Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dad Is Home

Just wanted you guys and gals to let us know that Dad is home. There are some results from an echo cardiogram that we are still waiting on but there does not seem to be any damage to his heart.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made says the word of God!

I have learned many things in the past few days. Dad was anemic (they gave him two pints of blood) He was dehydrated thus his kidney function was way down. He had developed very mild congestive heart failure. Sooooooo when you add that all up he was in a terrible shape on Monday morning. The stress on his heart from the anemia and the dehydration caused the minor heart attack and thus short winded.

Did you know that if you are dehydrated, your kidneys are not functioning properly and there is a hormone that the kidneys secrete that tells your bone marrow to make red blood cells. When the kidneys do not secrete that hormone like they should due to the dehydration then the bone marrow stops making red blood cells in quantity as they should be. Now comes the anemia and when there is not enough blood there is not enough oxygen, and the heart is trying to pump blood that is low with fluid around it constraining the contractions! Whew!

They had to treat him with kid gloves, as any slight overreaction to any of the conditions it could have been fatal. We have a wonderful Dr that takes care of Mom and Dad and it just happened (yeah right) that he was working the ER Monday morning. He is a christian and believes that all life is valuable. I just know that God placed our Dr there on Monday morning.

Anyway, after hydrating Dad and giving him two pints of blood, and taking fluid from around his heart and lots of bed rest, he was up and around today without any shortness of breath. We are blessed with a body that will heal itself when just given the opportunity. He came home with NO NEW MEDICINE.

So now I am dealing with two little people with anemia and I guess I need to get busy and find out what to do to help them.

I am stand in awe again at the complex and intricate design of our human body. The master designer did not leave out one minute detail. HE is the great physician.

I am thankful to HIS grace, I am thankful to HIS provision and HIS healing touch.

I need to go to bed, I need sleep, but wanted to let you know that Dad was home.

Thank you each and every one for the prayers. HE hears and HE answers.


  1. Thanks for the update....what wonderful news! God answers prayers.

  2. Rejoicing with you, Denise, on the goodness of the Lord! Praying for rest for your body and spirit...

    I have an old, old book of my Granddaddy's entitled "The Chemistry of the Blood" that has some amazing insights in it about the relationship between the physical blood and spiritual blood. Let me know if you would like to read it sometime....

  3. I am so glad to hear your Dad is you go get some rest....


  4. Thanks for the update dear, so glad your dad is home. Praising God for answered prayer. I love you.

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  6. It's a glorious day. After reading that there is no damage to your father's heart. May he continue to recover more each and every day.

  7. Great news! Praise God! Get some rest, dear.
    Mama Bear

  8. I'm glad your Dad is well, yes, I have to agree with the great details our body is made up of, God is just the best! when I had my first baby I would look at her and stare at her in Awww, and think "One egg and one sp*rm and Gods love made this beautiful human being" I'm still just baffled over it, how it can make eye lashes, toe nails, just the works, God had our blue prints LONG before our human life was even thought of...and he also knew you and I would be friends...
    Thank you Jesus for making my friend and sister Dad well!!
    Love to you~

  9. Wahoooo! Thank you Jesus!
    I am so glad that you have seen the presence of our God at work.
    Take care and get some have earned it and will need it.
    Thanking God that He has provided everything that you need.

  10. Thank you Lord, thank you Lord. Please try to get some rest, dear. Body and soul.

  11. My folks aren't at this place in life yet, but I'm the child opted to care for them when the time comes. Reading your blog definitely is going to give me some insight as to what's to come and how to navigate.

  12. Whew!!! I'm glad that you're home and I hope you've had a chance to get some well deserved rest. Your folks are so blessed to have you so near.

  13. So glad to hear that your Dad and Mom are doing better! Praise God! Hugs Grams

  14. Thinking of you, Girl Friend and hoping that you are resting and that your Dad is recuperating quickly.

    Love and hugs,

  15. How are you doing these days? Have you managed to get caught up in your rest and your own strength renewed? I'm glad that your dad is at home and both your parents are doing better. God is good!

  16. That's wonderful news about your Dad! And thanks for the info on dehydration and red blood cells...
    love this site

  17. Dearest Denise,

    I've been so out of the loop with blogging this past week, I just didn't have time to visit anyone but today I'm determined to get caught up. I'm so sorry to hear that you and your family had such a scare with your dad!! God was certainly watching over him and making sure that he got the best care in the be able to come home with no new medications and feeling good is indeed a great blessing:-) Your parents are also blessed to have you and your brother to watch over them!! xoxo

  18. So glad to hear he is doing well and is back at home. Hugs~

  19. Praising our Lord with you!! Praying for wisdom for you and your brother and family at this time. Enjoy your Labor Day:)

  20. I am SO THANKFUL to the LORD that your Dad is home! My prayers remain for him, your Mom, you and your hubby.

    Love and hugs.

  21. So glad to hear he is doing well...Love your blog...

  22. He's lucky to have you there and, of course, you are lucky he's there.

    You are all in my prayers.

  23. Wonderful news Denise!!! God is so good. I am so thankful your father is ok, and no damage was done. I will continue to keep him in my prayers. Hugs


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