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Sunday
Oct172010

The Drive in the Night

Youse guys are some good prayers.

My dad started hemorrhaging yesterday and we were told he only had a few hours.  So Josh The Pilot and I drove through the night to Atlanta because a flight from there would get to Cincinnati the fastest.  He stabilized slowly and is now out of ICU--the doctors are currently trying to figure out how, because they were basically telling us to start planning the funeral--but obviously the situation is fluid.

We thank you for your continued prayers.

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Reader Comments (12)

Have been praying, and will continue to pray!

In the Book of Romans, chapter 8, it tells us at verse 26 "....the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."

Your thanks are to the Lord who had acted. When Margery hemorrhaged this summer they (the ER doctors) got it turned around and then they started replacing with transfusions in the ICU. John has told me that Margery almost lost her life and now she realizes that it was serious. In her case, my thought is that she had refused to eat and drink, thus changing her metabolism and the coumadin got too concentrated. It has been stopped altogether and now she is trying to eat and drink a normal amount. Her 'cloudy' state of mind has also cleared and in general she seems to be back to her old self. The incident did not seem to have any relation to her cancer which appears to be standing still, or at least not getting any worse. I just wish M. would be more agressive in trying to outwit the muscles that no longer take her commands in her left arm and hand.

More and continuing prayer is on the books. Grandma

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma McF

I'm with the two of you, praying that things get straight. Don't lose your sense of humor, you've got each other and the rest of the family.

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon Reed

Lots of thoughts and prayers for you!!!

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I will be praying. This hits very close to home right now and know exactly how to pray. :) Keep us posted.
Heather Adams (and my boys)

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Adams

Prayers for you and yours!

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

I will be keeping you, your dad and your family in my prayers.

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen the Account Taker

I think of you guys every day, MB. Take care of yourself and know that lots of prayers and good wishes are coming your way.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKD Easley

I will keep you in my prayers. God be with you and your family......especially your father. And may God continue to bless the doctors and nurses who are taking care of him.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWiserlemming

MB,
My Dad was also diagnosed with a tumor shortly after you posted about your Dad's tumors. Believe me, I know how hard this is, and how draining. There really are no words good enough to convey how sorry I am for you and your family. I will be praying for you.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKa

I'm glad your father showed those doctors they don't know it all.

As an agnostic, I still believe in the power of prayer.

(Hope it's like riding a bicycle...)

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

I'm sorry I've been out of the loop. Prayers ascending for your father and all of you.

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
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