4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

March 04, 2009

When it Rains It Pours!



Things are a little to say the least crazy around here. I could use some prayers, as well as if y'all could send prayers my dad's way.

I got this email from my brother, of course after I had already received the call from my mom, but I was surprised at the different response of my brother and I.

Here's his email:


As you are aware, Dad is going in for a quadruple bypass in the morning. He is at the hospital now and will not be coming home for a week.

I am going to start a fast for him. I think it would be nice if we could keep him in our prayers. The Dr. said that someone in his condition is never as mobile as he has been.

I was with him last week when he passed with flying colors an EKG. Then yesterday he did well on a stress test but the Dr. to make sure did another test which showed blockage in four (maybe 5) arteries. The heart is in good shape, but the arteries supplying blood are nearly all blocked.


As my brother was thinking of fasting and praying for my dad, which I have said several prayers, I had a totally different response which my response was:




First really uncontrollable tears....I mean my dad is having open heart surgery! That is serious stuff....

then second...I made chocolate chip cookies...(my emotional bandaid) ....

then third I thought about the fact that I have a pretty darn not so good heart....and I really have to do something to take care of it.

When I went to visit my dad in the hospital today, he was just going in for a possible stint, artery check, and now won't be out for at least a week, but the doctor said their appears to be congenital damage as well. Which has me with the not so great heart even more concerned....anyway this is not about me.


Then fourth, I felt guilty for writing about my wonderings about heart failure, its like I opened up the ironic skies!

I just pray that the doctors hands are steady tomorrow morning and that all goes well. I am praying for you Dad! Love you so much!!!And I can't get this picture in the right orientation!!!

20 comments:

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Thoughts and prayers coming your way for your dad. He sounds like an emotionally and physically strong man. Keep your faith strong....

Jess said...

I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers. :)

Cheryl Anne said...

Oh Corrine, I so understand! and I'm praying for him and your family. Its scary and eye opening and more than words can really express.

Yvonne said...

You are all in my thoughts and my prayers. I know how scary that is.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Heart problems run in my family as well. And my response would be exactly the same as yours. I just said a prayer for your daddy.

Sheri said...

Give your mom and dad our love and we will pray for all of you!

Amber said...

I will definitely be saying some prayers for your dad, as well as your mom & the rest of you!!

Tonya said...

My son had open heart surgery and it is a scary thing for sure. I will be thinking of and saying prayers for you all.

Mary Moore said...

I will send positive vibes your dad's way. My dad had triple bypass quite a few years ago, and he did really well. Take care.

Nancy Face said...

I'm praying for you and for your dad right now! (((HUGS)))

April said...

Your dad will be in my prayers and on my mind today!

Aly Allred said...

That's a cute picture of dad and Emily.

Maren said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad! This is scary stuff. My mom had 5 bypass heart surgery a few years ago after having a heart attack. She made a pretty quick recovery, so I will hope for the same for your dad. I will say the scars for my mom are pretty scary. They took pieces of veins from her arms to use in her heart, so she had all kinds of scars.

Maybe it was meant to be that you are there to help support your mom and dad through all this? I will be praying for you all.

Kristen Andrews said...

thoughts and prayers are w/ you and your Dad.

Sunnie said...

I know what thats like. It's a tuff thing. I feel for you and hope it all works out. Luckily it sounds like your dad was taking good care of himself and was making sure everything was alright, hence the discovery. I think everything will be fine. Thank goodness we live in a day where there is so much technology to help us and take care of us.

Take care of yourself too.

Jeff and Anna too! said...

Ah Corrine that is scary-but with all these prayers going his way he'll be the luckiest guy ever.

DRF said...

Uncle Roger said your dad seems to be doing well? I know how scary this can be and the last thing you need to worry about is whether you're reacting "properly." Anything you do when facing this situation is going to be exactly the right thing for you! I'm keeping positive thoughts headed in your direction that things will continue to go well.

domesticgoddess said...

The power of prayer is so amazing! I hope he pulls through okay and that everyone is healthy again!

Tonia said...

Hope all works out for ya. We are thinking of you!

pecas said...

we wish the best and fast recovery for your dad pte townsend got one and he recovered I am sure your dad will to. I think the miracle is that dr found it before he got ill

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