Mary Cooper: Don’t tell me Prayer doesn’t work
The Big Bang Theory The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation 2009
Kirk: Well what are the odds now?
Spock: Less than 7000-1 Captain. It’s remarkable we’ve gotten this far
Kirk: Less than 7000-1, well getting better, getting better!
Star Trek Errand of Mercy 1967
He was so excited that when a soldier near him took a wound in the throat, Sheridan simply shouted at the man: “You’re not hurt a bit! Pick up your gun, man, and move right on!” The soldier did so, took a few steps, and then fell over dead — a drastic but unarguable way of replying that Sheridan was mistaken.
Greg Goebel, I Would Rather Die A Thousand Deaths v1.1.3 / chapter 87 of 93 / 01 sep 11
First of all let me once again thank all of you for your kind words and prayers concerning my mother. It is most appreciated and is a favor that can’t be adequately measured.
Now a quick update, Three days after two doctors told us we should expect my mother to die within hours or perhaps days things seems to have changed dramatically.
A blood platelet count that was as low as 12000 and not stabilizing despite a bunch of platelets is now over 70,000 and holding, a woman who was rarely responsive has been cogent although weak and only occasionally able to say a word or two but clearly and distinctly reacting and answering questions. This morning I was resigned to the death of my mother this week baring a miracle. As I type this tonight I saw a woman who was in pain and in a struggle, but very clearly in it to win it.
Now my wife and two of my mother’s grandchildren are nurses and the opinions range from last bit of strength, to nothing will happen this week, to this gives her a chance. One of my nurse nephews cautioned against getting my hopes up but was willing to concede that her odds of survival have increased from 1,000,000 to one to 10,000 to one.
One must walk before one runs and one must stabilize before one has a chance to fight and heal, our family intends to give my mother every chance to do so. Her doctors are rather surprised she has made it this far. It remains to be seen if she is Kirk & Spock or the Union soldier at five forks getting up and moving forward before he falls.
All of this is possible with the prayers you have given, thanks much for keeping things going so keep the prayers coming.