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   Posted 6/25/2010 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning all.  Just wanted to give an update on my Dad. I had posted earlier in the week that he had knee replacement and wasn't doing too good.  Well, yesterday evening he took a horrible turn.  They had to rush him to another hospital.  He has pneumonia.  He is on a ventilator and sedated but has been responding some.  My family really needs your prayers right now.  Please remember us.  I hope you all are well and thanks again Fibro family for your support.

Irish Babe
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   Posted 6/25/2010 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Libby,
How terrible. Hopefully, the ventilator and sedation will start to bring some relief for him. I was just thinking about your dad before I came on. Of course I will continue to pray for him, you, and your family. I know it is hard when someone you love is so sick, but pls try to stay as calm as you can. I know it's hard, believe me. I just hate to see you get sick, too.
Pls keep us updated, we are all w/ you!!
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 6/25/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Libby I am so sorry to hear your Dad has taking this scary turn. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I agree with Irish Babe, please keep us posted. Big hugs to you!

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   Posted 6/25/2010 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Libby, I am so sorry to hear that you Dad is not doing so good. How scary. Luckily you have him right where he needs to be. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted on things and hang in there hun. Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
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   Posted 6/25/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Libby, I'm so sorry that your Dad isn't doing well. Hoping he does much better today.
My thoughts and prayers are with uou and your family. Please keep us updated,

Hugs, Robin
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   Posted 6/25/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so very sorry you have to deal with this, Libby. My mom was sedated and on a ventilator too and it is hard to watch. I wish I had talked to her more when she was there. She wasn't very responsive at all so we didn't think of it, but they say people can still hear even if they can't respond. I will pray for you and your family.
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    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 6/25/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Libby I am so sorry that your dad isnt doing well. I will keep him in my prayers and hopefully he will do better soon.

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   Posted 6/25/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I just prayed for your Dad, Libby.  That has to be frightening but it's good that he is responding a little.  My friend's father had the same problem but finally healed and went on as normal.  Hopefully you will see even better response from him in the next couple of days.  You and your father are in my thoughts and prayers.
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   Posted 6/25/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I will pray for dad and your family........

whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my Name, I am there with them’ (Matthew 18:19, 20).


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   Posted 6/25/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Libby, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.  I too had double knee replacement and did great but I know just a little bit about what he's going through.  You and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers.  Keep us informed on his status.
God Bless!
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