Prayer Request

Dear friends,

It’s taken a while, but i’m back in the blogging realm once more after a technologically forced break for the past 9 or 10 weeks. Advent, Christmas and New Year have passed and with 2011 was ushered in a whole heap of ‘stuff’ already.

Hey-ho.

(That’s another story for another day)

The internet eh?

I had hoped to at least have internet access via my mobile phone, but that didn’t work either. At first i was frustrated, then i got lots of things done i wouldn’t have got done had i not been absent from the internet for more than 2 months….but recently it began to frustrate me once again…and not just because i am a cyber addict…but because your prayers would not have gone amiss…. and i had no means of requesting prayer.

There’s a few things i will post about, not right now though. Right now, the only thing i want to say is that Dad is very poorly again. He has been in hospital with pneumonia for the last 10 days. At home he is on 24 hour oxygen when he is ‘doing alright’ (which isn’t actually alright at all, but is, sadly, as good as it gets for Dad). ..in hospital his oxygen supply has been increased to an extremely high level and he is being pumped full of drugs in attempts to get things under control. I say ‘attempts’ because it was thought last week that the pneumonia had gone, but then it came back with a vengeance and at one point the Intensive Care doctors visited Dad during the night and were umming and ahhing about admitting Dad to intensive care. Ultimately, they opted to increase medications and oxygen and to have him admitted to the respiratory ward (which is actually CLOSED at this time)….y’see, for a week he had been on the Trauma Ward where people with injuries/ cancers etc are…due to a…

Shortage. Of. Beds.

The Respiratory Ward is actually closed at the moment – though it has patients on the ward – due to the Norovirus being present and affecting some patients. However, because the respiratory ward has specialist equipment, not to mention, consultants who actually deal with respiratory illness, Dad was able to be admitted to the ward. We are praying he does not get Norovirus now.

So, how do things stand?

We are hopefully optimistic that Dad will get over this bout of pneumonia, though he is terribly weak and even without the pneumonia, Dad’s condition at its ‘baseline’  has become significantly poorer – Mum has now become his 24/7 carer. If you could spare a prayer for Mum also, that would be appreciated, because she has poor health herself and yet she still cares for Dad, day and night, without respite.

The main thing right now is that we still have Dad with us, and for that we are grateful. He is fighting his illness with everything he has got, and doing so without complaint, but it goes hard for him that he is now housebound and so reliant on others for his care. We are however, ever hopeful that there will be improvement in his condition and that when he is back home, that he may become more stable and able to enjoy a better quality of life.

Needless to say though, your prayers are coveted, as always.

Will sign off for now, but hope to resume normal (normal for me) blogging henceforth.

Much Love.

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23 Responses to Prayer Request

  1. John says:

    You, your children, and anyone you hold dear in your heart are always in my prayers – be assured of that. Will especially remember you and your Dad though. +JMJ+ John

  2. Barbara says:

    Praying for you all

  3. Mary Lou says:

    I ask God to hold you and yours in His arms. You are all kept in my prayers.

  4. Owen says:

    This always sounds phoney but really, I was thinking of you only yesterday and checked in at the site to see nothing new. Today my rss directed me to this post. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and yours.

  5. Definitely–prayers all around!

  6. Mimi says:

    I woke up thinking about you and your family last night and sent huge prayers. What a blessing to see this today. There are no coincidences with God. Be assured of my prayers and love

  7. Valerie says:

    I shall keep all of you in my prayers! It was good to hear from you again – I am starting up blogging again as well. Love, Val

  8. Rita says:

    You and yours remain in my prayers.

    xxx

  9. Therese says:

    will be praying for your dad and for your whole family Deb. So glad to see you posting again.

  10. Suzanne says:

    I checked often..missed you much..prayed for you and will continue to pray. :)

  11. Cathy says:

    Your dad is in my prayers. So glad you’ll be back with us again!

  12. Your dad and your mom and you are in my prayers. May God’s grace be upon you all!! May your father be restored to health, your mother strengthened and her own health preserved, and may the peace that surpasses all understanding be upon you all!

  13. Esther says:

    Hi Deb:
    I will be praying for your family.

  14. Matheus says:

    Also praying. And will remember them on my Rosary tonight.

  15. Bill and Carol says:

    OUR BROKEN & EXHAUSTED HEARTS Continue to Cry out to God Day & Night for His Mercy & Peace..2011,12..?? Please Pray Daily!Slow Recovery from the Death of Our Only Son and Other Ongoing Daily Hardships(Financial,Health & Other)& Sorrows… Please pass Prayer Prayer Request on:Churches,Parishes,Prayer Groups,Prayer Chains,Grandmothers and Others?? Thank you! Bill and Carol.oh.usa

  16. Renee says:

    I saw this earlier, but haven’t been able to reply until now. You have never ceased to be in my prayers, and I think of you often, and hope you feel the presence of Our Lord in your distress. Love to you, and looking forward to hearing as much as you are able!

  17. NCSue says:

    I went through something very similar with my father just a month ago. He fell and broke his hip, developed pneumonia, and wound up in intensive care on the ventilator for 8 days. It was 10 days after his fracture before they could repair his hip, and he will be a long time in rehabilitation.

    I found myself unsure what to pray for as I sat by his bedside. (See http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/2010/12/stuff-happens.html.) Ultimately I simply prayed for acceptance of God’s will. And that gave me peace as I awaited the outcome.

    Whatever the outcome is for you and your family, I pray that you, too, will know his peace.

  18. Gabrielle says:

    Prayers here too, for all of you…

  19. Shanta says:

    Please pray for my mother to be healed. She was informed that her catscan revealed a spot on her liver. Pray that she is healed in Jesus Name. Pray that it is nothing serious wrong with her liver and that her liver is healed. Please send out your prayers for my mother.

    Thank you and may God bless u

  20. Alexa says:

    All of us, along with the Communion of Saints, will be praying for your Dad’s full recovery – and strength for the rest of the fambly, Deb! Cheers!

  21. sinikka says:

    Prayer Request

    I remember my daughter, next Thursday, the job interview.

    thanks and blessing.

    -. bluebird

  22. Joanna says:

    Please pray for me to overcome my financial problem, I needed a loan and a miracles.
    Thanks.

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