Hello. My husband had polio when he was 3 and he is now 60 and is suffering very badly from old polio syndrome. He falls all of the time and keeps injuring himself badly. He is weakening a great deal. He can no longer climb the stairs to the bathroom and even if he can get there he cannot use the bath or other personal things. This is because he has no strength in his muscles - they are wasted.
We need to move house but houses are not selling at all in this climate. The market is totally dead. But our need to sell is urgent to get a house that can be adapted for my husband’s needs. Our house is going on the market on Monday, and we are praying that despite the market being so bad, we get a buyer. We desperately need this.
May I request your prayers for this intention? I am so grateful for any prayers.
Thankyou so much.
Dear Lord, have mercy on Lorre’s husband.Please support him and his wife in their needs. This husband needs a low-set home so that he can move about less harmfully and distressingly.
Please assist this couple in every possible way, including in selling thei home at a good price in order to re-locate. Look kindly on the Lord and grant their prayers.
*Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us, and increase Your mercy in us, so that in difficult moments we might not despair, nor become despondent, but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your Holy Will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
You and your husband are definitely in my prayers. We have an older gentleman at St. Marys who has Post Polio Syndrome, and it’s advanced to where he now receives skilled nursing care and can’t make it up the stairs in front of our parish (It’s a small Church with Historic Landmark status and the congregation hasn’t been able to afford to make it Handicapped Accessible - Something I could use).
So, I know you’re making difficult choices… I worked with Developmentally Disabled Adults for 3 years, So I might have an idea or two…
Have you and your husband checked into a “Stairlift” (links available) to get him up and down the stairs or into making your restroom handicapped accessible (I can get details for you)?
Because he’s got the disability he does and should qualify for SSD and MEDICARE, the federal government should have a program (under the ADA - Contact your local Congressperson and State Assembly Person for details) to assist you with financing the needed installations.
Even if you had to use some of your savings and retirement and your parish had to help out with this, that would still be better than trying to sell your home in this market and the stress of turning your lives upside down.
As I said, you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. Please talk to him and ask his doctor about PRESCRIBING the above.
Please don’t hesitate to PM me for details on the “Stairlift” or making your restroom accessible.
Heavenly Father in Your infinite mercy, reach Your eternal arm over Lorre and her husband. Heal his physical afflictions. Help them overcome these trials beset before them. Unite them with love now and forever. Mary, pray with us. Amen. :gopray2:
Where we sre exhausted in our human strength, God picks up. He will carry you both through, while now seems very daunting. May you be able to find a positive outcome in this very soon–and I pray for a miracle for your husband’s healing.:gopray: