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Prayers Requested for my 96-year old mother.

Posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:38 PM PDT by MarilynBr

The doctor sent my mom home less than 3 hours after we went to the ER on Thursday. But she is still having a rough time.

She has eaten only fluids and soft foods for about 3 years. But now she is choking on the things she eats part of the time. Since Sunday evening I am spoon feeding her everything even water so she takes really small sips and small bites. I am very worried for her.

I know that her time could be approaching. But if God has a way, I would like to see the choking healed for now.

One of her granddaughters is being married next month. They are having the wedding in Oregon instead of Arizona, so Grandma can attend the wedding. It would break my heart if she weren't well enough to go or she died before the wedding.

Back sometime before 1999, her feet were starting to give out for walking. She was getting so much pain. But a friend and I prayed for healing of her feet and ankles. Those prayers were answered with good quality orthotic shoe inserts and sturdy shoes and God's gracious answer to prayer.

I know that my mom's time on earth won't be a whole lot longer if this choking thing continues. Do we decide to go with a feeding tube for awhile? Would God give her a temporary reprieve from this problem for her sake and ours? I am asking God for that so my niece does not always have to remember her wedding as being right after her grandmother died?

When mom is able to eat and drink without problems, she still has a great deal of personality and enjoyment of life. So I am approaching God to intercede on her behalf for a healing to the swallowing problem. Please join me in prayer for her, too.


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1 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:43 PM PDT by MarilynBr
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To: MarilynBr
Prayers up for your Mom and the family!

Our Father please strengthen, comfort and guide this family. Send you healing love, ease the pain and if it Your Will welcome a new Angel home.

AMEN.

2 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:06 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: MarilynBr
Eternal Father, we offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all my relations, friends and enemies, for the poor, the sick, and those in tribulation, and for all those for whom Thou willest I should pray, or knowest that I ought to pray.Prayers with Special Intentions for This 96 year old Dear lady.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

3 posted on 08/05/2012 10:56:55 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: MarilynBr

Sounds like your mom has dysphagia. Her doctor should refer you to a dietitian, or speech pathologist who should be able to help her overcome this and/or offer easier foods for her to consume. Sounds like she otherwise has a lot of fight and spunk so hopefully getting some assistance will help.

God Bless......


4 posted on 08/05/2012 10:58:27 PM PDT by sipwine (Eat well, stay well....)
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To: MarilynBr

“I am asking God for that so my niece does not always have to remember her wedding as being right after her grandmother died? “

So much of how things hit you, is found in how you word them. If God calls her home, your niece should try to think of it as amazing luck that fiance’ actually got to meet her grandmother.
Try not to associate the wedding with losing her, try to sincerely think things such as how most girls would have lost that grandmother a decade sooner. I know it’s easy for me to say, and hard for her (and you) to do, but I would advise that general path.
Or the creative part of me wonders if grandma could actually be there, if the wedding could be moved up to tomorrow or tuesday?

But whatever you guys decide. Hang in there.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 10:59:30 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: MarilynBr

Also, people in ill health have a funny way of making it to events that they are excited to attend. So hang in there, pray, and be as happy and positive as you can for her.
ALso, if you have been in the ER with her, I bet you are worn out.

Think about getting some needed rest.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 11:07:07 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers for your mom and family.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 11:08:01 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: MarilynBr

I will certainly pray for your mother. What did she go to the ER for? I suggest, if you haven’t... contacting her doctor.


8 posted on 08/05/2012 11:13:12 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: MarilynBr; Salvation

Dear Sister Salvation-We need a prayer Ping. Nobody does it like you.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 11:16:33 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: MarilynBr

I have prayed but I have to tell you a story.

My friend’s grandmother wasn’t able to eat or drink and they sent her home from the hospital to die. She hadn’t had anything to eat for days and she hadn’t responded to anyone for about a week. They were giving her water using straws.

My friend got there the day after her birthday and went to her room and started talking to her. She got the water and went to put it in her mouth and her finger slipped off and the water dribbled down her chin and her neck and she said, “Sorry, Grandmommy.” Well, she opened her eyes and said, “That’s okay, everyone else does it too.”

She also knew the day before had been her birthday and wondered if there was any birthday cake, which there was and she wanted some.

She lived another 5 months or so. I did actually see this with my own eyes it isn’t just a story I heard.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 11:23:23 PM PDT by tiki
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To: MarilynBr; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; ...

Logan’s Prayer Warriors...please pray??


11 posted on 08/05/2012 11:25:38 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: MarilynBr
Prayers up.

/johnny

12 posted on 08/05/2012 11:29:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MarilynBr

My prayers and thoughts are with you tonight and with your Mom. May God give you the answers you seek.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 11:45:47 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: MarilynBr
Prayers lifted for your Mom and everyone who loves her.
14 posted on 08/06/2012 12:03:34 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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AMEN! As we know JESUS said by “HIS Stripes we are healed”. I stand firmly in agreement with you that your mom be healed of this choking and now satan, I command you to take you hands of Marilyn’s mom, In Jesus’ Name I pray!

Praise God!


15 posted on 08/06/2012 12:22:06 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: tiki
wondered if there was any birthday cake, which there was and she wanted some.

That is special! Eating her own b'day cake after days w/o eating or drinking! Thanks for sharing.

16 posted on 08/06/2012 12:25:49 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MarilynBr

I pray that God heals your Mother, Marilyn. God Bless both of you.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 12:26:46 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: MarilynBr; Brad's Gramma


Prayers for your Mom and you. (Click)


18 posted on 08/06/2012 12:55:18 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: MarilynBr

she may have had a small stroke causing this.

You can either feed her carefully or put in a feeding tube until it improves.

Most elderly don’t do well on feeding tubes and pull them out, but a small tube into her stomach through the abdomen is a minor procedure that would let you keep her at home.

I should say it is minor, and can be done as an out patient, but in a frail elderly woman, she would probably have it done in the hospital, and you can end up with problems from pain medicine causing confusion and being in a strange hospital can cause confusion too. That’s why we docs usually try to keep the elderly at home.

On the other hand, when people have trouble swallowing, they often develop pneumonia. That is why putting in such a tube might be optional medically. Rose Kennedy had one and lived a few years, but Pope JP2 only lived two weeks after his was put in.

The problem is that if it is severe, you still swallow saliva and get aspiration pneumonia, but if it is mild, you just have trouble swalling well enough to stay nourished.

Sometimes people can swallow semi thick food better than liquids, so there are thickeners you can add to make water and juice slightly thick, like baby food.

An occupational therapist often can evaluate her for swallowing at home and make suggestions. Most larger hospitals have someone who can do this. If it was my mom, I’d try this first.

I’ll keep you all in my prayers.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 1:05:59 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


20 posted on 08/06/2012 1:31:35 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: MarilynBr

Heavenly Father:

Please allow Mom to stay with us for a little while longer. Please relieve her pain and restore her strength. We trust and accept your will, always.

Amen


21 posted on 08/06/2012 1:36:39 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers for your mother, whom God loves so very much.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 2:01:28 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: MarilynBr

You and your mother are in my prayers.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 2:24:03 AM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: MarilynBr

Almighty Father, please heal this lady and make her whole. I ask this in the Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 2:56:17 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: MarilynBr

>> But if God has a way, I would like to see the choking healed for now.

God DOES have a way. With Him all things are possible.

Prayers up for your mother’s healing and comfort, and for you and her other caregivers.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 4:27:16 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: MarilynBr

The last days are extremely dificult. I went through this with my mom a year ago last june.
She was 90 and still had clear speech and thinking but her body was just worn out.
She was ready to join her late brother and sister and she finally did.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 4:28:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers for your Mom, MarilynBr. May Our Lord heal her choking issue. May He also comfort you.


27 posted on 08/06/2012 4:33:18 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers up for your Mom and the family.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 5:13:40 AM PDT by lysie
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers to your mother, you, and your family.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 5:19:06 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers up!


30 posted on 08/06/2012 5:39:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: MarilynBr

My prayers for her, you and your family. Having lost both of my parents, I will take a different approach than the other good advice on this thread. Think hard and pray harder to see if you are trying to keep her alive because YOU are not ready for her to go. Put her welfare and comfort ahead of yours and you and she will be better off for it. Pray for the peace that passes understanding.


31 posted on 08/06/2012 5:53:10 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers for your mom and your family.


32 posted on 08/06/2012 7:07:07 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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You have my prayers.

Lord, you know the heart that this request comes from. We ask in Jesus’ name for the healing that this precious mother and grandmother needs. For her remaining time on this earth, give her health and strength, take away all fear from her and her loved ones, and may you allow her beautiful personality to shine. We ask that You heal her of this inability to swallow and we praise You for this healing. Amen.


33 posted on 08/06/2012 7:18:28 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Boston's mayor is anti-Christian and anti-free speech.)
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers for your mother’s healing and peace for her and your family.


34 posted on 08/06/2012 7:31:57 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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Thanks, johngrace.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 7:49:33 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MarilynBr; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
Take Time for Advent Family Prayer!
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Address your prayers to MarilynBr;
 
If you would like to be added to this Prayer Ping List, please FReepmail me.


36 posted on 08/06/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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My Rosary this morning will be dedicated to your mom’s health. God bless.


37 posted on 08/06/2012 7:54:28 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MarilynBr

PRAYERS!


38 posted on 08/06/2012 8:09:20 AM PDT by nandrew
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To: MarilynBr

God bless your mom and her entire family.


39 posted on 08/06/2012 8:15:05 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers up. My mom passed five years ago at 95, it’s never easy to lose a loved one.


40 posted on 08/06/2012 8:37:38 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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My prayers for God’s blessings on all.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 9:22:03 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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Praying for sure and...if the grandmother should NOT make it...perhaps a tiny segment of the wedding could be to include the grandmother and CERTAINLY ase the bride... I would have something pinned to the inside of my dress that belonged to my grandmother. Either way good luck and God’s blessings on botg the grandmother and the young couple getting married.
Everytime we see a bride and groom we pray they will have a long, healthy, joyful life together filled with children love and happiness.


42 posted on 08/06/2012 9:22:14 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Brad's Gramma

Praying for sure and...if the grandmother should NOT make it...perhaps a tiny segment of the wedding could be to include the grandmother and CERTAINLY ase the bride... I would have something pinned to the inside of my dress that belonged to my grandmother. Either way good luck and God’s blessings on botg the grandmother and the young couple getting married.
Everytime we see a bride and groom we pray they will have a long, healthy, joyful life together filled with children love and happiness.


43 posted on 08/06/2012 9:22:24 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: jdsteel

A friend of ours told her husband after much struggling that his parents and his sister were waiting for him. It was time for him to join them and it was OK for him to go. He died moments later..


44 posted on 08/06/2012 9:24:42 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers up.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Depone serpentem et ab veneno gradere.)
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To: MarilynBr

Praying.


46 posted on 08/06/2012 10:23:09 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: MarilynBr

Praying for your grandmother and for all of you at this difficult time.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 10:36:55 AM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: MarilynBr

Praying.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 10:43:46 AM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: MarilynBr
Job 12:10 ~ In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.”

Heavenly Father, in the Name of the Lord Jesus I ask that you minister to Marilyn's beloved mother in every way that will bring her back to a measure of good health. Thank You for the length of days You have given, and we ask that those remaining be filled with love and joy and an assurance that life does not end, but changes.

John 3:16 ~ “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

May it be thus, O Lord, may it be thus in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen ...

49 posted on 08/06/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: MarilynBr

Prayers for your mother’s health and healing and that she is able to attend the wedding next month.


50 posted on 08/06/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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