Monday, March 3, 2008

Answered prayer! \o/

Thank you all so much for your prayers!

The doctors have been utterly amazed at the recovery of Paw Paw.
Last night around ten we heard the code blue for his room. Sue (my sil) and I went running. We found that as they prepared to do his first dialysis he stopped breathing.
The ICU was filled with so many people trying to save this little man.
Although he stopped breathing his heart did not stop.
After all he had been through that day with having his pace maker battery changed out and finding out that they had given him too much sedative for his age--he still would not give up.
Yesterday during one moment of clearness he asked us to just let him die. He was really in horrible condition. The heart doctor said that he really did not give him much hope of coming out of all of this.
There were several more incidents during the night and finally after incubation they were able to put in a new stint to do the stat dialysis. Because his blood pressure was so low he got blood clots in his fistula--what they normally used to do dialysis. The clots were not sever although they will have to go and clear them out.
During dialysis they gave him three pints of blood. Much needed.

This morning was great. His blood pressure was back up. His blood all clean from the dialysis--he is doing FANTASTIC.
Both the heart doctor and the kidney doctor could really not believe how great the improvement was over night!
Do you believe prayers work?
Praise God He is true to his word. \o/
I would give you all a great big hug---but that will have to wait till heaven.
I owe you one.
Tomorrow-not sure what time--they will go in to remove the blockage in his heart.
The nurses say that the high numbers he was showing just last night that show heart failure are dropping to normal range.
Is that cool or what?
He heart is working good.
They will do the procedure and then begin to move him off of the breathing machine.
They say at this moment he is pretty much breathing on his own anyway.
(Deep breath)
All of the family will be in tomorrow.
Thank you for your continued prayers.
I am tired--but so is my sister in law who is 66. We have been grabbing a little sleep here and there. I look forward to getting a good night sleep in a horizontal position. :)
And I look forward to having my house back in order and everyone back home in their own beds.
I miss getting around to all of you my extended family.
How are all of you doing?
I miss you.
I may get around some tonight to visit with you.
I thank my God on all remembrance of you!
I love you!

30 comments:

Tiffany said...

I thought of you earlier today, when my babies went down for nap, and I prayed for you and Paw-Paw! Praise the Lord!

MelanieJoy said...

I've been waiting on pens and needles to hear an update. Oh God is soooo good and faithful!!! This
is amazing! I hope you guys are able to get some rest soon. This is such great news to go to sleep on tonight. By the time we get to Heaven for the hugs we may end up with a running talley on them =)
The meeting place is still just right of the Pearly Gates right?!!!
Still holding all in my prayers.
Much love.....

Denise said...

Praise God, I am praise dancing!! I am so very happy to hear this precious news. God is so awesome. Rest my sweet sister, I love you.

Halfmoon Girl said...

oh hallelujah! This is great news!!!

Melanie said...

I haven't been by in a few days so I had no idea what was going on. I am so sorry for not being here for you. But hip-hip-hooray for the answered prayer!!

I will be praying for Paw Paw and all of you as well.

Edge of Design said...

Don't worry about whether you get around to visiting us or not, just get your much needed rest. I am very happy that things worked out the way they did for your Paw Paw and your family.

luvmy4sons said...

Oh, Hallelujah! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Paw Paw's work is not yet done here! God knows when it is time for him to come home! I am so glad! Big hug to you girl. I am rejoicing over here with you! Truly, I am!

Nicki said...

Thanks for updating! I'm glad to hear that things got better after all that! Wow, sounds like he has been through a lot! Get some good rest!! Rest in HIS arms!!

freetofly said...

Wow, Sharon! That was wonderful news! Continuing to pray for you all! So much work gets done in the lives of family at a time like this...praying...

Thank you for taking the time to let us celebrate the great news with you!

xoxox,
Maria

try2bAsunbeam said...

Yep, Sharon, I wouldn't worry too much about us...while, yes, we miss you, but get some rest as soon as you can! We'll be here still after you wake up!
Glad you have some good news.

((hugs))

Becca

Alisun@ABrookeInTheForest said...

I am glad for the update and get some rest, we all can wait.

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh my dear sister in Christ, What great news...Paw Paw still has work on this earth to do...God ain't ready for him yet! I pray that God gives you rest in mind and body and you find energy and strength you didn't know you had. Give paw paw a big kiss from mimi...

Dee said...

Awesome news!!! PTL! I hope that you got a good, horizontal sleep! Prayers, D

Denise said...

Checking in ....... Just now getting to the PC and reading what is going on.... I am thankful that there is a change for the good... but he has a journey back... I will continue to pray .. I hope that you and the SIL gets some rest..... I understand how hard it is sitting in a hospital.. the physical is tough but the emotional is even tougher,,,,, My prayers are with you and your family...... God is keeping watch,,,,

Sandi said...

I am so glad to hear Paw Paw is doing so much better. Yes I believe without doubt that God is hearing all the blogger prayers. I know it saved both my dad's physical and spiritual like this week.
Hug back at ya

SunnySusan said...

Woo Hoo....our God is awesome....now you can breathe and get some rest..

Andrea said...

I love hearing amazing stories such as this!

PRAISE THE LORD!!

Mary said...

Sharon,

I'm so sorry that I didn't know about Paw Paw. I have been quite ill since last Friday and haven't been online much. I will definitely be sure to say a special prayer for him and give thanks for his improved health.

Take care, Sis. Love you!
Blessings,
Mary

Pastor Lisa said...

Thanks God! I'm so happy for you and Paw Paw!

freetofly said...

Sharon, hope the blockage removal went well! We are still praying, nad it my hope that you ALL are resting some now!

Take care my friend!

love,
maria

Sandi said...

How is Paw Paw Doing? I want you to know I'm still praying.

Denise said...

Praying for you, and dear paw paw sis. I love you.

Denise said...

just checking in,,,,,,,,,,,,

love ya

try2bAsunbeam said...

...thinking of you, sis....

MelanieJoy said...

checking in too. Isn't it great to be loved....love you.

Tiffany said...

Just thought I'd brighten your day w/ a little happy at my blog. I'm sure you already recieved it from Maria, but I wanted to extend it myself! Blessings!

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

I've missed you! I just got around to checking on my blog friends today, and it was great to catch up with what's going on with you. I'll pray for you and your family, and I love you lots!

Denise said...

I am praying........ I am keeping watch to see how you are and how PawPaw is doing..........

love ya

Deb said...

Don't worry about us, You get your REST!!! Thats an order:) Praying for all of you ((((HUGS))))

Valerie said...

This is my first visit here but oh how blessed I was to read this. Thanks for sharing and I will be back.