Thoughts and Prayers for My Grandpa

United States
April 24, 2007 11:17am CST
Friday, my grandpa had to have emergency surgery for an ulcer that ruptured and caused a horrible hole in his stomach. He almost bled to death and had to have 4 units of blood when he arrived at the hospital. He is doing better, but we're still in a touch and go situation. Pneumonia is a concern right now although he was taken off of the respirator yesterday. He's still in a lot of pain and is on his 5th day in the ICU. He's a tough man though. He is 79 years old and has a large family who loves him very much. Many are praying, but there can never be too many prayers :)
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
24 Apr 07
I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will be up and running in notime =) He sounds to be loved by many and love can heal - even if it hasnt been proven =)
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• United States
24 Apr 07
Thanks so much :) He is loved by many and he's one funny guy, so I can't wait until he can talk again. We told the nurses they'll love him when he starts talking. They said if possible, they hope to get him sat up soon. It'll hurt since he had major abdominal surgery. It took gallons of saline to wash out the infection and he has a tube going through his nose that extracts additional infection. Sounds gross, but it is helping :)
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• United States
25 Apr 07
He had to have a breathing tube put in his nose. He wasn't doing well without the respirator and is now refusing to cough to get the mucous out of his lungs. He will get penumonia if he doesn't because they are still unable to get him up.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Well, I'm sorry to hear your grandpa is in the hospital. I'm sure the doctors are taking good care of him and he will hopefully recover very soon. Give him a hug and tell him you love him. Thats what he needs right now. I hope he is well soon.
• United States
24 Apr 07
Thanks so much :) The doctors are doing well with him. He went from possibly not making it through the surgery because of his heart to not breathing on his own, but making it. Then, in a matter of hours he just started breathing on his own and they removed the respirator. He still has plenty to look forward to :) We're just worried about the fluid in his lungs.
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• India
24 Apr 07
Hello, We will pray for your grandpa and you can also to Infant Jesus of Nashik. http://infantjesusnashik.com/
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• United States
24 Apr 07
Thank you so much for your prayers :)
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@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
24 Apr 07
I will say a special prayer for your grandpa and I am lighting a candle for him too. I wish him a full and speedy recovery.
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• United States
24 Apr 07
Thanks so much. I got news about an hour ago that a tube had to be put back in because he was having difficulty breathing. He also won't cough because it hurts, but that could take him closer to penumonia if he doesn't. The doctor told him that, but he's being stubborn :(
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
28 Apr 07
I'm sorry to hear this. I will most certainly keep him in my prayers.