Niagara, ON Could use some help...my family in need

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  1. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    I just found out last night that my dad has to go into the hospital Thursday morning to have a quad by-pass done on his heart.

    Needless to say but...I'm scared, and my sister is a mess, and my mom and dad are trying to look not worried.

    I realize some of our members do not hold the power of prayer in high regard as others. But could I just ask that you keep our family in mind till we hear my dad is ok?

    The part that makes this worse is the fact that I'm in Dryden, 3 days drive from home. I'm trying to see if my boss can fly me home but nothing is for sure yet.
  2. jadepadawan Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 12, 2002
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    Of course....I and all of us sincerely hope everything will turn out ok
  3. BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP

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    On behalf of the North Ridge, we'll keep you and your family in our prayers. We wish you the best of luck.
  4. Woofer Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 27, 2001
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    Sorry to hear that Chris. I do hope everything works out.
  5. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    You and your family are in our prayers Chris
  6. Cow_Girl Jedi Master

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    Your father will be in my thoughts Chris,

    If there is anything I can do to help you at this time please don't hesitate to let me know.
  7. VaderJay Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 9, 2001
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    In my prayers Chris.

    I know how you must be feeling. My father has gone through the same thing 5 years ago, and I was a mess. He's doing great now.
    I pray that everything will work out....take care buddy
  8. Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master

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    Aug 18, 2001
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    In my thoughts Chris, I hope everything works out for the best. *Hugs*
  9. Doc_Bev Jedi Knight

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    I hope all goes well for your father on Thursday. Your family will be in my thoughts.

    ~Doc_Bev
  10. Styrofoam_Guy Jedi Padawan

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    My thoughts are with you and your family.



  11. Rabellaka Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 20, 2002
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    You and your family are in my prayers as well.
  12. Dimi_Starr Jedi Youngling

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    May 31, 2005
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    you and your family are in all of our thoughts. I know how you feel, my father went through this as well, about 10 years or so ago. And he is doing well.
  13. speederScout Jedi Youngling

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    May 5, 2005
    We'll light a candle for you and yours at church. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Godspeed
  14. RogueSquadronWingnut Jedi Master

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    I many not pray that much man but I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
    Take Care.
  15. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    your family is in our thoughts and prayers chris.
  16. Spiderfan Jedi Knight

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    Prayers will be sent from the great white north.
  17. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    Ok, here is the update...

    My dad is doing well. His operation went normally, and there were no outstanding issues. He is resting the majority of the days now till the hospital allows him to come home, maybe Monday or Tuesday.

    When the Dr. went in to remove some donor veins, from his arm and chest, he commented that they were very small for his body size. It is thought that it is hereditary, because my dads brothers and sisters all have high blood pressure, and I've had it since I 18.

    When I saw him yesterday (ya, I'm back home. But soon to head back out back to Winnipeg.) he was able to walk a small lap of the hospital halls and he is back eating semi-solid foods.

    There was one small problem with his drain tube that was draining the excess fluid from his chest. He pulled it out while sleeping the second night. The Dr. took X-rays to see if they needed to replace it, but there was no need.

    His recovery will be long. He can't drive for 6 weeks, and he is not allowed to do anything for 2 months other than walk.
    The good thing is the shipping season (his job) will be closed till the spring by the time he is "able" to go back to work. For those that know my dad, he would try everything in his power to push his recovery to get back to work. With the season closed he is forced not to be stupid and go back to soon.

    I just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes, I'm sure it helped.
  18. BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP

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    Glad to hear all is well. I will keep you in our prayers.
  19. Primrodo Jedi Master

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    Thank you for the update Chris! We are glad to hear that he is doing well and that he has no choice but to heal. I hope all goes well during these next two months!
  20. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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    I am sorry that I have not been by YJN in a few days. I am just hearing the news about your Dad Chris and I will be praying for him.
  21. speederScout Jedi Youngling

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    May 5, 2005
    I'm so glad that everything went well, it sounds like your Dad is one tough cookie. We will keep hom in our thoughts and prayers.
  22. Cow_Girl Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2001
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    Even though the part about your dad pulling out the jackson pratt drain which I can't seem to get out on the best of days made me cringe for a moment, I am really really relieved to hear that he is doing so well after such a mayjor surgery, If he is doing so well now he will be back to normal in not too long I am sure :)
  23. Dalponis Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 2, 2001
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    Glad he's doing good. It wouldn?t be redundant if I were to say it was the force, would it?
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