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Friday, April 19, 2013

Grampie Needs Your Prayers

I hope you will excuse the less than quality writing in this post, but this Tootsie is more than a little emotional right now.   I have been distracted for months worrying about my Dad (a.k.a Grampie).   He is not well at the moment and I am just sick with concern about it.  So…Before you all scroll down and take your place in the spotlight on the Fertilizer Friday post, I am asking …no …I am begging for you to stop for just a moment and Please pray for my Mom and Dad.
The Fertilizer Friday post is already up...just scroll down.

A few months ago my Dad (Grampie) was diagnosed with Barrett's Disease.  Today my Dad (Grampie) is having a procedure done in his esophagus, to treat the problems caused by it.   While they are in his throat, they are looking for cancer, and should they find anything, they will have to do some surgery.   My Mom (a.k.a. Grammie) is with him, and I have been charged with the task of filling her shoes and running the store while they are away for the duration of the surgical business and some recovery.  I wish I could be there with them, but alas they need me to be where I am instead.

My Dad, as you know, underwent some emergency surgery a couple of years ago…we nearly lost his skinny self to what they thought was a burst appendix, but turned out to be a whole other issue with his secum.   He had Major surgery and nearly passed on the table as he has a weak heart, and sleep apnea.   He stopped breathing several times and the simple surgery that should have taken only an hour, took several hours instead.    We are so fortunate that your prayers, the grace of God and the skills of the hospital staff gave us our Grampie back to torture us and boss us all around….and now we are asking you all to help out again.

Please, if you are so inclined, pray for  Grampie’s speedy recovery and that they find NO cancer in his throat.   While you are praying, please add a little mention in there for Grammie…who will have to take care of this difficult old poop while he recovers….she is worried sick, AND he is not an easy patient to care for!  Grammie also could use a couple of prayers that the stress of all of this won’t make the shingles that torture her flare up and cause her to fall ill as well.

Please dear friends, keep my little family in your prayers if you can.  My family is very small ( it is just me, my kids and my mom and dad)  and we all need him to be okay.  I am very worried…no…lets be honest I am scared.  I am not ready to lose my Dad yet…I still need him to torture me and the kids for many years to come.

My parents, my kids and I appreciate it more than you will ever know. 

Until Next Time…Thank You for the support.   I will post an update as soon as I have one!

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34 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your Dad's illness and surgery and have prayed for him as he faces this surgery, for his healing and strength and for your mum and you. God bless you with His peace. Hugs, Pamela

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh Tootsie... Praying right now.
For your Dad, Mom & you...
My own dad is having new health issues & the worry just makes me sick...
Keep us posted...
(PS.. Love your header... is that your yard?? : )

Larry said...

Tootsie.. I fully understand your deep concern and fear in this situation... I will pray for your Dad and that no cancer is found, and also for you, your mom , and your children. May the power of prayer become fully evident for you at this difficult time as it has for me through a number of dire heath issues over the years. May this challenge draw you nearer to our God as you come to realize that some things are beyond our control... but there is a loving God that we can turn to on a daily basis and a God Who will comfort us in our times of need as well. Larry

Kalantikan said...

YOur family have my prayers, may all of you pass this trying times very well. Grampie will be okay! God bless and take care too!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Thoughts and prayers are sent for all of you. Praying NO cancer is found and all turns out well.
I have lit a cnadle for Grampie.

http://thecenterforhealingarts.com/light-a-candle/candles.php#top

*hugs*deb

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh Tootsie ~ Love, hugs and prayers for all of you at this time. My heart aches for you all.

FlowerLady

Annie Haven said...

sending prayers and well wishes to your Dad and your family

Carol said...

Consider prayers up for ALL of you! I loved the gnome story so much! Hang in there friend. Hugs to all-Carol

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

My prayers are with you and your family!!

Hugs,
Deb

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

My prayers are with you and your family!!

Hugs,
Deb

Leona S. said...

I'll be praying for your mom and dad, Tootsie. My dad was in the hospital for months last fall, so I know how hard it is.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Loads and loads of prayers and hugs sent your way. fondly ~lynne ~

Deb said...

Prayers going out...

Designs By Pinky said...

OF COURSE I will pray, for you all. I know what you are going through, it is so hard when our parents get so sick. Take care of yourself so you will be there for them. XO, Pinky

Margaret Thele said...

So sorry to hear of Dad's ill health, but the Lord can work in miraculous ways. Prays for him, you, the family and his doctors, that you may all be comforted by His Grace.

africanaussie said...

You have been through so much, and I know how important your Dad has been through all of it. I pray that we will hear the good news soon that he is well on the way to recovery. hang in there.

Tootsie said...

Thank you ALL so very much! Your thoughts, kind words and prayers are so much appreciated! I will update everyone when I hear some news....hopefully good news.

Millie said...

I pray that all will be well for your little family.

sabri said...

I Am Praying Sweetie And Am So Sorry...Love You Always...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

On Sunday the sermon was about praying BIG...so I AM for your dad, mom and YOU!
With God, all things are possible!
Take care.
Warmly,
deb

Val said...

I will pray for all of you! Please keep us updated.

Valerie Smith said...

Sending Many prayers your way for the speedy recovery of your dad and that he is healed.

Amen,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy

Rob Hunt said...

Sending hope and prayers for your dad and your family.

Sleepshort said...

I'm sad and sorry to read that you and your family are facing such a difficult time right now.
My thoughts are with you.
I send you all my best, kindest and warmest wishes. You are not alone in this.

Autumn Belle said...

So sorry to hear about this, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. (((Hugs)))

Nancy W said...

I will be praying today for your dad!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Prayers speeding your way and for your mom and dad

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Tootsie, Your Grampie & Grammie sounds so amazing! I will say 2 special prayers for the healing and wellness for your Grampie and another for your Grammie for strength in the coming days.

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Tootsie, Your Grampie & Grammie sounds so amazing! I will say 2 special prayers for the healing and wellness for your Grampie and another for your Grammie for strength in the coming days.

Joani said...

Prayers are heading your way for you and your family. Hugs.

sensiblegardening said...

Wishing you and your family wellness. Take Care:)

siteseer said...

prayers coming your way and we all know how powerful they can be. Grampie is still way to young and like you say you need him. Successful surgery and speedy recovery. And a lot of extra strength for you and Grammie :) ((hugs))

Karen said...

Dear Tootsie, my prayers go out for the recovery of your dear father and for your mom, too. Thinking of you, and wishing you all the best.

Betty819 said...

Glenda, just signed on to read the most recent blog message and find that your Dad is in need of thoughts and prayers. I know how special your Dad is to you and your children. I know that you'll make Mom proud as you take over and help run the shoe store in her temporary absence. Now you know why she pushed you there for a while to help out. I'll check back later this week for an update but all of you are in my prayers.