Prayer Request for my Son's Surgery Tomorrow
scrapatches
Posted 2009-05-05 1:01 PM (#26291)
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Hello, my friends ...

I strongly believe in the power of group prayer ...

Tomorrow, our oldest son, Jonathan, will be having his gall bladder removed in a non-invasive day surgery at about 11:30am EDT.  He has been in a lot of pain lately and has been having to watch his diet very closely and has not been enjoying his food and has not been able to be as active as he has always been ... he greatly enjoys the outdoors and hiking, running, canoeing, kayaking and rowing in particular.  

We are all hoping that this surgery will releve his pain and that he will be able to enjoy life again. 

This is the same son who recovered from an infected Lyme disease tick bite last year.

Jon is the biologist ... my Eagle Scout .... a calm, practical, quiet guy ... very steady and reliable ... a rock for me recently when his Dad was in the hospital. He is turning 26 later this month and has always been quite healthy and active. It has been a difficult year health-wise for him.  On a happier note, this last year he completed a degree program nights and weekends while working in a R&D lab and he has developed a steady relationship with a lovely young woman, who will be taking him to the hospital tomorrow.

Mom will be home praying and waiting by the phone.

Thank you all for praying with me ...   Pat

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Jess
Posted 2009-05-05 1:21 PM (#26295 - in reply to #26291)
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Done Pat! Here's hoping it is all smooth sailing tomorrow!
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Posted 2009-05-05 2:21 PM (#26300 - in reply to #26295)
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Prayers going up Pat.
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Posted 2009-05-05 2:33 PM (#26303 - in reply to #26291)
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You got it, Pat, I'll be praying for a successful surgery and recovery!

Gerda
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Posted 2009-05-05 4:10 PM (#26318 - in reply to #26303)
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prayers going up, ms pat!
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Posted 2009-05-05 4:26 PM (#26321 - in reply to #26291)
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Hugs for {{{{{{{{{{{[[mom}}}}}}}}} and prayers for Jon.
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Posted 2009-05-05 7:43 PM (#26348 - in reply to #26291)
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Oh, he will feel so much better! Prayers for his doctors and for his quick recovery!
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Posted 2009-05-06 4:39 AM (#26359 - in reply to #26291)
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Thank you, my friends ...   Pat
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Posted 2009-05-06 5:08 AM (#26360 - in reply to #26359)
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Chin up Pat :) This surgery will be so god for him. Prayers for good surgery and great recovery. Please let us know when all is done.

Jacqui

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Dorian
Posted 2009-05-06 9:54 AM (#26372 - in reply to #26291)
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Prayers going out Pat, for a good Dr, a steady hand, and a quick recovery. Let us know how it goes.
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scrapatches
Posted 2009-05-06 7:28 PM (#26433 - in reply to #26291)
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Thanks to all for your healing wishes and prayers ...  

My son is home and the operation went fine.  He has been very ill from the meds and they kept him at the hospital for some extra recovery time ... I just spoke to him a short while ago on the phone and he sounds very groggy ...

... time for rest and sleep and healing ...   Pat

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Posted 2009-05-07 4:19 AM (#26451 - in reply to #26433)
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Thats wonderful news Pat :) Thanks for letting us know. I know you must be one relieved mum :)

Jacqui

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scrapatches
Posted 2009-05-07 7:33 AM (#26454 - in reply to #26291)
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Good Morning ... drizzily and dreary here

I will be out of touch today ... I am going over to my stay with my son ... he has been having trouble keeping anything down and is not supposed to sleep all day (which is what he will do if left to follow his own inclinations) ... I am sure he will be over the after effects of the operation soon, but continued prayers for his recovery would be much appreciated ...

thank you, all, for praying with me ...   Pat

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Dorian
Posted 2009-05-07 9:11 AM (#26463 - in reply to #26291)
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((((hugs my friend)))) Keeping Jon in my prayers.
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JennB
Posted 2009-05-07 10:03 AM (#26472 - in reply to #26463)
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Prayers are said :)

....on another note, what exactly does a gall bladder do? Since so many of us seem to live just fine without one. I've always wondered!
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MsMeow
Posted 2009-05-07 10:58 AM (#26475 - in reply to #26291)
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Pat, I hope Jon feels better soon!

Jenn, I wonder that, too...must be like the appendix. Something we needed way back when but have evolved to not need it any more. They do seem to be more trouble than good nowadays!
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scrapatches
Posted 2009-05-07 8:53 PM (#26522 - in reply to #26291)
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Thank you, my friends, for praying with me ...

Jon is much improved today.  The surgery itself when very well ... he became very ill afterwards and could not keep anything down so it was some extra time before he was released and they almost wheeled him back in ... at this point he decided he was going home to complete his recovery ... he was still ill during the night ... he is MUCH better today ... we determined most of this was likely due to the pain meds they gave him ... by late this afternoon he enjoyed a bowl of Mama's low-fat chicken soup and was looking and feeling good ...

It is my understanding that the gall bladder stores bile from the liver and sends this into the intestine to digest fats.  Without the gall bladder your body has much less bile as the liver produces bile but does not store it ... a low fat diet (which is also the best way to reduce gall stone symptoms) ... is recommended for those who have had their gall bladder removed.

Jon, as a health concious person, actually has tried to reduce fats in his diet for years.  Gall stones are caused by the crystilization of calcium and cholesterol in the gall bladder.  Problems with these are often herediatry and my DH's family has a history of gall stone problems and surgery. You can still get gallstones after this surgery ... they form in the ducts between the liver and the intestine ... hopefully this will not be happening with my son. My DH has done quite well for many years without his gall bladder.

However, my DD shows symptoms similar to Jon's and is now going to have her gall bladder examined.  

Gall stones problems are more common in young women than young men, although it equals out about the time we all reach 50.

That, in a nutshell, is what I know about gall bladders and gall stones.

I may be going back to his apartment to keep him company tomorrow or he may be coming here ...

Good night, my friends ...

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MsMeow
Posted 2009-05-08 9:47 AM (#26536 - in reply to #26291)
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Pat, I'm glad to hear he is feeling better. You're probably right that it was the meds or the anesthesia that made him sick.

So, it sounds like you're an expert on all things gall bladder now! LOL
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Jess
Posted 2009-05-08 3:12 PM (#26546 - in reply to #26536)
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Yep, pain meds can do that. It is terrible when you are trying to recover and your body reacts that way to the meds!

I am glad to hear he is doing better. I know that you will be sleeping better now that it is over and he is on the mend!

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Posted 2009-05-09 10:45 AM (#26580 - in reply to #26291)
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Pat - prayers still abound for Jon's recovery and speedy healing. glad the surgery went well and he's over his naseua. Nothing worse than being sick to your stomach when you have stitches and sore spots.
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