Skip to comments.Prayer Request for my friend, Rick, Vietnam Vet, Navy Seal
Posted on 01/09/2012 9:19:35 AM PST by Salvation
Rick is an old friend who was there for me when my husband died. He even installed some garage shelving for me when I moved into my condo.
Last week, the pneumonia and bronchitis got him and he was admitted to the hospital. Hospice stepped into the picture and took all the meds away because they thought he was going to die.
They don't know Rick, or should I say they don't know the determination of a Navy Seal that served in Vietnam. He is so determined to live.
But I have a request for prayer for him since he is home. Mostly for his soul so that he will come back to the Church and the Sacraments.
I appreciate your prayers because I know they work, and I don't think my exhortations and prayers alone will convince him to call a priest for the Anointing of the Sick.
Thanks so much.
Prayers have been sent for Rick and his loved ones.
Prayers for Rick. God keep him in the Hollow of His Hand. May he and his family receive showers of Blessings. In Jesus Holy Name,
May your own prayers for Rick be empowered as the will of God moves with His divine love and favor upon Rick. May Rick be blessed in body and soul through the intercessions of Jesus, Mary and Joseph to whom we appeal, for the Glory of God. Amen
Steroids are exactly what he needs, not cost saving bureaucrats!!
Prayers sent for Rick and his family!
Prayers for your friend and his family.
Prayers for Rick and his family.....and also you my friend.
I guess they thought he was dying. I detest Hospice, even though they helped when my husband died. But I think the mode of operation has changed.
Somehow I get the idea that they are about helping people die now, rather than helping them live to the end of their natural life.
It irks me so say the least.
The high blood pressure stuff, vitamins, etc.
Long story, but after admitted to civilian hospital, they, along with Mayo Clinic, diagnosed his condition as BOOP. A rare form of pneumonia. You can Google the disease for its symptoms if you desire.
He hovered near death. Stunning dosage of Prednisone. He swelled up like a beached sucker fish. Then one day, he came out of it. Amazing.
Anyway, he was around helicopters a lot. Some aviators have complained of having lung problems which they feel may be related to long periods of sitting on the ground surrounded by dozens of helicopters, all with engines idling...
There is a doctor at Mayo Clinic that wrote the book on BOOP, literally...Best to your friend.
Prayers sent for Rick to the Great Physician in Heaven. May the Good Lord give wisdom to the medical staff and care givers during this critical time.
Prayers for Rick offered.
Rick and his family will be in my prayers.
Prayers up for Rick and all whose lives are touched by his.
depending on the type of pneumonia steroids would likely kill him. depends on if is bacterial. BTW hospice has to be asked for, so he or a family member has intervened. I know just went through a similar event with my dad.
They also misdiagnosed Rick’s AO, always saying that it was because he smoked.
You bet. Prayers up.
I’ve often wondered about all the soldiers and airport personnel exposed to the jet fuel and other fumes.
Think what it’s like on the freeway and multiply it by ????
Actually, couldn’t it affect anyone who worked in an airport that wasn’t air-tight?
While he was in the hospital, they discharged him with the paramaters of a social worker’s visit.
His wife used to work in a nursing home. She knows what to do medically. I think it is because he is a strapping 6’ plus guy and it is difficult for her alone to move him.
Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We fly unto thee for succour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, 0 Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, and stedfast faith in thy Son Jesus; that his sins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more seen. We know, 0 Lord, that there is no word impossible with thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance amongst us: Yet, forasmuch as in all appearance the time of his dissolution draweth near, so fit and prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, his soul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour.
Prayers that God continues to stoke his determination.
If they discharged him, he can still get meds. just nothing but nutrition and pain management if he goes the hospice route. See if you can find out what type of pneu and what meds he on.
God bless you, Salvation, and may your friend Rick have the great Grace of Faith soon.
Prayers for Rick’s body and soul and for his family.
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)
Prayers for God’s blessings on all.
Prayers sent for Rick and his wife and family.
Prayers up... and you might want to have him look at this thread
Thank you friend in Christ.
Prayers up for this hero and his family.
Keeping you and yours in my prayers, Salvation.
Prayers sent for your friend. St. Philomena, St. Monica, and St. Dymphna, please pray for Rick, and inspire him to seek a return to the Sacraments. I ask you to ask our Father, in Jesus’ name, to touch Rick’s heart in a special way. Lord, lead him to true discernment of Your will for him. Bless Rick and his family. Amen
Praying for Rick
I will pray for Rick also.
When I was a child....in first grade, in a Roman Catholic school about 1948, there was a nun who exolained salvation to me.
We put our heads on those old desks, closed our eyes and accepted Jesus as the only way to heaven.
Since then I have had quite a ride through life.
I have since learned a lot about Jesus;
Eternal Salvation is free; the philipian jailer asked what he must do to be saved.
Paul said “Believe on THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED, AND THY HOUSE” . Romans 10, 9 and 10.
I’m praying for him now; and you.
Prayer sent to Mary Queen of Angels and all her Angels+
Praying for Rick and his family.
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Prayers for Rick and his family are on the way.
Lord Jesus our God,
We pray for the complete healing of Thy servant Rick, and for the well-being of his family and friends.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.
Thanks, everyone, for your prayers for Rick. He is now having better days, and then he lapses back into a worse day.
But I think your prayers kept him going — this Navy Seal is one tough dude.
Thought about you and looked you up. Hope all is well. Turns out you were right about the influences of Gramsci in modern American politics.
A number of my fellow Vietnam War veterans have suffered with the effects of Agent Orange caused cancers. I was based in the Delta where Operation Ranch Hand was very active.
C-123 Veterans: Operation Ranch Hand (color)