We need all the prayers we can get...husband extremely sick

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by VickiL, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. VickiL

    VickiL New Member

    We just found out today that, basically, husband's liver is failing due to the blood clots in the veins going in and out. That's the condensed version. His doctor told us this afternoon that eventually it will be terminal. He can't give us a time frame. He said it could be in two months, six months or even years. We are going to be making an appointment for a liver transplant evaluation, but with the damage the blood clots are doing, he probably won't be a candidate for a transplant, which is what we always thought this would come down to. Now we just hope the self-injections of Heparin maybe will start working to break apart the clots. If not, well, that's when the worst will happen.

    I know the power of positive thinking and prayers, so that is what we are doing and what we need. It was a lot to handle today. So, wow...lots to take in and lots to deal with, house, bills, etc. But we will be doing it together and right now everything is okay. Well, maybe not okay, but he's doing fine right now and he has one of the best liver specialists in the state taking care of him. He's going to be telling his family tomorrow. I could only tell my mom and Alex and well, right now the tears come too easy to talk about it.

    This man has been the love of my life for 30 years, and trying to imagine my life without him is practically impossible. We are both trying to live one day at a time, but then memories or thoughts of life without him creep up on me and I fall apart.

    So if you could, please keep us in your prayers, please, and pray the new blood thinner works and then the prospects of a liver transplant look good.

    Thank you all for being here for us.
  2. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    praying for miraculous healing and comfort and guidance during this difficult time.
  3. dreamer

    dreamer New Member

    sending lots of prayers hugs & good thoughts.
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Vicki praying hard for husband, and for the rest of the family.

  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Vicki, I'm so sorry. Sending prayers...

  6. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    Adding my prayers that the heparin does its job and husband health improves.
  7. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
  8. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Am so sorry Vicki - some good healing vibes being sent your husband's way

  9. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Prayers being sent. {{{Hugs}}}
  10. ML

    ML Guest

    Vicki, add my prayers to the collective healing energy here. Love and healing, ML
  11. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    My heart goes out to you. Many hugs and sending good thoughts that things aren't as dire as they seem.
  12. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Sending prayers & positive thoughts your way. Don't forget during this difficult time to take care of yourself.
  13. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Supportive prayers coming your way. I'm so sorry. DDD
  14. Healing vibes and uplifting prayer is added your way!
  15. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Prayers being said that a treatment is found and healing can take place.
  16. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Prayers being sent
    Please remember to take care of yourself
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Praying for and expecting a miracle!
  18. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Adding my prayers and hopes for that miracle to happen. I am so sorry. Take care of yourself during this difficult time.
  19. bran155

    bran155 Guest

    Oh, I am so sorry. Adding my prayers and positive thoughts to the bunch. And some (((HUGS))) too!!! God bless.
  20. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :praying: Sending up hopeful prayers for a miracle for your husband... prayers that his body responds to the drugs, that a transplant will still be an option, that he maintains the strength and courage to fight through this, knowing you are with him every step of the way.