A sad time for the family here

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  1. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    My parents have been married 65 yrs. My Dad married his high school sweetheart and they’ve been together ever since. Dad is about to lose her. She had a massive aneurysm in the brain that immediately flooded her brain and even damaged the brain stem.

    There is chance to recover and no operation. We’ve had to make some very difficult decisions. She’s in no pain but my Dad is. He goes through peaks and valleys while we wait by her bedside.

    I only ask for prayers for Dad. My Mom’s fate is sealed and her place in heaven awaits her.

    They got married when my mom graduated high school. My Dad enlisted and asked to go to Korea during the Korean War. In all the logic of the army, they sent him to Germany to serve as a deterrent from the soviets. And his MOS was EOD where he was tasked with difusing bombs from WWII. He’s a strong man but in great pain now. He has spoken of wanting to die now too and we keep reminding him that my mom would kick his ass and he has a lot to live for. That’s what she’d want.

    I have been by his side the whole time. Hardly slept since the initial incident. I’ve got to watch my mom and watch my dad. He has health issues and I’m having to watch that he does what he needs to do.

    I’m probably ranting from exhaustion and I apologize. But please keep my dad in your prayers.
     
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    I'm deeply sorry. Your Dad is in my prayers as are you and your family. Please take care of yourself.
     
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    Prayers to you an your family.
     
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    AdamRodgers "Facts matter, Feeling can lie" DocGKR

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    These are never easy times, but the Lord will not leave you. Hang in there. May the King of Kings have mercy upon your family and welcome her with open arms into the glory of heaven!
    Prayers sent.
     
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    So sorry you family is having to go through this. Prayers.
     
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    I’m sorry, stay close to Dad.
    They generally go pretty close together after being married that long
     
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    Ross-in-Pa Western Pa

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    Prayers sent for your family.

    Give your father a big hug from the GT family.
     
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    Very sorry to read this, jd.
    Prayers inbound.
     
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    My thoughts and prayers not only go to your dad but your entire family. Take care of yourself, get some rest for the long haul. God bless.
     
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    Very sad situation.

    My thoughts to you and the family.
     
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    Prayers sent, JD.

    Aneurysm took my mom in '05. So sudden. I understand.
     
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    I'm deeply sorry. This sounds so hard. I cannot imagine how hard. Best thoughts to you and your family.
     
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    What is your Dad's first name JD? I like to use someone's name that I am praying for, and I most certainly will do that.
     
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    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family jd. Don't give up hope. My mother went through the same experience back in 2004 - brain aneurysm that led to a stroke, heart attack and pneumonia. Airlifted to the med center, a week to stabilize, then off to Mass General for brain surgery. She's still with us today through the grace of God, and you'd hardly know what she's been through by talking to her.

    Give her peace and quiet and lots of prayers, give you dad hugs and love. This will be a trying time for a while. We're pulling for you all.

    PM if you need to unload some anguish. I've been there, and feel your pain.
    Bless you all.
     
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