I’m just going to copy and paste her request:
I would like to ask you all to pray for my sister, Angela, who is currently 11 weeks pregnant with their first child.
She was just diagnosed with Torticollis, a muscular shortening in the neck area. She was a large baby in utero which caused her positioning to affect her neck for the duration of the pregancy. My parents were told there would be no affect as long as they rotated her neck, which they did. Now though, since nothing has been done for years, it has come back and at her age now, is chronic. The docs think that the stress of the pg, with long term neck strain has caused this current flare-up. We are hoping it is just a flare-up, and that it will dissipate…but that is not common at her age.
She was experiencing some neck pain a few days ago and it has become so painful, that she cannot lift her head and has limited lateral motion. She cannot walk alone, or go the bathroom unassisted. Her husband is doing all that he can, but she has to sit in a recliner all day on her own until he can get to her on his breaks. To make this worse, if it is possible, she cannot take the medication or do the procedures that could ease the pain because of the pregnancy. The condition does not threaten the life of the child, thank God. Please pray for her and my brother in law, that they have the strength to make it through this. My sister is in such distress, she is worried how she can take care of her child when she cant lift her head! It breaks my heart that we cannot be there with her…
We will be saying a novena to St. Gerard, and asking for the intercessions of Saint Ursicinus, the patron saint of neck stiffness and the patron Saint against arthritis, Saintt Alphonsus that my sister be healed and made able to function as a wife and mother! Please forward this email to any prayer chains you may have!
Thank you, and God Bless!