Dying Man’s Daily Journal -Power of Prayer


This past week has been one of extreme ups and downs. I have written of how Nellie, Vi’s mum is in the hospital. Now Nellie is 86 years old and not in the best of health to begin with. Last week she got up in the middle of the night and took a fall. She broke a bone right at the bottom of the pelvis. The break is such that it can be left alone and will with time heal on its own. Doctors say that is very fortunate as she would never survive any surgery should it have been required. In her fall she bruised a good part of her left side and got a good bang on the head.

She was taken to the hospital, diagnosed and pumped full of morphine and a lot of other drugs. She was dehydrated and an IV was started. a lot of fluid was put into her body but very little was passing through. Heart failure, kidney failure all sorts of possibilities were discussed and none were to nice to hear. More drugs added to her intake.

In the first I think 3 days she didn’t really sleep, more just dozed off. Pain management was a problem and more and more drugs were being used. as time passed in her waking moments she became less and less rational even combative at times. Dementia is suspected and yet more drugs are added. Pneumonia sets in the situation is just getting worse by the day even it seemed by the hour.Over night bed side vigil, several rushed trips to the hospital a very stressful time. With each trip to the hospital the situation seemed to be just getting worse and worse.

Finally, I think it was Saturday afternoon or evening she seemed to fall into a deep fitful sleep, she remained that way most of Sunday. Visiting was limited so as not to disturb her. Visits were sad, knowing or at least feeling inside this may be the last time you do see her.

Nellie is well known in the family for being “stubborn”, I am CONTINUALLY assured that stubborn streak was NOT passed on to Vi. Monday morning go tip toeing into her room not sure what to expect and there she is sitting up in bed impatiently waiting for her coffee. Still a little confused but about 80% back to her normal. Yesterday go and NELLIE IS BACK to her normal self and wanting to go home. I can’t tell you how good that was to see and how relieved and happen is the entire family.

The change is amazing. I thank all for the prayers said for her, the power of those prayers is amazing, I see it right here in front of me.

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6 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal -Power of Prayer

  1. andychina says:

    Thank you for your sharing,you are a great man . i have learned more form you .

  2. Noel says:

    Bill , I just had a similar experience. One of my uncles just passed away, and another uncle is in the hospital waiting to see if he would die from a blood clot that would stop his heart from pumping. He has cancer and just suffered a stroke. Doctors just gave him a few days to live. It was stange to visit him at the hospital and leave the room not knowing if I would see him again. These experiences make me wonder about this life. You can read more about this in my blog. Take care.

  3. Betty says:

    WONDERFUL NEWS ABOUT NELLIE! What a relief for the family.

    I continue to wish her well.

  4. Irene says:

    Dear Bill,
    Prayer is the song of the heart. It reaches the ear of God even if it is mingled with the cry and tumult of thousands….(Gibran) What powerful stuff prayer is.
    Sure was glad to hear the good news of Vi’s mother. And who says miracles don’t happen???!!!
    Thinking of you often…praying for you always, Wiseman.
    Irene

  5. Dan says:

    I think God must of shut Nellie down for repair and when he finished he woke her up. It does this for eveyone. Sometimes the damage is so bad that he just takes the soul out to be with him and leaves the body.

  6. Mel says:

    G-d is good.

    Very good.

    ((((((((((( Bill ))))))))))))

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