Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our God is Healer

On Monday, my dad had his knee replaced.  He is a healthy guy, a big guy, he's only 51, and this was a routine surgery with what should have been a routine recovery.  We visited him on Monday night, and he seemed great, he wasn't really feeling any pain yet, and he was happy to see his kids and grandkids. 
Picture stolen from my sister's facebook page, thanks Em!
About an hour after we left, things started going downhill.  To be honest, I don't really understand what happened, and my medical knowledge is basically nil.  By the grace of God, my step-mom, a nurse was still there (although she was getting ready to leave as visiting hours were over) and as she talked to my dad she basically saw him lose consciousness.  She called in another nurse, and neither of them could find my Dad's pulse in either his wrist or his neck.  My dad woke up to the nurse doing chest compressions on him, and he didn't really know what had happened either. 

He was moved to a Coronary Care unit where he could be monitored better, and the same thing happened twice more this morning.  Right now the best guess from his doctors is that he is having an adverse reaction to the anesthesia from the surgery, they do not believe it is his heart.

I saw him today, and he is in quite a bit of pain, but mostly he is uncomfortable and wants to go back to the other unit.  He seems...pretty good, I guess.  It is just really hard to see my Dad in pain, and no one really knows what is going on at this point, although the medical staff at the hospital seems great. 

We are all very scared, but we know that God is in control of the situation, and we believe not only that God CAN heal him, but that he WILL heal him. 

Our God is Healer. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh my - how scary! Sending positive thoughts and prayers your dad's way!

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  2. praying for your dad and you/your family. yes, God is in control!

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  3. praying for your dad and your family and the doctors and nurses taking care of him.

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  4. Praying for all of you....God is in control. Remember, don't fear tomorrow, God is already there.

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  5. We're praying dear Bekah, upholding your dear daddy before our Great Physician! Much love to everyone there, Oukie

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  6. Bekah-- Please know that I've been lifting up your dad, you, and your whole family in my prayers. You are absolutely right: God WILL heal him and he is standing with your family right now.

    Unfortunately, I've been in a pretty similar situation these past few weeks; my dad just spent two weeks in the ICU and was released to a nursing home yesterday to continue his recovery from a stroke, perforated ulcer, and congestive heart failure. The stroke took them two weeks to diagnose, so I know how frustrating and scary it is to cope without a diagnosis for such serious issues. All I can say is that you need to accept help from everyone who offers, and get on your church's prayer list! Good luck and God speed.

    -Kelsey

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