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Dartgod
03-09-2005, 07:24 AM
Today my mother-in-law is having the first of two surgeries to repair a fractured vertabrae in her back. This will be her 5th and 6th back surgeries. Every time they fuse one level, the level above it breaks because her bones are soft and weak. This is a result of her numerous medical problems. She is diabetic, on dialysis 3 days a week and has had a heart bypass. Needless to say, because of her medical history and previous back surgeries, this is a riskier operation than normal. 7-10 days after todays surgery they will operate again to put in hardware that hopefully will stabilize her entire spine. I have asked for prayers for her before and believe they have helped, so again I ask you all to think good thoughts and pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

Thanks!

Gaz
03-09-2005, 07:25 AM
My best thoughts go with you.

xoxo~
Gaz
Sending them out.

Lzen
03-09-2005, 07:26 AM
You have our prayers.

ROYC75
03-09-2005, 07:27 AM
Will do big guy !

morphius
03-09-2005, 07:32 AM
No problem Dartgod, sorry to hear it.

ptlyon
03-09-2005, 07:33 AM
Sorry to hear that Bob. I will be thinking of you and your family.

Radar Chief
03-09-2005, 07:41 AM
Sorry to hear that, considers the prayers a done deal.

mikey23545
03-09-2005, 07:52 AM
Done and done.

Good luck to you and all of your family, Dartgod.....

Cochise
03-09-2005, 07:54 AM
Put in a good word for you, good luck to her. I know it's got to be tough.

shakesthecat
03-09-2005, 07:56 AM
You got it, Bob.

Skip Towne
03-09-2005, 08:03 AM
Sorry to hear about all of that.

memyselfI
03-09-2005, 08:06 AM
Today my mother-in-law is having the first of two surgeries to repair a fractured vertabrae in her back. This will be her 5th and 6th back surgeries. Every time they fuse one level, the level above it breaks because her bones are soft and weak. This is a result of her numerous medical problems. She is diabetic, on dialysis 3 days a week and has had a heart bypass. Needless to say, because of her medical history and previous back surgeries, this is a riskier operation than normal. 7-10 days after todays surgery they will operate again to put in hardware that hopefully will stabilize her entire spine. I have asked for prayers for her before and believe they have helped, so again I ask you all to think good thoughts and pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

Thanks!

http://www.endlessprocess.com/neonprayinghandsthumb.jpeg prayers

chiefs4me
03-09-2005, 08:12 AM
Best wishes to you and your MIL..Hope the operation goes fine. My prayers are with you.

Coach
03-09-2005, 08:25 AM
My prayers are with you and your family.

Mr. Kotter
03-09-2005, 09:15 AM
Done. Best wishes, Bob.

Bwana
03-09-2005, 09:16 AM
Done, best of luck to her and your family Bob.

ChiTown
03-09-2005, 10:14 AM
Prayers sent.

Good luck to your MIL and the family, Bob.

Manila-Chief
03-09-2005, 10:22 AM
I stopped and prayed for her and your family! May the Lord's blessings be upon all of you!!!

badgirl
03-09-2005, 11:42 AM
consider it Done. :thumb:

Crush
03-09-2005, 12:01 PM
Done. :thumb:

go bowe
03-09-2005, 12:35 PM
hope everything turns out all right...

bogie
03-09-2005, 12:45 PM
Sending positive thoughts. I hope they're able to get her spine stabilized! Wish they could have tried that sooner.

KS Smitty
03-09-2005, 02:02 PM
Absolutely. Prayers for her and for you and Sophie.

Beatlemanu
03-09-2005, 02:12 PM
No problem, done.

ExtremeChief
03-09-2005, 03:21 PM
you got it Bob

Oxford
03-09-2005, 03:59 PM
Done!

big nasty kcnut
03-09-2005, 04:33 PM
May she get pass this healthier and bless to have a good son in law like you.

BIG_DADDY
03-09-2005, 04:52 PM
Will do Bob, good luck with that.

Sparhawk
03-09-2005, 09:03 PM
My prayers as well.

Frazod
03-09-2005, 09:30 PM
Hope everything works out okay, Bob.

Phobia
03-09-2005, 09:42 PM
Ditto what kcnut said, except for the passing part. That was a poor choice of words. ;)

If Mark M can survive major back surgery, I'm sure your MIL will be fine. Tell Soph hey and that I said you should provide her with plenty of sexual favors to reduce the stress.

KC Dan
03-10-2005, 01:37 AM
Your family is always in my prayers, my friend. Will double the effort.

seclark
03-10-2005, 07:01 AM
thoughts and prayers.
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Dartgod
03-10-2005, 07:23 AM
Ditto what kcnut said, except for the passing part. That was a poor choice of words. ;)
At least I understood what he was saying. That's an improvement. :thumb:

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. She came through the surgery just fine and resting well now. For awhile last night, it was kind of rough for her. She had been getting sick (a common effect of the anesthesia for her) and was in a lot of pain. They gave her an injection for the nausea and the morphine kicked in and she was a lot better.

Mods, you can let this drop for now. I will bring it back to the top when she has her second surgery sometime next week.

Thanks again to everyone for thinking of her.

ChiTown
03-10-2005, 07:40 AM
At least I understood what he was saying. That's an improvement. :thumb:

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. She came through the surgery just fine and resting well now. For awhile last night, it was kind of rough for her. She had been getting sick (a common effect of the anesthesia for her) and was in a lot of pain. They gave her an injection for the nausea and the morphine kicked in and she was a lot better.

Mods, you can let this drop for now. I will bring it back to the top when she has her second surgery sometime next week.

Thanks again to everyone for thinking of her.

Good to hear, Bob. Take care.

roman gnome
03-10-2005, 01:53 PM
Very nice to hear!

Dartgod
03-14-2005, 07:41 PM
OK, round two is scheduled for tomorrow. This is going to be the more difficult of the two surgeries. The first was to repair the fractured vertabrae and lasted about two and a half hours. This one they are going to attempt to stabilize her spine with a bunch of hardware and could last 8-10 hours. Sure could use your all's prayers again.

Could a mod pin this to the top once again?

Bowser
03-14-2005, 07:44 PM
Hope all goes well for her.

Mr. Kotter
03-14-2005, 07:44 PM
OK, round two is scheduled for tomorrow. This is going to be the more difficult of the two surgeries. The first was to repair the fractured vertabrae and lasted about two and a half hours. This one they are going to attempt to stabilize her spine with a bunch of hardware and could last 8-10 hours. Sure could use your all's prayers again.

Could a mod pin this to the top once again?

Done, Bob.

chappy
03-14-2005, 07:49 PM
May God Bless You and your Family. Your Mother in law will be in my prayers

lawrenceRaider
03-14-2005, 08:35 PM
Your MIL will be in my prayers tonight.

Bwana
03-14-2005, 09:06 PM
Done bud.

C-Mac
03-14-2005, 09:54 PM
Hoping all continues to go well!

Coach
03-14-2005, 10:06 PM
Wow, 8 to 10 hours? That's a long long time.

My prayers to you and your family.

Rausch
03-14-2005, 11:08 PM
Will do...

But keep in mind that me praying for someone is like asking the paperboy to put in a good word for you at a brokerage...

ROYC75
03-15-2005, 08:08 AM
Rd 2 it is Bob ...... prayers and thoughts for Sophie,you,family and MIL.

RedNFeisty
03-15-2005, 08:53 AM
Certainly.

Calcountry
03-15-2005, 10:15 AM
Hang in there Dart. My Prayers are with you and your family.

Rain Man
03-15-2005, 04:51 PM
Back troubles stink. I hope she comes through it well.

tommykat
03-15-2005, 05:03 PM
OK, round two is scheduled for tomorrow. This is going to be the more difficult of the two surgeries. The first was to repair the fractured vertabrae and lasted about two and a half hours. This one they are going to attempt to stabilize her spine with a bunch of hardware and could last 8-10 hours. Sure could use your all's prayers again.

Could a mod pin this to the top once again?

Give Soph a hug from me, OK considered yourself hugged too.....honestly you both and Mom are in my prayers. Take care of you and Soph too.

Dartgod
03-16-2005, 07:09 AM
Well, she had a pretty rough go of it. The surgery lasted 10 hours and they had to give her a lot of blood and fluids during the operation. Not all that unusual, but not necessarily good for a dialysis patient. Her kidneys are not capable of removing that fluid so there is a strong possiblility that it could accumulate in her lungs and around her heart....not good. Also, they found some infection around the hardware from one of her previous surgeries, also not good. She'll spend the next 48 hours or so in ICU. If she does well there, she can go back to her regular room and continue with the recovery. The next 24 hours are critical, so keep the prayers coming.

I want to thank you all for all the good thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to me (and my wife!) and is the foundation of what makes this forum so great.

Dartgod
03-16-2005, 12:51 PM
Just stopped by from the hospital to gather a few things. My MIL is not doing well. She hasn't awakened from surgery yet and they think she is in a coma. They have her on life support, and she may or may not pull out of it. It's in her and God's hands now.

More prayers would be appreciated.

big nasty kcnut
03-16-2005, 12:58 PM
Dang hope she pull out of it. Just be positive.

milkman
03-16-2005, 01:00 PM
I'm not a man of prayers, which is the reason I rarely respond to these type of threads, but I'll keep a good thought for you all.

Dartgod
03-16-2005, 08:16 PM
Some good news, hopefully. Later this afternoon she started showing signs of waking up. She is responding to our voices, squeezing our hands when asked and raising her arms. She's still not awake, but the doctors think she is just taking a long time to shake off the effects of the anesthesia. They ran a lot of tests to see if she had a stroke and all came back negative. She's not out of the woods yet, but she has shown some improvement. Keep thinking good thoughts and I'll keep you updated.

C-Mac
03-16-2005, 09:33 PM
Good to hear :thumb:

Phobia
03-16-2005, 10:41 PM
Some good news, hopefully. Later this afternoon she started showing signs of waking up. She is responding to our voices, squeezing our hands when asked and raising her arms. She's still not awake, but the doctors think she is just taking a long time to shake off the effects of the anesthesia. They ran a lot of tests to see if she had a stroke and all came back negative. She's not out of the woods yet, but she has shown some improvement. Keep thinking good thoughts and I'll keep you updated.

Good deal. Hang in there.

mikey23545
03-16-2005, 11:39 PM
More positive vibes and well wishes on the way, Dart.

Damn, I hate to hear that she has had to suffer so much...Hope she turns the corner soon....

Dartgod
03-20-2005, 09:55 PM
Just wanted to update you on my MIL. She's still in ICU and not doing very good. She is not responding to anyone and is sleeping most of the time. She had the one day where she would nod her head or respond to verbal commands but hasn't been responsive since. She is breathing on her own, but they are giving her medication to keep her blood pressure up. She has had CT scans and still no sign of stroke. She has had some seizures but not sure if they have caused any damage. We are still hopeful that she will recover from this, but every day that hope gets slimmer. We really don't know what to expect. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Thanks.

stevieray
03-20-2005, 10:04 PM
:( :( :(

BIG_DADDY
03-20-2005, 10:45 PM
Sorry to hear it Bob. God be with you adn your family.

KC Dan
03-21-2005, 12:01 AM
"Please keep her in your thoughts"

She & your family have not left them nor will they.

Dartgod
03-21-2005, 10:31 AM
I went in to visit her this morning and she is responding again to verbal commands; shaking her head and squeezing our hands. Her eyes were open, but she is not responding visually. At least this is an improvement from yesterday.

Could a mod sticky this again for a couple of days? I'd like to get as many positive thoughts and prayers going her way as possible.

chiefs4me
03-21-2005, 10:34 AM
I am so sorry....prayers are coming your way.

Gaz
03-21-2005, 10:40 AM
Hang in there, man.

xoxo~
Gaz
Giving it up.

Bwana
03-21-2005, 12:24 PM
Well, at least she is back to where she was and there is some improvement. I hope she continues to get better bud. Once again, I would like to wish her and your family all the best.

RedNFeisty
03-21-2005, 12:35 PM
She hasn't left our prayers. More have been added.

ROYC75
03-21-2005, 01:05 PM
Will do Bob, Please keep us informed of the progress.

Sorry to hear the slow recovery, keep a positive image for all of the family to see.

go bowe
03-21-2005, 01:59 PM
done...

Mr. Flopnuts
03-21-2005, 02:11 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. My wife just lost her grandfather last night, so I have a level of understanding about what you are going through. May God see you and your family through this and I hope your mother in law gets better soon.

big nasty kcnut
03-21-2005, 05:44 PM
Bob still giving you positive thoughts. Be strong for your family ok.

tommykat
03-21-2005, 08:50 PM
I went in to visit her this morning and she is responding again to verbal commands; shaking her head and squeezing our hands. Her eyes were open, but she is not responding visually. At least this is an improvement from yesterday.

Could a mod sticky this again for a couple of days? I'd like to get as many positive thoughts and prayers going her way as possible.

You and Soph stay strong and your MIL is still in my prayers with you both.

Mr. Kotter
03-21-2005, 08:52 PM
I went in to visit her this morning and she is responding again to verbal commands; shaking her head and squeezing our hands. Her eyes were open, but she is not responding visually. At least this is an improvement from yesterday.

Could a mod sticky this again for a couple of days? I'd like to get as many positive thoughts and prayers going her way as possible.

Glad she's on the mend, Bob. We'll continue to include you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.

Manila-Chief
03-22-2005, 01:46 AM
Be assured I'm continuing to pray for your MIL, your wife & family, and for you! I understand this is a stressful time for all of you! But, God is able!!!!!!

RedNeckRaider
03-22-2005, 05:15 AM
You got it Dart!

Bwana
03-22-2005, 05:45 PM
Any Progress Bob?

Dartgod
03-25-2005, 06:42 AM
Just wanted to let you know that my MIL passed away this morning. She had developed pneumonia and her poor body was just too weak to fight it off. We appreciate all the prayers and positive thoughts. They really do mean a lot to us.

shakesthecat
03-25-2005, 06:44 AM
Sorry to hear it, Bob.

May she rest in peace.

Gaz
03-25-2005, 07:03 AM
How awful.

I am sorry for your loss and will continue to send good thoughts for your family.

xoxo~
Gaz
Dreading the day.

Coach
03-25-2005, 07:23 AM
Damn, that sucks Dart. :(

Hang in there buddy.

Iowanian
03-25-2005, 07:28 AM
Sorry to hear that, Darts.

ptlyon
03-25-2005, 08:49 AM
My condonlances Bob. I wish the best to you and your family.

Phobia
03-25-2005, 09:51 AM
Just wanted to let you know that my MIL passed away this morning. She had developed pneumonia and her poor body was just too weak to fight it off. We appreciate all the prayers and positive thoughts. They really do mean a lot to us.

Here's my familie's condolences to yours, Bob. I hope that you and Sophie will find peace with this development. You are good people and deserve good things in your lives.

ROYC75
03-25-2005, 10:16 AM
Oh dear....... Sorry to hear this Bob, Please accept our condolences to Sophie, you and her family.

Our continued thoughts and prayers willbe with you all.

Roy
Carrie
III
and family

KC Dan
03-25-2005, 10:26 AM
Bob & Soph,
You have mine, Carol, & the kids prayers and condolances. This is truly sad news. I pray that she is at peace and painfree now.

Please check you pm's/email

Dan