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Prayers needed for my mother
April 29, 2011 | Swordmaker

Posted on 04/29/2011 3:23:56 PM PDT by Swordmaker

We need prayers!

My 95 year old mother, Virgina, did not wake up this morning. She is still only semi-responsive in the emergency room at Sutter Memorial Hospital. When I arrived there from Stockton at 10:30AM here blood pressure was 53 over 37 and her O2 saturation level was 62%. I took her hand, which was very cold, and said "Hi Mom!" and she opened one eye and looked at me. When I asked her how she felt she mumbled "Awful!"

She then went back to being only semi-responsive.

Her BP is now much better and O2 is up to 87% on 100% oxygen... But she is still out of it.

The diagnosis is double pneumonia... But there also may be congestive heart failure.

At her age, I just want her not to suffer... Whether she is called home to God or recovers. What I fear is the horrid middle ground where she winds up with no quality of life in a nursing home and doesn't know who she is, who her family is, or what is happening to her and lingers forever in a medical limbo. She has left orders for no extraordinary measures to save her... And we will honor that. So prayers are needed for the best resolution for her... But God's will be done.


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1 posted on 04/29/2011 3:23:58 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: Swordmaker

So sorry, Swordmaker. Will pray for her and for you and your family for the best outcome.


2 posted on 04/29/2011 3:27:24 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers up


3 posted on 04/29/2011 3:27:58 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers for your mom and family Swordmaker.

She will be OK.
95? She must be a strong woman.


4 posted on 04/29/2011 3:28:22 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers Up!


5 posted on 04/29/2011 3:34:29 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers up.


6 posted on 04/29/2011 3:34:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Swordmaker

Praying for your mother.


7 posted on 04/29/2011 3:36:15 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers for you!

My only suggestion is to stay with her or have somebody else stay with her. Nobody wants to die alone, no matter what they say, and you or somebody else should be sitting there with her at all times.

I live next door to a convent and they always have the sisters sitting with a dying sister and they never ever leave them alone.

Pray or read out loud to her. Hearing is the last sense to go, so make sure she hears good words.

And God bless you and your mom.


8 posted on 04/29/2011 3:36:51 PM PDT by livius
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To: ransomnote

Prayers sent!


9 posted on 04/29/2011 3:37:57 PM PDT by DooDahhhh (hH)
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To: Swordmaker
Almighty God, You know our prayers and desires; we ask you to heal Swordmaker’s mother as You will. Comfort her son and his family. Bring them peace and give the courage. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.
10 posted on 04/29/2011 3:41:11 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Swordmaker
Prayers FRiend.

If it's any consolation, at least it seems by your description she is resting in comfort.

I hope that can bring you some peace of mind.

11 posted on 04/29/2011 3:41:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers sent up! Please keep us updated.


12 posted on 04/29/2011 3:48:09 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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Prayers for your Mom Swordmaker..... 95 years strong.

Prayers.......


13 posted on 04/29/2011 3:52:11 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers up!


14 posted on 04/29/2011 3:55:14 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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Look with mercy, Lord, upon Swordmaker’s beloved mother ... wrap both of them in the warmth of Your love, giving comfort and ease throughout these days. Guide the medical team with the greatest wisdom and knowledge, that they might minister to Virginia as unto You. And if it be Your will, return this dear Mom to her family for yet a little while. Job 12:10 ~ In His hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Thank You, O God, that Your loving hand is upon her ... may You ever be praised, in this life and in the next. Amen ...
15 posted on 04/29/2011 3:57:58 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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Prayers for your Mother.

You are right, whatever is God's will - it is good.
But HE gives us the gift of prayer, so we pray for your Mother's recovery. May she not be in pain, nor distressed, nor incapacitated. We pray this in our Lord Jesus' Holy Name.

16 posted on 04/29/2011 3:58:54 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Swordmaker

I offer my prayers for your cherished mother, and for you and your family.


17 posted on 04/29/2011 3:59:34 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Salvation; Cindy
Prayer Warriors needed ...
18 posted on 04/29/2011 3:59:47 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers for your Mom.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 4:01:28 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Swordmaker

Praying for your mother


20 posted on 04/29/2011 4:02:05 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers being said for your Mother.


21 posted on 04/29/2011 4:06:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers up for your mother.


22 posted on 04/29/2011 4:09:44 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Swordmaker

We’ll pray for your mom, you and your family.


23 posted on 04/29/2011 4:09:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Swordmaker

God Bless her.
I have a 93 year old grandmother who is the light of the entire family and has endured the loss of not only her husband 10 years ago, but the loss of her 2 youngest children (they were 54 and 62) in the last 4 years. She still lives in her own home, with my cousin and his wife.

The shared history of your mother and my grandmother is amazing. To have lived such a long life, such a blessing.

“Lord, hear our prayers today for our friend’s mother, hold her in Your awesome love and mercy, and comfort her family. AMEN.”


24 posted on 04/29/2011 4:10:21 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Palin and Reagan, happy warriors in the fight for freedom,winning the fight with ideas.)
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To: Swordmaker

I will pray for the complete recovery of your dear Mom. God Bless all of you.


25 posted on 04/29/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers for your mom and you.


26 posted on 04/29/2011 4:17:50 PM PDT by cruise_missile (Obummer dumber than a teleprompter.)
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To: livius
My only suggestion is to stay with her or have somebody else stay with her. Nobody wants to die alone, no matter what they say, and you or somebody else should be sitting there with her at all times.

We have that covered. I cancelled going to Christian retreat was going to this weekend. In addition to me, my wife, both daughters, my sister, and my best childhood friend—who my Mom always called her "second son"—who happened to be visiting from Indiana, are all here to sit vigil with her.

Some good news... She is more alert. She awoke and asked for my younger daughter—her caregiver—and was able to answer some questions. The doctor says that she is not out of the woods though. The numbers on all the tests look very bad.

27 posted on 04/29/2011 4:19:04 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Swordmaker

I can’t hug my Mom anymore, she’s gone. If it’s OK, I’m sending one along for yours. God bless her.


28 posted on 04/29/2011 4:19:30 PM PDT by beelzepug (" Shaved ice for me and my monkey, please.")
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To: Swordmaker

Similar problems with congestive heart failure for my mom. BNP at
1500+ when my sister had her transported to the hospital. Down to
721 after a couple weeks of rehab, but she won’t be returning to live
at home on her own anymore. Mom is 83. It’s hard to recover when
you get old. I hope your mom pulls through.


29 posted on 04/29/2011 4:22:55 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Pegita

Prayers for Swordmaker and his family. Your mom is in good hands.


30 posted on 04/29/2011 4:23:47 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Swordmaker

Thy will be done, Father. Amen.


31 posted on 04/29/2011 4:24:53 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: Swordmaker

Prayer’s up.

My mother is right up there too.


32 posted on 04/29/2011 4:25:59 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Swordmaker
Prayerful Bump.

33 posted on 04/29/2011 4:29:03 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers up to your mom and herfamily!


34 posted on 04/29/2011 4:30:25 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Swordmaker

I don’t pray much, but I hope she goes peacefully.


35 posted on 04/29/2011 4:30:32 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Swordmaker
I just want her not to suffer... Whether she is called home to God or recovers.

I am praying accordingly. God be with you all.

36 posted on 04/29/2011 4:31:36 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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Prayers up


37 posted on 04/29/2011 4:33:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I’ll be praying Swordmaker (((((Hugs)))))


38 posted on 04/29/2011 4:37:31 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Swordmaker

Whatever happens, may God hold her in the palm of His hand.


39 posted on 04/29/2011 4:37:48 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers up for your mother and your family. God Bless.


40 posted on 04/29/2011 4:38:34 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Swordmaker

Just stay close so you can keep an eye on her. You will have to speak for her and intercede for her. But you will want to be there with her anyway — and the time you spend with her now will be a lovely memory that you will cherish, later.


41 posted on 04/29/2011 4:39:25 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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Just stay close so you can keep an eye on her. You will have to speak for her and intercede for her. But you will want to be there with her anyway — and the time you spend with her now will be a lovely memory that you will cherish, later.


42 posted on 04/29/2011 4:39:37 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Swordmaker

Wow, 95! Keep squeezing that hand and talking to her! Prayers up!


43 posted on 04/29/2011 4:49:37 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Swordmaker

Prayers for your Mom. And for you and all her loved ones.

God will see you through this. His will be done.

Amen


44 posted on 04/29/2011 5:06:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: Swordmaker

Going through the age related transition of parents is very difficult for their children. I join you in prayer that your Mother not suffer pain or a protracted semi-conscious limbo. May the Lord grant her a full recovery or a peaceful transition, according to His will, in Jesus’ name.


45 posted on 04/29/2011 5:09:19 PM PDT by WVNan
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I lost my Dad 10 years ago. It is very hard... and I pray for her speedy recovery. If the worst happens... the pain will ease and memories warm... they are always with us inside. I will add her and you to my prayers. Know that we will be reunited with those that we love... HE assures us of that. GOD bless you and her.

LLS

46 posted on 04/29/2011 5:18:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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Prayers for your mom.


47 posted on 04/29/2011 5:23:04 PM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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Prayers up Mac dude.


48 posted on 04/29/2011 5:25:53 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Swordmaker

dang I am sorry to hear this.(brings back recent memories). My mom died at 93 in October.. at home.. gradually slipped away over a period of a few days after weaking the past prior weeks.

I miss her still

Praying for a recovery for your mom.. sometimes they have these episodes of in & out of consciousness & strength varies. Although this is a long life we truly are never really ready to let them go

God bless! Keep us posted!

It is difficult to watch and be a part of I KNOW.


49 posted on 04/29/2011 5:31:28 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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50 posted on 04/29/2011 5:48:37 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Pagliacci)
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