Prayers Please for My Sister

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    My oldest sister just had a major heart attack (not her first heart attack either). This is the one that lives in Indy.

    My neice says they have as yet to find out extent of damage as her veins keep collapsing when they attempt to inject the dye for the test. But open heart surgery is already planned. That is all we have at the moment as this just occurred about an hour ago. They're trying to put in a central line now.

    easy child told niece to feel free to ask her questions as this is her specialty so that she can be sure she is understanding what docs are telling her.

    Sis also has similar kidney issues as I have and shares some dxes with me.

    Sis is only 57 yrs old. She may be a little nutty but we've always been close. That type of close when you don't see someone for years and just pick up where you left off type of close.

    I'm sitting here thinking I don't think I can handle another loss. I've already had too many in too short a time frame. :(

    I have no choice but to go to bed. But I'm waiting on enough information to decide if I need to go to Indy or not. To decide I need to know the severity of damage and prognosis. If it isn't too bad I can wait until friday. If it is as bad as this really awful feeling I have in my gut......I may be calling off work tomorrow.

    Prayers and good thoughts would be appreciated.
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers going up that they can fix this. Im so sorry.
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers for your sister and your family.
  4. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Praying hard for your sister.
  5. Hopeless

    Hopeless ....Hopeful Now

    Prayers being said for your sister and family
  6. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    Prayers for recovery being sent out...I'm so sorry.
  7. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Prayers and hugs for your family.
  8. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Prayers and gentle hugs to you and for your sister.
  9. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    You've got them and more Hound. What a difficult place to be in and you're right, you've had more then your share of loss. I'll think positive thoughts for you. (hugs)
  10. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    I'm sorry to hear this...Sending prayers!
  11. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    So sorry... Prayers being said... Hugs... SFR
  12. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Many prayers for your sister.
  13. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers and warm wishes for you and your sister and your family............hugs........
  14. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    Love to you and prayers for you both. Please let us know
  15. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    picture line was finally placed this morning. Sis is in surgery to have a blockage removed from her carotid artery in her neck which is 80 percent blocked. This had to be done before they can even consider anything else. Still no idea of amount of damage or prognosis or even what they are planning to do during the open heart which is scheduled for tomorrow. However somehow they know she will require 24 hr care once she is discharged for at least a week.

    Never been so darned frustrated.

    Niece is a cna but evidently has no clue what questions to ask. Mom is there now but is emotional enough that I'm having to hold her hand so to speak to tell her in detail what info I need before I can make a decision about when to go over there. Evidently niece doesn't know what questions to ask and is relying on staff just to tell her.......which is not working well. So I made mom get a notebook and pen and told her to keep it with her at all times. Told her to write down the questions I need answered.....leaving spaces so she can write down the answers because she could easily forget under the circumstances.

    Sis was just discharged from hospital over kidney issues 3 days ago. Stones were part of it but they don't admit for stones much these days idea what else was going on there.

    Other than that? No new news. Doubtful I'll be update prior to work........which means I won't be updated again until tomorrow when I get up.

    Thank you for the prayers.
  16. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Keeping your sister in my prayers.
  17. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Your sister and your whole family are in my prayers. I hope you can get the info you need to make a decision on if/when to go.
  18. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Hope your sister is better...hugs and prayers going out.
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Lisa, this is hard news! I hope that she will be strong and well.
  20. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member