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Prayer request for my Dad
9/24/13 | Myself

Posted on 09/24/2013 3:58:05 AM PDT by Kaosinla

I apologize if I'm not posting this correctly, but I kindly request any prayers that you might offer for my Dad. About six weeks ago, my Dad went to the Cardiologist (after months of feeling increasingly sluggish). It turned that a previous lingering cold gave him a heart infection that (although gone at the time) reduced his heart function dramatically. ..to about 15%. They gave him a vest that acted as a defib and compression to strengthen the heart. He was feeling much better but last night he exhibited heart attack symptoms and was rushed via ambulance to the hospital. All of his tests came back normal, but right before he was going to transferred for observation he went into cardiac arrest and lost consciousness. He was shocked eight time before coming back to us. He awoke and didn't remember anything and they gave him sleeping meds and oitment for the burns...his temp was hypothermic and blood pressure way down. Right now, it just waiting and the docs really can't make any prognosis. I live away from all of my family and waiting just for an update is excruciating. Needless to say there has been no sleep tonight and I got the first flight out at noon.

Sorry for the long story, but you folks are a home away from home and it's just the wife and I here.

Thank You!


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1 posted on 09/24/2013 3:58:05 AM PDT by Kaosinla
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers for your father and for safe travels for you.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 4:00:52 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Kaosinla

God bless him. In the name of our healing Master Jesus Christ, may his faith bring him comfort and health.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 4:03:43 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers lifted...may your father find healing...may you and your family find strength and comfort...


4 posted on 09/24/2013 4:04:41 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: Kaosinla

Know that the Lord is behind you to encourage you, above you to watch over you, beside you to befriend you and in front of you to show you the way. Safe travels FRiend.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 4:05:17 AM PDT by illinifan (The Left doesn't want you to be upwardly mobile. They want you to be angry and disaffected)
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To: Kaosinla

Oh my! You and your dad have my prayers, Kaosinla! I’ve been there. Same thing happened to my husband, though his was not quite as bad. I know the fear and the waiting and the prayers that the lifevest would not go off.

May God grant him healing and you and your family peace.

Blessings
sneaks


6 posted on 09/24/2013 4:05:22 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers!


7 posted on 09/24/2013 4:08:49 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up for your Dad’s recovery, and for the entire family.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 4:11:36 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Kaosinla

My prayers are with you and your family.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 4:13:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaosinla

Lift your father and you up in prayer. In the name of Jesus Christ may your father be healed, we ask for wisdom for the Drs and those that are treating him and Gods peace that passes all understanding for you.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 4:14:55 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers on the way!


11 posted on 09/24/2013 4:16:16 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up!


12 posted on 09/24/2013 4:16:56 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Kaosinla

Praying for your Dad.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 4:17:14 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers for both of you.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 4:21:15 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up.


15 posted on 09/24/2013 4:24:09 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaosinla

I am with you. How old is your dad?


16 posted on 09/24/2013 4:24:26 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up for you, your father, hope mercy and comfort.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Kaosinla

Oh it’s very hard not to be there! Jesus let your peace that passes all understanding be with Kaosinla and all family members right now as they hope and pray for their Dad. Fill his body with strength, health and new life in the hospital. We pray for traveling mercies as Kaosinia and other family members travel there, smooth connections and kindness of strangers.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: Kaosinla; Salvation; All
Prayers being said for your dad, for the Lord to intervene and provide guidance to his doctors in finding the best treatment for him, and for his heart to be healed. Also for you and your family to be comforted. Amen

Sorry to hear about your dad. It's just not easy to watch a parent have to go through the inevitable effects of aging/declining health.

The Lord's peace be with you.

19 posted on 09/24/2013 4:27:16 AM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers being sent now. Be comforted in God’s plan.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 4:31:04 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Dan in Wichita; All

Thank you all so very much. My wife just went to the office to finish up some tasks before our departure. And, frankly, this is the time when I’m letting loose so to say.

My father is James, US Army vet and a 35 yr ret. steelworker and is 63. He had a previous heart attack 12 yrs ago. When he had a catheter before the vest they said that his heart made a natural bypass on one artery (the rest clean). I pray he has a miracle left.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 4:39:27 AM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers for your dad & your family.


22 posted on 09/24/2013 4:42:55 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up for you and your dad. May the Lord grant you healing and His peace!
Freegards
LEX


23 posted on 09/24/2013 4:47:21 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Neoliberalnot

Amen


24 posted on 09/24/2013 4:51:19 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up to Dad, you, your family, and the medical staff.


25 posted on 09/24/2013 4:51:56 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers on the way.


26 posted on 09/24/2013 4:55:08 AM PDT by mitchell001
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To: Kaosinla

27 posted on 09/24/2013 4:56:30 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Kaosinla

You & your dad are in my prayers. Keep us posted.


28 posted on 09/24/2013 4:56:56 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers for your Dad and God’s comfort and peace for your family.


29 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:57 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: Kaosinla

Please know your dad and you and family are in our prayers. May you be blessed with strength and peace and your dad with God’s powerful healing and restoration.

Keep us posted when you can.


30 posted on 09/24/2013 5:12:35 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Kaosinla

ptayers for your dad, you and your family...


31 posted on 09/24/2013 5:28:11 AM PDT by Irishguy
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To: Kaosinla

Praying now.


32 posted on 09/24/2013 5:29:54 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up


33 posted on 09/24/2013 5:32:48 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kaosinla

“All of his tests came back normal, but right before he was going to transferred for observation he went into cardiac arrest”

I’m going to join in the prayers. The timing on this for me is really personal.

I just got back from the ER myself!

My blood pressure is all over the place, up to 175/110 pulse 114. It can jump 20 points just by sitting up or lying down. My pulse is also all over the place, from 68 all the way to 117. My left arm is hurting and the two small left-hand fingers are hurting. My chest feels fluttery. I called my aunt who is a nurse and told her my symptoms. She told me to go to the ER immediately.

I went to the hospital at 1am last night. They took my blood pressure. They saw my pulse racing. I told them that both my parents and all of my grandparents had heart problems. They hooked up a bunch of wires on my chest.

They said they didn’t see any wrong and sent me home.

(They said it must be stress.)

So I’m sitting here with my heart going monkey-crazy, my left arm feeling tired, my pinkie finger and the next one painful (hard to type this), and wondering what to do.

And I get on FR, see this request for prayer, click on it, and here is a man whose tests came back normal then he had a heart attack. D’oh!

So I am going to pray for your Dad, that they will find out what is going on!

Prayers up!


34 posted on 09/24/2013 5:45:24 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Kaosinla

In late but prayers up now for all of you and especially your dad. Let us know, please.


35 posted on 09/24/2013 6:03:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers.


36 posted on 09/24/2013 6:04:10 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers out for your Papa.

Wishing him and you all the best...


37 posted on 09/24/2013 6:12:02 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PastorBooks

PastorBrooks! Please reply back and let us know how you are! That is scary and we can’t help you from here. Is someone there with you??


38 posted on 09/24/2013 6:16:16 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers have been sent. I’m glad you are getting out there to be with him. How frustrating that must be to not be there! Like Mesta said, keep us updated.


39 posted on 09/24/2013 6:17:53 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Kaosinla
Prayers lifted for your Dad, you and all the rest of his family, as well as for all those treating him.
40 posted on 09/24/2013 6:27:22 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Kaosinla

My family is praying for your family. For healing, for strength and for perseverance. Rely on the Lord and have peace in your heart.


41 posted on 09/24/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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He’s young.Have a safe trip and we will say special prayers for James today.((((Hugs)))Fatima


42 posted on 09/24/2013 6:36:11 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Kaosinla

I had something similar in July, 2000.

A virus of some kind, and at some point, infected my heart.
I felt weak, had trouble breathing, and had no energy. Plus, fluid was building up in my lungs.

On my birthday, after a week or two or seeing my go downhill, my sister pleaded with me to go to the emergency room. I did, and I was told I had “dilated cardiomyopathy. I spent three days in intensive care. What I had was similar to what Randy Travis suffered from recently. Doctors don’t know why I came down with it.

At the time, I didn’t have a doctor, so the woman on call in the hospital at that point in time became my physician.
She recommended COQ-10, which can be purchased over the counter in Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, or any pharmacy.

A normal ejection fraction is 55% to 73%....mine was 21%.
One year later, my ejection fraction was 50%, and my doctor called me all excited and said, “You’re cured!”
A year later my ejection fraction was 60%.

I didn’t have the other symptoms your Dad has, but CO-Q10 has a reputation for being good for the heart. Many cardiologists will ignore it, however, because they have a big pharma mindset and there’s no money for them in COQ-10.

Prayers being offered up for a speedy recovery for your Dad.


43 posted on 09/24/2013 6:36:31 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayer IS powerful. I just added mine.


44 posted on 09/24/2013 6:37:36 AM PDT by ne1410s (Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers up for your dad and family.
t.
Are prayers so precious we cannot afford to spend them
on others?


45 posted on 09/24/2013 6:39:52 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers offered.


46 posted on 09/24/2013 6:40:23 AM PDT by sitetest ( If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

“PastorBrooks! Please reply back and let us know how you are! That is scary and we can’t help you from here. Is someone there with you??”

No, I’m alone. My mother went to be with the Lord three weeks ago. They think my heart acting up is stress because of the loss. But I am having some pretty classic heart symptoms.


47 posted on 09/24/2013 6:45:29 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Kaosinla

Prayers for you and your family..


48 posted on 09/24/2013 6:52:43 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation; Kaosinla

july4thfreedomfoundation: “She recommended COQ-10, which can be purchased over the counter in Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, or any pharmacy.”

I second that. Co-enzyme Q-10 will help your Dad. It really helps heart problems. I’ve heard it is given by prescription in Japan. Also look into L-Carnitine and Flax seed oil.


49 posted on 09/24/2013 6:53:01 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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Thank you all for the prayers and kind words.

I just spoke to my sister. My Dad is being life-flighted to Allegheny General (great hospital in Pittsburgh). He is suffering from congestive heart failure and they need to relieve the water retention immediately.

I don’t know if I will have an update before my flight, but will let you all know as soon as I can.

Thank you all so very much!


50 posted on 09/24/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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