Skip to comments.Prayer for DrewsNana's Triple Bypass Heart Surgery
Posted on 02/09/2010 8:41:38 AM PST by DrewsDad
My mother-in-law, Barbara, is scheduled for triple bypass surgery Wednesday(2/10) Morning at 7AM Central Time. She is actually registered as a FReeper as DrewsNana, but only posted once about 5 years ago.
Please pray for a successful surgery and complete recovery. Pray for peace of mind for her and the whole family - husband, son and daughter(my wife-drewsmom).
Also pray for a peaceful resolution among family members to provide her with a clean(smoke-free) environment at home for healing. She also has glaucoma issues.
She is a believer and recently concluded one of her emails with"...God , Thank you for loving me and dying on the cross for me...for your precious love and saving grace Amen."
Lord, please hold close your servant Barbara and her family in the hour of great anxiety. Strengthen Barbara’s conversion and heal her, and let her be witness to others who have greater needs.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in the company of saints in Heaven we pray, amen.
Prayers for Barbara and her family.
Prayers for healing, peace and courage.
DrewsNana is out of surgery and they said everything went great. They mentioned 4 bypasses, but 2 of them may have been in different places on the same artery, so I guess it's still a triple bypass. She is now hooked up to various tubes and a ventilator.
Thank you so much for your prayers. My wife showed this thread to DrewsNana before the surgery and she was very thankful. Please continue to pray for no complications and for a complete recovery. Praise God.
Great news! Prayers will continue. Please keep us updated.
Continuing prayers. Thanks for the update!
God bless her.....they will have her up and walking within the next two days....lots of pain......more to gain. Thanks for the update....
Will do,Thanks for the update,Fatima
Prayers continue. Those tubes are very uncomfortable but needed to drain off all the fluid around the precious heart.
Hurts like crazy. The quicker she can get up and walk the better.
Prayers for Barbara and family.
Thank you for sharing the good news.
We should remember to praise God for what he does and not just pray for what we want.
Praise God! :*)
Prayers continuing to go up for DrewsNana and family!!
Very good news! Prayers continuing for a complete and quick recovery.
Thank you for the good news update. We continue to pray, for no complications and a complete recovery.
Wonderful news. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
As one having had similar surgery:
- Be patient. Her world is pain now, however well she is taking it.
- Encourage her to use available painkillers (Percocet in particular) regularly. No waiting until it hurts; it’s GOING TO HURT (we’re talking 8 on 1-10 scale) so just keep her system on a consistent dosing of painkillers.
- Encourage her to call the nurses for ANYTHING. Never wait, never think something is “trivial”. If it’s out of the ordinary, it needs attention. Trust me.
- Thank every nurse/doctor/caretaker for every visit. Every single one, every time.
- Be wary of painkillers. Pain is a message - listen to it, don’t bury it.
- Don’t overdo it. She will - get her to stop.
- Going to bed will become quietly terrifying: upright or horizontal are OK; transitioning is very painful.
Thanks for the update. Prayers are continuing for Barbara! My procedure lasted 11 hours on Monday, but I was able to come home yesterday afternoon. At least I got some sleep last night. I’m NEVER able to sleep in the hospital.
Prayers of thanksgiving and continued prayers of supplication for uneventful healing and recovery of good health. God bless.
yes, praise God. God bless you.
I will continue to pray for you and your family for God’s graces in getting through this crisis. God bless you and your family.
I am thankful for your prayers and a Great God who answers them. DrewsNana's surgery lasted about 2 1/2 hours and they only needed one vein from her leg. She woke up yesterday afternoon about 2PM and could respond by squeezing their hand. It was difficult for her husband to watch while they pulled the ventilator and other tube out of her throat around 5PM. After that she could talk but was still in quite a bit of pain. All her vital signs were great.
This morning she was sitting in a recliner and eating orange jello. She was a bit grouchy though. The cardiologist checked on her and told her she was beautiful, and she told him he was full of it. Then the surgeon stopped by and removed the drainage tubes. She had a little bit of nausea, so we blamed it on the color of the jello. Orange is not well-liked in this family.
This evening, they brought her some real food - roast, roasted potatos, and cooked carrots. They are waiting for a room to open up in the cardiac unit so they can move her there. All vital signs are "textbook". I'm not sure a triple bypass goes much smoother than this.
We really appreciate your prayers and advice. They mean a lot to us.
Thank You God!
So pleased to hear she’s being irascible! ;o)
Thanks for letting us know. Continued prayers for recovery.
Thank you for the happy update!
Continued prayers for DrewsNana and for Jeff Head and for all who need them.
Wonderful news! Orange jello would make ANYONE grouchy. Gald she’s doing better. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
Please post to DrewsDad, DrewsMom, and DrewsNana.
Great news. Our God is great.
Wonderful, wonderful good news. Prayers continue for a full, uneventful and swift recovery.
LOL! She's gonna be fine.
So glad that all is going well. May she continue to make good, steady progress to complete and successful healing and recovery of good health. God bless.
Wonderful news! Praise God! Thanks for the update.
What color were the carrots?;^)
She's sitting up and eating lunch now. Yes, the carrots are orange, but we'll have to put up with it. They didn't have the maroon carrots here. She's feeling some nausea again. Hmmmm...
Her color and vital signs look great. She's walked around, been to the bathroom, and sat in a chair a few times.
She says this was the hardest thing she's ever had to do in her life and couldn't have made it without her family and all of your prayers. Thank you.
A little nausea is to be expected. It was hard for me as well. The best thing abiut all this, is, as I’ve mentioned before, it’s a life changer.
I’ll keep my prayers active....thanks for the update!
Thank you for the excellent good news report. I’m glad to read she’s in a room now and doing so well, even if it is eating orange carrots. 8D
Prayers continue here.
Thanks for the uplifting update. :)
Be certain to tell her that the two feet of snow here in Southern Utah was a breeze to stomp through for me this year.
My pumping heart goes out to all who have experienced the unbelievable pain of this procedure. One thing to look forward to is that the rest of the world will feel the same every day. We on the other hand get to feel better every day!
Sending prayers for a complete recovery.
Glad to hear she is doing so well.