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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

He Really is Mr. Amazing

I sure think it is time for a cheerful post! I have been really busy with my Dad's recent heart attack and surgery. After my last update, I was so happy to read all of the oh so wonderful comments and all of the great support from you. Thank you!
Yes, your prayers are good. My Dad had been having a heart attack that would not stop, and they did emergency surgery on him Saturday, January 5, 2013. The details are in this post here . After having another heart attack on the table they opened him up again, and then tried to stabilize him and sent him to an ICU room. Daddy stayed sedated and on a ventilator until Tuesday. He was slowly getting a little better. 
Then on Wednesday, He flat lined at 11:00 am and it took over 2 minutes to bring him back, then he flat lined again at around 2:00 pm, then again at 3:00 pm. They manged to bring him back both times again.
As you can imagine, this was all very stressful and scared us all very much. He was aware of what happened and had many things he felt important to say to family members. We have had so much support with our prayer warriors, and by Saturday the 12th, one week since the surgery, they moved him out of ICU and into Coronary Care Unit. Seemed like a good day, and him and Momma even watched a football game between the Denver Broncos and the Ravens.
At 2:00 am I got a phone call that he was in trouble. Very difficult breathing with Pneumonia! I was at home over 30 minutes away. I managed to get to the hospital asap. Joining my mother and my dad's favorite cousin we gathered around him, praying nonstop. Also, many other family members praying from where they were. 

 My big strong Daddy was scared. My Mom was fragile and we were all doing our best. The medical staff did so many things to help get him breathing again, and he had been having irregular heart beat. I know that the All Mighty is just that, and performs His great works. 
Daddy is breathing so much better. His heart has an outer pace maker and his heart is working hard to stay in rhythm.  My mom is tired, but very happy.
Monday, Dad even was able to get up and walk 10 feet! He is such a fighter! And through it all He is sharing the Gospel. To everyone he comes in contact with. Also, he is telling jokes and keeping a very upbeat attitude. 
Watching my Dad keeping such a positive attitude, fighting attitude , and having so much faith just makes me so proud!
He really is Mr. Amazing! I have to say, I am really proud of my Momma's strength, too! Mr. & Mrs. Amazing.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so blessed and thankful for my family and friends. 
I love Prayer Warriors!!
Blessings,
Susie
Psalms 34:19 
The righteous person faces many troubles, but Yahweh (the Lord) comes to the rescue each time. 

32 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear this, Susie. I had just a few minutes ago, emailed Erica to see if she might have heard any news about your dad. I'll be praying that he continues to improve. God is wonderful and good and Joy comes in the morning.
    Take care of yourself and your mom, too,
    Your friend,
    Dorothy

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  2. Oh Susie what a fighter your Daddy is - truly amazing! Stay strong - I will be thinking of you all.

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  3. Susie you truly do have such an amazing Dad and Mom!! God is so good, and what a blessing he is getting better and stronger. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Take care sweet friend!! xo Heather

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  4. Oh what a traumatic time you and your family have had. Will continue to send positive vibes your way. Much love, Emma xxx

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  5. Such an amazing story! So glad to read your good news, had been wondering about all of you. Thanks for updating us. Continuing to send positive thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Susie I am so glad to hear that your dad is a fighter. God is an awesome God and I know he is walking with you through this. Y'all will continue to be in my thoughts a prayers.
    Hugs
    donna

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  7. Susie,

    This is so wonderful! It sounds like your Dad is an amazing man.... I will continue to pray for him.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  8. Thanks for the update. I'll continue to keep your dad and family in my prayers.

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  9. They really are Mr. and Mrs. Amazing! Your dad sounds like such a fighter. I don't know anyone who has gone through that much! I'll continue to pray for him and the family as well. Hang in there! :)

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  10. God is truly awesome! I am so glad he is improving. I will continue to pray.


    Thank you for visiting my blog. I haven't posted for some time. Once things settle down, I will be back.

    Mecky

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  11. I'll add mine too for you and your family. Hugs to you! :)

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  12. You have had some really rough days. Your Dad has an angel with him for sure. Hoping that he continues to improve. Prayers and (((((HUGS)))). Hoping that you can rest some as well. Also hoping for your mother to rest before he comes home from the hospital/

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  13. Glad to hear about your dad. I'm sure he had been such a witness of God's mercy to all he comes in contact with.

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  14. What great news! I will keep him in my prayers.

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  15. Dear Sweet Susie I am so glad your dad is going to be okay. I do pray for continued healing for him. My goodness that is a lot of stress for you all. I love your blog topper it is the cutest topper ever!!! so you. Have a great day sweets. Hugs

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  16. Been thinking of you, Susie, and your family. I know how stressful this can be. Keeping you all in my prayers.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  17. Sorry to hear that your Daddy has been so unwell. But so glad to hear that he is now on the road to recovery. I can understand how scary it would have been for you all. Life is so precious. I am so glad to hear that your faith got you through. Prayers can do wonders :)

    I am your newest follower, it is so nice to meet you :)

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  18. I am so glad to hear your dad is doing better. =)

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  19. That's such positive news I am so pleased. xx

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  20. So happy for this update. Your parents' strength is amazing. I'll continue to keep them in my prayers and send lots of positive thoughts your way! :) --Fran

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  21. Amazing is our God! WOW!!! Your dad is a fighter and God is the healer!
    May God continue to heal your dad and give Peace to all during these days.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  22. I was so happy to see your post and email lasnight! I had just told Dorothy that I would send you an email to see how things were coming along. We were both thinking of you! Thank Heavens it appears that your Dad will pull through this. I can't imagine how scared you all have been!
    Still praying for you and your family-
    Erica :)

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  23. It's amazing how much your dad is a fighter. It's perfectly fine to be scared. He is your hero and he's proving it. God bless your dad and your family. Prayers and healing thoughts are being sent your way. XO Linda

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  24. This prayer warrior will continue with her prayers for your Dad, Mom and Family. Keep the faith my friend, God is with him.

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  25. That is a good report. I'm keeping him in my prayers! And hope the whole family stays well. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  26. Hi Susie, i just read your comment on my Blogroll. Yes, I did do it myself. It's a fun way to add some of your fav blogs.

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  27. Oh my gosh Susie, you really have been through alot! I am so glad that he is doing much better!! I will pray for his speedy recovery. Hope he continues to grow stronger every day! Hugs and blessings for all of you!
    Jann

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  28. Hi Susie,
    Good to hear,he is fighting & is such a witness.I will continue to pray for him & all the family.Love & Prayers

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  29. I continue to pray for you and your family....what special and strong parents you have! God is watching over you!

    Chris

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  30. Sending prayers your way, Susie, for your father, you, and your entire family:)

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  31. very very lovely post!!
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  32. Glad to read your father is improving.

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