Friday, December 2, 2011

Keep praying...

Please, just keep praying! I'm here at the hospital with my Dad, where he is on double oxygen at 100%. He started having breathing issues this morning around 5 and they had to put him on the highest oxygen level. Dr. Joyce at this point just wants to keep him comfortable because there is nothing more medically they can do. They have started a morphine drip to make sure he isn't in any pain. We are with him now praying and speaking the Word of God over his life. We know healing could be one touch a way but we also know that the Lord may be taking him home. Either way, we are trusting in him. We just love our Dad so much!

Dr Joyce also said he was proud to be his doctor and just wished we would have had more time. He also said he would be praying for us. He's been a very good doctor to us.

Thank you so much for your prayers! May the Lord be glorified!!


  1. Your dad was a very good friend of mine throughout high school. We shared a commute to school and played on the same intramural basketball team. Although we lost track of each other after Cathedral, I remember him fondly, and I am sad to learn of his condition.

    Please know that I am directing all my positive energy in Don's direction. Stay strong.

    Michael Conroy
    Cathedral Class of 1962

  2. Donnie was my first friend at Cathedral and first roommate at college. And he's been a great friend through the years. I have been saddened to hear about his condition and what he has had to endure in such a short time. I pray that he is at peace and aware of all the love and prayers offered by and for him and his family. God speed my friend.

  3. Donnie was one of my best frinds in HS and, echoing Mike Conroy's comment, that we lost track of each other over time. However, I remember him as one hell of a guy.

    Please hang in as I know this is very very tough. All of my love and prayers are driected to Donnie.

  4. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face thinking of Donnie. I think that says it all.

  5. many prayers and love surrounding you all Annie. Please hug Christy for me. Your dad's tireless efforts for Mother's Cupboard will never be forgotten.

  6. Annie, Gene, & family,

    Heartfelt thougths and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. I've read this over and over & just keep asking why does this happen to such wonderful people? Please know we will be praying for your Dad and family.

    The Siefert Family

  7. Annie & Gene and Schmidt Family,

    We are praying for you and lifting your dad up in prayer. I can't imagine what you are going through, but I know the Lord is with you.

    Isaiah 40:31 says:
    31 but those who hope in the LORD
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

    Eric & Lindsey Schmidt