Prayers Needed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Runner, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    On Monday, my father woke up not feeling well. He was very weak and nauseated feeling. He had been having bleeding in his stool for the past few weeks, and losing alot of blood. His doctor kept putting it off as hemrhoid trouble, and after a about a week and a half, my father called and told him that it wasn't getting any better and that he was losing alot of blood. The doctor told him that he would be sheduling an appointment with a specialist in Lansing. A week after that, still no response. They ran tests on him all day Monday, admitted him Monday evening, and gave him a transfusion. Tuesday morning, they had him up, and helped him from a chair to the bed. He went into silence, went to sleep, and has not woke up yet. No response to voices, and no reaction to people trying to awake him. They think its from the amount of toxins in his system as his liver is weak. He has scerosis (he was never a drinker) and it is figured that it is due to a contraction of Hepatitis when he was in the Korean war. This afternoon (Wednesday), we learned that he had a heart attack this morning. This evening, the cardiologist came in and informed us that it was a major one, and the prognosis is not good. There is too much stuff going on at once, that is putting strain on him. They can't give him blood thinners because of the bleeding, (which has about desisted), but they have given him something called "something" blockers" and a nitro drip. These are supposed to relieve the stress on his heart.
    What I am asking here,.....and begging, is for him to have the opportunity to be in your prayers. This man is truly my Hero, and is loved by all. I am not ready to lose him because at the 40 years that I have been around him, I still have so much to learn. He is one of those guys that can do anything, fix anything, and build anything. He puts his heart into everything he does, and is a true giver when it comes to helping people. He has taught me so much, but I still have so much to learn. He is truly a proven provider for the family and the man that I wish I can be when I reach his age.
    I thank all of you.
  2. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Have faith in God and let him bear your burden. "If the Lord watches over the birds of the air, how much more does He care for us".
  3. JamesM

    JamesM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    My prayers will be with you and your family.

  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Consider it done Joe. This is very sad, the words in your post show how much you love him. Be strong, and have faith in the Lord.
  5. Matts Mowing

    Matts Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Joe - Your father and family will be in my prayers. Keep your faith and know that it is God's will not ours. God Bless !!!
  6. Husky

    Husky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    I'll pray for all of you!!! My dad just found out he has 2 tumors on his stomach area just the other week...We have yet to hear anything as of yet. Faith is wonderful,,talk to Jesus, he will always listen and relieve any worry you have,,just have confidence.....GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
  7. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Joe, God never takes a day off...Your Dad is on His mind constantly just like you and I and all those He created are and He knows the next step for your Dad. Be encouraged in the fact that God doesn't waste people, He loves them with an everlasting love, the Bible says. I've faced similar times in my life and have gained great comfort in resting in the truth mentioned above. It will be an honor to pray for your Dad and you and your family that you all can have peace in your heart about the future. Neal
  8. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    i don't think that's too much to ask of anyone here, especially with all the help you have given over the years. consider it done, and if you need a friend(s), you know where to look.
  9. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    I wish him and your family the best of luck. Will be in my thoughts. Let us know how he is doing every so often.
  10. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190


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