Prayers, please

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, May 30, 2008.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    My 60+ year old neighbor was just transported by ambulance after having what appears to be a massive heart attack. The paramedics found a thready pulse, but he has so many health problems (diabetes, obesity, etc) that this is a very grave situation.

    His wife is beside herself.

    Please pray that he lives and recovers. This is a wonderful man who still has a lot of living to do. :9-07tears:
  2. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Oh, my. I will think about him today, and his wife.

  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Thoughts and prayers going out and beads rattling for him and his wife and family.
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, dear. Good luck.
  5. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Thoughts and prayers...
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Very sad :( hope he pulls through o.k.
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    He didn't make it.
  8. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    So sorry, tm. Hope his wife and family are able to cope ok.
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad for his gain.

  10. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    Oh no...I wanted to add my thoughts & prayers. So sorry. I'll still add my thoughts & prayers that the family finds peace.
  11. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I am so sorry. I'll redirect my prayers to the family.

  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry. I'll be saying some prayers for his family.
  13. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am so sorry, TM. I hope you can find the strength to help his wife through this. Don't forget to grieve, too.

  14. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thank you for the prayers & good thoughts. The wake is on Monday & the funeral on Tuesday at my church. I called my priest Friday afternoon to have him added to our prayer list, she went to the hospital and has been a great comfort to the family. Mrs J originally wanted to have a quiet funeral at the funeral home because they hadn't attended church regularly in years, but the director suggested she use a church anyway because Mr J was so well loved that he wouldn't be able to fit everyone in his building.

    Mrs J is exhausted, in shock, barely eating. We had strong storms move through overnight and she couldn't sleep. She's had visitors throughout the day and at least one of their children has been with her at all times. Everyone is bringing tons of food (I made a Greek salad and bought a sandwich tray).

    Mr J was a great guy. He did everything for everyone. He's the neighbor that snow-blowed my driveway last winter, even though husband and I are perfectly capable of clearing it ourself. He was always kind to Duckie and interested in what she had to say. He would never accept a favor from someone else, it was his job to do the favors. And he never asked, he just quietly did.

    Your continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated. This is a loss to a wonderful family as well as our entire community.
  15. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I hope Duckie is able to handle this o.k., too.
  16. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I'm sorry for your loss and the community.
  17. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Oh, TM...I'm so sorry. This has got to be a very hard time for his wife, but probably the hardest times are going to be longer from now. Everyone has gone on with their lives, etc. I'm sure you'll be a good friend to her.

  18. tryinghard

    tryinghard New Member

    I am sorry for your loss....
  19. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry. I will keep the family in my prayers. As a neighbor, please keep an eye on his wife. Many times it is more comforting to have someone who regularly pops in with a ready to heat meal for one (SO depressing to cook for one from what I hear), an ear, and a hand doing whatever the wife just isn't up to.

    Please remember that often it is efforts a month or many down the road that are more comforting than all the flowers, etc.. that happen now.


  20. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    oh gosh, so sorry, Prayers of healing and rest to his wife and family, and prayers of guidance for you and you try to comfort her