Prayer Requests 11-17-20

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Psalm 98

A psalm.

Sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things;
   his right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known
    and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
    and his faithfulness to Israel;
   all the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
    burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
    with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
    shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
    let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord,
    for he comes to judge the earth.
   He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples with equity.

11 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 11-17-20

  1. My sister asked to have hospice care for my mom. I am glad she did. She also will no longer be giving my mom her meds. She took her to the doctor for the last time. That was quite a battle, since my mom has never liked doctors and only went (mostly) by ambulance. She still walks and does not want to be in bed. She still likes the old movies and being with my sister and BIL rather than off by herself.

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  2. The latest on my friend. Please pray. If nothing else, this brought her to God and seems to be working on her husband. One of the first times she was hospitalized a random minister who was visiting in the hospital popped in to talk to her. From that she has found a Bible study and is participating. The following is from her husband.
    “So last week was quite a whirlwind of appointments, tests, interviews, good lunches, and information.
    Four days of early morning tests (630am) in Dallas drove the week. Paracentesis, dietitian consult, surgeon consult, cardiologist, infectious disease, dexa test (bone density), financial social worker, transplant social worker, Transplant coordinator, hematologist consult, MRI, stress test, psychological evaluation, strength test, ultrasound, chest X-ray, pharmacist info, what to expects (pre, during and post surgery). She was exhausted at the end of each day.
    We were hopeful she would get official great news on Thursday but instead got bad non official news on Thursday. The coordinator called me to let me know she would probably not be accepted at this point, needing to improve her health, nutrition and strength before she can be considered. Her MELD score (how they determine her severity and life expectancy) was at 23. Perspective- 40 is near death and she was 35 when hospitalized in August. It is a balance act between being healthy enough for the surgery to not be urgent and being too sick to get the surgery.
    We received official word yesterday. She is not accepted at this point. She is too frail for the surgery. We restart physical therapy this week to work on that. They also want to see her go through more psychological work to prepare for post surgery life. They will reconvene on her case on December 21st.
    We are obviously disappointed but #B+positive. Patient but persistent. The transplant board is making the smart choice to make sure she’s as healthy going into this as possible. I truly believe if she was to crash before then, they would do the necessary steps to keep her alive, up to and including the transplant.
    The latest update as of this morning is she is back in the ER for the first time in two weeks. She had a paracentesis (abdomen drain) yesterday which usually alleviates her pain but lower belly pain struck her around 330 am so we got to the ER by 415. Waiting for word on whether they’ll admit her or not. They’ve got her on some good spinny head meds to ease the pain.
    In the meantime, I have started car shopping. My car is great but not very comfortable for her to travel in. The suspension of the Infiniti is set more for sporty than comfort and when she is not feeling well it is extremely difficult for her to ride in. Anyone working at dealerships around us?
    Until next time. “

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  3. So, sorry, Kim. What sort of transplant are they looking at?

    In other news, our conversation with the young couple was delightful and wide-ranging.

    Mr. Father-figure after they left, “What a delightful young man she found.”

    We sat outside for more than three hours talking until we all needed blankets in the dark to stay warm! LOL

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  4. I agree, Kim. My grandmother was one the first people on hospice in her city. My mother was one of her caregivers. There was a big write up in the newspaper with pictures. I was for getting hospice earlier than my sister and am glad she finally realized it would be helpful. The rest of us said goodbye by phone or Facetime. We would rather have been able to be together, but that is not possible.

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  5. When they put my grandmother on hospice, she actually rebounded.

    “It happens that way, sometimes,” the hospice nurse said. “Sometimes all they need is a little attention.”

    I think she lived another year. I flew down and saw her a month before she died.

    And the Lord is so good. At the end, she opened her eyes, looked at me, and said, “You’re so beautiful. I love you.”

    I stood up. “I’m going out on that comment, Grammy. I love you, too, goodbye.”

    And walked out of the hospital.

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  6. Mumsee – I hope you don’t mind me asking, and of course you don’t need to answer, but if you can – what did she do to get arrested?

    *******
    On December 26, 2004, a visiting nurse suggested that my dad get hospice care, which (at least here) is for people expected to only have six months or less left. Dad said that that did not apply to him. He died two days later.

    *******
    My mom had hospice care for the last couple weeks of her life. My SIL and I took turns staying 24 hours at a time with her. The hospice nurses that checked in every few days were wonderful.

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