Family gives thanks: Women’s ministry leader Dianna Hobbs out of ICU, now at home
Article By Lisa Wilson // EEW Magazine News
Award-winning ministry leader, Dianna Hobbs, has been transferred out of intensive care and is now recovering in her Upstate New York home.
Things first took a turn for the worst hours after the 42-year-old author and blogger, under the care of a surgical team at a local hospital in Buffalo, NY, had a total hysterectomy to treat and cure two non-life-threatening conditions: adenomyosis and fibroids.
Just after 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 25th, Hobbs experienced an extreme spike in blood pressure and heartrate—the first signs of real trouble. Her medical team initially did not know the cause of her sudden physical distress and could not control her vital signs or respiratory patterns. However, after a thorough consultation amongst the medical experts a plan was devised to address the situation.
Amy Bertinelli, publicist for the founder of the Christian nonprofit organization, Empowering Everyday Women, said, “Dianna was transferred to ICU where doctors intensively monitored her, took her through a battery of tests, and worked hard to manage her symptoms.”
Bertinelli said Hobbs’ condition improved and stabilized in intensive care before doctors released her into general care and later sent her home in good condition. She is expected to make a full recovery.
“To God be the glory for pulling Dianna through,” said the family in a statement released to media. “Despite the harrowing experience that diminished her strength and left her in pain, Dianna’s faith is strong as ever, and thankfully, she is here with us, getting better and stronger day by day.”
Hobbs, who has survived multiple near-fatal conditions and complications within the last few years, expressed relief to her “Daily Cup of Inspiration” podcast listeners in June that her painful pelvic symptoms were only caused by two benign diseases. At the time, no one anticipated complications that would turn a fairly commonplace, albeit major surgery, into a critical battle.
Adenomyosis is a common gynecological condition that forms when endometrial tissue invades the muscle wall of the uterus, causing bleeding, pain, cramping, and other symptoms. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus which 70-80% of women will develop in their lifetime. Hobbs’ conditions were discovered by doctors on her ultrasound and CT scan.
According to her surgeon, the post-surgery pathology report confirmed that the first lady of City Church Buffalo had an extensive case of adenomyosis.
“Dianna wishes to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and the entire staff for being so attentive and taking such great care of her,” said the family in a statement. “Even more importantly, we forever treasure our incredible friends and network of ministry supporters worldwide that have been praying every step of the way and being so supportive throughout Dianna’s recovery.”
Family members further stated they are requesting “continued prayers as Dianna continues to recover.”
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