Friday, January 16, 2009

Prayers for Dad please!

I just wanted to leave a quick note here to ask you prayer warriors to lift my dad up as he goes in for shoulder surgery Sat. morning. Because of dad's' history of heart problems , we have to report to the hospital at 5:30 a.m. for MORE pre-op, etc. Surgery is scheduled for 10:00am. Please agree with me in prayer that all involved will be well rested, alert, and that all surgical instruments will be free from bacteria, etc. The hospital is allowing plenty of time to do an EKG on dad, etc. His blood sugars have been terribly high lately. This could be from the pain in his shoulder reaching all time new levels of OUCH!! Also the cortisone shots can cause higher blood sugars in a diabetic. One Dr. isn't really on board with the decision of dad going on with the surgery, but several other Dr.s are all for it. My poor daddy has suffered from this right shoulder of his for several years, just thinking it was arthritis getting worse. Turns out, he has a very large tear in the lining and will be having his rotator cuff replaced. I'm so looking forward to seeing him without that constant pain which causes fatigue.
Thanks for your prayers. We are looking forward to sending out great reports at the end of the day!

Shane is psyched to be going to spend the weekend with Jungle Mom's son and daughter in law. I'll be spending time between my parent's home and the hospital. Hubby has to work some weird hours this weekend. My eldest son has his annual high school alumni breakfast and basketball game tomorrow, so that left Shane wondering if he had to spend the entire day at the hospital!! I asked my nephew Josh, if he would mind "babysitting" Shane. (Shane is eleven years old!) Josh quipped back, "I'll hang out and chill with my little buddy, but I ain't changing no diapers!" LOL He's a hoot! Anyhoose, Shane and Josh Vernoy have a special bond and relationship. My son's face lights up the minute he hears his cousin Josh is coming over or going to be somewhere with us. I sure hope Naomy survives the two of them!

Thanks again for your prayers for dad!

17 comments:

Kimberly said...

Have already started and will continue to pray for Pastor.

Amber said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your dad. =]

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Oh Pam, I'll pray in agreement with you for your dad that God will go before him and everything will be just as it should at the hospital and the surgery will not have any complications.
I'll look forward to a good report soon.

Joy

Deborah said...

Praying for your dad!

Penless Thoughts said...

You have Mickey & my prayers and we agree with you that the surgery will accomplish all it needs to, will be performed swiftly and the recovery will be fast, in Jesus name!
Susan

Mrs. C said...

Praying that the surgery is a success. :)

Betty said...

I will be thinking of you all in my prayers!

Lyndy said...

Praying for you dad and all involved.

Hugs, Lyndy

Mrs. C said...

Praying right now, esp. for peace.

Beki said...

Pam, PLEASE give my Uncle Jack my love, assure him that he will be in my prayers throughout the day until I can check online and know that he's alright. I will pray earnestly that the Lord will guide the doctors and nurses to repair his shoulder all the while keeping his other health issues in mind so as to not overlook anything. Please take care of yourself also so that you can help out as needed. Let Aunt Loretta know that she, too, will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you Sweetie!

Most Rev. Gregori said...

My prayers will be with you and your Dad. Tell him to rest easy, because the Lord will handle every thing.

Susan said...

Prayers to your dad from Tennessee! Hope he comes through the surgery okay tomorrow!

Enjoyed reading your blog!

Sis. Julie said...

I'll definitely be praying Sis!! Love you!!

Z said...

Rotator Cuff pain..OUCH is right!
I'll be praying Pam!! GOOD LUCK WITH IT!
BIG blessings to your Dad and the whole family!
Loved the old rocker story below!

~~Deby said...

Praying for your dad, Pam...let us know...
Deby

justabeachkat said...

Hi Pam

I just stopped and prayed for your Dad. Please keep us updated.

Hugs!
Kat

Candy-Faith said...

Just seen this now. Hope it all went well? I will say a prayer tonight.
lovecandy