Active Rainers! Donna Foerster needs your prayers!

Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. LMB100023827. NMLS257576.

Donna_and_rich_-_copyMany of you have seen Donna's picture, read her blog, and even been regular commenters on her posts. Her husband, Rich, told me today there have been many emails sent to Donna from her friends at AR asking where she was and was she okay because she hasn't been blogging. So, with his permission, I'm writing a brief post to let you know how concerned we are all about her health right now. And to ask for your prayers.

Donna wasn't feeling well early last week, she thought she might have eaten something that caused food poisoning. Just a little over a day and a half later, she needed to be rushed to the hospital, had undergone two surgeries, and as of today, a week ago now, she still has not regained consciousness long enough for the doctors to feel it's safe to remove her air tube. Her white blood cell count today was so elevated that it is obvious the removal of approximately 75% of her small intestine did not rid her body of all the infection. The last I heard the doctors were weighing the pros and cons of yet another surgery.

Please take a moment to mention Donna in your prayers if you would.

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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Life can change in a heart beat. I will keep Donna in my thoughts and prayers.

Aug 06, 2011 01:23 PM #90
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Thank you Ruth for updating us.  Donna will be in my prayers and please keep us updated.

Aug 07, 2011 01:27 AM #91
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Ruth, I too am just learning about Donna's illness and surgeries.  Thanks for letting us know what's happening and keeping us updated on her condition.  There's a strong prayer chain flowing through AR ~ and you can count on my prayers for her and her family too. 

Aug 07, 2011 03:06 AM #92
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Ruth, oh my with Donna and the small intestine removal. Thanks for letting us know. Prayers sent Donna's way!!

Aug 07, 2011 05:26 AM #93
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Ruth, thanks for sharing this about Donna with all of us here at AR...she's in my prayers! :)


Aug 07, 2011 09:25 AM #94
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
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There is now a new page set up that Rich posts updates on! Go to: You will have to give your email address and create a password, but then everytime he gives an updated, you will receive a notice. For those of you that would just like the update, her is the info that Rich posted earlier today:

This morning Donn's vital's--Blood pressure, heart rate,etc are good
Yea, the vent tube in her mouth that was assisting her breath came out this morning. she is doing well with out it.
Her white blood cell count is down from 59k to 45k
Her temperature is up a little to about 100.
They ran a heart test this morning.
Because of the white blood cell count being so high, the doctors are talking about doing another cat-scan.
Everything is still going in a positive direction.

She still has a long way too go.
I did not realize that Donna had sooooo many friends on Active Rain, in our real estate community and our other friends and clients.

We truly appreicate and are grateful for all the thoughts, prayers, prayers groups you have included "Donna" in, offers to help in any way you can, help with food, taking of our yard, cleaning our house and handling our business.
I just want to thank everybody so much and am not sure how I will be able to repay you all. Our KW office is doing so much to help out.

I apologize to those who have called or text messaged me and I have not responded to you pwesonally. The inquires about Donna has just been over whemling. At times with what was gonig on with Donna the last the 12 days, I just did not feel like talking to anyone. I am so sorry. I did not mean to leave anybody out with updates about, Donna.

Again we are so grateful to everyone.

Keep watching here for updates.
I will post as often as I can.

Rich, Donna's loving husband.

I am touched by the outpouring of support here at AR. I hear story after story of how Donna's story is spreading. We went to a campground that we frequent this weekend and couldn't believe how many of them inquired as to Donna's status and mentioned the prayer circles they had included her in. (They saw my post from an RSS feed I set up on FB). And I know so many of you have added her to your prayer circles as well. Thank you!

We hoped for a miracle. Keep praying. She is not out of the woods yet. She is lucky to have all of you. And I'm so very proud to be a member of such an incredible blogging organization. I can't help but tear up when I think about it.

Stay tuned for the next update...

Aug 07, 2011 10:51 AM #95
Didi Doolittle
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office - Vail, CO
Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225

Will keep the prayers headed Donna and Rich's way.  Thank you for the update, good news!

Aug 08, 2011 05:35 AM #96
Julie Bethel
RE/MAX First Choice - Park Rapids, MN - Park Rapids, MN
Secretary - RE/MAX First Choice 218-732-1191

Yes prayers have been floating in from MN as well, tell them hi from AR friend up North.


Aug 09, 2011 10:38 AM #97
Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Wow, such an outpouring of love and support!  I will keep Donna and her family in my prayers as well.  Thanks for the updates!

Aug 10, 2011 01:25 AM #98
Jean Singleton
Keller Williams Capital District - Malta, NY
Specializing in Your Special Needs
Checked in for an update on Donna. Will continue praying for her and her family.
Aug 10, 2011 03:59 PM #99
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Ruth, I just stopped by to see if there was an update.  Thank you for this.  My prayers are with them. 

Aug 11, 2011 05:22 AM #100
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Just dropping by to let you know that I am praying for Donna and to thank you again for letting us know! XO
Aug 12, 2011 02:49 AM #101
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7

I won't repost all the updates that Rich has given on the link I provided last time. I just got off the phone with him, and to bring you current, Donna had surgery again yesterday afternoon. The cat scan showed bleeding of the vessels into her stomach, so they went in and removed all the blood that had accumulated. They suspect the cause could have been from the blood thinners she is on. She's on blood thinners to lower her risk of another clot, which is what is believed to have caused the problem in her small intestines to begin with. She gave them all quite a scare during surgery, her blood pressure dropped dangerously low and they had a hard time getting it back up. The doctors are saying she will be in critical condition today and tomorrow. So, KEEP THOSE PRAYERS COMING EVERYONE! We have watched her health be touch and go for over three weeks now. I have no doubt it's because of all of you and the prayers that we've gotten this far.

Thank you all!

Aug 12, 2011 07:36 AM #102
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Ruth, thank you for all the updates, I have been checking back here once I this found ou!.  My heart goas out to her and Rich, what an ordeal! - she's a fighter I know and she's in my prayers. Get Well Donna!

Aug 12, 2011 03:56 PM #103
Sherilyn M. Whistler
ERA Herman Group Real Estate-NoCo - Loveland, CO
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Dear Lord we lift up Donna and her family to You that You would surround them with Your peace, Your comfort and healing. We ask You Lord for a complete healing of Donna's body and that she will regain all that this sickness has cost her. We know You are able..We know that there is tremendous power in prayer as well to move mountains.. In Jesus name Amen..

Aug 14, 2011 04:24 AM #104
Denise Roberts
New Colony Properties, LLC - Pinehurst, NC
e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area

Ruth - Thank you so much for sharing the updates on Donna!  She has been in my prayers ever since I heard about her condition. 

Aug 16, 2011 02:00 AM #105
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I had no idea.  Thank you very much for posting this and letting us know what happened to Donna.

Aug 21, 2011 05:45 AM #106
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Dear Ruth~ Thank you so much for sharing my story with the Active Rain community.  I am truly blessed to have so many friends praying for me.  I'm even more amazed by the folks that don't know me.

I was discharged from the hospital 2 days before Thanksgiving and I'm so happy to be home.  A few weeks ago, I found my way back to my laptop.  I've been commenting here and there, I re-blogged a couple of times and I actually wrote a post!

I'm getting better and stronger EVERY day.  2012 will bring new challenges and potentially more surgeries.  Each one brings me closer to a better quality of life.  Please continue your prayers.  Miracles do happen!

Dec 30, 2011 12:54 PM #107
Peter Michelbach
International, IT
i Sell Real Estate

Sorry~  I'm a bit late, but please let me also send my prayers for continous health and success in 2012  to Donna from 'down under'.

Mar 04, 2012 08:50 PM #108
The Oelrich Team | Jason & Kirsten Oelrich
The Oelrich Team | HomeStreet Bank - Bellevue, WA
Jason: NMLSR 22095 Kirsten: NMLSR 348593

Praise God!  He is so Faithful!  I love this!  I love what a blessing it is for those around us when we pray.  What a wonderful victory!  

Jun 16, 2012 02:13 PM #109
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