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Request for prayer

Monday, August 26, 2013

My Aunt Doris is not the kind to go to the doctor when she's sick. She's a pretty tough lady. However in this instance, she probably should have gone. She had been having chest pain & difficulty breathing for 3 days. One of her daughters finally convinced her to go to the E.R. last night. Now we have found that she's had a heart attack.

If that isn't bad enough, what makes this worse is that my Aunt Doris is the main caregiver for her son (my cousin) who has special needs. He is 36 years old & will never be able to live on his own. My Uncle Rob is completely overwhelmed. He's been retired for several years from the Virginia Dept. of Transportation, but he goes out every day to work with his brothers, who are home builders.

We are a very close-knit family & we are quite distraught, as you can imagine.

I believe in the power of prayer & I appreciate your prayers so much.

Update: 7:30 a.m. Eastern time: God is already working miracles. By all rights, my Aunt Doris shouldn't still be here. The blockage was to her aorta, which is nearly always fatal & she has hung on for 3 days. Her heart is functioning at 25%, so please pray that heart function increases by leaps & bounds. Thank you so much!!

Update: 2:45 p.m. Eastern time: My brother & I went to see her. She was sitting up in a chair & talking & laughing with us. She said she’s feeling much better. They were able to remove the blood clot in the cath lab & insert a stent. She is still a bit pale, but I imagine that’s to be expected. They may let her change rooms tomorrow (she’s currently in a cardiac ICU) room. The cardiologist hadn’t been in to see her yet, so we’re not sure where she is right now with heart function. The doctor did say it might be about 2 weeks before we know where heart function will end up. He was not even willing to make an educated guess. I appreciate your prayers so much.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

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BASKETCASERUN 10/9/2013 8:52AM

    God is good!

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MATER88 8/26/2013 11:15PM

    I will definitely add your whole family to my prayer list.
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DRUIDPRINCESS 8/26/2013 10:40PM

    Sending you positive energy and sunshine to help you and your family through such challenging times.

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DEBIGENE 8/26/2013 8:58PM

    I too believe and know the power of prayer and you can count on mine !!

God bless.

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AUTUMNHOPE 8/26/2013 8:52PM

    This IS good news ! Laughter & sitting emoticon

The Doctor can't predict, because he's not God. He though holds the world in His Hand. So , I will have faith & continue my prayers.

Praise God for His care of your Aunt. we are grateful Lord ! emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/26/2013 7:18PM

    Nilla, I'll be praying for Aunt Doris, and your whole family. emoticon

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MNDEBBIE1 8/26/2013 6:45PM

    sending you my thoughts and prayers

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IDLETYME 8/26/2013 6:16PM

    Sending prayers for your Auntie and the whole family. God hears all of our prayers.
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BAMAJAM 8/26/2013 4:49PM

  I send prayers for your Aunt Doris, and for all your family, Sheila---

Please take care of yourself. God bless you.

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BESCATS 8/26/2013 4:11PM

    Prayers, emoticon , prayers, emoticon

So glad that someone was able to convince her to go to the ER.
There are so many things they can do, medically, today. That with he Power of Prayer will work wonders.

This may have scared her enough to want to be more careful, and take care of herself.

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CYCLINGSANDY 8/26/2013 2:07PM

    Praying for your Aunt Doris and her complete healing.

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BEBOP4ME 8/26/2013 1:47PM

    Sending prayers you way for your Aunt and her family! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/26/2013 1:00PM

    Wishing you and yours health and relief.

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ABUFFKIN 8/26/2013 12:50PM

    Praying for healing for your aunt and strength for you and your family. God really does answer prayers!!!

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ANHELIC 8/26/2013 11:01AM

    I am praying for your Aunt Doris for complete healing from our Lord Jesus.

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FELINEBETTER 8/26/2013 10:55AM

    Consider it done, Nilla! Sending healing thoughts & prayers for strength for all of you! emoticon

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AMR6665 8/26/2013 10:54AM

    Amen! I will keep those prayers coming!

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JESS0107 8/26/2013 10:39AM

    My prayers are with you and your family!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/26/2013 10:17AM

    Prayers, hope, love, and light coming your way!

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PDSLIM 8/26/2013 9:45AM

    Prayers sent for you and your family Esp your aunt.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 8/26/2013 9:09AM

    Hugs & prayers are coming your way.

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MAMISHELI53 8/26/2013 9:08AM

    Praying for God to work in all this, and that you all draw strength from Him.

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KIWIANN 8/26/2013 8:47AM

    Your Aunt Doris and your family are in my prayers!! emoticon

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GEORGIAGIRL26 8/26/2013 8:39AM

    I am sorry your Aunt Doris is having such a hard time.
My grandmother had open heart last year so I understand.
(She had the heart attack after). Health South Wouldn't leave her be.
She kept telling them not to turn her over on her side.
Plus, they stood her up too fast to take pictures of her back.
(She had bruises and they were doing it for her file).
She had three sharp breaths and dropped to the floor.
I am praising God that she is still here. And doing well.
So Sending prayers for you loved ones.
And Praying for you as well! Hope that she gets better soon!!!!
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CIRANDELLA 8/26/2013 8:32AM

    Wishing all the best for a complete recovery for your dear Aunt Doris... emoticon

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AUTUMNHOPE 8/26/2013 8:32AM

    I am praying again ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAC936 8/26/2013 8:28AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt and her family's difficulties during this time. I pray for her healing and strength to her husband to take care of their son, himself and be supportive to your Aunt Doris.

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NANCYJH64 8/26/2013 7:37AM

    Prayers are with you and your family.

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RANGERFX 8/26/2013 7:27AM

    Will do! Please give her hugs for us! emoticon

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AUTUMNHOPE 8/26/2013 6:58AM

    I am SO emoticon to hear this . I will pray for your dear Aunt for recovery & her son,well this hits home for me personally. It is why I take steps now to work on getting my DS as independent as possible & working on spending time away from me.
If something happens to me my DS would be in the same boat as your cousin & the older they get the harder the transition.
God bless Uncle Rob. What a heavy burden hos heart must be carrying right now.

I hope they are a faithful family , because faith can truly move mountains.
I will pray now.
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2BDYNAMIC 8/26/2013 6:47AM

    Yes--certainly will do! emoticon

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MLH148 8/26/2013 6:45AM

    Good thoughts coming your way. emoticon

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DARLY55 8/26/2013 6:33AM

    Prayers are on the way for Aunt Doris and all the family who have to pitch in, in this time of need. emoticon

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AMR6665 8/26/2013 6:00AM

    Sending my prayers and good thoughts to you and your family

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  My prayers and thoughts are with you!

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KIPPER15 8/26/2013 5:53AM

    emoticon emoticon Sending well wishes and prayers your way.

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MADAMES 8/26/2013 5:28AM

    Hugs and prayers for you and for your family members!

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REGILIEH 8/26/2013 5:26AM

    You and yours are in my prayers! God bless you and yours.

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MARYJOANNA 8/26/2013 5:20AM

  I sure will pray for your Aunt Doris!

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COCK-ROBIN 8/26/2013 5:03AM

    My prayers go with you.

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    emoticon Adding your Aunt Doris to my prayer list. Please keep us posted on her recovery. God answers prayer! I'll also pray for your Uncle Rob. I know he has a lot on his plate now.


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