Topic: Need prayers for my Dad

Hi everyone -

My Dad has been in the hospital for almost 2 weeks after having his percutaneous bile drain put in.  Since then, he has been fighting an infection and a worsening lung condition.  He's on every antiobiotic for every bacteria known to man.  His kidneys are also in tough shape.  He is undergoing an invasive lung biopsy this afternoon to find out what is going on in his lungs so they can attempt to treat it.  He will be in ICU for several days after this procedure.  They are concerned as his blood clotting is compromised due to his liver.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers today.

My best to all -
Michelle

Re: Need prayers for my Dad

Michelle, thinking of your Dad and hoping things work out with the lung biopsy. Stay strong to support your beloved Dad.

Katie

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Michelle,
So sorry to hear what's your dad has been going through. I hope everything goes well on the lung biopsy. Please keep us posted.
Ashley

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Dearest Michelle we are so very sorry to hear all that your dad is going through. Try to stay strong as our prayers and thoughts go out to your dad and your family.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Michelle,

Positive thoughts and my best wishes coming your way. I hope the lung biopsy goes well for your dad.

Gavin

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Hi Michelle, yes, you and your Dad are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tess

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Michelle...sending prayers and hugs to you, your dad and your family.  Stay strong...and then give your dad lots of hugs from all of us. 

Jolene

"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain."     ~g. b. hinckley

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Michelle - Prayers and healing thoughts coming your way.
Stay strong!

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Michelle...count me in also.  Sending all my love.
Marion

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Thank you everyone!  My Dad came through the surgery very well last night!  I left him in ICU at 8:00 last night and he was watching the Patriots game - it was unbelievable!  They were sure he would still be on the ventilator,  but he only needs his oxygen mask so far.  He will be in ICU for several days while they watch his chest drain.  I think his bilirubin is down to about 11 or so (from 27) so that's a good sign.  Surgeon thought we would have some results back today from the biopsies.  His insulin has continually been high and his kidneys are still in tough shape, but we passed another hurdle and I'm going to breathe a sigh of relief for the day smile

Best to all -
Michelle

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YEA!!!!!!!!  Its a good news day. Keep the good news coming.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Michelle,

What wonderful news.   I will be hoping to hear that he is improving  more everyday.

Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Michelle,
I am glad your dad has improve, but I am still going to like a candle for him...no matter what great news you give.

Thinking of you and your famlily.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Hi Michelle,

I'm glad to hear the good news and some more positive thoughts coming your way for your dad.

Good luck and best wishes.

Gavin

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.

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Hello Michelle

That is great news!  , Healing, Love and Prayers to you.....

Michelle

"My dad, Tony, passed away on 4 October 2010, after a 19 month battle with CC"   - I carry you in my heart, Dad, forever.