Calling in any chips I have...

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  1. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Look guys, I don't know how many chips I have available here, but I'm calling them in. I don't care what god you pray to or what religion you are or aren't. Just please, please, pray for my new grandbaby. I honestly don't care if you pray to the trees in your backyard.

    My daughter had fraternal twins on Tuesday, and one of them has been diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disease that is life threatening -- KATP type congenital hyperinsulinism. They are waiting for her to stabilize before they airlift her to Philadelphia, one of only 4 hospitals in the country that are considered experts in this particular disease.

    Again, I don't care who you pray to. I just need all of your prayers. Big, big, big-time. I'm not looking for your sympathy, although much appreciated. I just want your prayers.

    1. ledefensetech profile image70
      ledefensetechposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my Lord, I am so sorry.  You and yours are of course in the prayers of me and mine.  The good news, if you can call it that, is that they have to keep the baby's blood sugar from bottoming out.  That's a bit easier than, say, bringing it down.  Surgery is apparently one way to treat it, do you know if that option is on the table?  Please keep us informed.

      Just so you know I'm a type II diabetic and my fiance has double diabetes, if you need any advice or need to know anything about controlling blood sugar feel free to ask.

      1. lrohner profile image68
        lrohnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your thoughts, Ledefensetch, but I know all too well. My other daughter is a Type I diabetic. So I have a grandbaby producing too much insulin, and a daughter that can't produce any. Go figure.

        1. ledefensetech profile image70
          ledefensetechposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          You're most welcome, it can be pure hell dealing with blood sugar problems, especially if you have to learn from scratch.  The condition doesn't seem to be as serious as someone with type I diabetes so there is hope that some drug therapy or surgery can correct the problem.  We can be thankful they caught it and know what the problem is.  That's half the battle right there.  I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we will keep you in our prayers.

          1. lrohner profile image68
            lrohnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, ledefensetech. I wish that were the case. Unfortunately, this is way more serious than someone with Type I diabetes, which my other daughter has and I have been dealing with for over 10 years. This is like god's bad joke.

            In this case. both parents happened to have the same gene that mutated, causing a genetically mutated pancreas in my grandbaby that produces waaaaay more insulin than her body needs. There is no cure. The only therapy is surgery and lifelong problems. And did I mention that I'm a mess.

    2. AEvans profile image74
      AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am praying right now and will continue to pray not a problem at all. smile

    3. profile image0
      wordscribe41posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I will, Irohner, of course.  And I'm so sorry to hear about your granddaughter.  I'm on it NOW.

  2. Beth100 profile image70
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    Irohner, you have my prayers.

  3. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Praying hard for Cara, her parents, her sister & of course you Granny.

  4. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Thank you, Beth.

  5. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 13 years ago

    Sending prayers for your little grand-daughter, and for you and your whole family...

  6. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 13 years ago

    I'm sending my best thoughts to you and your family.

  7. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Thank you Jane, Tam and Eric. Just please, please pray for her.

  8. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Prayers all around you and your family - and her doctors and nurses and the pilots who will take her to the hospital.

  9. fayans profile image63
    fayansposted 13 years ago

    May God hear everyone's prayers and thoughts here.

    Thing - whatever it may be - happens for a reason. May you be strong, Irohner!

  10. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    I will.

  11. BrianFanslau profile image60
    BrianFanslauposted 13 years ago

    You have my prayers smile I wish your family the best and congratulation on becoming a grandfather.

  12. Insurance Guy profile image60
    Insurance Guyposted 13 years ago

    Don't be worried Irohner as long as all these people in here prays for her and as long as God is hearing this, everything is going to be just fine smile

  13. mommyfreelancer profile image78
    mommyfreelancerposted 13 years ago

    We'll include you and your family in our prayers tonight. My son 4yo son always make a wish, tonight will be for you. God bless!

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image78
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    I'm definitely sending out good thoughts to you and you family. Please keep us posted.

  15. Dale Mazurek profile image63
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    Everyone here prayed for my father when he had his heart attack.  I truly believed it helped because when I showed him the wishes from Hubbers he smiled so there is power here at HubPages.

    I will definatly pray for everyone involved.  Of course please keep us informed.

  16. goodfriendiam profile image60
    goodfriendiamposted 13 years ago

    Sending out good thoughts, to you all.

  17. Cam Anju profile image68
    Cam Anjuposted 13 years ago

    Dear you don't need any chips to get my prayers... just ask, of course I will pray for them. smile

    ¸.•*¨`*¸.¸.•*¨`*Lots of love & good energy coming to them.¸.•*¨`*¸.•*¨`*¸

  18. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Honestly, you've all got me in tears right now. Thank you so, so much. It's one thing for a baby to have a disease. It's another for them to have a rare disase. It's another for them to have an extremely  rare disase with few experts to treat it. I'm so crying right now it's pathetic. Thank you again.

    1. Cam Anju profile image68
      Cam Anjuposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ((hugs)) To you dear. smile

    2. ledefensetech profile image70
      ledefensetechposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You wouldn't be human if you didn't tear up now and we wouldn't be human if we didn't give you our best wishes and prayers.  That, in the end, is what it means to be human.

  19. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Everyone thank you for your support in what I am sure is my darkest hour. Really, thank you and keep praying.

  20. yoshi97 profile image57
    yoshi97posted 13 years ago

    I hope for the best as I have been exhausted of prayers for years. What will be will be, but I sincerely hope - in this one case - that in the end it will all be good.

    In some rare cases, hope is as good as prayer, so it is my wish that the hope that I have for you equates out to the extra prayer needed for all to be well ...

  21. AsherKade profile image59
    AsherKadeposted 13 years ago


    1. lrohner profile image68
      lrohnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Asher. Same babies. They were fraternal twins, though, and only one baby wound up with the disease. And ironically, it's the disease that somehow caused her to be so large at birth. Go figure.

  22. Susana S profile image93
    Susana Sposted 13 years ago

    Oh my! I'm really sad to hear this. Praying hard and thinking of you all smile

  23. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Irohner, may all the prayers that are being said for your little granddaughter be answered.  Maybe some prayers for strength for her parents and you, and prayers that some new treatment become available, wouldn't hurt either.

  24. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 13 years ago

    May Gods mercy intervene and provide the necessary stabilty my dear friend!!
    ( and you know Pa has the very best in specialised health)

    I will hold those precious babies up in prayer too !!smile calling all angels.

  25. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years ago

    Irohner, my prayers are yours...strength to you and your family

  26. Lady_E profile image64
    Lady_Eposted 13 years ago

    I pray for God's healing upon your Grandchild. I pray she pull's through okay and enjoys good health with her Twin.

    Take Care. xx

  27. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Thank you all for your prayers and your support. By the end of this week, Cara will be in Philly with the top medical specialists in this disease, and surgery will follow shortly. Keep praying.


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