Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Complications Set In

Annah and I got home about ten minutes ago. Aunt Jean brought us.
Mom is staying tonight at the hospital with Dad. He's in the cardiac
ICU at Barnes-Jewish in the city of St. Louis! He's very sick!
They did get the pacemaker in, but his blood pressure went very
low again, and then they found blood leaking behind his heart
and had to drain it. They had to stabilize him too. After he went in for
the pm, Mom or we didn't get to see him at all until they were ready to
take him up to ICU. He went in for pm at 3 and about 10, they took
him up. His face is all puffy and swollen, and pale. He's in alot of pain too.
His speech was a whisper, but before we left, he prayed with Annah and
me just like he always does before he goes to bed! He's sooooo weak
right now. I've seen him pretty sick before, but not like this!!!

Please pray that Dad does not get any infection and that his problem
doesn't need to be surgically closed. And also that the fluid in his heart
doesn't accumulate again!!
 Please pray for peace, especially for Mom and for God to provide our needs.



  1. I'm keeping your father, and your family, in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Thats terrifying. My dad is in hospital at the moment too. I know how you feel. I'll pray for you.

  3. How awful! Sending you all good wishes. I hope your father's health improves soon.

  4. Prayers being sent your way from here, Rebecca! Prayers for your entire family and for your dad's endurance.

  5. O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit and relieve thy sick servant Rebecca's father for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  6. We shall keep you all in thoughts and prayers!
    May GOD bless and be near to each of you...
    Love~Hugs~Thinking of you~
    Annamarie for the Mayos

  7. Keeping your father and your family in my prayers.

  8. It's Thurs just after 12n here in Tampa... checking in to see how your father is doing. Hope he is doing better today. Linda.

    1. I think he is. From the text messages he's sent, Mom said he sounds happier.

      But Annah and I had to stay home today because I'm sick. I have a fever, so we do not want to give it to Dad, though he's already had it.


    2. Your dad and your family are in my prayers.

  9. I'm so very sorry to hear this. Praying for your father and for all your family. How frightening and difficult this must be.

    I feel particularly sad about this because I had gone home to St. Louis to help my own mother out after she had a pacemaker put in and it should be a straightforward procedure. I'm so sorry that your poor dad has had such an awful time of it.

    You are a good family and I pray your dad becomes well again.

  10. Hey everyone, IM laying here waiting for something to happen. I am feeling better as I got up 3 x and even was able to sit in w chair for a while. The drainage from around my heart went well as I was able to get up and move around.
    I do appreciate you prayers, and I thank God for you always.
    The next step is having the drain removed, then I can step down out of ICU.
    Then in a couple of days go home! This past evening after waking up 3x my BP, and
    Pulse are normal. Right now even rolling over r in bed wears me out.
    I have always heard; " a good man ( or woman) is like poison food" IT'S HARD TO KEEP TJEM BOTH DOWN!!! I/ we will be back. Jerry kellum

  11. Checking in to see how your Dad is and now you!
    Praying, praying for all of you!
    Hugs to your sweet Momma!
    Mrs Mayo

  12. Hope you and your Dad are OK, Rebecca. Take care of yourself, Rachel

  13. Jerry -- what an awesome update! We are praying for you and hoping you get to go home soon. It's so hard to be in the hospital and actually get the rest you need to heal. Please know that people you have never met are all praying for you!