heard a voice say, "So many times I have come to help but they never believed I was there." I replied, "You are welcome here." He then walked over to Randy's bed, took hold of both Randy's feet, stayed there for a moment then turned, and stood at the foot of the bed, facing the door. I could tell that he was weary from battle but I also felt his peace knowing that his mission had been fulfilled. Just spoke with my sister again (8:00am) At around 4:00 this morning, Randy's wife, Cindy, had a dream or vision she is not sure which. In it she saw her father, who passed away a few years ago, walking towards her. As he got closer she saw that he was doing one of the same hand signals that Randy has been doing. With his index finger extended and pointing up, he was making a circle. He looked at her and he said, "Full Circle." Thank you for your continued prayers for a COMPLETE RECOVERY, and PEACE for my family. You humble me. Bob Friday 5/16/08 11:56am I just spoke with my sister, Cammie. She said that Randy is fully alert; they have taken him off all sedation. His nurse, Peggy, asked him if he was in any pain and he shook his head no. Because of this they are planning to begin reducing his pain medication. Randy has begun coughing, trying to remove phlegm from his airway, this is a good sign that his body his reacting to an irritant. Because of this they are planning to remove his breathing tube early this afternoon. Please pray that there not be another incident like there was last time the breathing tube was removed and that Randy will be able to breath freely. There is an angel by the name of BREAKTHROUGH standing at the foot of Randy's bed. Cammie also said that three doctors came into Randy's room today to try and understand what is happening. They evaluated him asked questions, had him respond to commands, etc. They then went into the hallway to consult with each other and when they were done they left. THEY CANNOT EXPLAIN IT!!!! Keep in mind that Tuesday my family was told there was a five percent chance Randy would recover and that even if he did he would be brain dead. They had already had a lady from an organ donation center contact them about a donating. In fact, yesterday, as Randy was beginning to read Cammie's note the phone rang, it was the organ donation center calling, Randy's wife informed the lady there was no reason to call back. JESUS! JESUS! JESUS! The doctor said that he will be in the hospital for another 1 - 2 weeks until the swelling on his brain is gone. PRAY THAT IT BE COMPLETELY GONE IMMEDIATELY! The mother of Randy's children, Ruth, called my sister Cammie today. Another of Ruth's children is having severe migraines and unexplained bleeding. He has been evaluated by the doctors and they cannot find the cause. Ruth asked Cammie, "Since prayer is working so well for Randy," if we would please pray for her son, Colton. Colton is a 13-year-old young man with a beautiful spirit. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS COMPLETE HEALING! Thank you, Bob Friday 5/16/2008 6:57 pm My sister called this afternoon to say that they have removed Randy from the ventilator. They left the breathing tube in, however, between the time she called, around 2:30 this afternoon and 6:00 pm tonight he was breathing on his own with only oxygen being introduced into the airway. The plan was that at 6:00pm this evening they would re-attach the ventilator for the night and completely remove it sometime tomorrow. He had a very exhausting day today so they decided that they would sedate him in order for him to rest peacefully tonight. I tell you I have never felt the presence of the Spirit like I have felt Him this week. I know better now what it means to "be filled with the Spirit." I had become so accustomed to the feel good experience that comes when He shows up, but what I have experienced this week is sooooooo much deeper than that. I truly have been, and KNOW what it means to be, "Lead by the Spirit." Not just in a ministry function but in my life. I hope that I NEVER go back to that "feel good" experience, ever again! I pray the same presence would completely overtake you, as you read this, that the fullness of the Spirit of our loving Father would fill you with His purpose! Bob Saturday 5/17/2008 11:03 am Cammie says that Randy is doing excellent today. He still has a fever and they think that it is caused by a bacterial infection. PRAY THAT THE FEVER DISAPPEARS! Also, and I realize this may be a bit strange for a prayer request, Randy has not had a bowel movement since he went into the hospital, despite the fact that he has been given medication that is supposed to help. My personal belief is that he is to proud to do it in front of people. His inability to have a bowel movement is preventing the food they are providing him through the feeding tube form totally absorbing. The nurses said that if he were to have a bowel movement they would do a happy dance in the hallway. PRAY THAT THE NURSES DO A HAPPY DANCE TODAY! 5/17/2008 11:32 am Cammie, just sent me a text message. People with loved ones in the hospital are seeing and hearing what is happening with Randy and are approaching Cammie to ask for prayer. Please pray for Richard Donati. Richard is a 70-year-old man who has stopped breathing on his own. The doctors have run tests and cannot figure out what is wrong with him. Please agree with me that Richard Donati's LUNGS WILL RESPOND TO THE SPIRIT OF HIS FATHER AND THAT HE RECOVER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS! Saturday 5/17/2008 Update on Richard Donati. I spoke with Cammie at 1:45 this afternoon; she said that she had not had the chance to speak with the person who requested prayer but that she had heard the family say that when they were in the room a tear rolled down his eye and that he was able to respond to a request by squeezing his hand. I called her again at 4:45 and she told me that he was breathing enough on his own that they are going to remove the respirator tomorrow. At 6:09 Cammie sent me a text message to tell me that Richard opened his eyes when his wife kissed him. Richard's sister met Cammie in the waiting room and told Cammie that this was the most wonderful day of her life. Cammie also said that there is a 21 or 22 year old young man in the ICU on a respirator. I asked her to approach the family and ask if it is okay for us to pray for him. If they say that we can I will send you information about him. Update on Colton. This evening I asked Cammie if she had heard anything yet. She had not, but when we got off the phone Cammie called his house, I am not sure if Cammie spoke directly with Colton or with his mom but her text message to me was, "Colton says he is doing fine. No headaches." He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday. Randy is doing very good, as of the end of visiting hours this afternoon he had not yet had a BM, however, he is trying. His fever has gone down enough that they have removed the cooling blanket. Cammie will be going back for evening visiting hours at 8:00 and will update me then. Please continue for his complete healing. May the love of our Father fill you to overflowing! May His grace explode within your Spirit! May the healing power of the blood of Jesus (our brother) reside in your body! Monday 5/19/2008 Yesterday they removed Randy's breathing tube to see how he would do on his own. He had a hard time breathing, not because he couldn't, but because there is some swelling in his airway, likely from the tube. After a couple hours it was decided to re-insert the tube for the night and do a trach sometime today. The trach will allow him the freedom to speak, eat, etcetera. The nurse explained to Cammie that the breathing tube would have had to be removed soon anyway, they can only be left in for a short time before they begin to damage tissue in the lungs. Yesterday at church I was asked to give a testimony regarding what has transpired so far with Randy. It was really nice to be able to share the wonderful love of and overwhelming presence of the Holy Spirit that I have been experiencing this week. In the morning, prior to leaving for church, Darlene and I were watching TD Jakes on GOD TV, he said something that I shared in my testimony and feel led to share with you as well. "We will never know victory until we have been through battle." I know that you understand this but I feel that I need to encourage you in it. Jesus did not step into the fullness of his ministry until he first battled in the desert. Jesus did not go to the cross until he had battled in the garden. Today, Darlene and I will go to Buffalo because the victory our Father destined for Randy Paul Blake has been secured. There is, for all of us, a manifestation of destiny that comes from the place of great pressing. I must tell you there is a great awakening happening in the lives of those in my family, and while they may not fully realize it, the pressure and the presence of the Holy Spirit is changing them. They will never be the same! Yesterday morning I was sitting outside in an Adirondack chair, sipping coffee and listening to the birds, when I heard the Spirit say, "Bob, look for my Glory." "It is coming in a way that is not expected." I would encourage you to look for His glory in unexpected ways. We love and appreciate you, so much. Bob Monday 5/19/2008 I spoke with Cammie a few minutes ago. She said that a gastroenterologist (S?) (s?) is coming in to evaluate Randy today. Apparently he is having a hard time digesting food. PRAY THAT HIS DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WILL BE HEALED! She also said that his fever has returned it is 101. CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HIS COMPLETE HEALING. Tuesday 5/20/2008 Yesterday evening around 6:00 Darlene and I arrived at the hospital. We went in to see Randy, who is still on a minimum amount of pain medication and sedation. I went to the same side of the bed that I had seen myself in when I had the vision about BREAKTHROUGH, took Randy's hand and laid my hand on his forehead to pray. Immediately his heart rate went from over 120 beats per minute to around 110 and by the time I left it was 96. Darlene said that when my mother seen this happen she began to cry and left the room. Apparently Randy's heart rate had never been that low the entire time he has been in the hospital. When Cammie (my sister) called this morning his heart rate was 84 (JESUS)! Sometime this afternoon they are planning to do a trach on Randy, pray for the presence of the Holy Spirit to be with him. I had the opportunity to meet the Richard Donati's family last night. Pray that sometime today the Lord opens the door for me to pray over Richard. I feel a strongly that he will also be healed. The opportunities for the love of God to manifest in here are awesome! Here is one more prayer request. There is a young mother in here who fell out of her hammock and broke her neck in six places. The prognosis is that she will be paralyzed from the neck down. Pray for the restoration of her body! Tuesday 5/20/2008 I just went in to see Randy, he is doing very well. His heart rate is now down to 76 - 80 bmp, and his BP is 109/65. This is the lowest, by far, since he arrived at the hospital. He is scheduled for the trach at 1:00 pm this afternoon. PRAY FOR COMPLETE HEALING! I am right now sitting in the waiting room with the Donati's, they are pretty frustrated; yesterday the doctors were talking about putting a trach in and I think they may have changed their minds. Apparently the Donati's have not received any answers as to why. I am asking that God provide the opportunity for me to minister to the Donati family at some point today. PRAY FOR RICHARD DONATI and Pray that I receive the opportunity to minister to his family sometime today. Bob I forgot to say that Randy had a CT Scan done on his liver this morning. I guess there is a concern that because he is having a hard time digesting food that his liver function may be diminished. PRAY THAT RANDY'S LIVER IS PERFECTLY FINE! I also forgot to tell you that the nurse cam in to take his temp when I was in the room and it was 98.9. They are also going to begin reducing the amount of pain medication so that he is more alter and able to communicate better. I just heard one of the Donati's say that they are going to do the trach today around 1:30. That they will then begin to slowly reduce the sedation over the next couple of days. PRAY THAT HIS TRACH OPERATION BE A COMPLETE SUCCESS AND THAT HE BE COMPLETELY HEALED! Wednesday 5/21/2008 Good morning. Randy had very good day yesterday. The trach operation went very well and he is much more comfortable than he was with the breathing tube. He tried to speak but the nurses said that they would rather that he not try to hard for a day or so. I forgot to tell you that when I got here my sister asked me to explain to her what Randy's room looked like in the vision that I had with Breakthrough in it. It is pretty cool how much his room looks like what I seen. His feet are directly inside the door as you walk in, just as I had seen it. You are able to walk on either side of the bed; in my vision I walked to the left side, so that is where I go whenever I visit Randy. One of the very first things I did when I walked into Randy's room the first day I arrived was to look to the foot of the bed where in my vision I had seen Breakthrough position himself, and say thank you! Since being here I find myself caught up in the activities of everyday life, I am encouraged to know that you are all praying for Randy, my family, and the Donati's. I spoke with my daughter Elizabeth yesterday afternoon and she said that on her way to work yesterday she began to get really excited. She said that she began to understand that her uncle Randy was being used by God as a witness to the rest of the family. In one of my up-dates yesterday I asked you to pray that I have the opportunity to minister to Mrs. Donati, she was having a pretty tough day. Not long after her family, with the exception of one daughter, left the waiting room, so I sat down beside her and put my arm around her. I didn't say anything just sat there in support. After a minute or so she said, "It feels good just having you sit here with your arm around me. I replied, "I know." Thursday 5/22/2008 Here is a dream that my niece, Taylor had two nights ago. She seen, in Randy's room, a bright presence, whenever a nurse would enter the room to assist Randy; Randy had visitor, etcetera, the presence would move out of the way. When the nurse, or visitor would move away from the place where the presence was originally standing, the presence would return to his place. The last time Taylor seen the presence he laid down on top of Randy then Randy got up and walked out of the room. The results of Randy's ultrasound show that there are no issues with his liver. His temperature has been pretty much normal, his blood pressure is being regulated, he is responsive to questions, shakes his head yes or no, moves his fingers, feet, etcetera on command. He really likes to have his neck rubbed. Mr. Donati's family did not have the opportunity to meet with the neurologist yesterday as they thought they would, they are hoping to meet him today. Last night when we arrived at the hospital they told us that they had received bad news regarding Richards brain function. Continue to pray for his healing. We have had wonderful opportunities to minister with this family and support them as they are in this battle. Thank you, Bob Saturday 5/24/2008 Good morning. Yesterday Randy's wife Cindy came to visit and Randy was able to pucker up and give her a kiss. He is trying to speak but can't just yet. I am working him out pretty hard during the times that we are allowed to visit. He is making good progress but is still very weak. We are planning to, sometime today, anoint his feet with oil; Gary Wagoner had a dream about this so we are going to be obedient to what God has revealed to him. Three days ago Richard Donati's family was told by a nurse practitioner that he was not going to make it. Two days ago they met with the team of doctors and nurses caring for him, when they told the doctor what the NP had said he became upset and said no, he is going to make it. Keep Praying for Richard's recovery. There is also another family whose husband/father was brought in two days ago. He had a pretty bad stroke. He is 57 years old and his last name is Bowen. They are from the same town I grew up in and we know many of the same people. Kind of strange how small the circle is. He is doing pretty good now but has paralysis on his right side. Please pray for Mr. Bowen. Yesterday morning when we arrived there was a family here who had gathered because someone from their family had died. They were a Christian family and it was beautiful. We all gathered together for prayer then they left to celebrate together as a family, the home going of their relative. Randy is still - at times - running a fever. Continue to pray for this fever to leave his body. Darlene and I have decided to stay until Monday, leaving Tuesday morning. Randy responds really well to me and I feel that it is important that I stay as long as I can in order to work with him. I thank all of you for your continued prayers and support. Bob Saturday 5/24/2008 Hello, Yesterday they brought in a 50 year old woman who had an impacted tooth. The infection became so bad that it began closing off her airway, so they admitted her to the ICU and inserted a breathing tube. I spoke with her sister earlier today and she asked that we pray for her. Sunday 5/25/2008 The sister of the lady mentioned below just came in the waiting room to thank us for praying. Her sister has been removed from the respirator and is doing great! Wednesday 5/28/2008 Hello everyone, I have a few things to say and they may be a bit disjointed. There is a love as strong as death...Jealousy demanding as the grave!!! Yesterday Darlene and I came home, on the way we were listening to Misty Edwards as she sang this song and I almost had to stop the truck on I90. I heard my Father say "This is how much I love your brother." "My love is as strong as death and My jealousy is as demanding as the grave!" The doctors at the initial hospital where Randy was taken said that he wouldn't survive the flight to the stroke center in Buffalo. The doctors at the stroke center in Buffalo said that he had a five percent chance of surviving in a vegetative state. And told my family to make arrangements with the organ donation center. BUT GOD SAID..... MY LOVE IS AS STRONG AS DEATH! MY JEALOUSY, AS DEMANDING AS THE GRAVE! I don't know if you get out of that what He has dropped into me but HE IS AN AWESOME FATHER TOWARDS US AND NO MATTER WHAT, HE'S GOT OUR BACK!!! He doesn't love us because of anything...He just LOVES US! ---------------------------- Randy is doing great! He reads, he moves when and what you ask him to move, he can sit up with assistance. He is awaiting a room opening on the regular floor; as soon as one is available he will be transferred out of ICU. They Physical Therapist expects that he will be in the current hospital for another 1-2 weeks, then transferred to another hospital for intense physical therapy. Is he worried? Yes, he is. He told me that he was worried about living; about speaking; about walking. I told him many times... YOU WILL LIVE! YOU WILL SPEAK! YOU WILL WALK! EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM YOU WILL COME BACK! Believe Me? He nodded his head yes! I PROMISE! He nodded his head yes! When he would get frustrated, or sad, or worried, I would encourage him with the truth of his recovery. When he told me his mouth was numb and he could not taste, I said, "remember when your hands were numb and you couldn't move them?' He'd shake his head yes and I'd say "and now you can, right?" and he's shake his head yes. I'd say, the same thing will happen with your mouth, I PROMISE." EVERYTHING WILL COME BACK! ALL OF IT! I PROMISE! Believe me? He'd shake his head yes. It is so cool what our Father is doing. I wish I had a recording of the time I spent with Randy. We were told he had an infection his intestines. I laid hands on him and prayed for him, the next day there was no sign of an infection. We were told he had a lung infection. I laid hands on him and prayed for him. The next day there was no sign of a lung infection. When I walked into his room the very first time his heart rate was over 125. I began to lay hands on him praying over his entire body him and I tell you the truth, we watched his heart rate steadily go down until it stayed around 90 beats per minute. My mother watched this happened and left the room crying. To my knowledge Randy's heart rate has not gone over 90 beats per minute since that day. He steadily remains between 67 and 88 BMP. His blood pressure which they were having a hard time controlling is now under control, in fact today my sister was concerned because it was 112/67. I think that is awesome. When I was getting ready to leave yesterday I told Randy that he has an angel in the room with him, he looked around like he expected to see it standing there - perhaps he already has! The nurses told my sister, Cammie, that there is no way Randy could have come this far if we hadn't been there working with him. This is true. But truer is the fact that Randy would not have been here to work with had it not been for the LOVE OF A JEALOUS FATHER!!! Pray that the numbness he feels in his mouth will disappear, and that he continue to get stronger every day. Darlene and I are planning to return to Buffalo on June 8th. Friday 5/29/2008 Randy was moved into an ICU "step-down unit" the evening of May 28th. He did have to have a feeding tube inserted on Tuesday afternoon. This is a good thing in his recovery. My sister, Cammie, sent me a text message this afternoon telling me that they are thinking of removing his trach. This means that he has enough control of his tongue to keep it from blocking his airway. Today he was sitting on the side of his bed arm wrestling with his son. He is mouthing words. The physical therapist is planning to have him stand up and begin walking during tomorrow’s session. The doctor told Cammie that because of the location of Randy's bleed his ability to speak, taste and hear will be slower to heal than the rest of his body. I told Cammie that IT IS DONE! Randy is healed! He is just waiting for his body to catch up to the PROMISE! Pray that Randy's ability to speak, to taste, and to hear normally will be restored 100% with NO side affects! I say to you again "There is a love as strong as death, jealousy demanding as the grave!" The young lady, who fell from the hammock, breaking her neck in six places, has been transferred to a hospital in Toronto. Because she did not have any relatives at the Buffalo hospital whom we could speak with it was difficult to get information. The last I heard she was beginning to show signs of movement in her arms. Mr. Donati is still in the ICU unit, Cammie, was going to try to visit with his family this afternoon but I don't know if she did or not. I did forget to pass on another prayer request. While in Buffalo my brother called me from State College, PA to tell me that a lady had approached him who had heard about what was happening with Randy. She asked him if we could pray for a family member with throat cancer. I cannot remember his name (God knows) but the specific request was that he would be able to swallow. He hasn't been able to swallow anything since last fall. Pray for his recovery. 5/31/2008 Cammie spoke with a nurse who was in the ICU unit where Randy was until a few days ago. This nurse did not care for Randy but does care for other patients who have had the same type of injury. He told Cammie that Randy is doing things now that it typically takes people months to do. I told Cammie that God does not live within the constraints of time. 6/16/2008 Hello everyone, Darlene and I just returned home from a week spent in Buffalo visiting Randy. What a blessing! He is doing sooooooo much better than when we were there last. When we arrived last Monday Randy was still in Millard Fillmore Hospital - that is the stroke trauma center. On Wednesday he was moved to Buffalo General for physical therapy, and since then has made great progress. He does occupational and physical therapy every day except Sunday. His therapists are almost the same age as he is and are very pleased at his determination. He works very hard. Even when he has time to himself he continues the exercises. He knows that the stronger he becomes the sooner he goes home. Cognitivelly, he is himself. His sense of humor, communication, memory; both short and long term, are excellent. He can feel his face He can swallow He started feeling his left foot and left thigh this morning. His blood pressure is excellent He holds himself up-right when in the wheel chair In therapy, he is walking with assistance He can grab with his right hand... and with his left if he is looking at his hand When I went in this morning I heard God say, "He can see better today". So I said to Randy, "You can see better today." Not as a question, but a statement. He looked at me and shook his head no, indicating that he couldn't. I said, "yes you can." On our way home my sister called to tell me something... I can't remember what it was. But while she was on the phone Randy held up his index finger, then held up three fingers and pointed at the wall where the clock was. It was 1:30. Cammie asked him if he could see the clock and he shook his head yes and held his fingers up again! He could not see that clock the entire time we were there. In fact, last night, Darlene and I went to Wal-Mart and bought the largest digital display clock we could find. But this morning, GOD SAID, "HE CAN SEE BETTER TODAY!" Prior to us going to Buffalo we learned that Mr. Donati had been transferred out of the ICU and onto the regular floor. Darlene and I decided that, even before we went to visit Randy, we would go see how things were going for him. As soon as the elevator doors opened to the 7th Floor, there stood Mrs. Donati and one of her daughters (Hello, God, is that you?) LOL. We had a great time speaking with them. Wednesday, before they moved Randy to Buffalo General, Darlene and I were able to meet Mr. Donati and SPEAK with him!!! He asked me to thank all of you for your prayers. On Thursday Mr. Donati was also moved to Buffalo General and is on the same floor and in the same wing as Randy. Randy is in Room 518, Mr. Donati is in room 512. Today, Darlene, myself, Randy, my sister Cammie, Randy's two children, Randy's wife, Cindy, Mr. Donati, and one of his sons, all sat together in the patient lounge sharing stories and getting to know each other better. You really need to let that sink in for a minute. According to the medical profession, two of the people sitting at that table today are supposed to be DEAD!!! It was suggested, and Randy agreed, that as soon as he is able he would like to travel here and meet all of you who have stood with him during this trial. Thank you all so much! We love you, Bob, Darlene, and the entire Blake family. Responses from people who prayed 5/13/2008 10:43 am Bonnie Ledwith: I say, THANK-YOU FATHER IN THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE EVERY NAME.JESUS OF NAZARETH AND BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, OUR COMFORTER, AMEN. 12:02 pm Gary Wagoner: I am CLAIMING with all I know in prayer that he is healed and 100%! IF we can help you in any way...really...whatever it may be...let me know! Lord bless you! Gary 10:36 pm Joyce Weister: Dear Bob and Family, Thank you so much for letting us know so we can pray for your brother Randy "miracle boy" too. We got home after a long day with my family and I read your 3 different E-mails and we see God is already doing a work. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME. Jack and I prayed and will continue to pray. I thank you again for including us because we love to pray for others and to see Gods work in the answers to all the prayers. I also sent the request out to my prayer warriors. I didn't send to Pastor Dan and Lori or Jim Swetson because I thought you probably already let them know. Hang in there Brother Bob. I know it’s hard when you are not with your family when they are going through something, but thank God your brother and Sister and family is with him. We will also keep your mom in prayer for peace and strength. We are agreeing with you that Randy's recovery will be 100% and the glory for it will rest firmly in the healing work of the atonement provided through Jesus Christ. AMEN! Please keep us informed. We care and we love you and Darlene and your family and are praying for you also. God Bless you. Love and Prayers, Joyce and Jack 5/14/2008 7:04 am Karen-Marie Adams: Praise GOD!!!!! The only blood we want all over Randy is the Blood of Jesus. So be it, Lord. Thank you for being the Lord our Healer, and the Lord our Righteousness so we can stand before you and recall the miracles you have already done, and have told us to do in your Name. Thank you for your compassion and love that never fails. I agree with Bob and Darlene, in Jesus Name. 9:30 am Gary Wagoner: A W E S O M E !!! At 5:45 Tim and I were at a stop light on the way home and cried out for Randy. Intercessors prayed up a storm last night at Tom Miller Rd; we are continuing to do so; your SONSHIP to the LIVING GOD S H I N E S !!! And the LOVE and power will carry it through as we add Mom and your entire family in our prayers. And there a whole bunch of others emailed who are interceding...GLORY!! Gary 12:05 pm Bonny Ledwith: Oh, Bob...... " EZEKIEL SAW THE WHEEL, WAY UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AIR" THE "WHEEL" (IN THE WHEEL) SPOKE ON SUNDAY REGARDING HEALING AND THEN HE WAS TESTED......AND BY THE WILL OF THE mighty "WHEEL" (and other wheels) IT'S COMING TO PASS AS he SAID....GLORY TO GOD! My (Bob Blake’s) input regarding this email. On Saturday 5/9/2008 I received a phone call from Larry Deming. Larry is the pastor of a church in the Glens Falls, NY region. Occasionally, Myself, Darlene, my wife, Barry and Julie Weeden and others are invited to Larry’s church to minister. About a month ago Darlene asked if we could go to Larry’s church on the up-coming Sunday. I got excited and said, “Sure.” We were not planning to go there to minister, just to be a part of their fellowship. The night before Barry Weeden called and asked what we were doing on Sunday, I said, “we are going to Larry’s church.” He said, "I’m going with you." While there it was revealed that Larry’s brother-ion-law was in the ICU of an Albany, NY hospital and that he needed a liver transplant or he would die. His wife was asked to come forward and stand in prayer for him. During our conversation Larry told me that his brother-in-law was now well enough (without any transplant) that it was decided by the doctors to remove him from the transplant list. On Sunday the 11th, when the pastor of our church asked if there were any testimonies, I stood and spoke about this miracle, and told about a dream that Elizabeth, my daughter had about a month prior, in which she asked Barry Weeden, “If people can believe that Jesus provides their salvation, why can’t they believe he provides their healing?” Bonnie’s email refers to the testimony I gave Sunday at church. In it, I am the “wheel in the Wheel,” God, the Father being The Wheel. The “other wheels” are those standing in prayer for Randy’s healing. 12:53pm Brian Stork: Our God is an awesome God!!!! 12:53 pm Heidi Hughey: Yessssssssssss LORD!!!!! 1:45 pm Joyce Weister: THANK YOU JESUS! WE HAVE AN AMAZING GOD. WE WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR RANDYS CONTINUED HEALING. GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER BOB AND YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY. WE LOVE YOU. JOYCE AND JACK 4:03 pm Janice Brooks: Yea God! 5/15/2008 10:57 am Gary Wagoner: (Regarding Randy’s hand signals. Tim, in Gary’s email is Gary’s son. About three years ago, while a student in France Tim contracted a virus known as “Good Shepard’s.” This is an extremely rare thing with a very high mortality rate. Tim was in a French hospital for weeks, on life support, etc. This is what Gary refers to when he says, “he has been there.” Because of this event, Tim’s kidneys failed, now, three times a week, Tim needs to go through dialysis. Tim believes that God will restore his kidneys 100%. Please agree with him) We are with you Dude! I have asked Tim for any assistance since he has been there. Gary 1:24 pm Penny Pipkens I have lifted him up in prayer and I know my GOD is a healer and can do all things if we only ask him to. I pray divine healing and deliverance over your brothers body and I have commanded that every that demon to leave his body in Jesus name. 11:20 pm Joyce Weister HI BROTHER BOB, WE ARE CONTINUING TO PRAY FOR YOUR PRECIOUS BROTHER. WE KNOW JESUS HEALS IN HIS PERFECT TIME AND WAY. WE ARE AGREEING WITH YOU THAT GOD IS DOING A WORK IN RANDY. ONE MOMENT AT A TIME. WE WILL BE PRAYING THAT THE FEVER AND ITS CAUSE LEAVES HIS BODY. WE ARE PRAYING FOR A COMPLETE RECOVERY OF RANDYS GAG REFLEX AND TONGUE MUSCLE. 5/16/2008 9:54 am Gary Wagoner SO Awesome!!! Bless His Holy Name!!! 10:10 am Gary Wagoner Gail Stevenson has been praying about the hand motions. Bless God. I know he writes now; I remember when Tim could. 10:14 am Estella Wagoner Your e-mails are blowing me away! I thank God for His goodness to us! I have been praying, seeing Randy walk out of that hospital room, fully healed!!! Jesus! Any members in your family that have not accepted Christ will! This isn't going to stop at Randy! God is SO GOOD! I told Gary that no one is going to hold Bob Blake back again - YOU KNOW! No one can take that away from you! Love you guys - we're standing with you! 11:15 am Karen-Marie Adams I awoke around 4 this morning and had such peace. I prayed for Randy and felt such release... last night when we finally got back from the meet (Sons tack meet), I said to Dave, we could have still gone by Bob & Darlene's. Dave agreed that his heart has been for you all week. As I reflected I realized that you were staying away from Buffalo so as not to be steeped in fear, but to hold fast to the word and faith. That very first day that I prayed about how to encourage you I was urged to tell you about the healing of the Centurion's slave--even though he was day's travel away, and the rest of what I told you about the fact that we are present spiritually, which is more real than the physical..... 12:55 pm Gary Wagoner Hahahahahahahahahahaha YEEEESSSSS!!!! YEA GOD!!! 12:58 pm Karen-Marie Adams Praise God!!!!!!! 5:16 pm Wendy Varanges bob! dad has been forwarding your emails and i have been praying.for Randy & your family..and just floored by God's love for them! freakin WOW! God just LOVES US so much that He cant wait to heal us...His glory is all over your family, both here and there, and MIGHTY WORKS are happening and changing your family members, not just Randy! They're never going to be the same again. This is so cool...it's happening...it's real...God loves you guys, man, and so do we~ know we've got your backs... love you's, wendy 5/17/2008 9:50 am Joyce Weister GOOD MORNING BROTHER BOB, I MEANT TO GET A NOTE TO YOU LAST EVENING, BUT YOU AND YOUR BROTHER AND FAMILY HAVE BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. THAT EXPERIENCE YOU HAD AND ARE HAVING SOUNDS WONDERFUL. I KNOW SOMETHING (THE LORD OF COURSE) IS OVERTAKING ME AS I READ ALL YOUR UPDATES. I AM BELIEVING IT IS THE FULLNESS OF THE SPIRIT OF OUR LOVING FATHER AND HE IS FILLING US (ME) WITH HIS PURPOSE. I AM GLAD RANDY WAS ABLE TO BE OFF THE BREATHING TUBE. ITS WONDERFUL WHAT GOD IS DOING IN AND FOR RANDY. I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, HEALINGS AND GRADUAL HEALINGS. ALL IN GODS PERFECT TIME AND WAY. WE ARE PRAYING FOR COLTON FOR A MIRACLE/COMPLETE HEALING. I LOVED THE STORY HOW GOD WORKED IT ALL OUT WITH YOUR COMMUNION AND YOUR FRIEND STOPPING BY. I AM GLAD TO HEAR JIM ARRIVED IN NEW YORK SAFE AND IS WITH YOU. WE WILL SEE YOU ALL LATER TODAY. I AM GLAD RANDY HAS HIS OWN ANGEL "BREAKTHROUGH" WHAT A LOVELY PRECIOUS VISION. THE LORD IS SHOWING YOU HE SENT RANDY AN ANGEL. THANKS FOR THE UPDATES. THEY ARE AN INSPIRATION AND A BLESSING. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY. LOVE IN CHRIST, JOYCE AND JACK 8:26 am Karen-Marie Adams God is getting the glory! Remember what I said, "The goodness of God draws us to Him, not His judgment...." He is drawing more than just your family. Praise God! Thank You Jesus! Make them dance and sing and praise!
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