Prayers for my Dad, please.
My Dad is having surgery today on his neck and back. He's been hurting for a while, but he's one of those I'm-not-sick- I-don't-need-no-doctor kind of people. Well, they finally got him to do an MRI on Thursday. It couldn't be completed because his back was spasming too much to get a good image. So Monday they tried again and knocked him out for it. It turns out he has 2 discs in his neck that have exploded. they are both "ticking time-bombs" as his doctor put it, as one is pushing into his spinal cord. His back is a mess as well, but I don't remember the details of that.
Today he goes in to have it all repaired and have a plate placed in his neck. My Dad is no stranger to surgery. He had his femur crushed in an accident in '89 and has had 30 surgeries to repair that. But now hopsital stays are tougher on him. He's a pretty severe diabetic and slips in to DKA (a life-threatening diabetic condition) fairly easily. Last time he was in the hospital he ended up having reactions to several different things and ended up in ICU, and in DKA for a while. It was pretty scary.
So if you could just keep him in your thoughts and prayers today that everything goes well and he has no complications I really would appreciate it.