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Please pray for my father-in-law

Posted by on Jan 2, 2009 in personal | 9 comments

Margaret’s dad, Frank Hurst, started having chest pains yesterday morning and went to the local Emergency Room. They couldn’t find anything wrong, but they kept him overnight for observation and so a cardiologist could examine him this morning.

After talking with him, the cardiologist decided there was probably a slight blockage, and did a heart catheterization, expecting to put in a stint to correct the blockage. Instead, the cardiologist found a major blockage in one artery and lesser blockages in three more arteries. He could not correct these with a stint. The good news is that he could not find any heart damage at all!

So, my father-in-law is being transferred to another hospital about 45 minutes away. He will consult with a surgeon there and have heart bypass surgery probably next Monday or Tuesday. We would appreciate your prayers for him and for our family.


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  1. 1-2-2009

    Praying for all of you!

  2. 1-2-2009

    I will be praying for your Pops-in-law brother and your wife.

  3. 1-2-2009


    We are praying for you all.

  4. 1-2-2009

    I am standing with you and your father-in-law.

  5. 1-2-2009


  6. 1-2-2009

    Thanks so much for all you’re doing for the family.

    I love you “brother”


  7. 1-2-2009

    You got it, bro. Peace.

  8. 1-3-2009

    I’m praying for all of you.

  9. 1-3-2009

    We are praying. I have read two books about the heart that I think are excellent, especially the first one. Look them up on Amazon and read the reviews.
    1. “The Heart Speaks – A Cardiologist Reveals The Secret Language of Healing” by Mimi Guarneri.
    2. “The Heartmath Approach to Managing Hypertension” – It’s about more than hypertension – Also good info. on the heart and stress.