by pldc 10 Jan 2017

My dear cuties, as some of you know my dad has been in hospital. He has been there 2 months & 2 days...........It has been a very difficult journey. He went in for a simply colonoscopy & due to many complications he developed a twisted bowl & had to have emergency surgery to correct this. My dad is 83 years old & in very good health,with regular exercise & a pretty healthy diet this has kept him form being sickly. He is active as well. He might get the odd cold or flu but otherwise he has been in very good health so this came as a shock to us all. The medications given to him made him hallucinate & his memory was quite disturbingly bad........ once he was taken off the medications his memory started to improve but infection set in & he was back in the Intensive Care Unit. We got the call that he was placed on Life Support with impending doom 3 times & each time we had to go back to hospital & watch him slide further into a very poor state.Even after his lungs filled up with fluids & his heart had to work that much harder to breath & he was placed on life support he would grab hold of our hand & tell us it was going to be ok. It was an emotional roller coaster for us all. Finally after all that he went through my mother said take him off all the medications his heart can't take it. Remember my dad never took many antibiotics before so there was no way to know how his body would react to them. The Dr.'s told my mother they didn't think it was a good idea but after talking to us all, we all agreed to stop the meds. The Dr.'s call him the mystery man because within 3 days his memory improved & he started to breath on his own. My mom was right the medications were too strong for him & his body couldn't take them. More allergies learned........... He was placed on the 2cd floor finally to undergo Physical therapy & he was more like himself every day. From them telling us to prepare for the worst & not having him come home to a complete turn around . His therapy went so well we finally got to bring him home! We are all so incredibly relieved & believe it was a Christmas Miracle. He is week & gets tired after a bit but he is independent & can manage to do everyday things. It will take him some time to get back into a daily routine but he is well on his way & eating & sleeping in his own bed & that makes such a difference. I can not thank you cuties for your prayers for all of us I truly with all my heart believe that they make all the difference in the world!

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by justsew 22 Jan 2017

O Wow, This is the first time I have read this, what an ordeal for you all to go through, and it is indeed a miracle. I am so happy for you and all your family, and I pray your Dad will continue to improve.
Hugs Pam.

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pldc by pldc 27 Jan 2017

many thanks my friend ~hugs~

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by lidiad 14 Jan 2017

Best wishes to your Dad, you and all your family!
Hugs, Lidia

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pldc by pldc 27 Jan 2017

thank you very much Lidia~hugs~

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by pacmp 11 Jan 2017

So happy to see you back! You and your family have been under Cuties continual outpouring of prayers in your families behalf, prayers are heard and answered, miracles can and still do happen, the Holy Spirit does prompt and guide us when we are spiritually seeking answers and willing and able to listen to that still small voice. It is easier when it is a bold and direct response but usually that is not the way of the Holy Spirits guidance. Your sweet mother has obviously learned to listen to that voice, and to then abide by the council that has been given. There is a joke about doctors that says:There is a reason it is called a medical practice, because practice is what they have learned to do in their profession. Doctors tend to be taught to look at ways that most people respond, or what is generally the cause if someone has specific problems, but those are all generalizations and many people just do not fit those stereotypical guidelines. They also are taught in medical school that if you hear hoof beats, think ...horses, in this case the hoof beats of your father turned out to be a zebra or maybe even a unicorn as the hand of God was truly there helping your family to know what was the best for your dad. So happy your family can now take a deep breath again and treasure the time you have together still. The stress and exposure to infections likely effected many members of your family so all of you need to be extra vigilant in all aspects of your lives even into the coming weeks and months to taking special care of yourselves, maintaining mighty prayer and in the listening to that still small voice that can guide if we are willing to learn how to listen. Huge Hugs dear friend, Pam

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Exceptionally well said Pam & many thanks for your support. ~hugs & Blessings to you~

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by Sewmum1 11 Jan 2017

Thinking of you all. Sounds like a very difficult and challenging time. He sounds like an amazing man and well done to your mum. It takes a strong person to tell doctors to stop what they are doing when They believe what they are doing is right. Prayers for you all and pleased your dad is home where he will be much happier

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by joansatx 11 Jan 2017

Praise and joy right now! Your story is one to share to help others. Wow. My heart is full for all of you. So glad to hear from you, Joan

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Joan thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by marianb 11 Jan 2017

So Happy to hear your dad is on the mend, being home will allow him to recovery with less stress. Will still keep you all in my thoughts for a happier and healthier 2017 and beyond. Marian

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Marian yes I agree with you his being home has made him so much more relaxed, thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by babsie 11 Jan 2017

That is good news and I'm sure that with the Lord's help he will be completely healed. I for one is not for taking a lot of medicine and believe in natural healing. The medicine my late husband took for cancer and the treatment killed him. It was too much. Hugs and my prayers are with you.

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Babsie thank you so very much, unfortunately there are many drugs out there that have more side affects than are worth it so in that regard I also agree with you ~hugs~

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by gerryb 10 Jan 2017

Praise the Lord. Thankful for His mercies & healing.

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Gerry thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by lbrow 10 Jan 2017

Giving God the Glory. So many prayers have been said in his behalf. Glad for you and your family/Lillian

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

thank you so very much Lillian, I believe in the POWER of prayer it works miracles ~hugs~

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by airyfairy 10 Jan 2017

Doing the happy dance for you all Loralye. It is so good to hear from you again. I have missed you. I will be sending you a PM later today. Lots of love to you and your dad. Sarah

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Sarah thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by meganne 10 Jan 2017

Crying happy tears here Loralye. It is so wonderful to read your great news. Can't tell you how happy your good news makes me feel.
May he continue to improve and live the life he is meant to.
HUGE, HUGE, HAPPY HUGS.

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

My dear sweet friend, thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by parkermom 10 Jan 2017

that is wonderful news!

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by sdrise 10 Jan 2017

So wonderful your dad is doing so much better. Miracle indeed!!! Glad everyone is doing better.

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Yes indeed & thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by jrob Moderator 10 Jan 2017

Thank you for the update. He has been the focus of many prayers.

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by shirley124 10 Jan 2017

So nice to see you back. Your and your family have been on quite a difficult journey. I am so glad it has ended the way it has and hope your father continues to get stronger. Your mother was so right about the medications being to much for him. My prayers are with you all. Hugs Shirley

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

Shirley thank you so very much, you know what they say your mother is always right lol ~hugs~

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by heleninca 10 Jan 2017

I am always glad to hear how things transpire, especially when the outcome is good. Give him a hug & kiss from his cuties.

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pldc by pldc 11 Jan 2017

thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by Ossineu 10 Jan 2017

That are really good news. It pleased me to hear that your father is doing better. I wish you and the whole family all the best and lots of power for the future.
Hugs, Angelika

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

Angelika thank you very much ~hugs~

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by dailylaundry 10 Jan 2017

I just read this, Loralye - such good news - praise God from whom all blessings flow. Your Mom was smart to consider the antibiotics - may your Dad continue to gain strength!!! Good news!!! Hugs, Laura

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

Laura thank you very much, yes it was a good thing she thought of this ~hugs~

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by maleah 10 Jan 2017

I am so glad that you have such a strong willed Dad... God be with you and your entire family.

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

thank you very much, he is a real fighter ~hugs~

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by sandralane 10 Jan 2017

It is lovely to see you here again Loralye, you have been missed, but always in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. So glad to read your dad is on the road to recovery, and I hope his health will soon be back to normal. Sandra.

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

Sandra thank you very much, I am happy not to be going to hospital anymore ~hugs~

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by crafter2243 Moderator 10 Jan 2017

I am so happy to read how it turned out. It must have been very upsetting having to go through all of this. Just glad he is on the way to recovery.

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

It was more stressful then I can put into words......thank you very much ~hugs~

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by ansienaude 10 Jan 2017

May the Lord be with you and your family to give you strength for the recovery in my prayers

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

thank you very much ~hugs~

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by gerryvb 10 Jan 2017

thank you for the update, he must be so relieved to be in his own home. Prayers will continue for your Dad and for you and family. Hugs, Gerry

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

He could not stop smiling just knowing he was going to come home. Gerry thank you very much ~hugs~

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by zoefzoef 10 Jan 2017

I'm so glad to read that finally everything gets better every day !

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

thank you very much, it is a real blessing to be sure ~hugs~

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by jerrib 10 Jan 2017

I pray that your Dad is on the road to a full recovery and can you can put this all behind you and 2017 be a better year for you all.
Hugs and Prayers.
Jerri

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

Ah thank you Jerri, my prayer as well ~hugs~

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by michemb 10 Jan 2017

So happy that he is finally home and on the road to recovery, I will continue to pray for you and your family,
hugs Lorayle,
Michelle
P.S. nice to see you back

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

thank you very much Michelle, your support has been wonderful ~hugs~

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by noah 10 Jan 2017

God is still in the healing business today:);)Hugs and blessing for you All

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

thank you very much my dear dear friend & thank you so much for being there for me ~hugs~

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by pennifold 10 Jan 2017

Good morning Loralye, it was such a lovely surprise to come on here this morning and see your avatar. I've been hoping and praying that everything would be o.k. with your Dad. Thank God for his tender mercies and I know that your Dad will continue to improve. Our bodies are amazing things aren't they? Prayers for you and your Mum and Dad are continuing. We have missed you, but it's lovely to see you back. Love Chris

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

you are so right Chris, our bodies truly are amazing & so much stronger then we can imagine. He has made us all very happy & the Dr's very confused lol. thank you so very much ~hugs~

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by laffma1 10 Jan 2017

Great news about your dad, being home and on the mend. I'm sure it is a tremendous relief for you and your family to have him back home after such a terrible experience. He is lucky to have you and your mom looking out for him, and pressing the doctors to get him off those medications. I hope the rest of his recovery goes well. It's good to see you back online.

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

thank you very much, I have 7 brothers & sisters & we have all been there every step of the way. we are all so happy to have him back home with us, it truly is a Miracle ~hugs~

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by graceandham 10 Jan 2017

The doctors called him the mystery man because they are scientists and find it hard to label a miracle man when they see one. What an ordeal you have all been through. I'm so glad he is improving and I continue to pray for you all.

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

Betsy you are so right & thank you very much ~hugs~

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by toogie 10 Jan 2017

Life can be a roller coaster of emotions, I know, but so very thankful and happy for you and your family. I know your mom is glad to have him back too. Strength will come, but may take some time. Best wishes to you all!-Toogie

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

Thank you very much Toogie, I know your right it will take some time, I honestly think he will recouporate so much better at home then stuck in hospital where he was getting infections all the time from inside hospital. ~hugs~

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by dragonflyer 10 Jan 2017

Oh, Loralye..what an ordeal...so very sorry that he and all of you had to endure such ups and downs...but so very glad that he has turned the corner and is back on the road to a full recovery. Unbelievable that a simple colonoscopy could turn in to such a critical turn of events...you have been missed here and so glad you could come and give us a positive update...

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pldc by pldc 10 Jan 2017

Thank you very much Kim, we could hardly believe it ourselves & to be in there getting infections every few days it just broke our hearts. I am just so glad that it is all behind us & he can concentrate on getting stronger every day. ~hugs~

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