Third Day Singer’s Wife Recovering Well After Brain Aneurysm
Third Day singer Mac Powell says his wife Aimee is feeling all the prayers and well wishes. Yesterday he posted a picture of her sitting up for the first time since suffering an aneurysm on November 30.
“Update on Aimee: Your prayers and well wishes are being felt! Positive progress today. The morning started out better than yesterday. The pain had subsided a bit but it’s up and down,” wrote Powell under a picture of his wife smiling and giving a thumbs up. “She was able to eat a few bites of banana for breakfast and soup…We are thankful for friends that have helped take the little ones to and from school and for meals and provisions that people have brought.”
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Update on Aimee: Your prayers and well wishes are being felt! Positive progress today. The morning started out better than yesterday. The pain had subsided a bit but it’s up and down. She was able to eat a few bites of banana for breakfast and soup that @gegehunt brought her for lunch. Her sister @wendecuts helped wash her hair and she was even able to stand up and walk a few steps to sit in the chair. We are thankful for friends that have helped take the little ones to and from school and for meals and provisions that people have brought. Keep praying- we’re still not out of the woods. But it feels like we’re taking a step towards the exit. #pray4aimee
The scary situation for Powell and his family started Saturday morning when Aimee complained of an extremely painful headache. He called the ambulance and she was rushed to the hospital where doctors found the aneurysm through a CT Scan. Powell shared the news on Instagram and asked for prayers.
“Y’all please pray for my love, Aimee! Early this morning her head was hurting terribly. I called 911 and the ambulance took her to a local hospital,” the Christian rock singer wrote. “After a CT scan they found bleeding on her brain and believe it is an aneurysm. She is going through a procedure right now to find the problem. The doctors seem optimistic. Please pray!!!
Powell has provided updates on his page over the last few days, letting his followers know that while Aimee continues to experience pain “[all] signs are good so far. There doesn’t seem to be any negative neurological signs yet for physical or mental deficiencies.”
The father of five even shared a sweet picture of his daughter and wife snuggling in her hospital bed.
“Our sweet @camielovep comes down every night to snuggle with me and Aimee on the couch and she wasn’t going to let a trip to the intensive care unit stop her tonight,” he wrote.
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Sometimes a picture CAN tell a thousand words. This sweet moment just happened tonight. Not sure who’s idea it was but I’m glad it happened. Our sweet @camielovep comes down every night to snuggle with me and Aimee on the couch and she wasn’t going to let a trip to the intensive care unit stop her tonight. Today’s update: we slept good through the night only to find that yesterday’s pain only intensified in Aimee’s head throughout much of the day. Yesterday was supposed to be the hardest day and Today said “Oh yeah! Check this out!” A little bit more moaning and groaning than the past couple of days. However, once we were past midday things seemed to be getting a little better. We were able to have clearer and longer conversations today. I felt at one time today “There’s my Aimee coming back to me!” Visits from some sweet friends and family helped and encouraged us- reminding us that there is NOTHING like close friends and family. We are OVERWHELMED by the encouragement and love we are receiving. We hear and feel your prayers. The calls, texts, and posts have made me tear up quite a few times. She will most likely be here for a couple weeks. The pain is not going away soon. But there is so much to be thankful for. Because of some caring helpers I was able to have a bit of a normal routine this afternoon in picking up BC from school,going to Emmanuel’s basketball game, having dinner with the kids, and reading to and kissing the little ones goodnight. Unfortunately, Aimee is not able to do those normal things for a while. But we are confident that because of the great prayers and support that we are getting- we’ll be able to get that snuggle time with Camie Love back on the couch soon!
Although Aimee’s recovery is going well, and doctors remain hopeful, the family still requests prayers because she is not completely out of danger.
“Keep praying- we’re still not out of the woods. But it feels like we’re taking a step towards the exit.”
(Photo by Ben Rose/Getty Images for The Georgia Music Foundation, Inc.)