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Old 04-22-2008, 05:43 AM   #21
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Our son's best friend since 4th grade is in the hospital needing a heart transplant. He's 26 years old.

It is possibly a genetic thing, enlarged organs [maybe] too from birth, not sure of that part, but like BT's best friend Ozzy, he admitted to us that he's done an over abundance of pretty much everything. He told my husband and I the other night that he's lived the life of a rock star since he was 18, as money was never far from reach. Our son has remained good friends with him through all of these years, but taken a stand against his over indulgence [and called him on it several times] warning him of the probable outcome if he didn't stop.

We don't know the chance of a heart transplant. He is so young and has an odd blood type, if that makes a difference.

This has all come as such as shock, at least to my husband and myself, as he was the most wonderful little guy and sweetheart in general. It's all too much on his parents [as anyone can imagine] they are having a time of it. He's never left home and has always lived with them.

My hope and prayer is a for miracle. I've sat in the hospital with him several times, he takes my hands, holds them both, and every once in a while, takes them to his face and kisses them, it's very sad. He is so beautiful. I'm thinking of him as that little boy, that beautiful special little person, who had the bull by the horns and was on his way to a wonderful life, wondering where it all faded off to. He has realized his part [and] is disappointed as well, very much wanting to plan for the future.

Like BT felt about Ozzy, sometimes a person needs a second go around in life.
If it's in your heart, I ask for prayers and good thoughts regarding this young mans life.
I pray God's will be done [whatever that may be].


My thoughts and prayers are with you, your son and his friend during this most difficult time. I hope that he can get a new heart.

This sort of reminds me of a friend of my dear late brother's wife who was helping him get a liver transplant. She thought about my brother's liver, but the doc told her that my brother's was damaged too much from alcoholism and diabetes.

But I truly hope that your son's friend gets the help that he needs.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:08 AM   #22
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My mother always said, "God doesn't make garbage".

We aren't given a choice to be put here. Our choice is how we deal with what we are dealt. And as long as we have another breath in us
we should have hope and celebrate.

We're all worthy, and sometimes we need to be reminded.
So, bless you and yours today. You're in our prayers.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:30 PM   #23
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This is a young man that told my husband and I, "I wish (a certain family member) was a friend to me. He's never been my friend, he's always just been my (?). I just want him to really like me." The medications he is connected to may make him speak out of confusion [though] so much of what he says, you either can't hear or don't understand, rather muddled. We gave assurance that the family member he's speaking of adores him [which is soooo true] but that all people are different than others in showing or expressing emotions. I'll say anything to him to try and put him at ease at this time. I just want him better.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:59 PM   #24
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Prayers are going his way.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:13 PM   #25
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Update/report

He came home from the hospital.
He greeted me with a stand up hug.
WHAT?
No oxygen. No pain meds. No meds at all except for his illness.
No nothing.
It was very hard he said, but that hard part is over.
We talked for an hour.
He laughed, cried, talked about much stuff.
He told me his struggles are over for good.
He realizes how precious this life is.
I told him all of you who are praying for him and send him well wishes.
He said, "from people that don't know me?" I said, "Oh yea."
He cried at that thought.
His tears he said were tears of joy at his new understanding.
He was so much better than before. I could not believe he's the same person.
Yes, still on list for heart, but says, he likes his and wants to keep it.
I told him we'll all do everything it takes to make that happen.
So happy today, thanking God for all of your prayers and concerns.
He walked me to the door when I left.
WHAT?
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #26
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That's great. That's a hug from the heavens!!!!!!!
When bad things happen, we ask why. When good things happen, we say why not. Well, another "my mom" saying; someone has to be happy, why not you?

I'm so glad for your respite.

In a quiet moment, get yourself a little book called,
"I'v Got To Talk To Somebody God", by Marjorie
Holmes. She's written simular ones, but I've had
this one since 1970, and often helps me. It's just daily
reflections on daily situations. See on-line.

So Shines A Good Deed In A Weary World
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:57 PM   #27
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He came home from the hospital.
He greeted me with a stand up hug.
WHAT?
No oxygen. No pain meds. No meds at all except for his illness.
No nothing.
It was very hard he said, but that hard part is over.
We talked for an hour.
He laughed, cried, talked about much stuff.
He told me his struggles are over for good.
He realizes how precious this life is.
I told him all of you who are praying for him and send him well wishes.
He said, "from people that don't know me?" I said, "Oh yea."
He cried at that thought.
His tears he said were tears of joy at his new understanding.
He was so much better than before. I could not believe he's the same person.
Yes, still on list for heart, but says, he likes his and wants to keep it.
I told him we'll all do everything it takes to make that happen.
So happy today, thanking God for all of your prayers and concerns.
He walked me to the door when I left.
WHAT?
Wow. This is wonderful to hear. I will continue to pray for a miracle. Maybe that miracle will be a new heart. Maybe it will be a healed heart. There has already been one miracle--"He realizes how precious this life is." Some people never do realize that.

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:04 AM   #28
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He will be included in my prayers too.

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That is great!! Ok, if he wants to keeps his heart, I will pray first for his to heal, but, if that isn't possible, to get him one that will keep him with his family for a long long time!!
Next time he visits, let him see all of the prayers for him.
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Just to let you know;
You and your's were in my thoughts today. I hope no news was good news and that you got an emotional day off. We all need to re-charge from time to time. I hope this day belonged to you.
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