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    prayer warriors? any here on GS?

    if anyone here is a believer and a sincere prayer warrior, i ask your prayers. medical care and medicine crisis and pca is not working. also minor theft. i had a really awful week, and am glad skating forums provide info and diversion. very serious chronic problems, little support (26 years-one gets forgotten by all the "normals' living a life of family, work, vacations and occasional crises.) we just had another kitchen fire in my bldg. i'm on 14th floor. and the elevators get shut down. i wonder if firemen could save the totally chair bound? 19 floors, 160 apts. boy, do i miss suburbia. I go to elevator and get out or try before FD gets here and shuts them down. Otis the cat takes all in stride! Bless him!

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    Not a prayer warrior, but you're in mine.

    You might want to call the local fire department and ask them what you should do in case of fire--their usual advice in NYC is to stay in the room (perhaps blocking any space under the door), but you might feel safer if you knew they knew a housebound person is in Apt xxx. And I expect they might have some very practical advice.

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    I have been praying for you as well, SL.

    I know how you feel about being in an apt. during a fire. We had a small fire in our building when I was caring for Mom a few years ago. I knew I couldn't get Mom down the stairs. And I realized I couldn't leave her. Fortunately, it's a strong building and it was a small fire contained in another apartment. But I was so aware that both our lives were not in our own hands at that moment.

    Doris has as usual come up with great advice. You should make contact with the local fire station. If you can get out, it would be nice to visit them, even--just to make yourself feel better that people are looking out for you. You could ask them for advice face to face. And I'm glad you have Otis to keep you company. Cats purr instead of praying--their own peculiar blessing to us.

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    Thank you ladies. it's pouring figuratively-my spiritual father who I though twas with food poisoning or a tummy bug is in icu- i knew in my heart last night when phone went unanswered. He is 82, beloved, orthodox preist. type 1 diabetic, stroke maybe 6-7 years ago- limps now but has done well-wife passed few months back after wonderful, blessed marriage. 3 mostly blocked arteries per the son and it does not look good. he had little info. i am wondering if stents will be possible. Fr Spero deserves anyone's prayers. Oh, God. I just called a prayerline, and had I known at Mass... i was so distractedly tired. Not ready to let him go! I can't believe what is going on. Looking for more prayerlines.

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    Skateluvr, do all the apts have fire alarms?? It's a mandatory in the city where I live. Once while I was home I heard the alarm go off and I went across the hall to the apt and knock on the door. I could hear that it was that apts alarm. I couldn't smell any smoke so I called the manager and he came over and unlock the door. He said I had to go in with him so I did and what we found was someone left the teakettle on the stove and it had burned the whole bottom out. There was little smoke and heat in the apt but enough to set off the alarm. The owner of the complex was so grateful.... he said I could deduct $50 off of my next month's rent. My brother said he could have at least given me a whole free months rent for all the money I saved him. I was thankful for the $50.

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    Yes. we have fire alarms dee. It's always at night, around 11 pm or later. I am often snacking but cooking? Different cultures here. It's a concrete bldg and the firemen says they'd be able to get people out but I wonder. Aslong as there was no other fire. I'm sure it wouldtake all the FD we have and the towns around. People are very careless. I forget myself to turn off oven and stovetop, so I understand. One good thing is the bldg is gone non smoking. Some have moved and others must be out 50 feet away. I have no diea how compliant folks are. AFter a life time of observing, smokers will often do as they want-once I saw a fracas on a plane. So I guess it is safe.

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    My beloved Fr Spero apparently can't have any surgery as they fear it will kill him. He had a heart attack, mild Tuesday and was not taken to Hospital until his sugar was 400 on Friday. I guess stents are not possible? His son giving news is smart but has some dvelopmental issues so he is not able to explain in detail, and only family is appropriate for ICU. They said maybe medication. Anyone know what they would use and what are his chsnces of survivsal if he has three very clogged arteries? He felt pretty well up until this week. I am so worried. I know he needs his rest and the nurse said visitors are of curse too much.

    I knew another presit who has done well with stents and he was only 70 and not a diabetic. I am so frightened, at 55, I am overweight but from medication and pain issues of very long standing. I wonder what is next after ICU if he does ok? A rehab? I hope they at least keep him in a medical floor to assure he is monitored and rests. The hospitals throe people out way too early, I know myself after surgery and my brother was pushed too fast from ICU to "step-down" unit.

    Tomorrow is a huge day for me and I ask your prayers ladies and any gents who read the cafe threads. I am avoiding what I must do, as usual, reading about skating. Anyone else spend too much time watching skate videos and reading forums? Not the worst escape, is it tho. LOL.

    Fr Spero is getting lots of prayers. He has had a very good life but many need him and love him a lot. Heaven, I hope can wait. Please God! I am very worried.

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    It's hard with diabetes, because that in itself is such a risk factor for heart disease. I'm sure he's on or will be put on a bunch of medications, including blood thinners to help avoid clotting, and things like beta blockers and calcium blockers, which interrupt the production of some substances within the body. There are some cholesterol-lowering drugs too, I think. If he is mobile, he might be encouraged to exercise. I presume he's already watching what he eats, but if his weight is up, he'll be advised to lose weight.

    I agree that they send people home too fast, but you know, there are times when a hospital is no place for the sick! I hope this is one of those times.

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    Thanks Olympia. You have a heart I can count on on GS. Surgery for Fr. at 10 am. They changed their minds I guess, and I did not want to take any rest from him-he has had some preists and a couple friends, but non-family is of coursed discouraged, as it should be in ICU. He is a type 1 diabetic-his whole family, I am type 2, and it is medication I don't sleep without. Yesterday, I was told surgery could kill him and tomorrow something his "limited" son does not understand will happen? Ballon Angioplasty? Stents? The ICU nurses cannot say to me via phone due to Hippa. It's all so fast I could not get to hospital. He is a favored son of God, that I know, so it's up To God to decide where he goes. I am afraid this is the beginning of the end. Somehow i felt he might have a few more years but his happy life I realize gave him many more years and his beloved Mary who he cared for like I would wish had been my fate. Such a great human being. I am very nervous. I hope to get more sleep tonight, call tomorrow afternoon and go to a place with flowers if I am up to it. I read the PETA thread and hesitate to say I wish to visit a zoo! It's been years and I love animals. I guess they should never be in captivity but since they are...Well, we are heading into the hottest summer they say. The days race past us, no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I agree that they send people home too fast, but you know, there are times when a hospital is no place for the sick! I hope this is one of those times.
    infections and illness is what one comes home with from the hospital. if they can do well at home, it's best to let them leave!

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    That is true, they call them I think nosocomial infections or something like that. And most are passed because personnel do not wash their hands. Now those foam dispensers are everywhere and signs next to them telling patients to ask,"Have you washed your hands?"

    Such a simple, low cost preventative. Well, time for bed.

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    I am not a prayer warrior, but that's because I constantly talk to my Father, who is in Heaven. Are you a believer in the Son of Man, skateluvr?

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    Hey SL....my dad had stents with a 99 percent blockage in two arteries. However, they would normally do a bypass on that. But my dad refused to have his chest cut open and the doctor said that he think he could stent it. However, if you are not in good health then bypass is usually not an option. Opening up the whole chest cavity runs a very high risk or infection. And a complete blockage is tough to open with stents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevaliantx View Post
    I am not a prayer warrior, but that's because I constantly talk to my Father, who is in Heaven. Are you a believer in the Son of Man, skateluvr?
    yes, after sooooooooooomuch x so much to the tenth power. I yak to heaven. Pls pray 4 me. urgent needs.

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