Prayers for my father please

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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 4/16/2010 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Please forgive my infrequency of getting on here, and this is not even on topic for lyme, but my dad needs all the prayers he can get right now.  He has just finally begun to undergo surgery to remove his colon, before it ruptures, or the pressure of the distension shuts down his kidneys, which has already begun.  Will explain more further, but for right now needs prayer to survive this surgery.  Thank you all.  Sharon

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   Posted 4/16/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Turquoise Sky said...
Please forgive my infrequency of getting on here, and this is not even on topic for lyme, but my dad needs all the prayers he can get right now. He has just finally begun to undergo surgery to remove his colon, before it ruptures, or the pressure of the distension shuts down his kidneys, which has already begun. Will explain more further, but for right now needs prayer to survive this surgery. Thank you all. Sharon



Sharon,


So sorry to hear about your dad. My wife and I are holding him up in prayer, and your family too. We pray the Lord give the doctor wisdom as he do the surgery and give your dad and all of you and your family His peace and grace to help you though this trying time. Please keep us posted.

Gary and Rhonda

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   Posted 4/16/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
thinking about you and your dad.

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   Posted 4/16/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I too offer prayers of support for you and your Dad.
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   Posted 4/16/2010 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Almighty father pease intervene and heal this man. Please send your comforter, the Holy Spirit to Sky/ I ask in your sons name. amen

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 4/16/2010 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much. The surgery went well. We were very nervous about it. Waiting to see if this was enough to relieve his kidneys so they can function properly, or he will need to be dialized. He entered the hospital with an illness that is still not diagnosed, but seems to be subsiding. What caused the distension and inflamation of the bowel was c-diff, that began suddenly, and wasn't showing the usual signs of until the colonoscopy. This is rare, but we have found out possible.

Several weeks ago he had fallen off a ladder, and fractured his sacrum and 1 or 2 ribs. They feel the illness is unrelated to the fall. He's had many tests and Drs. looking at him, but in one weeks time was getting sicker and sicker. He still has a ways to go. Thank you all for your prayers. It was hard to keep my faith up, when everything seemed to keep going the opposite direction.

Thank you so much,
Sharon

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   Posted 4/17/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Sharon, I am so sorry and will keep you and your father in my prayers. I'm glad the surgery went well.

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   Posted 4/17/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
turquoise,

I am so very sorry about your father. You, him and your family are in my prayers. Please keep us updated on his progress,
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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 4/19/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much.  We have churches of people praying, but just wanted to extend it across the globe if possible, and this forum has been a source of comfort to me since last year. 
 
He has a long way to go, and is still being kept sedated to nearly anesthesia level, so doesn't know that he has a colostomy and peg tube in place.  They want to wean him off the respirator today.  I don't know when they will lessen the sedation, or how long they can keep him in this state.  His vital signs are staying stable, his fever, which I hadn't mentioned before, has not been going above 99, and he seems to have a good strong heart.  
 
He went in with a fever of 103, neck pain, similar to that from lyme, which he was tested for, and confusion, but out of all the blood cultures done, the only thing they can come up with is mumps.  He didn't have antibodies to that, and the only way to know is to retest in a few weeks.  Once in hospital, his abdomen became more and more distended, so cat scan was done, but no s/s of the c-diff, which he has never had before either.  The surgeon was trying to give him a few days on just the vancomycin and flagyl, but by the time he went in to remove the colon, it was really just in time before rupturing.  He was able to leave enough to reconnect someday down the road.  It was also causing so much pressure on his other organs, esp. the kidneys, that they were at risk and beginning to slow down.  This seems to be improving, and may or may not need dialysis for a short time.  He is 67 years old and other than arthritis and damage to his shoulders from his job as a mechanic all his life, was in good health, as far as we knew.
 
It has been a wild week and a half.  In the meantime, at home my son, age 20, keeps breaking out in hives, followed by feeling chills and slightly feverish.  He is being tested for several possibilities including lyme.  The first time, 3 weeks ago, he did have a fever of 101, but since then, has been only mild feeling and by time seen, no fever present.  Tested for lyme in hospital, but negative.  Waiting for new results.  Another dilemma.
 
All of this has been putting my body to the test, between the anxiety, lack of sleep, and odd eating schedule, but home now and resting, going back to work for now, because we are not able to stay with Dad for any length of time.  Need to stay out of the way and let the nurses and doctors do their thing.  There are multiple morals to this story and one of these days I will sort them all out, but one thing I wish I had stressed to my Dad is probiotics.  Maybe he would still have a colon, but I don't know that for sure either.  After this I feel like I don't know anything.  All of this seems too impossible.
 
Thank you again for any thoughts and prayers for my Dad, my Stepmom, while she is also trying to hold it together, and the rest of our family.
 
Sharon    

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 4/21/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
One diemma solved, just found out my son has lyme. We caught it early at least, and hopefully the doxycycline will be enough for him. Dad continuing to show slight improvement each day. So far not needing dialysis, and weaning slowly off respirator. Long way to go though.

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Dad came off respirator on Thursday. Numbers continue to improve, and everyday slight improvement. Moving from critical side of ICU to step down unit tomorrow and they also plan to have him out of bed into a chair either tomorrow or Monday, and begin to introduce food by mouth. Still having confusion which I guess is expected with all that is going on in him, and lots of pain. They are giving the least amount of meds. possible. All still going in the right direction. Thank you to all of you who are keeping us in your prayers.

GWB
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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
TS

Thanks for the update. Glad your dad is making progress! Sorry to hear about your son having Lyme. We are praying for him, your dad and your family. Keep us posted.

Gary
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