Skip to comments.Prayer request for my grandfather
Posted on 08/05/2012 8:59:08 AM PDT by wastedyears
This really isn't my thing, but I thought I'd reach out to a great community for some support. My grandfather is going through an operation, maybe two, to clear out his arteries. Doctors have confirmed with my dad and uncle yesterday that he'll be a DNR should it not work.
What makes it worse is that my father wants me at the hospital, but I'd rather not go to deal with it my own way, because quite frankly I'd don't need to cry for a whole day and if that happens, well, I've had much time to reflect on my life and I don't know what I'd do in such a depressive state.
I don't really care if my dad sees this, his handle is 'wiggen' on here. As far as he's concerned, it's his way or it's wrong.
But I'm gonna go talk to a local priest so I can try to keep my spirits as high as possible, rather than letting them fall and let my mind be open to some... pretty dark things.
Thank you for your time.
Anthony, aka wastedyears
Prayers for you all. Showers of blessings!
Anthony. I will keep your grandfather in my prayers.
Prayers for your grandfather, Harry, the medical staff, and your family.
May you find peace and comfort, Anthony.
You didn't ask for advice, but I'll give you this little bit: many years from now, you will think back on this episode, and you will remember your choices and you will want to feel that you did the right thing. Being at the hospital and supporting family members is never a bad choice. Other choices, in hindsight, may be far less appealing, but by then it's too late to make a better choice. Sometimes it's good to do the hard things.
Prayers being said for your grandfather.
Saying a prayer for you, Anthony, and your grandfather, Harry.
Dear Heavenly Father, We ask you to heal our brother, Harry. Give guidance and wisdom to his surgeons. We also ask you to comfort his family during this stressful and difficult time. In This I Pray. Amen.
*** Anthony, maybe Dad wants you at the hospital because your presence can comfort him. I am just saying that a family together can give strength. Please re-think your position about staying away and dealing with this on your own. Not sure of your age but sometimes in life, we have to just suck it up and deal with life’s hardships. This may be one of those times. Nobody “likes” sitting in a hospital waiting room and worrying. NO ONE. But, it is something we need to do because you are family. Hugs, Mom
God bw with you and your family....
As a long time heart patient (mine started at 39), technology is a wonderful thing and has kept me around for a long time...let’s hope the same wished on your grandfather...
Prayers for God’s blessings on all.
Thank you for your time.
Anthony, aka wastedyears
No, Anthony, thank you for your request. It allows us to say prayers for your Granddad, your Father, You, and all others who love him.
It is a reminder that God should always be first in our thoughts in the morning, and last in our thoughts at night.
Prayers are lifted for Him and all of you.
This is a stressful time for you, but remember that it is also stressful for your Dad. Dad's can sometimes be a PITA, especially when they may not be able to openly show their emotions, thinking they always have to be the "strong" one in the family.
I prayed for your Granddad's successful operation and quick recovery, but also prayed that, if he doesn't know the Lord Jesus, he will turn to him today. If he does, then his future is firmly fixed to be with the Lord, forevermore.
So Anthony, thanks again for asking for prayers. I resisted the Lord for 40+ years before seeking his forgiveness and salvation. Thank the Lord that there was someone praying for me throughout all those years. Your request gives me a chance to stay focused on what is most important in this life.
Let us know how things go, will be looking forward to reading your update.
I just want to back up what ClearCaseguy suggested. I wanted to add:
Many of us have been in the same dark place where you are. Please consider going to the hospital to offer support, even if that support is simply holding someone’s hand or hugging someone. These are the times when support offered to and received from family can be the best therapy.
Pinging for prayer.
Prayers sent for you & your family. God be with all of you & keep you in His Loving Care.
You have my prayers, but I have one question — who declared that your grandfather is a DNR? I thought that was up to the family? I’d remind the physicians of their Hippocratic oath.
Prayers offered. Focus on Jesus. . .as he is in your today and already in your tomorrows.
Your presence at the hospital would bring comfort to your Grandfather and father.
Keep the faith, God will see you through this.
The grandfather himself or a medical power of attorney could have signed a DNR form. This requires an appropriately filled out state sponsored form (each state usually has its own form) that is co-signed by a physician.
Anthony, it’s not about you, it’s support for your father and your grandpaw, go be with your dad and quit thinking about yourself. Prayers your way.
That’s very good advice, and it was kind of you to offer it. There are no do-overs in life, and failing to be there for your family when they need you results in regrets that are very difficult to live with.
WY, you and your family are in my prayers. I know this is painful. God be with you, and bless you.
Prayers offered up - for healing, strength and courage.
Anthony...You and your grandfather are in my prayers. I’m also praying that both you and your grandfather know Jesus in a personal way.
When family members are at the hospital waiting through a loved one’s surgery, they don’t cry. They wait. They go to get something to eat or drink for everyone. Take your computer, books, and anything else you need to keep yourself busy, Anthony.
When the operation is over, the doc will come to the waiting room and tell you guys what they found and what is next. You can’t see Grandaddy until he’s back in his room and that will be a while - after the recovery room.
So...it is just a thing of passing some time like you would do anywhere. Your dad wants you there because it makes him feel strong to have you supporting him. It will be okay. Your grandaddy will be okay. Thank God they found the problem and can fix it!
Your grandfather and all your family are in my prayers. It’s going to be alright. You are going to be alright.
Prayers for your grandfather!
Prayers for you, your grandfather and family.
Go be with your family-someone may need you there.
May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.
Prayers up for Granddad and his family!
God bless you dear.
Prayers offered to you and your family and especially your grandfather.
Prayers for grandpa and that all goes well for his treatment.
Hang in there Anthony. Prayers coming your families way from me. Go to the hospital.
Feelings are neither right nor wrong. Go be with your dad!
Go be with your grandfather. You will never regret it. Sorry I said “your dad” previously.
May The Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
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Prayers for your grandfather and for your entire family as you face this trial in your lives.
Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car cest à Toi quappartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen
Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Saying Hail Marys.
Prayers raining down now...
Sending prayers to you and your grandfather. May God bless and protect you both.
Praying for dear Harry.
Prayers up for all of you.
Prayers sent for all.
Praying for Harry
It’s not a problem, I don’t mind.
As an update, the operation went well, but I personally don’t know how well my grandfather is doing (writing this near 1:30am; this is going to be a crappy week because my best friend lost his the same day I almost lost mine, this passed Saturday).
For Tuesday they’re going to try to put him in a wheelchair and give him solid food. I’m thinking he’s probably going to be there for a little while; he recognized my uncle, and moved when my sister said something a couple of days ago.
I can’t thank you all enough for the prayers. I’m guessing my grandmother said that it’s not his time yet (and they probably had an argument about that for 15 minutes: my mother said he was dead for about 17 minutes on Saturday). If he can move on his own and be lucid while having conversations, that’s more than we can ask for.
But again, thank you all for the prayers. I’m gonna check the rest of the posts on this thread, and a couple of other threads on here before I decide to pass out. This past weekend has been pretty rough, but eh, not like I’ve been able to sleep for the last 13 years.
you, your dad, and grandfather are in my prayers.
Tons of prayers!
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