DH dying-need prayers - page 16

I've posted before about my husband being terminally ill and complications that have come up, but this is the worst it has every been. Currently in ICU with ARDS and sepsis, placed on dialysis... Read More

  1. by   MMARN
    Quote from earle58
    you're right joey, you have done everything humanly possible for your precious husband.
    when our adrenaline is pumping, we can't see a situation for what it really is- our judgement is blurred.
    but yes, turning this over to God, regardless of His intentions, is a wise decision. as long as dan is comfortable, then turn to God and pray for His strength and protection. He will not let you, dan or your dd down. a miracle would be just that, a miracle. prepare for the worst but pray for peace for all involved. aw sweetie, you have been dan's angel all along. and you've done God's work. but now, God is gently nudging you and letting you know that He will take it from here.
    don't ever forget joey, that you have inspired so many of us. and yes, God IS with you.

    with love,

    leslie xo
    Amen.
  2. by   porterwoman
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  3. by   Kwality
    We know that God is the Great Physician, no matter what they think. However it turns out, He is still God. During all of this, try to take some time for a deep breath. I know it's only you and you have to because it's only you.

    I hope you can get into your classes.

    big hugs :icon_hug:
  4. by   NaomieRN
    therefore i tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (mark 11:24 niv)
  5. by   imenid37
    Thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry that you have to have these challenges in your life. You are such a strong person, even though you may not see it. Whatever the outcome, be kind to yourself, you have really done all you can.
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Nurse Joey - I so admire your strength and courage in the face of this awful illness. Please remember to take time for yourself too as your daughter is depending on you.
  7. by   perfectbluebuildings
    We are all keeping you in prayer.
  8. by   Messink
    Still sticking with you NurseJoey. Don't give up. I admire your strength.
    to me it's almost a miracle on it's own that you've kept your self together the way you have. I think I would have cracked.

    Bye, Michiel Messink
    Last edit by Messink on Jan 11, '06
  9. by   doddlebuggin
    nurse joey just want you to know that I put you and family on prayer list .told them I only knew your screen name but was sure God would know who they were talking about..
  10. by   chadash
    Dear Nurse Joey:
    You are in our prayers that God will substain you through this and beyond...
  11. by   nursejoey05
    What are you guys talking about? I have cracked, just not in public (or in print):chuckle. It does help that I was blessed with a strange, wierd, and often inappropriate sense of humor. I feel strangely peaceful today. The chaplain visited today (he's been on vacation) and gave me a prayer card that said exactly what I needed: "O Lord, in my present need, help me believe that You are aware of my anxiety and will do what is best for me. Give me strength to trust You and to put the present and future in Your merciful hands. Amen." I thought that was a pretty good sign that God is aware of my anxiety about the present and the future, huh? I thought Dan looked pretty good today. Considering he's yellow and has no urine output, but they can't keep changing the suction container fast enough for his ileostomy. It's pure liquid. (They finally had to hook it to suction because it filled too fast.) They made a bunch of medication changes today, but I forget what they were. Added another BP med to the levophed because they have to keep increasing it. Going to do a gall bladder scan tomorrow. He was more expressive today, woke up once. He doesn't think he's going to die. Dan is a musician, writes and sings his own stuff. I brought some of his CDs in for him to listen to. That seemed to help stimulate him a little. One song has a line about having so little time left to spend--he made a face. Another song talks about people dying before they accomplish their dreams. When the line about "some must leave before their dreams" came on--he made a face. Wrinkled up his eyebrows and nose like he was saying "that ain't gonna happen". HOWEVER, he was having all kinds of funky heart rhythms today. Has been barely tachy but today started throwing some PVC's. I hope they had sense enough to check his K+. I've been trying to call for 2 hours and can't get anyone to answer. I hate that. I feel like calling that corporate lady's cell phone--you know, the one that is SO INTERESTED in me as a person--and telling her that it is hard to have confidence in the place when NO ONE answers the phone at night. (THey have phones all over, plus cordless phones in their pockets and they have a lot of staff that do a lot of standing around at night.) Neither of those women have bothered to call me or find me when I'm there since we talked Monday. That is just plain rude. I won't be able to go down there til tomorrow late afternoon because I have school from 11am to 1:30pm. Keep up the good prayer work. I am sure the Lord will bless all of you for taking such an interest in me in my time of need.
  12. by   nursejoey05
    Oh, I forgot to mention that the chaplain came in while I was watching Jerry Springer and laughing my head off. The funny thing is--I NEVER watch Jerry--unless Dan is in the hospital. Today is the first time ever that I have even made it through an entire episode. But for some reason, it makes me feel better when I'm at my lowest to see that there are people more pathetic than me. Here I am, supposed to be a fine upstanding Christian woman, watching Jerry when the Chaplain decides to come for a visit. It was just embarrassing. (but humorous)
  13. by   moonchild20002000
    I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    I think you are a very strong person,I admire you so much.I'm glad you are finding some peace today. God knows whats in your heart,He will get you through this difficult time.

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