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Mooching for prayers!

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by rusmeister, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. rusmeister

    rusmeister A Russified American Orthodox Chestertonian

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    My younger son, Andrew, broke his arm badly. We had to cut short our summer camp and return home; tomorrow have to take him to Moscow for a probable operation. If anyone feels they can get up and say a prayer, it will be greatly appreciated!! The trip itself is stressful, an operation under anasthetic is stressful, it'll probably cost us big bucks, the baseball season, which is very short here, is already over for him, and in general, we're feeling extra down right now.
     
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  2. rusmeister

    rusmeister A Russified American Orthodox Chestertonian

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    My younger son, Andrew, broke his arm badly. We had to cut short our summer camp and return home; tomorrow have to take him to Moscow for a probable operation. If anyone feels they can get up and say a prayer, it will be greatly appreciated!! The trip itself is stressful, an operation under anasthetic is stressful, it'll probably cost us big bucks, the baseball season, which is very short here, is already over for him, and in general, we're feeling extra down right now.
     
  3. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Prayers for Andrew :crosseo:
     
  4. RobNJ

    RobNJ CF Olde Pharte

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    Lord, have mercy
    Prayers for Andrew & family
     
  5. truefiction1

    truefiction1 Fool

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    Lord have mercy.
     
  6. Antony in Tx

    Antony in Tx a sinner

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    Lord have mercy!
     
  7. ArmyMatt

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    Lord have mercy!
     
  8. rusmeister

    rusmeister A Russified American Orthodox Chestertonian

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    We're at a children's emergency hospital in Moscow. Operation scheduled for 3:00pm.

    Russian hospitals control visitation tightly and keep even parents out much more strictly than in the US. We're sitting outside and he's alone inside.

    Thank you for your prayers!

    For those of you who have me on FB, he's the boy posing with the baseball bat on my cover page.
     
  9. Trying_to_be_Orthodox

    Trying_to_be_Orthodox Newbie

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    Lord, have mercy!
     
  10. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Argh - you must be in pieces Rus :(

    Hope it all goes well and you get Andrew home quickly

    :crosseo:
     
  11. ~Anastasia~

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    Prayers, Rus, for Andrew and for the entire family. God be with you all, and have great mercy on you.
     
  12. rusmeister

    rusmeister A Russified American Orthodox Chestertonian

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    Thank you all!
    They've operated - a break with the bone moved (I don't know what we call it in English), under general anaesthetic. Only one parent is allowed to visit; since I'm the non-citizen, it makes sense that it be my wife. They're probably going to keep him for 5-7 days. That is a major drag for him.

    I can probably visit on Wednesday, anyway. My wife will put me on a list of approved visitors. We bought him permitted goodies - fruits, raisins and so on.

    He decided that is a fan of the LA Angels last year. But it's a bummer that we won't be able to play baseball this year (maybe a LITTLE in late Sept).

    There's a church right across the street from the hospital. As seen from my parking spot:
     

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  13. RobNJ

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    Glad he's doing well!!
    Continued prayers for a full & speedy recovery
     
  14. ~Anastasia~

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    Continued prayers. Wow, they do sound strict! What a beautiful Church!
     
  15. ArmyMatt

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    continued prayers!
     
  16. rusmeister

    rusmeister A Russified American Orthodox Chestertonian

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    They put pins in his arm (or whatever you call them) to brace it. He's lying there by his lonesome, little camper, with only four visiting hours a day. It's a federal hospital that specializes as a children's emergency room and short-term recovery. My wife said it's really well-designed and decorated for children, and there are other kids his age there.
     
  17. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Poor Andrew - he will be looking forward to coming home.

    They'll be wanting to see that everything went well and the pins [ and possibly plates supporting the bone ] are holding well before they let him home.

    What a thing to happen when he was on holiday
     
  18. ArmyMatt

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    glad he has some kids there his age
     
  19. rusmeister

    rusmeister A Russified American Orthodox Chestertonian

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    I'm trying to recuperate from three straight days of intensive driving myself. I hope to visit him tomorrow after work. Am trying to get my old iPad (original, very little works these days thanks to the continuous upgrading - thanks, Apple (not)!) to run chess, some Hans Zimmer and Kung Fu Panda/Marmaduke for him, and a few e-books. I can still do a few things on it, though not much. There are long lonely hours for him there. One of the downsides of Russia is their authoritarian medical system that keeps family members isolated from each other.
     
  20. Anhelyna

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    Hopefully the other kids will help keep him occupied .

    How good is his Russian ?
     
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