I could use some prayers

  1. Hello everyone,

    I had to take my dad to the ER last night for complications of his hernia repair. I understand it to be a common occurence for this type of surgery, but he is just miserably distended and in pain. He is so bloated he looks pregnant

    I am the only medically trained family member so its difficult to keep us afloat. I know he just needs some time to get over this hurdle, allow the nurses and docs to do their jobs for him, but he is now dehydrated despite IV fluids and monitoring his I & O's.

    I just wanted to ask for some prayers if you don't mind, its hard being a nurse and seeing a family member going through this. But it makes me realize how to best treat my patients. Its a humbling experience and I can always have that in the back of my head with a difficult patient..."what if this were my dad?"

    Thanks and God Bless,
    JacelRN
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   treddrn
    I will keep your father in my prayers!! Keep us posted and keep the faith!!!
  4. by   Roland
    Having watched my mother succumb to cancer over the last year I can tell you that I would have much rather died myself, than witness the hell that she endured. I suggest that you look into some of the books by Larry Dossey M.D. that scientifically examine the considerable evidence for prayer. There is as much evidence for the efficacy of prayer, as their is the effectiveness of Prosac in the treatment of depression. I will pray for you and your father every night.
  5. by   Tweety
    Best wishes to your dad and you.
  6. by   nekhismom
    OH, Jacel, you have really had a rough go lately! ((((((((JacelRN)))))))))))). I will send up my prayers for your dad and you.
  7. by   gij1
    I will send you and your father healing thoughts and prayers in my am meditation. Take care of yourself.
  8. by   Stitchie
    Best wishes to you and your family. You've got a lot going on, and I will wish good things for you and your family.

    I believe that you will get thru this, and that this will make you an even better nurse.
  9. by   jnette
    Consider it done, Jacel.
    I'm so sorry you are having to go through this...and your father as well.
    Will lift you both up in prayer. Be strong, but be real. (((HUGS)))
  10. by   cwazycwissyRN
    my prayers are with you.....and your family
  11. by   plumrn
    Best of luck to your Dad. I'm sure he will soon be back home, and on the mend, but it is very worrisome indeed to have a loved one going through something like this. God bless you, and your family.
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    Adding my thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones.
  13. by   Louisepug
    I will definately keep you and your family in my prayers!
  14. by   psychonurse
    Having gone through that myself many years ago with both my parents and watch them in pain is very hard for family to do. You will be in my prayers and please write us with an update soon....

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