I Met Reality Today

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  1. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    I know I havent been here long but I also know I have already built some great friendships so I just wanted to ask my Hubber friends help me pray for my dad.

    As he was getting prepped for minor surgery today he went into cardiac arrest.  His heart was stopped for five minutes.  He is stable at the moment but a few prayers wouldn't hurt.

    I will write a hub about the details in a few days but for now this is about all the writing I am doing.

    Thanks friends

    Dale

    1. onthewriteside profile image60
      onthewritesideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Dale...I can't imagine what you must be going through.  I'm not a religious person, but I will promise you this...your father, you, and all of yours will be in my thoughts, and I certainly hope your dad pulls through...

    2. lawretta profile image74
      lawrettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      your dad is in great hands(God's care). He will be fine, i wish u and your family all the best.

    3. alekhouse profile image83
      alekhouseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Dale, you dad is in my prayers. Hope for the best.

      1. alekhouse profile image83
        alekhouseposted 9 years agoin reply to this
    4. RRRood profile image56
      RRRoodposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I pray Our Heavenly Father will lay his healing hands upon your earthly father and that He will give you the strength to see you through this ordeal.

    5. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I will keep him in prayer. smile

    6. Davinagirl3 profile image58
      Davinagirl3posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You and your father are in my thoughts and I send best wishes to your whole family.

    7. shakeelz profile image55
      shakeelzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      reality is all about
      i love to be optimistic buti am realistic
      infact weallaremeeting the reality every time every second . its all about to understandand

  2. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Your dad have my thoughts... smile

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image69
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks my friend

  3. meetbrandon profile image79
    meetbrandonposted 9 years ago

    Lord Jesus, I thank you for the privilege to pray on behalf of Dale's father today and pray that you will cover him with your grace and mercy as he faces the days ahead.

    Father, you are the Creator of all man and you know what Dale's father needs right now; supply him in abundance with health, knowing that by the stripes of your Son Jesus, we were healed! Lord, I pray that you will show Dale's father your faithfulness, that you will reverse the course of action against his body, that he might live a life recovered as healthy and whole.  The Word says we are fearfully and wonderfully made! Lord Jesus, you are Jehovah Jireh, our provider, and Jehovah Nissi, the one who causes us to victory!
    You are Jehovah Shalom, our Prince of Peace and above all, you are our Savior!

    Lord, show your face on this child of Almighty God and deliver him from destruction; what the enemy has meant for evil, I join in the prayers of my brothers and sisters here to say you will turn for your good purposes!

    Thank you, Father, for Dale and his family; I pray you provide them with the peace of mind knowing that you, Father, are still in control. AMEN.

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image69
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  4. Jewels profile image82
    Jewelsposted 9 years ago

    It's so interesting the title of this thread.  It certainly takes a brush with death, or the experience of someone you love to brush death, to realize the reality of life.  Can show how we deny our mortality.

    Hope your dad recovers Dale. Take care.

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    wordscribe41posted 9 years ago

    I'm so sorry to hear that, Dale.  My thoughts are with you, your dad and your family now.  Keep us posted on how he is doing.  Hang in there.

  6. packerpack profile image60
    packerpackposted 9 years ago

    I can understand your feeling. I really wish that he recovers fast and be in pink health like never before. Do let us know how is he doing now.

    Best wishes

  7. profile image42
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    My Prayers are with your Dad Dale, keep us up to date how he is and you take care ok.

  8. profile image0
    aquaseaCreativeposted 9 years ago

    Dale, I have a prayer in my heart for you.

    I'm sure it will all be ok. Hang in there.

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    Ghost32posted 9 years ago

    Dale, our thoughts (my wife and I) are with you (and your Dad).

  10. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    All the best to you and your family. I wish your dad a swift recovery.

  11. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 9 years ago

    Best of luck to your Dad

  12. BrianFanslau profile image59
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    will do Dale. My prayers are with you and your family especially your father. I nearly lost my own dad 4 years ago and I know how powerful other people's prayers can be smile

    Where 2 or more are gather He is there.

  13. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    Thank you to everyone,  I will post an update today after I know more

    Dale

  14. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your Dad, Dale. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I wish him a speedy recovery and long and healthy life.

  15. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    I hope your Dad is doing well. My thoughts are with you.

  16. Silver Rose profile image69
    Silver Roseposted 9 years ago

    OMG. I hope everything goes well. Looking on the bright side (which is difficult I know), at least it happened when there were medical staff on hand to help, as opposed to when he was out shopping etc. It probably improved his chances, which sounds like someone is already looking out for you. Hope he recovers fast.

  17. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    Really hope everything goes well...and praying that it will!

  18. profile image0
    dennisemattposted 9 years ago

    Hang in there. I will pray for you and your family.

  19. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    Thanks everyone/  just thought I would check in and let everyone know dad is stable and on the road to recovery.

    He is still in intensive care but everyone is optimistic he will be out of intensive care in a day or 2 but then will still need a couple weeks in the hospital

    In a day or two when I can get more than 30 minutes on the internet I will write a hub on the entire experience.

    1. onthewriteside profile image60
      onthewritesideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great news Dale!  I'm hopeful the worst is over!

  20. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Those are good news Dale. Good luck to him! smile

  21. Kidgas profile image78
    Kidgasposted 9 years ago

    That is good news so far.  He has been in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day.

  22. HealthCare Basics profile image58
    HealthCare Basicsposted 9 years ago

    All the best with your father......

  23. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Thinking of you.

  24. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    Once again thank you to everyone.  Once again I will be spending my day at the hospital.

    I do have hopes that I can get started on the hub explaing the details of what went down in the last few days.

    Cheers Friends

    1. profile image0
      dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      hospitals are no fun. remeber to take care of yourself too!!!Glad to hear the good news hes on his way to recovery! Intensive care has the best rooms in the place to.  smile Comfiest beds of all! Ill be thinking of you guys today.

  25. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    Hi Dale...
    Glad to hear things are improving a little,,,, you are in my thoughts and prayers, give your dad a huge hug, if he is up to it, and tell him we are looking after his son for him.... xx

  26. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    I pray your Dad's situation improves and he gets better.
    May God give you and your family the strength to get through this time. Take Care.

  27. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 9 years ago

    Oh definetly it will be the first thing I do before I go to sleep tonight. My heart is with you,and your precious father. Hope everything goes well.

  28. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    Update! Update! Update!

    Today my dad was moved out of Intensive care into coronary care.  It is still a serious issue but getting out of intensive care is a big step.

    Thanks for all the prayers and I will again update tomorrow and may even be able to start a hub on the experience because I can use my laptop in the room he is in now.

    Cheers

  29. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Great news Dale, keep them coming! smile

  30. Kidgas profile image78
    Kidgasposted 9 years ago

    That's great!

  31. profile image0
    wordscribe41posted 9 years ago

    Glad to hear he's making progress and out of ICU.  Thanks for keeping us posted.

  32. profile image0
    Useful Knowledgeposted 9 years ago

    Dale, I am glad he is doing better. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  33. yoshi97 profile image65
    yoshi97posted 9 years ago

    Sorry I arrived late - but I'm glad I arrived on-time to hear your Dad is doing better! smile

  34. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    Wonderful news..... get those keys clicking on the lap top, but don't disturb your dad he needs all the rest he can get.  We can wait for you, he cannot... god bless...

  35. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 9 years ago

    Oh that is wonderful wonderful news....am thinking of you both.xox

  36. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I just saw this post, Dale, but so glad to see that your father seems to be coming along.  Best wishes for his continued and complete recovery.

  37. profile image0
    aquaseaCreativeposted 9 years ago

    Dale, how is he doing now that he's settled into a normal ward?

  38. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    Still thinking of you Dale.  Hope your Dad is improving....

  39. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 9 years ago

    Dale, all the best to you and your family. I wish your dad a swift recovery.
    zs

  40. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    Update! Update!

    Well yesterday had more good news and a little not so good.  My pops is up and walking and feels pretty good about it.  However he is losing his breath a lot quicker and now has to be on oxygen.

    Today I am away from the hospital.  Am letting my sisters take a day.  14 hour days have taken their toll on me and I just needed to get out for a bit.  I will be back Monday morning in the hospital.

    Today is the day I write my hub about my experience.  At least I hope I get it done.

    Oh yes and thank you to everyone for their prayers.

    Dale

    1. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent News Dale.  Still keeping our fingers crossed.
      Take it easy...

  41. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    Well for the most part it is good news.  My pops is going to make it.  I will be hanging with him at the hospital until the weekend when he can likely go home.

    The bad news is he does have a severely damaged heart.  Today I was told his heart is about 20% of a healthy heart.

    Oh well at least he is still with us and I do thank God for giving me another chance with him.

    I also thank all my friends here at HubPages for saying your prayers or just thinking about him.  I showed him on the computer on a daily basis.

    I am going to finally start the hub on the events of that day.  Will likely start tonight if i dont get too mixed up in the forums.  LOL

    Once again thank you to all my Hub friends.

    Dale

    Cheers

  42. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Good luck to you and your dad Dale smile

 
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