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A thread I don't want to write.

Discussion in 'Prayers & Support' started by oldtacomaguy, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Well, my father has been very sick for about 4 years now. It started when he had a heart attack playing golf in Florida. He was transferred to a local hospital in a helicopter and underwent a quadruple bypass the next day. He was doing pretty good for a while, but was having trouble with one lung. Turned out to be lung cancer. He somehow convinced the doc's to operate on him(he was 82 at the time and very strong willed). That was 2 years ago, and was the beginning of the end. He has been going downhill ever since and now weighs about 90 lbs. 2 days ago he was having trouble breathing and was rushed into the hospital. He has double pneumonia and is going to be placed on a respirator today. In all reality, he probably will not make it. I've been readying myself for this for a while now. His name is Earl. Here's a picture from just before the heart attack. Thanks all. (He's the one with the hair:))

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  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Incognito

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    :pray: You and your father are in my prayers Dave. If there's anything you need to get off your chest/vent/ or just want to talk, shoot me a PM. :(
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Brunes

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    Pulling for Earl and thinking about you and your family.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    You and your Dad are in my prayers if you need anything just ask
    so sorry Dave
     
  5. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Good thoughts for you, your father and your family.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    Dave.....prayers up for your father and you and your family. if you need to talk/vent about anything...you know we are all here for you.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    God be with you and your father, I will pray for you and your father.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Jester243

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  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    That's a great picture! Remember days like that and he'll always be with you.

    Your family is in my thoughts.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    :pray: For you and your family!! i can relate i lost my father and stepfather less than 6 months apart. Spend as much time and let him know how much you love and and how thankfully you are towards him for being a GREAT DAD!! If it wasn`t for my step dad who raised my from when I was 6 yrs old , I would have never became a Christian! We are all here for only a short time, teasure every day!! My prayers for you and your family during this tough time!!! God BLESS!!!
     
  12. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    Dave, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's condition.The way you describe him & even the photograph, Earl looks like a character and a fighter! Your family is on my prayer list now. :pray:
     
  13. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    I'm sorry to hear this.:pray:
     
  14. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    Were all here for you. :pray:
     
  16. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    I feel for ya. My Dad died just over 2 years ago. He was only 65. Heart attack, which led to finding cancer in his lung as well. By the time all the tests came back the cancer went stage 4.

    It's rough, but being there for him will help both of you alot.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    :pray::pray: For you, your father and your family. God Bless.
     
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    I am so sorry. My best wishes are with your family as well as your father.
     
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    That is a beautiful picture Dave. Thank you so much for sharing your heavy heart with us and we will very much lift your dad, as well as you and the rest the family up in prayer. :pray:Earl:pray: Take confort and feel surrounded by the prayer and thoughts of your TacomaWorld family.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    sounds like he's a fighter. my prayers are with your family.
     
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