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For ease of passage
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:21:03 AM »
My brother-in-law Leslie is currently in ICU, his drinking problem offsetting an infection, and unlikely to recover. Please take a moment to remember him in your prayers, so his end, if that is God's will, may be peaceful.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 07:07:36 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 07:08:10 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 07:18:33 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 09:43:21 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 09:44:32 AM »
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 10:12:41 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 02:58:27 PM »
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 03:09:56 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 06:28:42 PM »
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 06:57:22 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Leslie and his family.

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 11:14:51 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 12:58:25 AM »
Through the prayers of St. John of San Francisco, St. Nectarios of Aegina, and St. Seraphim of Sarov, O Christ our God, have mercy on Leslie and save him.
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 02:51:20 PM »
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2013, 06:54:05 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2013, 07:25:38 AM »
Thank you all, your prayers have been heeded. Against early prognosis, he seems to be making a slow but satisfactory recovery. He was unconscious for several days, and the doctors feared brain damage, but now he has regained consciousness and it doesn't look as bad. He has a tracheotomy, his lungs and kidneys are in a bad way, and he is in for a long hospital stay (at least another month). On the upside, that may be just what he needs to kick the drinking habit. Please continue to pray for the best outcome for himself and his family, and especially for his mother Dorothy, who is shouldering most of the responsibility.
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2013, 08:20:19 AM »
Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2013, 09:22:02 AM »
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2013, 10:53:41 PM »
Continued prayers, Lord have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2013, 12:28:46 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2013, 10:16:28 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Leslie and his family. Grant to him recovery; and to his family, strength.

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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2013, 11:19:22 AM »

Lord, have mercy!!!
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2013, 05:34:44 PM »
Glory to God for the blessings, and may He continue to have mercy on His servants!
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2013, 08:35:32 PM »
Thank you all, your prayers have been heeded. Against early prognosis, he seems to be making a slow but satisfactory recovery. He was unconscious for several days, and the doctors feared brain damage, but now he has regained consciousness and it doesn't look as bad. He has a tracheotomy, his lungs and kidneys are in a bad way, and he is in for a long hospital stay (at least another month). On the upside, that may be just what he needs to kick the drinking habit. Please continue to pray for the best outcome for himself and his family, and especially for his mother Dorothy, who is shouldering most of the responsibility.

Lord have mercy and grant him continued recovery, healing, and salvation.

Any updates?
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2013, 09:41:15 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2013, 10:09:01 PM »
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2013, 03:56:20 PM »
Thank you all, your prayers have been heeded. Against early prognosis, he seems to be making a slow but satisfactory recovery. He was unconscious for several days, and the doctors feared brain damage, but now he has regained consciousness and it doesn't look as bad. He has a tracheotomy, his lungs and kidneys are in a bad way, and he is in for a long hospital stay (at least another month). On the upside, that may be just what he needs to kick the drinking habit. Please continue to pray for the best outcome for himself and his family, and especially for his mother Dorothy, who is shouldering most of the responsibility.

Lord have mercy and grant him continued recovery, healing, and salvation.

Any updates?

It's been a rollercoaster. His condition took a turn for the worse after a few days. Last weekend, the doctors broached the issue of pulling the plug. Thankfully, two days ago, before any decision was made, he became responsive again. Right now he seems better than he has been at any time since this adventure started. We still don't know if he will make it. All we can do is keep praying.
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2013, 05:17:13 PM »
Continued prayers. Lord, have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2013, 02:07:05 PM »

May the Lord have mercy upon him, grant wisdom to the doctors who are working on him, strength to family and loved ones.

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2013, 09:43:44 AM »
Many thanks to everyone who has remembered us in their prayers over these past long months. My brother-in-law passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday afternoon. He has had time to make peace with all his family, and now he is finally free from his suffering. He will be sorely missed, and fondly remembered.
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« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2013, 10:08:11 AM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: For ease of passage
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2013, 10:46:56 PM »
I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Sorry to hear that Arachne.  Eternal be his memory!

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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2013, 01:40:30 AM »
Sorry for your loss. Memory Eternal.
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Memory eternal
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Memory eternal.

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Memory Eternal!

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