Prayers for sick daughter

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by DeGaulle, Nov 19, 2023.

  1. Krizevac

    Krizevac Archangels

  2. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    Aoife's numbers continue to slowly improve, although she is very tired today, but now the doctors think she has developed diabetes, a huge complication for her health status, which is already extremely complicated-spina bifida of a very severe nature, featuring paraplegia, combined with one very poor arm and one which is about 60% functional; a consequent tendency for kidney infections, now about to be exacerbated by her new diagnosis; bowel problems; depression. My fear is that this will ultimately culminate in a quality of life issue, with survival becoming ever more burdensome for her. My wife has already expressed the wish that she not receive the burden of dialysis. Traditional Catholic theology tends to agree with her, in the circumstances. Please God, we will not be faced with these kinds of decision.
    miker, Ananchal, Sam and 9 others like this.
  3. Rosalia66

    Rosalia66 Archangels

    DeGaulle, praying that your daughter’s numbers continue to improve. So sorry your sweet daughter is suffering.
    Ananchal, Sam, DeGaulle and 4 others like this.
  4. Ang

    Ang Archangels

    I will be praying for your daughter! Mother Mary hold this family close!
    Sam, DeGaulle, Michael_Pio and 3 others like this.
  5. AED

    AED Powers

    I am praying hard for Aoife's healing and for your family too. You are carrying a heavy cross of love. Watching someone we love suffer is so very hard.
    Sam, DeGaulle, Michael_Pio and 2 others like this.
  6. Mario

    Mario Powers

    A heavy cross, for you all!:( More prayers!
    Sam, AED, DeGaulle and 3 others like this.
  7. Byron

    Byron Powers

    Continuous prayers for all of you.
    Sam, AED, DeGaulle and 3 others like this.
  8. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Still praying
    Sam, AED, DeGaulle and 1 other person like this.
  9. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Still praying for Aoife, and for your family.
    Sam, HeavenlyHosts, AED and 2 others like this.
  10. Michael_Pio

    Michael_Pio Archangels

    Sam, HeavenlyHosts, AED and 1 other person like this.
  11. maryrose

    maryrose Powers

    I have been offline for most of the day so just catching up.
    I am praying for you and your beloved daughter.
    St Pio is my go to saint in a crisis. I'm praying to him now.
    God bless you and your family.
  12. padraig

    padraig Powers

    More prayers at Mass. With thanks for His help so far.

    Sam, HeavenlyHosts, AED and 1 other person like this.
  13. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    Thanks again for all the prayers. My last post featured me at my most pessimistic. When it comes to Aoife's health, my wife and I tend to, to use my wife's word, 'catastrophise'. It has been a useful survival mechanism for Aoife over the years, as we've been right quite a few times, getting in with early diagnoses of problems. More than once, we've been ahead of the doctors. Hopefully this time we're just being overly pessimistic.
    miker, Sam, Mary's child and 5 others like this.
  14. josephite

    josephite Powers

    I have just logged on to the forum site, DeGaulle, you are suffering a heavy cross.

    The cross, always presents two alternatives, that is a prayer for healing or a prayer for acceptance.

    But there is a third way, for those of faith which encompasses both alternatives. That is a prayer of surrender to Gods will.

    In this God uses both our human want for healing together with our desire of acceptance of His Will.

    In surrender; God takes into account....
    where we are spiritually,
    what struggles we face,
    what is best for us,
    what graces He is about to bestow with the outcome
    and what glory each sacrifice of the individual soul contributes to the body of Christ (the communion of saints).
    It is a sorrowful and saintly road.

    May God continue to heal Aoife and may God bless Aoife, you and your family with not only healing but consolations!

    My prayers.
    Ananchal, Sam, HeavenlyHosts and 6 others like this.
  15. Clare A

    Clare A Archangels

    Praying for Aoife and you
    Sam, HeavenlyHosts, Mario and 2 others like this.
  16. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    Praying for Aoife. May God Bless you all.
    Sam, HeavenlyHosts, Mario and 2 others like this.
  17. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Bring to completion what you have begun, Lord!:love::notworthy::coffee:
    Sam, HeavenlyHosts and DeGaulle like this.
  18. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    As my post above shows, I was very pessimistic last night. Today, things are looking not so bleak. Aoife's numbers are somewhat improved. We're beginning to think we can hope again. I can tell you, Aoife's one tough cookie(!), but I think she has needed all the prayers she so gracefully received.
    Ananchal, Sam, HeavenlyHosts and 5 others like this.
  19. AED

    AED Powers

    I am so glad. Prayers continue.
    Sam, HeavenlyHosts, Booklady and 2 others like this.
  20. Booklady

    Booklady La Dolorosa

    Just saw your request, Mick and your update. Thanking our Lord and Lady for your daughter's improvement. I pray that she will continue to heal from this ordeal.

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