Wednesday, October 21, 2009

wendy's dad

This morning's update is from Wendy's dad...

"Wendy is doing ok. ICU is working on dealing with the pain. This was a giant incision with surgeries in many areas within the body. Her internal systems are confused and due to the extent of the surgery, her body is still in shock. We still have miles to cover. The biggest concern is that we cannot have anything go down in to the one remaining lung. They inserted a new NG tube in her nose today to get to her stomach. Last night they had to drain the excess fluid in her stomach. Later today they will try to get her out of bed as it is an important part of recovery. She still is experiencing numbness in her right leg at this point."

Later this morning Georgia and I will head back to Madera. Wade who has been with us the last five days to love, care for and counsel us will fly back to LA this afternoon. The next few days we will be taking care of Skyler and Jadon. Pray for Micah's strength as he appears to be coming down with a cold. The doctors have told us just how dire it is that Wendy is not exposed to any sort of germs in these crucial days ahead.

Upon her dismissal from UC Davis, Wendy will come to the Beckett house in Madera to be cared for in the loving arms of her mother -- one of God's angels and my precious wife of 37 years. Georgia's cookies will give us all strength. While I know many of you would like to come and visit us during the coming weeks, the doctors have made it crystal clear just how important it is that we shield Wendy from any infections or germs.

Your prayers and support are giving our family renewed strength every morning. God is still in control. Thank you so much. To God be the glory for what he had done."

CB and GB

  • Wendy's remaining lung remains free of any fluids. Pray that lung starts working at 100% capacity!
  • Micah does not get sick. Wendy needs his comfort and physical presence.
  • Safe travels for Wendy's parents and Wade as they travel home. Pray they are able to "carry on with life" while their hearts remain at UC Davis Medical Center.
  • Wendy regains feeling in her right leg.
  • Skyler and Jadon are feeling comforted, happy, and aren't missing mommy and daddy too terribly much.
This is the day that the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24


  1. We were so sadened to hear about Wendy's condition. My oldest daughter Addison had Wendy as her teacher last year at River Bluff. She constantly told me that Wendy is her favorite teacher EVER and was sad that she had left for another school. Please know that Wendy and the entire Manzo and Beckett family are in our thoughts and prayers.She has been added to the cherished people mentioned in my childrens bedtime prayers. It is obvious that she has a strong, supportive, and loving family and friends. That is the KEY element to recovery.God bless you all.
    Erin Chezick-Logoluso & family

  2. Prayers are coming your way right now Carles! We are praying for you and Georgia as well as Micah, Skyler and Jaydon. Praying unceasingly for Wendy!- Katelyn

  3. We have been praying consistently and will continue too. There is something to be said about a fervent prayer. So great to see how many people are praying for all of you. What a mighty God we serve. Remember Wendy...the God of Abraham is the same God today. You are not alone.Lord please continue to heal her and strenghten her. Not just in her physical body, but also in her spirit. May your holy spirit breath upon her and give her peace and comfort. Amen..... Deserie and Family Chandler and Nikolas say hi

  4. Carles and Georgia, We want you to know that we are praying for you and for Wendy and the entire family. We do serve an amazing God and trust in his healing power completely. Stay strong and please let us know if we can do anything to help out during this trying time.

    God Bless You All, Susan and Mike Burns