Skip to comments.Prayer request for my oldest brother
Posted on 03/18/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright
I am asking for prayers for my oldest brother, and the patriarch of our family since the death of our father many years ago.
I just returned home from two days visiting my brother, RMC(SS) Douglas A. Wright, USN (Retired), in the hospital where he is dying from COPD.
Growing up, he was always my mentor. He is the one who took me to see the Navy Recruiter in 1969, when I quit HS at 17. During the 10 years of my service, we served in the same location several times, and I had a standing invitation to join him and his family for dinner.
In January, he was admitted to the hospital in Northern California. He was in the hospital on his 70th birthday in February. The doctors didn't expect him to make it to his 49th wedding anniversary, which was yesterday.
Last month he was given a trachea tube, and the respirator has been doing his breathing for him since.
When I arrived on Sunday, my nephew picked me up at the airport and took me directly to the hospital.
I spent all day yesterday with him, his wife and my nephew's family, and we celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. The nurses in the ICU got together and presented his wife a small cake to celebrate with.
All during the day yesterday, I spent the time with him, and called all of our brothers and sisters that I could get ahold of, so they could tell their brother "good-bye".
I had my laptop and used it to view with him some pictures our cousin posted on the web, of him in the 40s, 50s, 60s and some up into the 80s.
I got to show him pictures of my daughter and grandchildren.
I caught the return flight home this morning, completely drained, emotionally and physically.
I am asking the prayer warriors to remember my brother. Pray that when they remove the respirator in a day or two, and let nature take its course, that he'll pass quickly and peacefully into the hands of God.
Thank you all.
Honored to pray for your brother. Prayers up!
Prayers up, my brother. God bless.
Heartfelt prayers for you and your family
God bless your brother, he is in my prayers..and thank him for his service to our country I salute him
Prayers for your brother, you and your families.
Very sorry to hear this Neil.
Prayers for your brother and his family.
God bless and keep you and your honored family
You got it FRiend! Your brother sounds like an awesome individual.
May the choirs of angels surround your big brother in his last moments on this earth and escort him joyfully into the arms of our Savior and may He grant you peace and strength in you sadness.
Will do. Prayers for you and your family.
God bless you & your family. Prayers sent your way.
I pray for the peaceful passing of your dear brother Douglas. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.
joy to your brother as he passes heavenward.
i pray that He provide you and your family His grace, strength and comfort as you mourn your beloved brother.
Prayers for your dear brother Douglas.
P I N G
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