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Monday, January 7, 2013

Update on Daddy and his heart

To all my dear friends,
Your thoughts and prayers mean more to me than you will ever know. This has been really bad. My dad had been having an on going heart attack for three days. They had to do emergency surgery. He was in surgery for 7 hours. He had three bypasses. As soon as they closed him up he had another heart attack. They opened him again. They did their best to stabilize his heart rhythm. The surgeon came out and told us that he was only one step above death. It was the worse news possible. I have never been at a low any worse than this ever. 
But my dad is the strongest and most faithful man I have ever known. He is a very great man, and if anyone has a direct link to the heavenly Father. I know he does. They went ahead and put him in his ICU room, let my mom and oldest sister go be with him. The surgeons, started becoming amazed. They said they had no reason to understand why he was living. He has been slowly improving. It is still very critical. But this morning he finally woke up. It is Monday and the surgery was Saturday. He is on a ventilator, and they are doing everything they can for him. But he is fighting and improving! 
Praise GOD!! HalleluYah!
Prayer is what is keeping my dad alive. The doctors said there was no way he could be any worse, but he is improving. The doctors have just been calling him Mr. Amazing! He is going to be having a long road ahead of him. But he has a road ahead of him. My family is very tired. But we have all stood in prayer and faith and are so thankful for the amazing people that love us, love my dad, and love our creator. 
Your prayers do make a huge difference. Trust in Him. Keep Him in your hearts. Love Him always. He will never let you down. Please, I ask to keep my dad in your prayers. He is 74. Tomorrow is my sweet mothers 73rd birthday, She is so in love with my dad, and constantly by his side. Pray for her strength and courage and health, too. I really need prayers from you all. This is the toughest challenge of my life. My daddy is my rock. He is my first love. 
Thank you all so very much. I love you, too. May God bless each and every one of you.
Blessings,
Susie

36 comments:

  1. I am keeping your Dad in my prayers, sweet friend and of course you and your Mom, too! Prayer makes a difference! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  2. Susie-
    I'm just so sorry that your family is going through this at this time. It sounds like your Dad is quite amazing! I will be praying and then praying some more that he pulls through this.
    Thinking of you my friend,
    Erica

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  3. Susie - I am just now finding out the news of your father. I am so sorry you and your family are going through this tough time. After reading today's blog post, it looks like he is doing much better! That is absolutely wonderful! I will keep him, you and your family in my prayers! God bless!
    -Denise

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  4. Prayers coming your way from our corner of Colorado. Your parents are in the same age range as my husband and I. Aging can be rough, but we have discovered that our strength from God grows each year. It seems that your parents have discovered that strength, also. Sally

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  5. I've been so concerned for you and your dad, I'm so glad you gave us an update. Prayers are coming your way, God works miracles every day. Hugs to you, Sweet Susie.
    Dorothy

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  6. I've been praying...and looking for a positive update from you, and thank God here it is. Your post brought tears to my eyes, what a wonderful family you have, and you have all endured so much in the last few days. We will keep sending prayers and positive thoughts.

    Get some rest, you and your Mom need to stay well for your Dad. (hugs))Pam

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  7. No one should ever under estimate the power of prayer and the love our Heavenly Father has for His children. More prayers and good wishes are being sent your way.
    Love and Hugs
    Phoebe x

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  8. Praise God he is doing better! God is so good, and you dad seems like a strong and amazing man of the Lord. Keeping him and your family in my prayers! Hugs and love, Heather

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  9. Praising God for the good report. Thank you for updating us, and I will continue to be in prayer for all of you.

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  10. I was thinking about you this morning and hoping for a good update. Sounds like your dad has really been through it the past few days. He is tough as nails! I'll keep praying that he improves daily. Also keeping you and your sweet mother in my prayers. I can't imagine how hard this is on you.

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  11. I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers since I read your first post.....thank you for taking the time in the midst of all of your stress to keep us updated. (((Hugs))) Fran

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  12. IT will certainly be praying for him to continue to improve and for you.

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  13. You have all been through a terrible time. I am so glad that the situation is now much improved. What wonderful doctors and medical facilities you have where your father lives. While his recovery will take a long time I am sure that he will thoroughly enjoy the next twenty years.

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  14. Susie,

    Sweetie, I'm right there with you ((((Susie)))). I'm sending prayers for your Dad, Mom, You and Family. Our Dad's hold a very special place in our hearts as Daughters. Your Dad is a very strong man, with this strength, the amazing doctors, the loving support from you and your Mom, and God he will improve in his recovery. Even though I'm a distance away from you, if you ever want to talk you know I'm here. Your Friend,
    Sandy

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  15. I am praying and will continue now with your specific requests for your Mom and you. I saw an eagle on my way home and thought of Is. 40:31, They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Blessings on you all.

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  16. Hi Susie,

    I know this is a really hard time for all of you. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so.... May God's Peace,Love and Mercy envelope you during this time.

    Amy Jo

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  17. oh Susie,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is such a hard time for you all,but it sounds all good news so far. Blessings and hugs xx jeanette

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  18. May god bless your whole family!...it's tough but, you will get passed this! Praying for all of you!

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  19. Thanks for letting us know your dad's progress. It sure sounds like he is a very strong man. Sending lots of healing thoughts and prayers for his continued recovery.

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  20. Praise God! I am praying now and thanking him for his blessings and asking for your Dad's healing. We know where this is coming from don't we? In my thoughts and prayers all of you.
    Dolly

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  21. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family....

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  22. rejoicing with you - and adding continued prayers for healing!

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  23. Prayers continue for your dad and the whole family.

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  24. awe, so sorry to hear this. Prayers definitely being sent. What strength he must have to be going through all of this. God does not let us see others struggle in battles in life without a purpose. It is so that we grow stronger in clinging to God and so that we may teach others through our struggles to be faithful! I pray he gives strength and peace in you and your family's hearts while you endure this and that God heals him!

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  25. Thinking of you all Susie, keep strong and hopeful.

    Big hugs, Estelle xx

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  26. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Dad, and your family. I'll be praying for your Dad's healing, and for strength for you and your family as you stay with him at the hospital. I know that intensive care unit waiting room is a very difficult place for everyone that is there.

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  27. Your Dad,Mom, You & your family are in my prayers. So sorry to hear of your Dad's illness.Happy Birthday to your Mom!
    Love & Prayers

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  28. Healing thoughts are being sent to your Dad. May you all be surrounded with Love.

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  29. Susie, I continue to have your Dad, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I know how prayer can work miracles. We're all with you.
    Sending you a big hug,
    Dru

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  30. I will keep your dad and the entire family in my prayers..
    Blessings,Renee

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  31. So sorry to read about your dear dad. I know first hand how difficult watching a parent suffer can be. I believe in the power of prayer and often the prayers are for the benifit of the giver and not the receiver. Love on him as much as you can.
    blessings to you.

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  32. Susie it is so good to hear that you dad is improving. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.
    Hugs
    donna

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  33. So happy to hear that your Dad is slowly improving! The power of pray is amazing!! Take care of yourself too!

    Hugs chris

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  34. Susie -- sending prayers requesting improved health for your Dad and strength for you and your Mom as you offer comfort and support during his recovery.

    Hugs,
    Debra

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  35. hi friend hope your doing fine...keeping our blog friends in prayer
    im visiting some of my bloggy friends of america cause you might have a little trouble reading my dutch blog and the google translato
    is not that helpful..
    your welcome is a simpel blog but so we keep the contact..
    blessings

    http://lightopmijnpad.blogspot.nl/

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  36. The Lord is giving you more sweet time with your daddy. What a blessing for you both.

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