Further Update

Many thanks to all who prayed and continue to do so, especially….

  1. Cathy
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 01:43:40

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

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  2. Valerie
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 03:59:52

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

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  3. Matheus
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:37:07

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

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  4. Aphra
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 01:33:42

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

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  5. Adrienne
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 07:26:14

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

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  6. Barb Szyszkiewicz, sfo
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 22:42:32

    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.

    him back to good health.Reply

    Lesley
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 23:29:45 [Edit]

    Deb

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

    Lesley


    Here’s the update:

    It has been discovered that in fact Dad has many blood clots in his lungs.

    The specialist says some are old and some are new. It is clear to all that things could have been so very much different had these not been identified. The specialist believes that the blood clots would have started to build in Dad’s lungs as far back as the beginning of the year. He certainly hasn’t ‘been right’ since then, so it seems to make sense.

    Dad is on oxygen 24 hours a day but he is looking reasonably well and still has his jokey moments. We can’t wait to get him home but the oxygen needs to be sorted for him before that can happen, and his bloods need to be consistantly stable, but Dad is hoping to come out as early as the beginning of next week or mid week. He will remain on the oxygen for a long time, but if the blood clots go, most importantly, those which deter the flow of oxygen throughout his heart and lungs, then Dad hopes to one day not even have to use the oxygen. But we have to keep telling him not to get ahead of himself. We all need to take this one day at a time and deal with things as they develop 🙂

    Dad will need monitering and will have a lot of treatment and care from hospital/health workers, once he is home. He has already met some of the people who will be visiting him regularly to do various things for him like take his blood frequently, analyse his oxygen levels etc. Dad is going to be one pampered dude!

    Once again, many thanks for your continued concern, prayers and well wishes. God love you, i know i do.

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    12 Responses to Further Update

    1. Adrienne says:

      Nice to hear some somewhat good news!!

    2. Tim J. says:

      Sorry to hear about this, but glad he is being well cared for. I will remember him and you in my prayers tonight.

    3. Mary Lou says:

      I join in all the masses, rosaries and prayers being offered for your Dad as well as you and your Mother. This must be a terribly frightening time for all of you! What you speak of is so serious. Your dear mother is lucky to have you by her side to help her through. We will all continue to hold all of you in prayer.

    4. Wow, that is a long time to have clots in the lungs and not even know. He is lucky that nothing bad happened to him in all that time! Prayers will continue!

    5. Renee says:

      I have been following your dad’s progress on Facebook. Be assured of my prayers for you all. I will be at vespers tonight for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and will especially remember your dad. Blessings!

    6. Oh, Deb, I’ve been out of town and did not read this request. Know that your dad is now in my prayers!! May God bless him, keep him safe, and give him peace. Prayers for you and the rest of your family too!!

    7. mum6kids says:

      Good heavens Deb, I am glad they found out what was happening!
      More prayers.
      Will email you tomorrow.
      I hope he will be allowed home asap.
      God bless

    8. Mary Lou says:

      I am worried. Can you let us know that you are all hopefully ok? I pray that God stays by your side, holding you up, if needed. I know that none of this is easy

    9. Suzanne says:

      Glad to hear your Dad is home! Ongoing prayers for him to have little anxiety also as I know that just makes matters worse. Try to be at peace, Deb.

    10. Owen says:

      thanks be to God.

    11. christine kings says:

      We have been reading all your very kind comments on Debs blog, words can,t express how grateful Peter and i are for all your prayers ,Rosaries and Masses being offered for Peter, it means so much to us , so wonderful to know that people in different parts of the world , people we will never meet show so much love. Peter has had a good day and is much better than he was , he was very ill, we know it will take Months to recuperate but he is getting good health care with lots of meds, warfarin ,oxygen etc. our dear Deb is wonderful, nothing too much trouble , also our very loving Granddaughter we are truly blessed.the Good Lord is watching over us . Our prayers go out for all of you God Bless, Christine and Peter

    12. John says:

      How’s your Dad? How’re you and your loved ones? Prayers continue unabated!

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