Debbie Morris, wife of Gateway Church pastor and pounder Robert Morris, says her husband is showing signs of possible infection.
"Morning Update:::@psrobertmorris is a warrior! There are early signs of possible infection. But there are other signs of improvement," Debbie posted on Instagram. "We are rejoicing in the improvements and attacking the concerns in prayer."
An air ambulance rushed Robert to the hospital Sunday after complications from a hernia surgery last week.
Paramedics lost Robert's pulse and blood pressure on the flight.
"Let me tell you, it was close," says Jimmy Evans, lead apostolic senior pastor at Morris' Gateway Church.
Once at the hospital, doctors discovered a large blood clot and internal bleeding. Robert underwent four surgeries and is now recovering.
"We hope to get him out of the bed some today. Believe me, he wants to get up! I think he thinks he will walk out of the hospital when he proves he can stand. Of course, after losing so much blood and enduring 4 surgeries he is to[oo] weak for that. Getting to a chair will be a victory. Big Prayer Requests ::Any infection to be arrested :::Renewed strength #yourprayersmatter," Debbie posted to Instagram.
Morning Update::: @psrobertmorris is a warrior! There are early signs of possible infection. But there are other signs of improvement. We are rejoicing in the improvements and attacking the concerns in prayer. We hope to get him out of the bed some today. Believe me, he wants to get up! I think he thinks he will walk out of the hospital when he proves he can stand. Of course, after losing so much blood and enduring 4 surgeries he is to weak for that. Getting to a chair will be a victory. Big Prayer Requests ::Any infection to be arrested :::Renewed strength #yourprayersmatter
Update::: Praise God! The last surgery has been a success. @psrobertmorris vitals are remaining strong. Bleeding has stopped. As you can imagine, he has a great deal of pain/discomfort. Prayer points: pain levels decrease, no infection, restful sleep. They tell me that 250,000 people have agreed to pray for @psrobertmorris in 45 countries. YOUR PRAYERS MATTER::: On Sunday when we were waiting for the helicopter to arrive @psrobertmorris realizing he was in serious trouble asked me to post on social media because he believes in the power of prayer. To give some context the paramedics had just told us they could not find a pulse and his blood pressure was too low to read. We were hours from a major hospital. We knew he was steps from heaven's door. Neither of us knew what to expect from social media. We have been blown away by your care, your prayers and your love. In this instance God mobilized an army using social media. We knew our battle was bigger than we could fight on our own. While heaven seems much farther away, and the crisis has been de-elevated we still needs your prayers. We have some real hurdles to overcome. Tears of gratefulness stream down my face as write. Thank you for storming the throne. I can't say 'thank you' strong enough. Your prayers mattered.
Jessilyn Justice @jessilynjustice is the director of online news for Charisma.
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