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Dad had Legs Amputated

Discussion in 'Prayers & Support' started by iowa530, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    iowa530

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    I live in Iowa and my Dad is in KY. Last October, he had to have his left leg amputated. This March, he lost the right leg. I was there for the surgeries and am headed back for a visit next week. This time I will be taking my wife and 4 yr old daughter.

    Dad lost his legs due to poor circulation (peripheral arterie disease, PAD). He has been in nursing home for about a year and has had some strokes and other complications. He is only 64.

    I want my daughter to see her grandpa and vice versa. I'm a little worried about how my daughter will take it. Seeing my Dad without legs is hard for me.

    Any prayers or words of advice are appreciated.


    PS: Not ot get on a soapbox, but Dad was a 50 yr smoker. If you smoke, please consider quitting. Don't end up like Dad has.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    Jester243

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  3. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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  4. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    That's intense...Best of luck with the trip.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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  6. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    David Tarantino

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  7. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    That's tough, it's probably as hard mentally as physically for him.

    Good luck with it.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    Prayers sent!
     
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    Will make sure to pray for you..
     
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    Yup, I agree. Maybe show her some pics of other people without legs and explain to her that way.
     
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    :pray: :pray: prayers sent.

    Just say his legs were "sick" and that was the only way to make him better.

    :pray: Also for a good visit
     
  14. Aug 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    Prayers as always and I hope this solved the problem he was having....Tell him he's 64 not 104 when you see him and that makes him a young Buck.....tell him (dad) the worst is probably over and you're behind him 110%.
     
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    I'll be keeping you in my prayers as well!
     
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    My prayers are with you and your family. Lots of good words above. Drive safely on your trip.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Thanks for all the encouragement. It helps me more than you realize. Also, its kinda cool to see responses from so many different parts of the country.
     
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