Some of you might have heard me say before, that I'm not into any particular religion, per say. But I KNOW their is a higher power, and because of this, I am very spiritual.
Anyway, I have a very close friend who is in REALLY bad shape His name is Josh D. It seems that way back, like 5 months ago, he got that horrible flu that many of us (myself included) got. It got a little better, then came back, then just kind of back and forth. Then, a month ago, he got severely sick, to the point he had to be hospitalized. Even so, he continued to decline, at which point, Dr's discovered that his heart was swollen. As it turns out, he had developed something called Viral Cardio Myopathy (sp ?)
In this last month, his heart has stopped 3 X's, and then they had to do open heart surgery to put in a machine to pump his blood for him. At that point, all of his other organs were trying to shut down too, but since the machine has increased his blood flow, the other stuff seems to be improving.
Still, Dr's are not sure that the heart machine will continue to be enough, if his heart has been too damaged already. They are even talking about the possibility of putting him on a heart transplant list.
Josh is only 34 yo, but had an awesome career (chief operator of a water treatment plant), making a bunch of $, with great benefits, which was fantastic for him, as he is married with a 10, 8, and 1 yo.
Josh is just one of those guys of whom anyone who knows him, likes him. Caring. Generous. And a fantastic Father, to his 3 kids.
I'm going to go see him (1 hour drive) in the next few days. His wife told me to be prepared. He is a big guy... about 6'4", 280, but his wife tells me he has lost 100 lbs, since all of this began.
Anyway, in a "best case" scenario, his heart will heal completely, but Dr's have said this would take a minimum of 6 months !
So anyway, I don't care "who" you pray to... God, Allah, Buhda... If you have a higher power that listens to you, will you please say a prayer for my good friend Josh D ? I promise, all of you would love this guy.