Need Prayers Please

@Thoroughrob (11771)
United States
November 16, 2009 1:42pm CST
My son that had surgery back in March to put rods in his back, and then had more surgery because of infection is in trouble again. Last night while putting him to bed, I noticed he had a big round red circle on his back. The nurses have been here today and have contacted the doctor. They think the infection is back. This may mean more surgery. Please pray for us! He has been on antibiotics since April. We were hoping that in the next couple months, they could take the rods back out. I am just so drained dealing with this. It seems it will never end. I keep going, knowing he is still with us, but it is totally draining me. I cannot even imagine what it is doing to him. Have you ever had to go through something like this?
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@babyangie27 (5178)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I am praying for you and your son,the whole family. I know that we moms get drained when it comes to our special kids. All you can do is hope,pray and do what you have been doing,which is taking awesome care of your son. Keep me updated and call me if you need to talk.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Thanks, I just may call you, I am so sorry I haven't already. Things have just been crazy. How are things with the health department, Have you found another place to go?
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• United States
16 Nov 09
It's ok I have been super busy running around. I have been meaning to type up a discussion updating everyone just haven't had time I will do that later though.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Hello Thoroughrob. I am so sorry about your sons health. I will keep him in my prayers and hopefully God will heal him soon. Why did they have to put the rods in his back? I haven't ever had to go through anything like this I can't imagine what you are going through. But I imagine it is worse on your son. I am so sorry you are going through this. I hope and pray that your son will soon be healed! Ask it in Jesus name and God will hear you! Hope you have a better day today!
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
He has cerebral palsy and had a 110 degree curve, that if we did not do this, would kill him within the next couple of years. Thanks for the prayers.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I will keep your son and you and your family in my prayers. Please keep us informed about your sons condition. Hope your day gets better with good news!
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• United States
17 Nov 09
Do you have an idea on the name of infection and what type it is. Usually in most cases where a swollen spot comes like that after surgery is the result of the surgeon leaving something inside the patient during surgery. like as piece of wire gauze or something like that. It is not a rare occurence, and it can be taken care of. all in all there could be many factors contributing to it maybe inflamation from surgery.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
17 Nov 09
The last infection he had was the type that goes into menengitis. This does not look like the same, but his incision was not healed all the way the last time. We have been on antibiotics since April, giving the back time to fuse so that they can take the rods back out.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Sending my prayers and thoughts for your son. I'm so sorry to hear your son continues to have health problems and am praying he becomes healed. I've had occasions where I've been drained to in dealing with problems...not so much health problems but other things, so understand.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Thanks so much, you can only handle so much.
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
16 Nov 09
I have not gone through anything you and your son is going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May HE give you strenght!
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Thanks so much!!
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
16 Nov 09
No I have not Thank God. I will pray for your entire family that you will continue to be blessed with the strength to be there for your precious child and that the infection goes away ASAP. Remember God gives us as much as we can handle even though you feel drained you just pray to God and he will get you thru it. Take care and God Bless!
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Thanks, I know I will get through it, it just seems so defeating at times. Thanks for the prayers.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
16 Nov 09
No, i haven't & i'm so sorry u have to . prayers said for you & your son. I sure hope he gets better & doesn't have to have surgery. Wish there was more i could do for u. Take care & god bless.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Thanks so much for everything.
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• United States
16 Nov 09
My heart goes out to both of you and I am adding you both to my prayer list.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Thanks alot!
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17 Nov 09
Hi Thoroughrob, My thoughts and prayers are with your son and you, also sending some healing light, bless you both, I cannot imagine what you both are going through and the only thing you can do is pray and your son is in good hands, he will be ok soon, love and hugs. Tamara
@vandana7 (57186)
• India
17 Nov 09
Hi thoroughrob, I have never been through that, but I can understand what it must feel by merely thinking of myself in your shoes! How old is your son? Yes, he must feel terrible to be so helpless if he is young. Hang on. Only a mother can have that kind of strength. My prayers are with you. You also need to take care of yourself, your health in particular.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
17 Nov 09
My son is 15, and has CP. His mentality is that of a 6 or 7 year old. He is nonverbal, so it is even harder to understand what he tries to tell you, and if he is comprehending what is happening to him. He understands alot, but you just don't know what he is thinking or what you can do to make things better.
@vandana7 (57186)
• India
17 Nov 09
Oh dear! You really need all the prayers. May god be with you and give you required strength to carry on.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Done. For your son and for yourself. Hang in there and of course keep letting us know you are OK.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
16 Nov 09
If they put him in and do surgery, I won't be back for at least 4 days. Hopefully, I will be home tomorrow with news.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Yes, time allowing, of course. MyLot will still be here. Again, hang in there.
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
17 Nov 09
Yes by all means you have my prayers and all and any support I may be. Our kids are the most important thing we will ever have. I have only one daughter one son in law and two grandchildren and my goodness I couldn't part with any one of them. I pray every night when going to bed for their safety and I promise to keep you and your son in my nightly prayers for my friends here at myLot. Blessings
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Thanks so much!
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I'm so sorry! I haven't had to go through something like that, thank God. I will pray for your son, now and every day till he's doing better. I know it seems as if the ordeal will never end, but hang in there!
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@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
Hi there! I think you son suffers from bed sores because of immobility. I hope he could easily overcome this. i will pray for your son, just have faith and stay at his sides always.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
17 Nov 09
You certainly have my prayers Thoroughrob! I am so sorry you and your son are going through such an awful time. I relate to the feelings of frustration and exhaustion that come with situations like this. It reminds me of the terrible time I had when my husband was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and his illness was way out of control with continuous psychotic episodes and unpredictable behaviour; at the time it felt like it was never going to end and I’m sure that is how you are feeling now. It will come to an end and everything will be fine for your son and hopefully there will be no more surgery. In the meantime I will keep the prayers up for you. Take care...
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@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov 09
I'm so sorry to hear about what you and your family is going through, most specially your son. Thankfully, I've not had to experience anything like that in my entire life. My prayers are with you and your family. I hope everything gets better here on. You are a strong person inside as you are where you stand, still there and still doing the best. Don't lose hope. I know sometimes the situation feels hopeless but prayers can help you get through. I'll say one for you. Best wishes.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Oh damn it all Thoroughrob!! I thought he was on the up and up! I'm so sorry this is continuing on like it is and wish so much I was nearby so I could help you! Gosh, you've been put through the mill, haven't you? I will keep him in my prayers and of course YOU too!! May God Bless You Both!!
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• United States
17 Nov 09
I can only imagine what you must be going through. I pray that your son's recovery is quick and that this chapter in your life closes so you can begin a new chapter without so many worries. I send a big hug your way.
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@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I am so sorry you and your son is going through this. How old is he? Poor kid and poor you. I will keep you and your son in my thoughts and prayers.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
17 Nov 09
He is 15, but is confined to a wheelchair. Thanks for the prayers.
@MsTickle (24965)
• Australia
19 Nov 09
Your poor darling boy and you too. I just wish I could find the words to make you feel better. This is such a sad and horrible trial for you and your family to be going through and I'm sure you must be terribly tired of it all and worried too. I'm always so grateful when I hear of people going through such things as I've never had to endure anything similar. I don't know where I could find the strength each day, day after day, to keep going even though you have no choice. Hang in there my friend, your friends are here for you. I will be lighting a candle for you and your boy.