Skip to comments.Prayer request for my Dad
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.
Prayers for your father and for safe travels for you.
God bless him. In the name of our healing Master Jesus Christ, may his faith bring him comfort and health.
Prayers lifted...may your father find healing...may you and your family find strength and comfort...
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.
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.
Prayers up for your Dad’s recovery, and for the entire family.
My prayers are with you and your family.
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.
Prayers on the way!
Praying for your Dad.
Prayers for both of you.
I am with you. How old is your dad?
Prayers up for you, your father, hope mercy and comfort.
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.
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.
Prayers being sent now. Be comforted in God’s plan.
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.
Prayers for your dad & your family.
Prayers up for you and your dad. May the Lord grant you healing and His peace!
Prayers up to Dad, you, your family, and the medical staff.
Prayers on the way.
You & your dad are in my prayers. Keep us posted.
Prayers for your Dad and God’s comfort and peace for your family.
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.
ptayers for your dad, you and your family...
“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!
In late but prayers up now for all of you and especially your dad. Let us know, please.
Prayers out for your Papa.
Wishing him and you all the best...
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??
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.
My family is praying for your family. For healing, for strength and for perseverance. Rely on the Lord and have peace in your heart.
He’s young.Have a safe trip and we will say special prayers for James today.((((Hugs)))Fatima
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.
Prayer IS powerful. I just added mine.
Prayers up for your dad and family.
Are prayers so precious we cannot afford to spend them
“PastorBrooks! Please reply back and let us know how you are! That is scary and we cant 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.
Prayers for you and your family..
july4thfreedomfoundation: “She recommended COQ-10, which can be purchased over the counter in Wal-Mart, Sams 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.
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!