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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Prayers Needed


I am beyond frustrated right now...

My dad is now being rushed back for his FIFTH hip surgery
in 3 months. He keeps having complications, and he's due for
a lengthy hospital stay this time, with multiple surgical procedures
scheduled to help aggressively treat this.

And yes, he will be hospitalized over Christmas...
and New Year's. Beyond that, who knows?

He remains positive, but it's taking an emotional toll...
on him and me both.


Believing for better days ahead...


update

dad came through surgery fine, but he is still facing
several more surgeries and months of rehab.
thank you all so much for your prayers and kind words.
love you ALL!!!



79 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Praying for a Christmas miracle! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Barb and Dell said...

Praying for a miracle and better days ahead.

Candylei said...

I hope this time all will be fixed. Will he be in the hospital over Christmas? We're thinking of you and your family in the Big Heart state of Texas! Happy Holidays~~~

Katie said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Kim said...

Oh Ann, I'm so sorry to hear about this latest setback for your father. Keeping the prayers going and wishing you a better 2012.
xoxo,
Kim

becky kelly studio said...

My heart and prayers go out to you. Prayers for healing, prayers for hope, and prayers for strength and courage.
Becky

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh Anne, I'm sorry, you know I'm praying...talk soon, xoxo

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Anne I'm so sorry you're having to go through this and most especially your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Maura X

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Anne,
I'm so sorry! I know this has been such a hard year for you and your family. I will definitely keep your dad in my prayers as well as you! Take care sweetie!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Comeca Jones said...

I will certainly add him to my prayer list.

time worn interiors said...

Oh sweetie! I'm so sorry! Sending prayers your way!

tot

BumbleBeeLane said...

Keeping you and your dad in prayer.I know it hardest this time of year.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Olive Cooper said...

That is so frustrating. Praying for you both.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You truly have had your share of trials and I pray you will find comfort in the lord and let him take the burden of worry off your mind.

I know about bone surgery, I had 7 in 3 years and I am still healing from the last surgery. I had a broken leg that would not heal or grow bone, I suffered with infections, broken external fixators to internal metal rods that just broke inside my leg in the middle of the night for no reason at all. Why? God has a plan, a purpose and a lesson for me and even the Dr's. He was using me to teach them new techniques and procedures and through me, they learned. God is also maybe trying to get the dr's attention to let them know that He (GOD) is the great healer and not man. Even the dr's need the lord to help heal the patient.

I know the pain, the tears and frustration associated when a love one is sick and how that pain can extend to the family as well. We all hurt in one way or the other. Keep your focus on the lord and He will direct you and comfort you. Keep your father lifted up in prayer and ask GOD to open those closed doors that seem to be shut tight. The answer and help will come.... He is always working for our good and He gets all the glory in the end, that is always His plan when trials come. We then will be a witness for his glory. I am one and I know why he allowed me to go through so much.

God will never leave you though sometimes you may feel He has, I know I felt the same way.

Much prayer going out for your father, you and your family. Please keep us updated.

GOD keep you all safe.

Alice said...

Miracles do happen, and I'm a firm believer in the miracles that prayers can bring. I'm praying for the perfect cure, for patience, hope, a swift recovery, and best Christmas one can have in the hospital.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Anne,
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
I know you're afraid and feeling anxious.
Sending strength, love and hope to you all.
xo, Tina

**Anne** said...

I'll be thinking of you and your Dad and hoping for the best possible outcome.
Take care and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Anne xx

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Dear Anne
Will keep you and your Dad in my thoughts and prayers.
with lots of hugs
Wendy

A Magical Whimsy said...

Dear Anne
I will be praying for your dad. Be sure he is not having an allergic reaction to antibiotics...some can be worse than the cure. Read the fine print on the prescription as some antibiotics can create havoc with a patient and can even make healing impossible, or complications can occur months later. My mother-in-law was on one prescription that was building up in her body and she hallucinated for 38 hours with no sleep. The doctor did a blood test and say that the levels of that drug were elevated. The doctor took my mother-in-law immediately off that drug and it took two weeks to get out of her system. Also, be sure they are doing liver function tests as some drugs can cause unrepairable liver damage. Not to cause you concern, but there are drugs out there that can cause some patients to have worse symptoms than others.
I could not take the drug Bactrim as it seemed not to heal my body, and the minute I was off it (for a tooth infection and a pulled tooth) I began to heal on my own.
Have him eat whole oranges (not just the juice) It gets toxins out of the body and is very healing.
May you be blessed with healing prayers for your dad at this Christmas time.
many hugs,
Teresa in California

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Saying prayers for your Dad and you. Believe for sure sweet girl! hugs, Linda

erin said...

i am so very sorry...i am sending prayers your way...
erin

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I am saying prayers for you and your dad. I know it has been a rough year for you, and this doesn't help your holiday. I am hoping the new year will bring brighter..and easier times ahead....

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

This has been such a rough year for you and your family. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way for a much improved 2012~~
~Cheryl
FreshVanillaForC

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Anne,
It just never seems to stop for you.
I'll say prayers for you and your dad.
The New Year WILL be brighter and BETTER for you. I know it will.
Thank you, again, for doing the recent post on my home. It was BEYOND kind of you to display some pictures of my home (and yes, there is a room ready for you ANYTIME you want!!! :).
Much love~
Lisa xoxo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Keeping you and your Dad in my prayers Anne. Here's hoping that 2012 is a better year for us all!
Take care and keep the faith!
Big hugs, Laura :)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

You will catch a break Anne, it can't go on like this forever, it all comes in mysterious waves doesn't...life's highs and lows. I pray your holiday and new year be full of only goodness and light!

Jamie said...

Dear Anne,
How frustrating this must be for your Father and Family! I have learned over the past year to question and question again the docs, the nurses and anyone caring for your loved one. I turned into real feisty force to behold:) I am sending hugs your way and prayers for your Dad. You are such a giving and wonderful person so remember to be good to you too! Love, Jamie

TheRustyThimble said...

Sending prayers up Anne for your father and you as well

Wishing him a successful surgery and a speedy recovery

Brenda

Theresa said...

I will continue to pray for ALL of you! I know that having someone you love in the hospital is tiring... mentally and physically! BIG HUGS and continued prayers!

Sue said...

There ARE better days ahead, I promise! Just take things one day at a time, okay?

Take care, Sue

the vintage hare said...

Remembering you and your dad in my prayers.

SuzyMcQ said...

You and yours, in my thoughts and prayers, Anne.
I'm convinced 2012 HAS to be a better year and your father's return to good health and a rapid recovery would be a great first step.

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Wishing your dad better health in the new year. Take your own advice: BELIEVE that brighter days are ahead! Stay positive.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan said...

We serve a good and Glorious God! I will keep your father in my prayers!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Keeping you all in my prayers, Anne. I know this has to be tough on everyone. Take care, my friend.
~Debra xxx
capers of the vintage vixens

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I hope he will get the best medical care out there and you and your family are in my thoughts during this very difficult time. Take care of yourself, too. xo, vickie

Jemsmom said...

Sending prayers your way and for quick healing. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this together.

vintage girl at heart said...

prayers for your dad.
may he be healed and healthy soon.

NanaDiana said...

Oh Anne- I am so sorry for your Dad. I hope you can keep his spirits up because that goes so far in the healing process.

My hubby's grandfather had about 7 or 8 surgeries on his hip. He exercised and did everything right and it still did not heal properly...but at least he was walking and out of pain. Long term pain is so debilitating-especially as you get older.
(trust me!;>)

I am saying a prayer for your Dad and one for YOU because you need to be uplifted and taken care of,too. It is miserable to watch your parents suffer.

Love to you, sweet Anne, and Merry Christmas...and if Dad is hospitalized you just take Christmas TO him...it's in your heart...and not in a place~ xo Diana

Annie Louise said...

Keeping you and your father close in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Take care,
Jeanette

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Yucky stuff at Christmas, Anne. Not a praying gal but I'll pray for you and your Dad. ((hugs))

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So sorry--prayers for you. My Dad has had 2 hips surgerys. Hope all goes well!

middle child said...

Blessings.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Anne - I was so sorry to hear this about your sweet papa. Rest assured that I'll be keeping ALL of of you in my prayers, sweetie. God is the Great Healer and can work miracles! Keep the faith and keep believing! Sending hugs to you....

xoxo laurie

Low Tide High Style said...

Keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Kat

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I'm so sorry Anne! Your frustration is understandable. Keeping you and your dad in my prayers.

Anji Johnston said...

Oh Anne - it is a never ending emotional roller coaster for you - my heart breaks for you with nearly every recent post. I too have been going through this kind of turmoil for the last two years and I feel your pain, I really do. Please take comfort in the fact that so many people are sending blessings your way today and many more to come until your dad comes home safe and well.
Love Anji

Linda said...

I will keep you and your father in my prayers, Anne...and am sending good thoughts for a full recovery! XO

Libbie said...

Hi Anne,
Your call for prayer caught my eye tonight on my sidbar. I am sorry you guys are going through this right now. I can't imagine al you are dealing with in your heart. So much love in there girl! I will for sure be praying and also praying that the joys of Christmas make this time easier rather than harded. Sending love & signing off to pray for your you, your family & your dad. Merry Christmas Anne.

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Anne,

Yes I am praying for your father and for you and your family too.
I had my mom in the hospital a few weeks ago. I know how hard it is for your father and for you too dear.
Put this in God's hands for He is there in the midst of your worry and your fathers hip problem.
Miracles happen all the time!!


Blessings abundant,

Susan

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Anne, so sorry to hear about your dad's complications from hip surgery. I pray that relief and healing will come to him soon. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Marcy said...

I'm so sorry that he is having to deal with so many set-backs. I will keep you both in my prayers.

SueBee said...

Positive thoughts and prayers are coming your way!!!
Stay strong...

Denise said...

I will keep you and your dad in my prayers..

The Green Pea said...

Oh Anne, I am so sorry for the Dad.
My prayers for you and your family.
May God Bless all of you.
Hugs, sandi

trash talk said...

In this season of miracles, I will be praying for one for your family.
Debbie

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Oh, Anne...
It's been quite the year for you...Praying for your Dad is completely recover and that the New Year will be FILLED with Blessings from God!
Wishing you and yours a
Merry Christmas!
Warmly,
deb

Julie said...

These three remain...FAITH -Believing that God can do anything -Miracles.
HOPE- that God will do what your heart desires for your dad.
LOVE - that God always always does what is best even though sometimes it doesn't look that way in our field of vision. But His deep deep love for His own will not allow Him to do otherwise. He will not abandon us in our tough moments...ever. He only wants us to draw near, hang tight, and lean...depend on Him for ALL things...even the strength to carry on when we are spent. Hugs to you Anne. What hard moments you are walking in...but you will make it. I know. In our weakest moments, is when we realize how strong we are ...in and through Christ the Savior. amen and rah. Keep the faith. You are being "battle toughened" this year...warrior woman of God. Saying a prayer for my fellow bloggy sis and her dad. With you in spirit. xoxo God bless.

diana said...

Long time reader... I don't comment often. I just hate it when sad things happen to good people. Thinking of you and am sending this quote:
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint” to quote Isaiah 40:31

Petite Michelle Louise said...

will keep you BOTH in my prayers dear anne. i believe a special angel is watching over him. merry xmas....

Curtains in My Tree said...

so sorry honey you have to experience the worst of life , it will get better for your Dad since he has the will to get better

Try to enjoy this time of the year

Merry Christmas belssings to you & your family

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Dear Anne
You and Your Dear Father will be in My Prayers.
Many Blessings to you and Your Family this Christmas
Hugs
From Jill

Maggie Ann said...

I too am praying. A friend once shared this verse with me during a hard time with my Dad's health problem. He had a brain tumor...but the verse was Joshua 1:9..."Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed; for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's ongoing problems with his hip. May God bless you both, and I pray put your Father on the road to a complete recovery very soon. Maggie

Patty said...

Anne, try not to be frustrated. You'll only work yourself into a dither. The holidays are hard enough to get through without something like this happening. My mother had surgery Christmas eve after she broke her femur. I know it will be difficult, but try to keep your eyes forward and your heart light. Concentrate on Dad and accept each moment as it comes. Christmas is with you whether you are sitting next to the tree or not. As always, you are in my prayers. God bless your father now when the need is greatest. You will get through this. All the best, patty

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

Pain and frustration and continual stress are beyond difficult for those experiencing it and the ones who love them!! Prayers for complete healing and peace that passes understanding to you both~
Hollie

Lois Arnold said...

Praying for your dad and your whole family throughout the Christmas season and all the surgeries and rehab. It's so difficult to have aging parents! Hugs to you and yours!

Whimsey Creations said...

I'll keep you and your dad in my prayers. Hugs!

Evelyn said...

Sending warm wishes to you and your family for the holidays and new year. You'll all be okay, you are all strong!

Always stay positive,
Evie

vintagegirl said...

Anne, I know how difficult this is, especially this time of year. My mom had hip surgery last July and spent 2 months in rehab, so I know a little bit what you're going through. I pray for both you and your Dad for strength and for healing and pray for better days ahead. Wishing you both a happier and healthier New Year and...

BELIEVE!

Sharon

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Anne...so sorry to hear. Keeping you and your Dad in my thoughts and prayers...Merry Christmas to you both (and the mister too).

LizlovesVintage said...

I hope all goes well for your Dad!
Try to enjoy the Holiday!
I'll keep him in my thoughts/prayers.
xxx Liz

pballard said...

Anne-
I have just came across this. So glad he came through the surgery.. I will be praying for him.. And praying for a better New Year for you and yours.. Hang in there. Praying for comfort and peace! Blessings Pam

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Praying for you and your Dad. I am so sorry honey that your going through this and sending you good thoughts and many prayers
Love
Maggie

Blue Creek Home said...

So sorry - know that a lot of prayers are being prayed.
Rhonda

Finding Home said...

Glad for the update, so sorry you are going through so much after already a hard year. We are praying and wishing the best for you and your Dad. Merry Christmas, Laura

GardenChic said...

Prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Love, Jody

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Continued Prayers for You & Your Dad.... thinking of you always
xox
Cheryl

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way Anne. Hope you have a wonderful blessed Christmas :)

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