Say a little prayer...

Please say a little prayer for my Dad. I got a call in the last hour that he's in hospital with heart trouble.

You see, my Dad had a hole in his heart repaired when I was five. Surgery back then was very trauma inducing to the body and he'd been told he'd always have issues with his heart. I still have very vivid memories of him all hunched over in his blue gown at the hospital after surgery.

In July 2005, just 2 weeks after my son was born, he was in hospital again for almost a week as his heart was in a tachacardic state (out of rhythm) and it took the doctors a week to get it back into it's normal rhythm again.

In the fall of 2005 he had the a part of his heart "burned" to remove the cells that were causing his heart to beat out of rhythm and he had a pacemaker put in.

When most pacemakers are put in, they are put in to assist the heart when it goes out of beat but because my Dad doesn't have those special cells to keep his heart natural beating any more, his pacemaker is what keeps his heart beating everyday. So, without the pacemaker, he would die.

Every time I get a call from my Mom, it scares me because I know one day it will be a call saying that my Dad has passed. But I'm not ready for that phone call... not yet... not any time soon! I want my son to know and remember his Papa.... for a long time!!!

Please say a little prayer for him!

Thanks for listening!

7 comments:

  1. Oh Ally, I'm sooooo sorry to hear this. You know from my earlier Scrapperie post that we're dealing with heart/stroke related issues and my grandma too. I hope that everything goes well and you and your family are in my thoughts!

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  2. Oh Ally, you don't know me but... my Dad is in a very similar position and we have been so blessed, especially in this last year!

    I feel for you and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Deanna

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  3. Awww sweetie, stay strong and let the SS girls know if they can do anything for you!

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  4. So sorry, Ally! :( I'll be thinking and praying for you and your family. (((((HUGS))))))

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  5. Oh... so sad to here that.

    ++++++ for you and your family.

    Sylvie

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  6. oh Ally...I just saw this! I'm so sorry sweetie...he is definately in my thoughts!!

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Ally.