Prayer Request for my Dad

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by Philip66, May 8, 2018.

  1. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Sunday afternoon my dad went on a metal detecting outing with a bunch of like minded guys. One of them happened to be an EMT and he noticed that my dad's speech started slurring and his eyes became kind of vacant and he would just stare. He was also feeling dizzy. They took him to the hospital and after admitting him, he actually had a stroke at the hospital.

    He has had several mini-strokes, or TIA's in the last 18 months, but after therapy he was able to regain his speech and most of his mobility. He still had problems with his balance and his emotions were a little out of whack. Well, those were minor compared to the one that hit him Sunday. He couldn't focus, speak, or swallow. Pretty scary!

    As of Tuesday he has regained some speech and he is able to swallow, and his eyes are getting back to normal. But he is far from normal overall. He is 77 and has been healthy his whole life, never smoked and never drank alcohol. Been married to my mom since '63!
    His name is Rodney.

    Our whole family would greatly appreciate all of your prayers for him.

    Thanks for your time!!
  2. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    I hope Dad is seeing an aggressive cardiologist. And I pray that his condition improves to normal.
    Harlockssx likes this.

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Saying prayers for your Dad, right now Phillip.
  4. OHC JOE


    He bud prayers sent my pops had a stroke about 5 years ago he is doing good now thank God. Hope all ends well.
  5. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Prayers out to your pop, hope he pulls through.
  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Prayers for your family and Dad. Mine had a stroke/heart attack combo 2 years ago. They said the blockage had a 50/50 shot of going one way or the other. If it would've went the other we wouldn't have my Dad today. 2 months later I was up there in AK where they live visiting and got to go golfing with my Dad again. He's almost 100% back to normal now. Here's hoping your Dad has a similar experience. Sounds like he's on the right path.
  7. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    A couple years ago they put a Teflon tube in his carotid artery. I thought that was supposed to keep these from happening, I guess not.

    My grandfather, my dad's dad made it to 96, and he was a healthy, active 96. Lived and died on the same farm where he was born. He was truly the patriarch of this family. I know we're not guaranteed a number of years, just a lifetime, whatever that may be. If we lose my dad we're gonna feel like we missed about 20 more years with him.

    I guess we we're just extra blessed to have my Pop Pop for 96.
    docgsx likes this.
  8. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Praying for your dad
  9. britt'sStage 1

    britt'sStage 1 A Lone Wolf In D.C.

    My prayers are for your dad, as well.Mr.Jay B.Britt,Jr.
  10. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    Prayers sent from Csordas family.
  11. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member

    Praying for your Dad and for you and your Mom too.
  12. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    You got it, Philip.
  13. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

  14. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Praying for you. Cherish every moment you have!
  15. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Praying for your dad.

    My dad is 93 and just had a mini stroke. He's pretty much back to normal except for a little slur.

  16. finitebidder

    finitebidder Well-Known Member

    Prayers are lifted up for your dad and loved ones and friends in this time.

  17. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Hope and pray for your father's quick recovery.Bruno and family.
  18. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    My prayers for Rodney
  19. kent.gardner

    kent.gardner Well-Known Member

    Prayers for Rodney
  20. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    Phillip, God made sure there was a friend who happened to be a EMT near your dad that afternoon:)
    Wishing a healthy recovery..

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