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Prayer Thread For My Daughter.
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Posted on 08/29/2004 7:43:53 PM PDT by Little Bill

My Daughter is suffering from a long term illness, mental. They have reached the limit that they can do with drugs, at this point.

They are proposing that she be institutionalized, long term care. She is a vibrant young lady, whom I love as life itself. I do not wish to see her as another drugged up drone in an institution.


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To: Little Bill

Prayers to you, your family and your daughter. He can work miracles and we've evidenced that here on FR. You are not being prideful asking us to help....we truly enjoy it.


51 posted on 08/29/2004 8:43:01 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama (Can The Ban - let the AWB sunset • www.2asisters.org • www.cantheban.net)
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To: Little Bill

Prayers for you and your daughter.

Godspeed.


52 posted on 08/29/2004 8:43:10 PM PDT by Heff ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it's the Almighty's gift to humanity" GW Bush 4/12/04)
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To: Little Bill

Prayers for you and your daughter. Keep getting other opinions, and don't give up.


53 posted on 08/29/2004 8:44:57 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("In the Kingdom of the Deluded, the Most Outrageous Liar is King".)
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To: Little Bill

I understand. Its a tough thing to go through.
I am praying for you and her.
God bless you Bill.


54 posted on 08/29/2004 8:46:19 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Little Bill
The problem that she faces is that she is a charity patient, she was separated from her husband who defaulted on her insurance payments. I have been purchasing her drugs, but the stuff they are recommending is out of my league.

Some pharmaceutical companies have special programs for people who desperately need their medication(s) but have zero income. Contact your daughter's doctors, especially psychiatrist. If they are not aware of the program, freepmail me the name of the medication(s) and I'll do some research. I know of a couple of other programs but they don't come readily to mind. In the meantime, prayers for your daughter and your family and it is no Sin of Pride to ask a brother or sister for help. <><
55 posted on 08/29/2004 8:48:49 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

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56 posted on 08/29/2004 8:50:11 PM PDT by oceanperch ( 04 Bush.....He will continue to lead America with the Lords Blessing)
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To: Little Bill; Kirkwood
Kirkwood's advice is excellent. You really should check it out. Here's the link again: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/studies/index.cfm
57 posted on 08/29/2004 8:51:12 PM PDT by Sandy
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To: CobaltBlue
So I have surrendered to God, a higher power, and say "Thy will be done. Not my will, but Thy will. Amen."

Amen, CobaltBlue. That's the first step each of us should take but usually it's the last step we take. In between, there is so much heartache.
58 posted on 08/29/2004 8:52:19 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: Little Bill
Dear Little Bill,

Big Guy and Rusty 99 and I will be praying for your daughter!

Repo Girl

59 posted on 08/29/2004 8:54:41 PM PDT by RepoGirl
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To: Kirkwood; Little Bill
If you have no insurance, this is why you need to get in touch with a research program.

Excellent idea.
60 posted on 08/29/2004 8:54:52 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: Little Bill

Your daughter will be kept in my prayer intentions.


61 posted on 08/29/2004 8:55:14 PM PDT by pieces of time
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To: Little Bill

Bill, sometimes the drug companies provide medications at a reduced cost for those who can't afford them. It is worth looking into, if she doesn't respond to the other drugs tried.

May God bring healing to your daughter and sustain your family.

Mrs VS


62 posted on 08/29/2004 8:55:41 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: Little Bill

,,, prayers and thoughts are with you from downunder.


63 posted on 08/29/2004 8:57:31 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: oceanperch; Little Bill
oceanperch, I only know a little about your and your son's lives but you are both an inspiration and I hope Little Bill will heed your wise words.
64 posted on 08/29/2004 8:59:33 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: Little Bill

I've been in your shoes with a couple of close family members, my friend. My Mom and my brother. There's nothing easy about it.

Mental illness is so hard to deal with. My older brother was hit with it in his early twenties...same with Mom...which is when it shows up in most cases. They, and we, had alot of rough years.

But to inject a note of hope, my Mom did much better in her later years, and today my brother is married and has two beautiful kids. There are still periodic struggles, health problems, and life is far from perfect, but he is a wonderful, warm, smart human being of great worth.

Yes, he relies on medication to keep things under control, but more importantly, he has faith.

The Rock of our salvation, Jesus, if you can get them to grasp on, is the stability they need to control their thoughts and emotions.

You and your beautiful daughter are in my prayers.


65 posted on 08/29/2004 8:59:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A REPUBLIC, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT...)
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To: Little Bill

Heartfelt prayers


66 posted on 08/29/2004 8:59:39 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: EternalVigilance; Little Bill

Amen.


67 posted on 08/29/2004 9:01:47 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: Little Bill

Prayers sent!


68 posted on 08/29/2004 9:06:57 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do several Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; A2J; Agitate; Alouette; Annie03; aposiopetic; Askel5; attagirl; axel f; ...

Ping!


69 posted on 08/29/2004 9:07:50 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do several Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Little Bill

Prayers sent to you, your daughter and your family.


70 posted on 08/29/2004 9:08:23 PM PDT by baseballmom (Michael Moore - An un-American Hatriot)
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To: Little Bill
In Texas we have Medicaid. If you have that everything will be paid for.
71 posted on 08/29/2004 9:09:28 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: hummingbird

Thank You, We have been through alot to keep going and could not have done so without Chris' desire to live and God.

God Bless You and Yours.


72 posted on 08/29/2004 9:10:56 PM PDT by oceanperch ( 04 Bush.....He will continue to lead America with the Lords Blessing)
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To: Little Bill
Mental illness is the most insidious of disease. It affects family as much and more so than the patient.

I pray that God will send someone to help you in this hour of need.

73 posted on 08/29/2004 9:11:53 PM PDT by Cold Heat (http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/staticpages/index.php?page=20040531140357545)
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To: Little Bill

I can't imagine what you have been going through and I will certainly pray for your daughter and you. I wish I could offer more.


74 posted on 08/29/2004 9:14:17 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Little Bill

Talk to you local pharmacist about contacting the drug companies that supply the needed medications which she can't afford. Most drug companies will supply them for little or no charge if you can supply the information that she can't afford them. I, too, am praying...


75 posted on 08/29/2004 9:14:30 PM PDT by GummyIII (I'm doin' better than I deserve!)
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To: Little Bill
I have been fighting this for the last two years and it has been stressful.

That sounds like the understatement of the century. I will pray for her and for you...

76 posted on 08/29/2004 9:15:11 PM PDT by krb
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To: Little Bill
Sending prayers for your daughter and for you.
77 posted on 08/29/2004 9:15:37 PM PDT by Glenmerle
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To: Little Bill

Oh, Little Bill....I'll pray for her and for you. I can't even imagine how hard this must be.

PLEASE keep all of us informed...we're family here.


78 posted on 08/29/2004 9:16:37 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (If only hamsters could talk...THEY'D tell you the truth that Upland IS in Pennsylvania!)
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To: Little Bill; CobaltBlue

May the Lord's healing virtue infuse your daughter, to His glory.

And likewise for you, cobalt.


79 posted on 08/29/2004 9:16:56 PM PDT by Paul_B
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To: Little Bill
"She is a vibrant young lady, whom I love as life itself."

Your love for her is so strong that I can feel it just reading your post.

I can't offer you much beyond my prayers for your family, and you have that.

God bless.

Luis

80 posted on 08/29/2004 9:19:14 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez ( Even Jane Fonda apologized. Will you, John?)
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To: oceanperch

And, to you and yours as well. <><


81 posted on 08/29/2004 9:20:13 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: Little Bill

We have been touched by mental illness in our family.

I will offer prayers for your daughter, you and your family. Sts. Rita and Jude are especially powerful saints for hopeless or impossible cases. God bless you!!

MMJ


82 posted on 08/29/2004 9:22:39 PM PDT by MarineMomJ (The truth only hurts when it's true.)
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To: Little Bill
Dear Lord ,Please help this young lady find wellness with Your Light of Grace and Love and help her family find strenght and peace in guiding her to wellness.Amen.
83 posted on 08/29/2004 9:27:17 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: EternalVigilance

God Bless you and yours.


84 posted on 08/29/2004 9:29:59 PM PDT by oceanperch ( 04 Bush.....He will continue to lead America with the Lords Blessing)
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To: Little Bill

Little Bill, they said the same thing about my sister, 20 years ago. The expert said she was "schizophrenic" and they wanted her institutionalized. We talked as a family, and instead of doing what the expert said to do, we did what we knew we had to do - see first if she could make it without the drugs, without the institution.

She never went to the mental institution - instead, she went forward in her life. She has a family, a degree, and she has us. Life has not always been peachy, but my sister is alive and well, and she herself is her own best psychiatrist.

When did this start, and what drugs were they giving her at the time? So many times, the drugs have side effects which leads to the downward spiral - also, there are many physical illnesses which bring on symptoms of mental illness.

Freepmail me. I have experience, maybe some of it will help.


85 posted on 08/29/2004 9:36:52 PM PDT by dandelion (AKA "The Kerry Fairy" - http://johnkerryquestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: Little Bill
The problem that she faces is that she is a charity patient, she was seperated from her husband who defaulted on her insurance payments. I have been purchasing her drugs, but the stuff they are recommending is out of my league.

I'm not in MA, but in TX. When I worked in Community Mental Health with patients who were not able to pay for meds, the pharmaceutical companies usually had programs to make them available gratis to those patients.

The drugs for Schizophrenics were the most costly, and these programs were really beneficial for patients who had no resources.

86 posted on 08/29/2004 9:53:44 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Little Bill

Praying for you and yours.


87 posted on 08/29/2004 9:53:54 PM PDT by NanaDory8
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To: Rockingham

"... get your daughter to an MD who has an understanding of and uses nutritional remedies."

Bullseye!!


88 posted on 08/29/2004 10:01:47 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Little Bill
Prayers being said for your daughter, that her mental health be restored. I ask in the name of Jesus- Amen
Prayers being said for you and your family that you be comforted. The Peace of the Lord be with you.
89 posted on 08/29/2004 10:02:45 PM PDT by fly_so_free (Never underestimate the treachery of the democrat party- Save USA,-Vote a Dem out of office)
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To: Little Bill
As others have expressed, my prayers also are with you and your Daughter.

As you say, she is separated from her husband.

That she is married is helpful to you in that you are not responsible for her treatments.

In a case like this (at least in California) the State and Fed Government share in the cost of maintaining the needs of your Daughter.

I went through a similar thing with my sister, and with much diligence and red tape, she now lives a normal life.

There are drugs that if needed can stabilize most personality and emotional imbalances.

My best wishes and prayers go out to you, Buddy.
90 posted on 08/29/2004 10:06:09 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Little Bill

Take care, Bill. If you keep your love for her strong, she may improve without warning. Keep trying your best. You may want to get a second opinion, as well.


91 posted on 08/29/2004 10:23:47 PM PDT by risk
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To: Little Bill

Bill, I will put you in my prayers. And your daughter, of course, too. God Bless you.


92 posted on 08/29/2004 10:26:18 PM PDT by Republic (uu)
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To: Little Bill

Sympathetic prayers sent....I pray for your daughter to be healed....Blessing to you and your family


93 posted on 08/29/2004 10:48:25 PM PDT by EmmaPeel
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To: Little Bill
You need to take care of your self first. You indicate that you have been facing this for two years by yourself.

Contact NAMI (Mational Alliance for the Mentally Ill) WWW.nami.org. They provide emotional support, education and resources for family and friends of those suffering from mental disorders. I tried to find a chapter in Mass but the site is too slow right now.

The problem that she faces is that she is a charity patient, she was separated from her husband who defaulted on her insurance payments. I have been purchasing her drugs, but the stuff they are recommending is out of my league.

Hummingbird advised of free drug programs from some pharmaceutical cos.

He/she is absolutely right about it. About three years ago I posted an list of free drug programs mostly from pharmaceutical manufactures. I could kick myself for not saving the resources. I will try to find that post in the next few days.

If someone has the time, the post was on The Motley Fool in the political asylum board. I used the same screen name.

94 posted on 08/29/2004 10:49:43 PM PDT by Aquakat (Support our Troops)
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To: Little Bill

If she is not harmful to herself or others, stand your ground. Adding prayers.


95 posted on 08/30/2004 1:40:33 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Morologus es!)
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To: Little Bill

Prayers on the way.


96 posted on 08/30/2004 1:47:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Why should the unwilling majority be ruled by a few, just because they claim a right to?)
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To: Little Bill
Sending my prayers for your daughter, you and your family.

Matt 18:20

97 posted on 08/30/2004 2:34:40 AM PDT by glock rocks
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To: Little Bill

I will be praying for this situation, Little Bill. Our God is Mighty, and He is able to resolve this.


98 posted on 08/30/2004 2:44:06 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens
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To: Little Bill
May God watch over your daughter and heal her mind so that she can live a full life in service to Him. May He give you and your family peace and strength, in Jesus' name.

Carolyn

99 posted on 08/30/2004 3:07:42 AM PDT by CDHart
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To: Little Bill

you are in my prayers!


100 posted on 08/30/2004 3:41:03 AM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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