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MarylandMama January 14th, 2013 07:49 AM

Prayers please!
My grandpa has had a really rough couple of months. My grandma was in the hospital for 3 weeks (he was by her side every waking moment) before she passed away a week before Thanksgiving. They were married for 68 years. Shortly after that, he started having major shoulder problems. He needed a total shoulder replacement, but is not a candidate bc of of his cardiac issues. He had a less major operation on it 3 days after Christmas. He is still struggling to heal from that and last night, he slipped on a wet floor in a restaurant bathroom and it looks like he has broken his hip. They will know something more detailed after his MRI today. He is 87 and that, along with his cardiac issues, makes his very grave for him. I was with him in the ER last night and he was in agony. The man is a beast, a pain tolerance like no one I have ever seen. Insisted he wasn't in terrible pain during two heart attacks, so if he was complaining he was in pain, it had to be excruciating. These last couple of months have been so hard on him and all of the trauma is starting to cause him to get confused at times.

Please pray for wisdom for the doctors to be able to help him, for pain relief, and for a speedy recovery. Thanks!

sunnydaze January 14th, 2013 08:00 AM

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Ohhhh!! You bet that prayers are coming from my house!

MarylandMama January 14th, 2013 08:08 AM

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Thanks, Tania! Appreciated more than you know!

MamaSkunk January 14th, 2013 10:26 AM

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MissyBee January 14th, 2013 10:31 AM

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Aww, poor Grandpa! Praying for him!

navywifey2003 January 14th, 2013 10:32 AM

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Praying hun! that is awful!

phantomsgrl11 January 14th, 2013 01:57 PM

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I know how hard it is to lose all of your grandparents and to lose two within one year that is one thing I would never wish on someone else so you better believe that I am praying for a quick recovery for your grandfather. Sending lots of good vibes your way!

zombiemommy January 14th, 2013 02:38 PM

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Sending good vibes his way!

MrsLat January 14th, 2013 04:26 PM

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That is so terrible. I am so sorry to hear that! I am sending prayers to your family that he recovers and that they can get his pain under control.

QueenCrafty January 14th, 2013 05:21 PM

Keeping him in my thoughts!! Hopefully he makes a quick recovery

Kim3 January 14th, 2013 05:49 PM

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Prayers for your entire family in this difficult time.

crawmommy January 14th, 2013 08:14 PM

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:( Will keep you in my thoughts!

8miraclez January 14th, 2013 10:26 PM

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Sending lots of prayers. My grandpa is 96 and it's so hard seeing this grizzly bear in a wheel chair unable to walk. I hope he heals quickly and holds onto some stubbornness.

MarylandMama January 15th, 2013 05:32 AM

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Thanks, ladies! Yesterday we did get some good news from the orthopedist. He said that there definitely is a fracture in the hip socket, BUT his hip is not displaced, so it will not require surgery. Praise the Lord! He will have to use a walker until it heals and not put any weight on it. That is going to be the tough part. He is constantly trying to get us to help him up b/c he just wants to walk. The problems with his shoulder are also going to complicate his use of a walker and, if it causes too much pain there, he may not be able to use it. It is a precarious situation, but I know that God will see us all through this. We are just completely amazed that he doesn't need surgery. What a complete answer to prayer! And they don't think his shoulder is infected. There is a hematoma (bleeding of the wound on the inside) where he had the surgery that is causing the swelling in his shoulder, arm, and hand, but the incision itself is healing perfectly and the dr. does not believe there is any level of infection at all.

Again, thank you all for your prayers. It really does mean a lot to me.

navywifey2003 January 15th, 2013 10:15 AM

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I was just coming to ask for an update! I am glad there is one and a good one!

D&K's_mama January 15th, 2013 10:29 AM

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Prayers sent!!! Hope he recovers quickly as possible!!!

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