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A Heart Thing

It has been a while since I gave you an update about my father. So on this day of HEARTS, I felt that it is just but fitting for me to share with you the greatest burden that I have in my heart – my father.

My father has just gone to another doctor, a Vascular specialist.

It’s been four months (Oct 2007) since his heel/ankle operation (debridement) and still, the wounds on both his feet have not healed at all. He still has the incessant, throbbing pain from his wound, and it has now affected his entire leg. My father has been taking pain medications (along with his other medicines) since the operation, and they are no longer working on him. Night time for my father has become an ordeal to go through. The pain is so bad that he cannot sleep a wink anymore.

It seemed that the Orthopedic doctor whom he was seeing was not doing the right thing as there barely is an improvement on his wound and pain. And so, a friend (a nurse, actually) suggested for him to consult this vascular surgeon whom she knows is very good. This doctor supposedly has handled worse diabetic cases than my father and had been able to successfully help his patients till they got better.

And so my father went to see this doctor today. A vascular specialist, I had been told, would be the best for his case. The doctor reviewed all his medications and gave him new stuff to apply to his wound.

I hope and pray this new doctor would be able to help my father. Due to the pain, my father sometimes gets so tired, frustrated, depressed and all that not-so-good stuff. Just this morning, I was on the phone with him because he is not feeling all too well. I think his trip from the doctor stressed him out. He is feeling a slight pain on his chest and shoulders. And you know how delicate his condition is due to his coronary triple vessel disease. There is a district hospital nearby and he went to the Emergency to have his blood pressure taken. His pressure is high – 120/100.

I fear for my father’s life, to be honest. I must confess that it stresses me out thinking of him and it affects me a whole lot. His condition to me feels like an ax hanging over my head that can fall anytime.

So, this post comes with a request for a prayer. Please help me pray for my father, and for Joseph and I as well. Pray for a miracle of healing, for provision, strength and peace for all of us.

I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psamls 121:1-2

Happy Valentines.
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