Saturday, June 24, 2006

Another Prayer Request

I got a call this morning that my uncle Freddie (my dad's brother) is in the hospital -- he will be having quadruple bypass surgery on Tuesday morning -- one artery is completely blocked and three more are severly compromised. He has virtually no history of heart disease in either side of the family, but does have quite a few risk factors, so it is only by the grace of God that he hasn't had a major heart attack before this. (Although he apparently has had several "silent heart attacks" which have added to the damage.)

So, please pray for his boredom over the next few days (they admitted him to the hospital yesterday and he is already bored!), the surgeons and for his recovery process. Also pray for his family as they wait with him -- he has three daughters, 9 grandchildren and another due in about 10 days.


update Tuesday, June 27, 4:30 pm:
Thanks for praying for my uncle today -- the surgery started about 9:30 this morning. They did do all four bypasses and everything seems fine. He'll be in ICU for at least 24 hours, then in the hospital for another 5 days or so. Please continue to pray for his recovery.


jettybetty said...

Praying that Uncle Freddie finds positive ways to fill his time before a successful surgery.

That Girl said...

I hope all goes well for your uncle and family. Hang in there on the house situation. You've had a taste, when you get back into the search, you'll be a seasoned professional!

Conway Life said...

Praying for your Uncle. So worrysome when someone close is having major surgery like that. Hope all goes well.