Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Family Emergency

I will keep this brief, but here we go again...

I need prayers, good thoughts, vibes from all of you yet again. My Dad suffered a heart attack today and although he is stable, he will be having surgery sometime soon. I do not have a date - or know what kind of surgery that he will be having at this point as they have not yet determined the extent of the damage.

He is not a great candidate for surgery right now because of all of his other medical issues. For those of you who don't know - he has multiple myleoma - A bone marrow cancer that manifests itself by destroying the kidneys. So in addition to chemo, he is on dialysis. He also has a colostemy which is a result of another condition called diverticulitis.

I love my Dad as much as any child can love a parent. We are very close. His good, sweet nature and oddball sense of humor truly endear him to everyone he meets. Seriously - nearly everyone in my hometown knows my Dad - and when they hear I am his daughter, the first words I hear, are "Oh - your Paul's daughter. I just LOVE him." Or "He's a great guy - truly one of a kind." I thank God every single day for him - and sometimes I have wondered how I got so lucky to have him as my Dad.

I will be posting updates as I have more information. I am off to bed shortly as it was a very long day at the hospital - and I know that there will be several more of them ahead.

Thanks for any prayers, thoughts, good wishes, vibes you care to send our way.

19 comments:

Kerrie Slade said...

Thinking of you and your Dad, Julie and sending lots of positive vibes to you and your family.

Kerrie x

Tempewytch said...

Best wishes coming your way and your dad's way - I hope everything works out okay for him.

CJ said...

Julie -

We are praying for your dad on this end and for you as well. We wish the best for you and for him.

CJ

Suzie said...

I sending lots of good energies and healing prayers to you and your Dad, for a safe and speedy recovery, and for continued strength.

We are all right there with you!

beadsandblooms said...

My heart goes out to you, Julie. Hope everything turns out for the best.

Heather said...

Hi Julie,
I bet you're starting to feel like you just cant win! I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope you find some comfort in knowing how many friends will be praying for your family. If the etsy team can do anything for you, say the word!!

jodi said...

We'll all be thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Praying for your Dad! And for your whole family.

Marsha'sHauteIce said...

Dear Julie, you and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers.
-Marsha

V---'-@ said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope everything goes well. The world needs more good people like you guys.

Patricia

Colleen said...

My thoughts are with you and your Dad. (((hugs)))

Milly~ said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your Dad. Big hugs sweetie.

Cynthia ( Cynimin) said...

I'm praying for yor Dad's health along for your peace and the doctor's knowledge that they will makethe best decisions for him.

Amy's The Painted House and More said...

Thanks for letting us know. Please do keep us posted. I am sorry to hear your father has such health problems. Take of yourself too!!

Amy

mainely stitching said...

My dad's been through more than one health crisis in the past, and I sympathize so much with you. My Dad is my knight in shining armour and I just can't imagine where I'd be today if it hadn't been for his influence. I'm wishing your dad all the best, and you too!

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

My prayers go up for your dad's situation. Blessings to you, your dad, and rest of family. Hang in there!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Oh, Jules, he will be in my prayers right along with your niece. You know where I am if you need to talk.

Dawn N said...

((HUG)) I'm sending prayers your way.

CAT said...

Julie, I am sorry I am late o this, just now getting to read this. I hopw all is going well with your dad. Will be sending healing Reiki energy his way. Holding him and your family in prayer.

CAT