Mac Powell of the Christian band Third Day (and Mac Powell and the Family Reunion) is asking for prayers for his wife, Aimee, who is recovering from a brain aneurysm. According to the musician, Aimee complained of a terrible headache early on Saturday morning, which prompted him to call 911. After being rushed to the hospital, Aimee underwent surgery and is currently in recovery. The pain, however, has not subsided.
“Forgive me for not knowing all the right medical stuff,” Powell wrote in an update on his Instagram account. “In her procedure they were able to put in 2 coils which will keep the aneurysm from bleeding and possibly rupturing.”
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So many have asked for an update on my wife Aimee. Forgive me for not knowing all the right medical stuff. In her procedure they were able to put in 2 coils which will keep the aneurysm from bleeding and possibly rupturing. Her head is hurting really bad. She’ll be kept for many days to be tested and monitored. Thankful for many friends, family, and prayers! This is a pic w her mama @GeGe hunt @macandaimee #pray4aimee
While the surgery was successful in stopping the aneurysm from causing further damage, Powell says Aimee is still in an incredible amount of pain which renders her incapable of conversing for very long. While the doctors have given her medication to mitigate the pain, Powell says they have not been able to completely eradicate it. Aimee was also having trouble eating and moving.
As far as the recovery process is concerned, Powell explains “Eventually as the blood from the rupture leaves her brain it will work it’s way down to the neck and then her back.” Powell’s words indicate he is hopeful for a full recovery. He wrote, “All signs are good so far. There doesn’t seem to be any negative neurological signs yet for physical or mental deficiencies.” Powell says Aimee will most likely have to stay in the hospital for a couple of weeks.
The musician says the family is “overwhelmed” by the support they’ve received from family, friends, and fans. He wrote:
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.
Powell and Aimee have five children, three biological and two adopted. The family lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Most recently, Powell has been working on his solo career, performing country music with the Mac Powell and the Family Reunion band. On Monday, Powell shared an image of one of their daughters, Camie Love, snuggling with Aimee in her hospital bed.
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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!
In the latest update Powell shared, he reports Aimee is making progress. Her pain is still “up and down,” but she was able to eat a little bit and even walk a few steps.
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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
Powell asked for people to keep their prayers coming: “Keep praying- we’re still not out of the woods. But it feels like we’re taking a step towards the exit.”