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originally posted by: WAstateMosin
a reply to: underwerks
TOLJA! BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, CANNOT WAIT FOREVER!!! BTW, YOU HAVE NO IDEA THE HELL I ENDURED AS A SMALL CHILD A.K.A. 'INNOCENT', AND I STILL WANTED NOTHING BUT GOOD FOR OTHERS. FINALLY WOKE UP TO NOTHING TOO MANY TIMES AND SAID "F*** IT!"
originally posted by: underwerks
Have you ever had a prayer almost instantly answered?
originally posted by: AboveBoard
My son was born with a congenital heart defect called HLHS. The left pumping chamber was not functional and we were told that he needed three open heart surgeries so they could stage a palliative solution without which he would die. It was so bad when they first saw it on ultrasound that the doc wasn't sure he would be born. The first time they saw it, the doc wasn't even sure of the diagnosis given how bad it looked, with a large sac of fluid around the heart.
I prayed for him then, and sent as much "healing energy" as I could to that little boy. I wish I could say he's been completely cured but the next untrasound showed the sac of fluid gone and the heart looking better, but the damage and scar tissue were already done. The surgeries could go forward.
Flash ahead to him at six months old. He's had two surgeries already and we are waiting to see when we should do the third one. He goes into massive heart failure. We rush him to the big hospital four hours away to see what can be done. He's in the ICU for over a week, unable to wean off the meds keeping him alive. They get me to fill out heart transplant permissions. Finally one of the docs said that they thought he might not make it and it all clicked, the social worker coming to visit, the chaplain, etc. why they didn't give it to me straight sooner I didn't know. I went to my car and cried a storm. I had been there alone with my husband four hours away and caring for our child with autism. It had been a total of ten days in the PICU.
As an aside, I had run out of money completely and has just given my last dollar for a cup of coffee. Then someone I first met, also a mom of a patient, handed me an envelope. She said "this is Gods money. He wants you to have it. ". I told her I had literally just spent my last dollar and wouldn't have anything more in my account for another week until I got paid and then most of that went to pay bills. It was $100.
Back to the car. I was crying heavily as I had been keeping it together for the whole time we had been there. I sent my anguish up to whomever might be listening and said very clearly " you say to ask, so I'm asking. I want him to live. I want my boy to live."
They did one more ultrasound a couple days later, and to their surprise, my son had started to recover function. It was kind of a miracle.
Flash forward to now, we are in a delicate / bad place again. But I have hope. I do however need to keep my health insurance, so you can imagine what I'm praying for now.
originally posted by: KTemplar
a reply to: WAstateMosin
I once prayed to god to help me when I was in a very deadly situation and it was divine intervention imo that did.