Thursday, September 23, 2010

Prayer request

Please pray for my father who is in the hospital with pneumonia. My mother had to call an ambulance last night because she couldn't wake him up. He went to Mass as usual yesterday morning but fell asleep on the sofa when he got home. He woke up and ate lunch but was very listless and my mother was worried. She couldn't wake him up for supper at all. An ambulance took him to the hospital and we found out he has pneumonia. Until yesterday he didn't even have any symptoms! I think that he didn't even realize that he was sick because the polymyalgia makes him feel "fluish" most days so it's hard for him (or us) to tell if something's wrong when there are no obvious symptoms. I can relate because I used to have the same problem. I spent the day at the hospital with him and they have him on oxygen, an IV, and antibiotics. I hope this takes care of it. He cannot stand up at all and is very confused. Oddly enough, he has been on my mind the past few days and I had started a novena to the Little Flower for him. Now I'm glad I did!

28 comments:

  1. Oh Mary I am so sorry to hear of your dad's illness. I certainly am praying for him and all your family. God Bless sweetie.......:-)Hugs

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  2. I will most definitely say a prayer for your dad! This story is such a testimony to the grace that comes from being open and present to the Holy Spirit's promptings. Clearly, you were listening and hence, began the Novena for your dad! Keep us posted, Mary!

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  3. Thank you, I really appreciate your prayers.

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  4. Praying Mary!! I hope he gets better very soon.

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  5. Mary, I will gladly keep your dad in my prayers!

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  6. Thanks so much! It will be a comfort to him to know that so many people are praying for him!

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  7. Today is the Feast of St. Pio...will ask his intercession and storm heaven for Dad. Will pray for mom and family to get thru this with the needed grace...pray for doctors etc, too! N

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  8. I will pray for your dad too, Mary.

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  9. I am praying for your father, Mary. And for you and your whole family.

    God bless.

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  10. I'm thankful for your prayer support!

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  11. Dear Mary

    I am so very sorry about your dear Dad. I will certainly remember him in my prayers and you and your family too.

    I just want to let you know there is a little book on its way to you. Thanks for your support and God bless you and your precious family.

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  12. Prayers for your dad, Mary. Loved your post about his spiritual care packages.

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  13. I'm saying a novena to St Thérèse too, so will add your Dad and family in too!

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  14. Thank you! He is a bit more lucid today and they were able to take him off the oxygen. He is very weak though. He is eating, which is a good sign :)

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  15. Breadgirl,
    I'm looking forward to reading it! Thank you!

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  16. Something similar happened to my dad 2 weeks ago. It amazed him - and me - that he felt fine one day and was in the hospital the next. He's now doing fine, and I pray that yours will, as well! I will also pray for you and the rest of your family, that you will feel God's presence during this time of anxiety.

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  17. Thank you, JBR!

    Sue,
    I'm glad your dad is feeling better. Things seem to hit the elderly harder and the recovery time is longer. I appreciate the prayers!

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  18. Prayers for your daddy. I can only imagine . . . it's hard when our parents get sick and need so much! I'm glad you all pay attention and act quickly! Many blessings to you all.

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  19. God bless him. The heart of the Little Flower will surely be a fruitful intercession for him. I ask St. Pio to add his prayers too.

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  20. Hi Mary
    Just looking in to see how your Dad is. We are all praying for him. God bless you all.

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  21. Things do hit us older people harder, and as we age, stress of all kinds is harder to bear. When illness strikes, we can suddenly find ourselves flattened. I hope your Dad is home by now and doing much better. Let us know how he is doing when you have time.

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  22. Thank you, everyone! All those prayers helped and he was able to come home today!

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