Friday, July 25, 2008

My Daddy

I need you to pray for my dad, dear internets. Here is the situation: about 7 years ago, my dad had to have an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repaired. It was successful, and he has had regular CT scans since then to keep an eye on it. We have known for several years that he has two small aneurysms in the thoracic region, but they were small enough that no surgery was needed, and the doctors kept a careful watch on them.

He went back for his consultation after his latest CT yesterday. One of the aneurysms has grown to 6 cm, which is the size where doctors begin thinking about surgery. This would probably be open heart surgery, and who would be in a great rush to have that done? Not Daddy, though part of me wishes he was! So he has suggested waiting 6 more months and watching it to see if it continues to grow.

It has stayed the same size for so long that I honestly didn't expect it to come back anything more than 'watch and see'. Since I am away from home, I'm having a harder time with it. And add to it the whole shingles itching/IBS acting up/am not able to do what my usual routine is, and I'm not dealing so well.

We're praying specifically for healing. I would so appreciate it if you would join in that prayer with us.

I'm not able to get on the 'net much here since the dialup drives me bonkers, but I'm taking the time now for my own self-preservation! Please pray, and ask others to pray if you would. Until later----

6 comments:

Misty said...

i am so sad to hear this! Am saying prayers for your Dad as well as your entire family, while going through this!

Robin said...

Keep me updated and of course, prayers for everybody!

ThatGirl said...

saying prayers for your family this morning

Judy said...

Prayers for your dad and healing, and huge prayers for strength and guidance for everyone. (((HUGS)))

sippycupsandblackberries said...

oh no!!! Will keep him in our prayers and hope that all will go well.

ChristiS said...

Thank you so much for your prayers! I certainly am feeling them! I'll keep you updated!