Answers to Prayer!

I just wanted to thank you for all your prayers for me recently. As many of you know, I had been suffering greatly from my kidney failure. It came to a head last Thursday (May 24th) when I woke up feeling really sick and had a hard time breathing. My wife, Letty, had just left for work (last day of school) and I was wondering, “Should I go to the hospital?” Thankfully, my son, Jonathan, was still home. I asked him to drive me to the ER.

Long story short, I got admitted immediately (there was no line at the ER. How often does that happen?) and they put me on extensive dialysis (two 18 hour sessions) and blood pressure meds. I was in the hospital for three days. During that time, my wife, three sons and good friend (Brad Twitty) attended to me and prayed for me. There were powerful times of prayer and God spoke to me profoundly (I’ll write about those soon).

By the end of the three days, I felt like a new man! The doctors determined that my suffering in the past weeks was because my current dialysis program was not keeping up with the rate of deterioration of my kidneys (under-treated). This is actually common among new dialysis patients. So they “upped” my treatment.

I got discharged from the hospital on Saturday afternoon. And I’ve been feeling great (though still a little tired) since then! I’m on my new program and it’s going very well. Letty is now off from school and so we are raring to go in preparation for the transplant surgeries on June 18th. (She is donating her kidney to me; if you didn’t know)

I credit the Lord answering your prayers for me! Thank you and thank the Lord! I believe it was answered prayer that made me aware of the need to go to the hospital. It was answered prayer that allowed Jon to be available to take me there. It was answered prayer that allowed ER to be quickly responsive to me and the doctors and nurses to attend well to me. And it was answered prayer that my body responded well to the treatment.

I continue to covet your prayers for me, especially between now and June 18th(and beyond, in our recovery). Thank you so much … and praise to the Lord!

4 thoughts on “Answers to Prayer!

  1. Doug…SO GLAD that you have found relief!!! Been thinking of you a lot and praying for you and Letty during the night whenever I wake up. God is so good…looking forward to your surgery and recovery!!! Hang in there!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Hi Doug, You have been in our prayers and our praises!! Thank God from Whom ALL Blessings Flow that you are feeling better!! ‘So grateful that God has been and will be guiding you, your family, and all the doctors attending you as prepare for your surgery. Soon, yes, very soon! 🙂

  3. Thank you Lord! Answered prayers are so encouraging! I’m relieved with you. Thank you for keeping us updated and encouraged. Even in this suffering you minister to others. I appreciate your faith and friendship.

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