Tuesday evening – update

Dear Friends: There is a lot of news today. Kent has again rested peacefully, and his inflammation is down. So tomorrow is the day that his doctors will try to bring him out of sedation, and see if he can breathe on his own. You might ask, “How can he breathe on his own if his airways are collapsed?” Good question. But, as his doctor put it, “We have to give him the chance to try. After all, this is KENT we are talking about. He has defied medical logic many times before, and has had miraculous experiences. So, we will give him the chance to breathe on his own before doing anything else.”

Here is the doctor’s concern. There is a devastating panic that occurs when a person is waking, still fuzzy in his mind, and feels the great discomfort of tubes down his throat into his lungs. A big man like Kent can really put up a physical fight, not realizing what they are doing. When or if this happens, he cant get enough air to accomodate the energy suddenly being spent by flailing arms or legs. So that patient must be medically put to sleep again to try later.

Therefore, PLEASE PRAY ALL DAY TOMORROW THAT KENT WOULD BE CALM AND COULD COOPERATE WITH WHAT THE DOCTOR IS TRYING TO DO. Then, as the action of the ventilator is slowly decreased, we will see how much healing the Great Physician has chosen to do, and whether or not Kent can breathe for himself. What a miracle THAT would be!This process will begin about 10:00 a.m. The plan is for myself and our children to be with him constantly, talking to him, touching him, just loving and encouraging him to help calm him. Please pray for us. This will be hard to see if Kent fights, but we will do it together as a family for him. Thank you in advance for your help in prayer.

In Him, Davidene


About kenthumphreys
Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for over forty years. He also served as CEO of FCCI/Christ@Work for six years and now serves as their worldwide ambassador, speaking, writing, and mentoring young leaders. He continues to be active in distribution, private equities, and real estate. Kent and his wife Davidene have written six books together. They have three children and eight grand-children.

13 Responses to Tuesday evening – update

  1. ptweaver says:

    Oh Davidene, this is really good news! Peter and I are so excited that his inflammation is down and will be praying that ALL goes well tomorrow and that Kent is a “gentle teddy bear”! You and your wonderful children will most likely have a calming influence on him. We are constantly praying for Kent, the whole family, and Kent’s doctors. Well be so anxious to hear how it goes! Love to all of you!
    Terry and Peter

  2. june frantz- hunt says:

    You, Kent and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mike E. O'Neal says:

    Davidene and family, Nancy and I are at LAX on our way to a mission point in the Philippines and then on to Singapore and Australia for some ministry and business matters, but wanted you to know that we will be praying for Kent’s successful recovery and for all of you to have peace and comfort that comes only from knowing Who it is that loves Kent more than all of us. Thanks for keeping us informed so our prayers can be specific to Kent’s needs.

  4. Max DeWeese says:

    Joining you in fervent prayer for this Dear One. So grateful for the insight into the progress and process.

  5. Guy Madison says:

    Thank you Davidene for that explanation. Helps to have a better understanding of what to pray for. I am grateful for him and I am grateful for you. Love you guys.

  6. Janice Southerland says:

    We are with you all in prayer; may his peace pass all understanding.

  7. Tim Chaplin says:

    Thank you for the update I will be in prayer for You Kent & the Kids . that every one can feel GOD peace dearing this time.

  8. Zach Barki says:

    Davidene, the fact that you have the time, the energy and the spirit to carefully give these details shows the your love and believe in God Almighty the healer. It also shows how much you believe in the power of prayers from God’s people. By 12noon Nigerian time today, our office Staff will pause from work and pray especially for Kent
    Zach Barki, National Director

  9. Praying that God’s peace will overflow in abundance in that room. That the Great Comforter and Physician will fill Kent up with His peace that surpasses all understanding. Love you all dearly.

  10. Laura Manahan says:

    Prayers for peace as Kent is slowly awakened and weaned this morning. Prayers that God is already calming his spirit and wrapping him in His care during this process. Praying for you and the kids as you comfort him and stand by his side. Know you have multitudes standing in the gap in spirit as well.

  11. Derry Myers says:

    Davidene, Debby and I are continuing to pray for Kent’s recovery and peace for you and the family.

  12. Pat & Donna McGrath says:

    Praying and trusting the Lord to strengthen and protect Kent as well as your family.

    Love you mucho!

  13. John Duncan says:

    Doug Hunter and I were in the same room here in Charleston, SC this morning about 10:00 and we prayed for Kent, Davidene, and the rest of the family. I’ve contintued to pray throughout the day and I’ve asked others who know Kent to also pray as well. Please keep us posted.

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