Monday, February 11, 2013


Today has been a crazy day. Actually, it all started about 9p.m. last night. My Mom called to tell me that Dad had been having chest pains since Saturday but decided not to let anyone know about it until Sunday evening. He then refused to go to the hospital. So...I received the phone call. My Mom still believes that Dad would do anything for me...mostly he would. Well, after some fast talking...with a little guilt mixed in...they went to the hospital. As it turns out he is still there. They claimed he has not had a heart attack...but because of all the pain they started doing tests. We will know for sure tomorrow what the extent of it all is because they are going to do an angiogram at 8a.m. pst. Dad has had two different heart surgeries in the past with a total of 8-10 bypasses...we can't remember for sure how many each time. The doc believes that they all are just giving out. His heart is beating too slow. They checked for veins they could use in his legs if they have to do surgery again but said there is only one good vein. They will have to use veins from his chest if they can find good ones. At this point my Dad says he won't have the surgery. But, he will give them his final decision after the test tomorrow. They also did a brain scan because of his memory loss but say it all looks good. The memory loss could be a result of blood not getting where it needs to go because of his heart.

So...the point of this post is to ask you all to pray for him (Red) and my Mom (Bev) and my brother (Mike). He is with them but is not a Christian. My parents are so that's the good part. They live in California so I can't go until we know more of what is happening with him.

Hopefully this all makes sense and I didn't ramble too much. Thank you all for your prayers.


Betty said...

Oh, where in California, I live in Simi Valley, Ca. My husband I travel this state a lot in our ministry of member care with New Tribes Mission. I so understand your concern. My husband had a massive heart attack at 27, it was the early years of bypasses which they finally decided to do. His bypass is still functioning along with five stints. We love serving over seas but his heart condition drove us home to seek a stateside ministry. I remind myself often, God started Ace heart beating before His mother even was aware of him. God will not stop it till He chooses. Praying.

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Betty. Thank you for praying. They live in northern California. Redding.

Mike R said...

my Prayers are certainly with you and your family!!!

Child of God said...

I am so glad you talked your dad into going into the hospital to be checked out.

Standing beside you, your dad, mom and brother during this time. Seeking health and for your brother to give his life to Christ.

Praying and praying,

Child of God said...

Hi Chelle,
Did you think of asking a prayer team from Bethel to make a visit and pray over him? I know they do this stuff all the time.

Just a suggestion. :)

Tracy said...

Hi Chelle, I'm praying.
God bless

Denise said...

Love and prayers my friend; I hope he and your mother had a restful night and that God will open his heart to the doctor's suggestions for treatment.


Just Be Real said...

Lifting your father up!

Never Forsaken said...

I am praying Chelle,
For your dear Dad as well as Mike's salvation. I know what it is like to watch a parent struggle with health, and I know what it is to have a brother who is not saved...Praying for God's provision and His mercies, In Jesus precious name...
Pleading the Blood of Jesus over you and your family~ Love, Lisa

Reformed rebel said...

Thank you all for your prayers. I appreciate you all so much!
God bless,

Brenda said...

Hi Chelle,
I pray that your dad is made well and is home soon. Also that your brother will come to know our lovely Lord Jesus, with whom all things are possible. God bless you and your family.

Kristin Bridgman said...

I'm seeing this a couple of days late, but I am praying now for everyone.
My brother is not saved either. I will pray for yours along with mine. Please keep in touch.