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Mim update...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hi all -

Just wanted to give you an update. The end of May and most of June my dad has been in a critical condition. The end of June we had a brush fire at our cabin property we are trying to sell. There's several other significant things that are going on as well but just too complicated to share here. Sorry about just not having the time or spiritual energy to be a good Sparker or team member or leader.


The Friday before memorial day we were up at the cabin and my dad collapsed and had to have ambulance take him to ER at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville CA. He was ultimately admitted to the ICU there to try to get his vitals stabilized. It was touch and go (literally calling family to get ready for his death), while we continued to pray for him and ask our family and spiritual friends to pray for him. My mom & I traded off spending the night with him on the ICU.

In response to prayers he improved and was able to be transfered to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after 8 days. He then spent another 7 days on UCD Cardiology unit for a variety of tests, and differing opinions about the best way to treat his heart condition in light of his other medical issues (diabetes, kidney failure, etc.). Since there was no consensus, they sent home to wear an heart 'event monitor' for a month so they could gather more specific information to help with the assessment. On the 3rd day home he had 2 significant chest pain events and had to use his nitroglycerin. On the following Tuesday he was told to go back to the emergency room to be admitted to cardiology again.

His medical team finally decided that he need to have a dual pacemaker for both upper and lower heart chambers and a defibrillator. So they did the operation and sent him home to recuperate. Unfortunately he caught Clostridium/C. difficile bowel infection -an antibiotic associated diarrhea ... poor dad. He is still dealing w/C. difficle today.

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    My prayers are wiht you and your family!
    1893 days ago
    So sorry to hear this news, Mim. A long hard journey for all involved. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you & your family!

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    1893 days ago
    Glad to hear you are okay and your dad is okay and the surgery went well. Welcome back to sprakpeople...
    1894 days ago
    Thanks so much for the loving and encouraging words! Love you guys :-)
    1894 days ago
    Praying for you and your family. I've missed you and the tales of your native garden activities, but I understand your priorities. Don't forget to take care of yourself.
    1894 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this very difficult time. I knew he was not in the best of health for some time and that you were spending most of your time dealing with family issues.

    My heart goes out to you and yours. Know that you are loved.
    God loves you and we do too.

    Stay in touch, if ever so briefly and let us know how things progress.

    1894 days ago
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