Prayer Request for my Dad

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by Philip66, May 8, 2018.

  1. MtAiryDoug

    MtAiryDoug Well-Known Member

    Sending prayers for a speedy recovery for your dad, and praying for strength for your entire family as you deal with this valley.
  2. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    First of all let me say how grateful I am for everyone's prayers, support and kind words. I've been avoiding posting a reply here because, well, I don't have any good news. The truth is that my dad has had a major stroke. His right side is basically paralyzed, his speech is barely more than grunts and syllables. His recognition seems to be ok. If we can manage to get some pudding or yogurt or applesauce into his mouth he has a hard time clearing it.
    They moved him Monday to NRH which is National Rehab Hospital, part of National Hospital Center in Bethesda, near Washington, DC. They have started rehab/therapy with a little response. This puts him closer to my wife and I but farther from the rest of our family.

    Please continue to pray for him, my mom and family.
    The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!!
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  3. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    I will continue to pray for your dad. And your family.
  4. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I had a customer who I considered a friend (now passed). He had a MAJOR stroke, completely incapacitated him for a year. When he got back to normal, I was close enough to him that I asked him what he was like mentally while he was unable to speak, walk, or function basically. He said it was very frustrating, because his mind was thinking properly, he just couldn't get his body and mouth to put forth the commands and responses he wanted it to do. So, I will say, talk to your Dad as you normally would, even though he may seem like he's not "getting it", I bet he probably is, and would like just to be spoken to like you usually would. Just something I learned from that man. I will continue to keep you, your family, and especially your Dad in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
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