Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Update

First, I want you all to know how much it means to me to see the caring and support and prayers offered for my son. I am truly grateful and humbled. Thank you and may God bless each and every one of you.

My son was transferred from our local hospital to the best hospital in our State where he is receiving excellent care.

He tested negative for Covid.

He is being treated for fluid in his lungs.

At the time a couple of years ago when he had a stroke, there were found arteries that were blocked and three stents were inserted. Those are still functioning perfectly, but the need for several more were now found and more stents were added.

Duane underwent surgery last evening to remove a blood clot in his leg. This morning finds him alert and able to answer questions put to him. An Electrocardiogram is scheduled momentarily. The doctors are closely monitoring his heart.

Duane's Aunt has worked at this hospital for years and is able to translate 'doctor speak' for the rest of us. My youngest son keeps me informed.

We realistically do not expect Duane home any time soon. There is not a quick fix for his heart condition. But we are all keeping the faith and going forward with positive attitudes. He is in the best possible place for receiving the best care.



Thank you all.


28 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear that the surgery for the blood clot went well. Thank you for sharing and we will keeping praying for good outcomes. CW

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    1. Thank you, CW...There is still a long road to travel, but it is headed in the right direction.

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  2. Thank you for the update about Duane. Will keep the prayers going -- God is good and he hears our prayers! Stay strong, Vicki!

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    1. Continued prayers are most welcome, sbrgirl...Thank you.

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  3. Best news ever. Praying lots for you, Duane, the family and the medical team.
    SJ in Vancouver BC

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  4. Continued prayers from the West, Vicki!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pete. We are grateful.

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  5. Prayed again, both in thanksgiving and for continued protection.

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  6. Thanks for the update. Will continue to pray. God is good!

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  7. I'm glad to read such a positive report. :) Prayer continues.

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    1. Thank you, Rev. Paul...We are relieved the surgery went well.

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  8. Good news, Vicki. Thank you for the update. We will continue praying down here.

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    1. Thank you, LTM...Continued prayers are more than welcome.

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  9. Thanks for the update. It sounds positive. Still praying.

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    1. Thank you, Ann...We are staying positive and praying, too.

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  10. May our Father continue to protect him and comfort you.
    Thanks for the update.

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  11. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. I said the 23rd Psalm for my mother each time I visited her in the nursing home. Now I say it for others. This day it is for you and yours.

    May the Peace of the Lord fill your heart this day.

    Fern

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    1. Fern...I am not sure I can adequately convey how much I needed to be reminded of those healing words today, especially since we learned late yesterday that another surgery is likely. God is in charge, but we mere mortals still worry. I can not thank you enough.

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    2. I think most of us could have Worry as our middle names, Vicki, and mere mortals is such an accurate description.

      My prayers for you, Duane, those that are caring for him and all of the rest of your family are ongoing.

      May the Lord bless and keep you.

      Take good care of yourself. Stress like this can quickly impact your health.

      Blessings, Fern

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    3. Fern...Prayers are answered. Duane went through surgery yesterday to repair a bad heart valve. He called me this morning, feeling better than he has for a while. My prayers today are those of thanks.

      You, my friend, have a way of saying just what I needed to hear. May God truly bless you and Frank. Thank you.

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    4. That’s excellent news! Keepin’ up the prayers, though.

      Fern is right about the stress affecting you. I’ve been there and ended up in the hospital 3 times before it got straightened out.

      God bless.

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    5. LTM...Prayers are still needed and most welcome. Thank you.

      God seems to be granting me the strength to cope. But it isn't about me. It is all about my son having the best quality of life even with a damaged heart.

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  12. Reading here first this morning. Saying prayers of thanksgiving for the succesful surgery. And continuing to pray for Duane, you, the family and his medical team.
    Hugs, SJ in Vancouver BC

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    1. Thank you, SJ...There is Power in prayer! We are grateful for the skill of the surgeons and for a successful surgery. Hugs are a very good thing, too. :)

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