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Expect A Miracle

August 12, 2009

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Maybe you remember this post not too long ago, or maybe you don’t.   Either way,  several weeks ago my dad fell onto a four by four post, breaking several ribs and puncturing his lung.

Although in a great deal of pain, he was healing nicely, or so we thought.  Then about three weeks ago he was in the tub and tried to get out, but he seemed to have no strength.  He struggled to pull himself up and felt a terrible pain in his abdomen.  He decided to be a hero  at 4:30 AM and drive himself to the hospital, without notifying anyone.   He called me the next day to tell me he was there.

The doctors seemed to have no idea what was wrong with him.  Test after test and no answers.  They did determine that his pancreas and liver seemed to be functioning abnormally, but had no idea why.  Three days later we were waiting with still no answers.  I asked the doctors if it could have anything to do with the fall he took when he broke his ribs.  They said that wasn’t possible.

By day three, he seemed to be doing better and his test results were normalizing.  And then that evening I received a phone call from the hospital.  They informed me that my dad had started bleeding internally and I needed to come to the hospital immediately.  They said it was serious and they didn’t know if he would live.

I was stunned.  Whatever was happening was making no sense at all.  He had just been mowing the lawn on Tuesday and now he was fighting for his life.

When I arrived at his room, they were inserting a central line to transfuse him quickly.  He was somewhat lucid, but was filled with fluid and looked on the edge of death.   I tried to be brave and knew without a doubt that God had the situation in His hands.

His blood pressure was dangerously low and even if they could find the source of the bleeding, they wouldn’t have been able to operate because his body wouldn’t have tolerated a surgery.

As soon as the nurses and doctors inserted the line, they stood back and I laid hands on my dad and prayed.  I asked God to give him peace, to heal up the wound, and bring up his blood pressure to a normal level and to give the doctor’s wisdom to see what was happening.

And that’s exactly what He did.

Slowly my dad’s blood pressure rose and the bleeding stopped.  His blood levels started to rise and over the next couple of days things improved even more.  He did get pneumonia in his right lung and had some abnormal heart rhythms, but it God is slowly taking care of those issues also.

And guess what the problem was…..

His broken ribs punctured his spleen when he tried to get out of the tub.

I hope they now realize nothing is impossible.

I certainly know it.  Nothing at all is impossible with God.  He is ever faithful and present especially in our darkest hours.

9 Comments »

  1. Beth says:

    Your post made me tear up, praise the Lord and smile a huge smile! I’ll also be praying for your dad….I can’t imagine your emotions this past week. God will take care of things, what an amazing reminder that miracles STILL do happen.

    beth

    August 12th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

  2. Marsha says:

    Praise the Lord for answers and healing!

    Hopefully this will give the hospital staff a little lesson on not ever saying something is absolutely impossible. I am so thankful that your dad is in good care– the very best of care!

    August 12th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

  3. Jill says:

    God is good all the time!

    Praying for a speedy recovery and that everyone will see God’s most awesomeness in this situation!

    August 12th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

  4. Shutterbug says:

    Praise the Lord! What a wonderful encouragement! I will be keeping your family in prayer.
    Blessings,
    Marie :)

    August 12th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

  5. missy @ It's almost naptime says:

    what a pure blessing, to be lying in bed in peril, and have your daughter pray over you – oh, I pray my children will do the same for me one day!!

    August 14th, 2009 at 1:34 am

  6. Kelly @ Wisdom Begun says:

    Praise God! What a blessing. He is so very gracious.

    I am so glad that your father is doing much better. How scary for you!

    August 14th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

  7. Kimmie says:

    How good is our God. So glad your dad is home and doing better. So grateful that God built your faith up too.

    Kimmie
    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

    August 15th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

  8. Dawn says:

    I will pray for the continued recovery of your father. What an incredible story. And I’m sure it is the same stubborness that made your dad drive himself to the hospital that helped him get through such a serious health issue.

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:55 am

  9. lovely says:

    our God is an awsome God, his work is marvalous and he is worthy to be praised, God bless you and your dad.

    March 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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