Thursday, June 25, 2009


Family and friends of Rick Kieschnick continue to pray for a miraculous healing for Rick, strength, peace, and comfort for Crystal, Riley, Cade and the entire families of these dear loved ones.

Rick suffered a severe head injury Saturday, June 20th around 7:30 pm at the Ranch Rodeo in Quanah during the mugging event; a steer went under the front legs of his horse causing him to hit forehead first on the ground as the horse went down and landed on Rick....he has not regained consciousness since the fall, but we know it is just a matter of time as he has a lot of rest and healing to do first and we know everything is in God's time, until then we will continue to lift him and his family before the Throne and intercede on their behalf for healing, patience, and comfort that only comes from Jesus.

The first miracle is that Rick suffered no broken bones or internal injuries from the horse itself...

Everyone says with a smile that he is hard's a good thing after that fall. He appears so peaceful laying in the hospital bed...

A shunt/stint (please forgive me for not using correct medical terminology throughout this blog) was put in the top back part of his head to drain blood off his brain and reduce pressure...In the beginning it did not seem like the doctors were giving a lot of hope in the middle of the word spread the power of prayer was set in motion and we are now pass the 72 hr mark...thank you Lord...The neuro/trama surgeon himself said it was in God's hands and the Word says WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE...Matt: 19:26...the good news was his eyes were not dilated, (something to do with the brain stem functioning) and the pressure was staying well below 25, HOPE was set in motion..

Sunday afternoon Crystal got Rick to flinch his feet up after "tickling" them the way he doesn't like for her to....and then Daddy's girl showed up, every time Riley went in to see him his heart rate would speed up on the monitors, thus indicating he was responding. The medical team made the decision to sedate him with medicine on Monday so they could take control of his sedation as well as administer pain meds as he had not been given any since the accident.

A successful tracheotomy took place Monday only to discover Tuesday am he was coming down with pneumonia...another miracle occurred as of Wednesday pm in that the pneumonia is not a concern anymore. The doctors told Crystal they wanted a boring day Monday (an uneventful day of rest) which was granted. They planned to do a CAT Scan and try to bring him out of his medicine induced sedation Tuesday but that was delayed until Wed. due to the dr. being in surgery most of the day.

A lot of praying, waiting, pacing, praying, talking, thinking, praying has taken place in the past four days...another miracle to report today is that his CAT-Scan was markedly improved from three days ago... Rick is off of anesthetic sedation tonight as he did not become agitated or appear in pain throughout the day, they began weaning the meds around 10:30 am and finished by 4pm...according to Crystal he responded to some of the responsive tests they did Wednesday....I know she is so anxious for him to open his eyes and wink at her, it will happen soon. Let's all agree in prayer and believe that Rick will squeeze her hand and assure her that he is coming back in full form.

Many thanks to all of you prayer warriors from Crystal and their families....prayer and the body of Christ will continue to carry them through this detour in their lives....every moment is a precious gift, love and hug those you love today...God Bless You and yours and we will do our best to keep you updated....KEEP PRAYING, it's working.


  1. The power of prayer is an awesome thing! Thanks for the great news! We'll be over to see you after lunch... let us know if you need anything from Seymour.
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan

  2. Please know that your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers daily. God is a Great and Awesome God. Love you all!

  3. Crystal, Riley& Cade, please know that we are praying for you everyday. Yall are an amazing family & you are loved by all. Prayer does great things. God is good & he his the almighty healer.
    We love you,
    Johnny, Tamara, Dalton & Collin

  4. Crystal, the power of prayer is an amazing power! you all are on my mind constantly! We love you guys and are praying constant healing prayers for Rick, you, and the whole family affected!!!

  5. Beloved, come into the place of My protection, and do not allow the enemy to penetrate your thoughts or emotions with fear and negativity. For, the devil is seeking to find a way to break down and penetrate your place of safety. Build up the walls of your spiritual Jerusalem, your place of peace, and set a watch to perceive the plans of the enemy to reduce your life's circumstances to rubble, says the Lord. Behold, I am with you; I am your very present help in times of trouble.

    Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

    We love you guys so very very much!

    Bobby, Sandy and Tater-tot

  6. I have never met Rick or his family, but our church was asked to pray, and that is just what I will do. i know a miracle is coming and will arrive soon. Please have full faith in our Lord Jesus, who never leaves us nor forsakes us.

  7. I have not met Rick or his family. A friend of his asked that I pray for him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rick and his family. Six years ago I was in Crystal's shoes. We serve a Mighty, Powerful, Awesome Healing God, who answered our prayers. I refused to listen to the Dr's reports but instead to stay on the path I had with the Lord. I played worship music in the hospital room and also asked that the Dr's and nurses not speak about ANYTHING negative in the hospital room. Crystal, God has His arms around you. Stand strong and lean on Him. Surround yourslf with other believers and DO NOT stop praying. My family and I have been praying for you, Rick, and your family. May the Lord fill you with comfort, guidance, and strength.
    God Bless

  8. I was also in your shoes but it was 34 years ago. God worked a miracle of healing of head injuries as a result of a car accident. I am a friend of Rachelle and Ronda. I have been praying ever since Ronda called. I know His strength is perfect when our strength is gone. He will carry us when we can't carry on. Raised in His power the weak become strong. HIS STRENGTH IS PERFECT. Stand on the promises of God.
    Hal and Cindy

  9. Crystal, I am praying for Rick and all of you. Admittedly not something I normally do, but hopefully He will hear me and listen anyway. I love you girl! Sarahbell

  10. Crystal & Family
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. There are so many people praying for Rick. He is in the Lord's hands and he will take care of him. You take care of yourself because Rick is going to need you when he wakes up. Give my love to Cade and Riley.
    Love-Angie Miller

  11. God is an AWESOME God. He works miracles and I know that he is watching over all of you. He is a powerful healer as the miracles He works I am still in awe of today. Troy is living proof that God is in control. I will continue to pray for healing, patience, and Rick's full recovery. May God be with you and your family. We will be praying for you daily.

    Troy, Cheri, Caitlin, Conner, & Cade Zacharias