Update on Grandad: Doctors Are Preparing to Take Off the Respirator

Please continue to pray for Grandad. During the surgery, Grandad was put on a respirator, and he is slowly being “weaned” off of it, so they’re keeping him sedated. Plus, there’s the complication that he has pneumonia from all the “stuff” in his lungs, so they’re working on clearing that out before they “unsedate” him.

I saw Grandad briefly yesterday, and it was sobering seeing him so still, with a tube in his mouth, and monitors all around. But, it is encouraging to know that soon he will be awake and aware of what is going on. I guess he and Melanie will be able to sympathize on the aftermath of stomach surgery :-), although Grandad definitely gets the “prize” for the worst surgery of the two. 

Yesterday I heard that Grandad quoted, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalms 118:24), and Revelation 3:20 before being taken into surgery. Truly, he and Grandma have been leaning on the Lord, and will continue to be as they journey through this. Thank you for your prayers. They are an encouragement to our family, and to my Grandma, who checks the blog :-).

Resting in Jesus,
PS – Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! I know this year will be an extremely happy one for my brother who is a new dad :-). Dad and John arrived home today, so we’re very grateful to have them back safe and sound (they’ll post an update on that later).


12 thoughts on “Update on Grandad: Doctors Are Preparing to Take Off the Respirator”

  1. Happy Father’s Day to the Maxwell men. Hang in there grandpa. Lots of prayers for you.

  2. Having just gone through my mother’s hospitalization with pneumonia, I can sympathize with you. It can take a long to time to recover from this but there is much hope! Tell Granddad to stay on top of all the breathing exercises they will give him and not to dispair over the medicines he is on. One hour at a time! I am praying for strength and encouragement overflowing for your Grandma; this must be hard for her. Hang in there! I wish you a Blessed Father’s day!

  3. Happy Father’s Day to all in the Maxwell Family. New Dads and Dads that have been at it a while.
    So glad that your Grandad is recovering. What an amazing time your family has these past few months.

  4. Happy Father’s day to the Maxwell men. To the patriarch – Granddad. To the head of this family – Steve. And to Nathan – holding little Abigail on this very special Father’s Day.

    May the Lord bless all of your clan!

  5. I will lift your Grandad up as the Lord brings him to mind. Bless all of you as you stand by his side. And Happy Father’s Day to all the “dads” in your family.

  6. Please let Uncle Rex know he is in all our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Phyllis is keeping us all updated but I find myself going to the blog as well continually looking for more good news.

    Hugs and Kisses from Fordie and I.

    Much Love, Sheryl

  7. This must be so hard for your family, especially “Grandma”. I will pray for your Granddad that God’s will be done and hoping that he will be better soon and back home. It must be a blessing beyond description to have Godly parents and grandparents (and great-grandparents!) Love you all.

    Mrs. L

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