Gratitude and an update…

Many thanks to all of you who commented on the last post and those who prayed/are praying but didn’t leave a comment to let me know. Special thanks to….

  1. John
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 12:54:43

    Your Dad and all of you will be remembered in prayer.


  2. Cathy
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 12:58:50

    You and your family especially your dad will be in my prayers!!!


  3. Valerie
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 13:08:40

    It sounds like he has good medical care – so he is in good hands with them and in God’s hands during all of this. May God bring all of you comfort, strength, and peace during this! I’ll keep you in my prayers!


  4. Barbara
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 13:09:10

    Prayers coming your way. Hugs.


  5. Dainty Salmo Cordero
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 14:58:32

    Dear friend,
    I’ll keep on praying for your Dad.May the healing grace and loving touch of our Divine Healer be upon him and have a speedy recovery very soon.Be at peace.Jesus really care for your Dad,just trust God and everything will be back to normal.To the greater glory of God.Amen!

    In Jesus,


  6. Pablo H.
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 15:21:44

    Hail Marys for your daddy.


  7. Mary Lou
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 15:27:52

    I continue to hold your dear dad in my prayers as well as you and your family. Stay strong, Debbie, this is when they really need you by their sides.


  8. Owen
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 17:18:31

    prayers ascending


  9. KC
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 17:45:00

    Praying for your dad, and for the rest of the family as well. May God be with you!


  10. Carol@simple_catholic
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 18:51:18

    Prayers going up for your dad (and for your whole family).


  11. Mimi
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 20:01:15

    Lord have Mercy, my dear friend. Be assured of my prayers for Peter and for you and your family. Huge hugs


  12. Suzanne
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 10:51:11

    Up early in the US on the 9th of Sept. and praying for your Dad and all of you.
    Gracious Lord, we know that You will be with them in their needs. Amen


  13. Esther
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 19:29:25

    Deb, I am praying right now!


  14. mum6kids
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 20:31:05

    Praying here Deb.


  15. Barb Szyszkiewicz, sfo
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 21:04:49


Here’s the update for tonight. We got to the hospital this evening to find that Dad had had a great deal more tests, one of which revealed something rather significant. The proffesor who is looking after Dad’s case had explained yedterday that it may be that Dad had had a couple of heart attacks and that may be the reason for the consistantly alarming ECG results and lack of oxygen in his body. However,  she did also tell Dad that she thought that also it could be that a blood clot was in his body somewhere.

Well today Dad had a special type of scan that slices up (visually via computer!) his lungs and identifies anything untoward. What showed up was a blood clot in/on his lung and it is right next to his heart (valve, i think)  and obstructing the flow of oxygen through Dad’s heart. This has been quite a shock, but now the problem is known, work has begun (non invasive at this time) to do all that is possible to prevent the blood clot doing its worst.  I beg your continued prayers, well wishes and positive thoughts for Dad.

Mum is a regular reader of my blog and many of your blogs too and she read the comments on yesterdays post and was really touched that so many lovely people from all around the world, who we may never meet, actually care about our little family and offers prayers for us and take the time to express their concern. God Bless you all, we love you and we appreciate you.

I will continue to update as and when i can, at this point, with Dad’s lung problems deteriating and now with the blood clot blockage, it is going to take a considerable amount of time for Dad to be experiencing a better quality of life…but i have to say, that despite all my gripes with the NHS, they have cared for Dad exceptionally well up till now, and i pray they will long continue to do so. They are being very thorough.

Dad will need moderate medium/long term care but we are just taking each day as it comes and thanking God for allowing things to unfold in such a way that the doctors have been able to identify what is wrong, before it was too late.

Once again, many thanks to all,

God Bless you!

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7 Responses to Gratitude and an update…

  1. Cathy says:

    Will continue to pray!!! May God bless you all!!!!

  2. Valerie says:

    Thank you so much for the update. I will definitely continue to keep on praying for your family, Deb!

  3. Matheus says:

    Will remember him and your family on my Rosary later today.

  4. Aphra says:

    I have been praying and will continue to do so. Thank you for the update. Hugs.

  5. Adrienne says:

    DEb – sending many prayers and will offer my Sat. vigil Mass for his recovery and for your entire family…

  6. More prayers for your dad–and all of you, including his doctors and other caregivers, that they will be guided in giving him the best treatment and bringing him back to good health.

  7. Lesley says:


    Only just seen this, I am so sorry, Prayers going up for your Dad now and I will offer my Mass for him tomorrow.


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