I got this in an email from my Aunt Lillie, last night, concerning my Uncle Joe, her and my mother’s brother. Please pray for him and his family right now.
Joe has had a stroke and it seems to have affected his muscle strength. The tests that he has had showed that he has an infection in the mycral valve (not sure if this is right anyway it starts with an M) in his heart. They are treating him with antibiotics for that and to get the swelling down in his brain. If the antibiotics don’t help the infection, he might have to have surgery.
Aunt Nina, his wife, said he has been answering questions and trying to make jokes. He told the doctor they had a three story house and he lived on the second floor. Nina said no we don’t, you go up the steps to the first floor and we live on the first floor.
When asked if they had a ramp, he said yes because we have two handicapped boys and we use the ramp for them. When asked if he uses the ramp, he said yes. He uses the ramp when he walks up.
He is going to have to have some rehab and then the doctors were asking about help, and Nina said she and the family would work something out.
I didn’t hear anything further until this evening. It seems that Joe is not doing very well. He has been sleeping, or possibly in a coma since midnight last night. They haven’t been able to revive him. Nina said they were even beating on him trying to get him to respond. This evening they were going to do another MRI on his brain I think. And there is talk about surgery on the heart.
Aunt Theresa and Aunt Margaret, his sisters,were at the hospital today, and Uncle Edwin and Uncle Paul, his brothers, were going to try to go see him this evening. Nina said they might not be able to see him if they are doing the testing.
Yes, we all need to pray for him.
Lord God, heavenly Father we ask that you touch Joe with your healing touch. We ask that you remove any blockages to his responding. We also ask that your blood that Joe received in Holy Communion course to every cell of his body, and especially his heart and brain. Lord we ask that your will be done in Joe. Bless Nina and all their family with your comfort and peace. We also come against any spirit of fear that may be in the hospital room right now. We bind it and tell it to be gone in the Name of Jesus and to go to the nearest Catholic Church tabernacle for Jesus to do away with. And also, we come against the spirit of death and bind it and tell it to leave Joe’s room and go to the nearest Catholic Church tabernacle for Jesus to deal with, without any harm to any else in passing. Lord God, you know how Joe loved you and tried to do your will. We also ask for your forgiveness of any of his sins for which he should repent. We ask again that you bless him with your healing, your peace, your joy in the wonderful Name of Jesus Christ. And we ask that the Holy Spirit seal the empty places and fill it so the spirits can not come back. We ask all of this in Jesus name. Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and forever, amen.