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PRAY: Third Day Singer Mac Powell Shares Details of Wife’s Brain Aneurysm

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Lead singer of Third Day Mac Powell decided to call an ambulance Saturday after his wife said her “head was hurting terribly.” When they got to the hospital, Aimee received a CT scan, which revealed bleeding in her brain.


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Mac Powell, lead singer of the Christian band Third Day, wrote in an Instagram post Monday that he and his family are “overwhelmed” by all the prayers and support they have received since his wife, Aimee, was hospitalized over the weekend for a brain aneurysm.

Powell decided to call an ambulance Saturday after his wife said her “head was hurting terribly.” When they got to the hospital, Aimee received a CT scan, which revealed bleeding in her brain.

She soon underwent a procedure “to put in [two] coils, which will keep the aneurysm from bleeding and possibly rupturing,” according to Powell.

How is she feeling now?

Though she is recovering well, the Third Day frontman said his wife is still “in a lot of pain.” She is on pain medication, but doctors told her it won’t eliminate all of the symptoms of the bleed.

“Eventually, as the blood from the rupture leaves her brain, it will work its way down to the neck and then her back,” Powell wrote in another post. “She’s getting a lot of rest—unfortunately, it’s usually only about 10 minutes of uninterrupted time with all the doctors and nurse visits and the alarms and beeps from the monitors.”

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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!

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Powell shared in his post Monday that their daughter, Camie, has been coming to the hospital every night “to snuggle with me and Aimee on the couch.” That, though, didn’t go according to plan Monday, because Aimee was sent to the intensive care unit.

Instead, Camie snuggled with her mom in the hospital bed.

“We hear and feel your prayers,” Powell wrote. “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.”

Powell and Aimee have received a lot of support from fellow Christian leaders. In the comments, worship leader Phil Wickham wrote, “Praying for you guys!” Author and teacher Lisa Harper commented, “Praying continually for y’all and for Aimee to be infused with His perfect peace and living hope as she’s recovering.

Others like Louie Giglio, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace and Mandisa also offered up supportive messages.

Please continue to pray for peace for the Powell family and for healing for Aimee.