Karene Howell

First post: Feb 10, 2023 Latest post: Apr 8, 2023
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Thank you for coming to the caring and coming to this page to check on Karene and get updates on how she is doing. I ( Mark Howell- Karene's son) have created this page to provide updates to family and friends as she progresses. 
On Februrary 7th 2023 - Mom ( Karene) began experiencing pain in her jaws and fainting/ unable to communicate while home working on Valentines Invitations for Landmark Church.  Iredell EMS responded quickly and transported to Iredell Memorial where she was rapidly diagnosed with a Aortic Dissection. She was air-lifted to UNC-Chapel Hill  at  3:00pm and went into surgery  immediately.  Mom is in Cardiac-ICU and is slowly improving.  Cardiac ICU is limited on visitation to immediate family to reduce the chance of infection for all in the unit. Please keep your prayers coming mom's way as she surely needs them  and appreciates them and all who care for her.
Update : Karene was able to move to rehabilitation at Abernathy Laurels in Newton NC on Friday 2/24/2023. Special thanks to Lincoln County EMS for facilitating the move and taking good care to see mom arrived safely. Karene is making slow but steady progress in rehab and is looking forward to being able to return home in the future. Her goal is to be well enough to make it to Easter Services at her church,  Landmark Church of God. Please continue to pray for healing, strength, and progress.
Update-3-17-23 Mom is now at home continuing to rehab. Call and come visit her if your able. Visits always cheer her up! 

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