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February 14th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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I haven't shared this here, so there is a bit of a back story.

My dad and family went on a cruise just after thanksgiving, when they came home, my dad was very very sick, they went straight to the hospital. He was admitted with acute pancreatitus.

the next day he coded and had a massive heart attack, they had to shock his heart back to beating, and he was put on full life support.

Things got very hairy toward the middle of december, my family and I ended up driving from the east coast to st louis over night to what we thought would be our goodbyes. Luckily he made some improvement, and we decided to give him more time.

On Christmas day he had a very good day, and we were all relieved, the very next day things went down hill again, and he was comatose.

For the next 3 weeks we struggled with the decision to stop treatment or give him more time, the doctors were telling us he suffered severe brain damage.

My brother and I were able to convince my mom that it doesn't actually take a lot of time for brain damage to show up. And she decided he just needed more time.

Time was all he needed. Over the last 2 weeks he has made huge strides, he woke up, has been doing breathing trials off the ventilator, he has been able to sit in a wheelchair for brief amounts of time.

3 weeks ago we were faced again with discontinuing treatment, and today, I got to talk to him over the phone. I had resigned to never seeing him or hearing his voice again, and today I got to hear his voice. And he sounded like the dad I know. I didn't know what to expect. My hopes have been so low for so long, that I just can't contain how happy I am, it keeps spilling out of my eyes!

We pleaded with God for a miracle and he gave us one! I am so thankful and so happy!
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February 14th, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Awesome! I hope he continues to improve
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February 14th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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That is amazing!!! I hope he continues to get better!!!
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February 14th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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that is really amazing! nothing will ever compare to that feeling of joy!
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February 14th, 2012, 01:35 PM
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That is awesome and so great that he is improving.
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February 14th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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This gives me chills, Ami!!! God is so good. I am so happy that your dad is improving and beating the odds the drs had given him. I pray that he continues to heal and is even able to go home soon. You and your family will be in my prayers!
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February 14th, 2012, 01:56 PM
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That is absolutely amazing!!
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February 14th, 2012, 02:21 PM
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What wonderful news! I love reading about the joys of others and about how good God is. I pray your dad continues to recover.
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February 14th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Awesome news!!!!!
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February 14th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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This just made my day!! So happy for you and your family!! Praying so hard he continues to improve leaps and bounds <3 <3
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February 14th, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Amazing! I'm so happy for your family! I hope he continues to do well.
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February 15th, 2012, 04:20 AM
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Best news I've heard all week, I am soo happy for you and your family! I will keep you all in my T&Ps!!
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February 15th, 2012, 06:01 AM
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That gives me chills! What an amazing story!
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February 15th, 2012, 06:42 AM
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That is wonderful!!! I hope he continues to get better! Thanks so much for sharing! God truly works miracles
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February 15th, 2012, 07:05 AM
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What wonderful news for your family.
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February 15th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Never underestimate the power of our Lord and savior! Im so happy for you Ami. That is beautiful. HUGS!
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February 15th, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Oh my gosh!!! What an incredible story!!!! I am so so happy for you and your dad - your whole family! What a miracle!
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February 15th, 2012, 12:04 PM
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God is good! Amazing news! Praying for continued healing for your family!!
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February 15th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Great to hear it! God is amazing!
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February 15th, 2012, 01:05 PM
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That's amazing news!! I'm so happy to hear that he is doing better. God works in great ways!
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