Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank You! Prayers Were Answered!

I would like to thank everyone who prayed for my dad yesterday. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you for praying and to God for meeting the needs of my dad.

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
- James 5:16

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask- we know that we have what we aked of him."
- 1 John 5:14-15

For those who would like to know about my dad, yesterday afternoon around 2:30 he began to have chest pains at work. He went to the nurses office because he felt sick. I believe the nurses immediately knew something was wrong with my dad, so one of the nurses called 911 for the ambulance to come. He was taken quickly to D.W. McMillan Hospital, and my sister and I arrived at the same time. The nurses informed us while we were filling out paperwork that he was definitely having a heart attack and that he would be Life Flighted. She also let us know though that they were able to get the medication in him to help his chest pains that he was having.

Everyone in Brewton knows that it had been raining very hard earlier Friday and was still a bit cloudy outside. However, when it was time to fly, everything was clear for them to come and get him and fly him back to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Praise the Lord! Before he left, we were able to see him. I've never seen a heart attack patient before, but he seemed to be stable and was talking a good bit. His main problem then was how cold he was. Kim Carroll was his nurse, and she was great. It was nice to see a familiar face with him. Thanks Kim!

Soon after he left, I was already on my way to meet Colby at his house to leave my car there. I stopped at my office to pick up a few things that I had left there because I had been in such a hurry earlier. As soon as I got there, I saw the helicopter in the sky. My family responded very quickly and was able to get to my mom to drive her down there. Word spread quickly and prayers were going up all around my dad.

As we were on our way, we discovered that my mom's brother, Greg, was already in Pensacola for an appointment of his own. He was at the hospital when they landed with my dad, and he was able to keep us updated while we were making our way to him. Once again, God was looking out for us. Soon after, my uncle called back and said they were taking my dad in for a Heart Cath. You can learn more about this

When we arrived, the doctor came out fairly quickly and let us know how my dad was doing. She reported that the heart cath had been very successful. He had a 98% blockage in an artery on the front wall of his heart (I apologize for not using the correct terms. I think I'm explaining this right.) He will be on medication for the next year to be sure he will not have another one.

He was taken to the
CCU where we were able to see him. I saw him twice last night, and he was doing wonderful. Another praise! I talked to my mom this morning, and she said he was still doing great. They will be moving him to a room sometime this morning or early afternoon. He will probably be there until Friday. Then, he must rest for an entire week, which I have to say is much needed by a man who never stops going.

Once again, thank you to everyone! I love my dad, and I don't know what I would do without him. He is such a special person in my life who I wouldn't trade for anything in this world. I apologize for such a long post, but I wanted to offer a place for anyone who was wondering about him to see what had happened and to check updates on him.

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