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In need of prayer, please...

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by Farmgal, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Farmgal

    Farmgal Newbie

    Hello all,
    I'm new to the forum, but Bear suggested that I ask openly, so here goes...

    My 20 year old son was just diagnosed with type II diabetes at the age of 20. His blood sugar was over 400 when found, and the A1C was high too...10.8. To make matters worse, he has also been diagnosed with both strep and mono, and has been a very sick boy for a couple weeks now. The sugar is coming down, and for that I am thankful, but the mono is taking a toll on an already weakened body. He could sure use all the prayers he can get, and they would be much appreciated! And if you would, send a lil' one up for me as well. Dealing with my second round of bronchitis it seems, and feeling really bad right now. Just praying that it is bronchitis and nothing more...never had it to hang on this long, but can't afford to be ill right now with my son in need of help here.

    Again, any and all prayers for us are greatly appreciated! I believe in the power of prayer and in the healing power of God.

    Thanks a bunch...
  2. Prayers sent.
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  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No Problem farmgal, consider it done.

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  4. done. best wishes to you and your son for a speedy recovery.
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  5. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Smoking Fanatic

    Prayers for wisdom and skill for his care team to remedy his situation, and that you might find remedy and comfort in yours.

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  6. SherryT

    SherryT Meat Mopper

    Prayers sent.
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  7. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Praying for you and your son.
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  8. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm sending up prayers for you and your son. God Bless you both.
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  9. dwdunlap

    dwdunlap Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Prayers sent for you both. I have been type II for over thirty years and more than twenty on insulin. I'm now at A1C of 6.8. I'd like to offer; see only an endocrinologist and follow his treatment regime. Do this and live a wonderful, happy life with minimum of complications. The further away from diagnosis the less scary the issue becomes. Wish I had something better for your bronchitis. He'll get over the mono and learn to live as a diabetic but he has all our prayers and a loving Mom to help him. David
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  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Continuing the Prayers from Me & Mrs Bear.

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  11. Phil Chart

    Phil Chart Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'm praying for you and your son
    Best wishes and hope all goes well
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  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Prayers sent!!
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  13. ronf

    ronf Smoke Blower

    Praying for both of you.
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  14. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Miss Linda and I both send our prayers out you way.
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  15. weedeater

    weedeater Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Farmgal, Praying for you and your son. Let us know how God answers.

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  16. You've got my prayers.
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  17. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am giving you prayers and hope. Type II Diabetes is not a problem if it is controlled. I've had it for 20 years; mine was about the same at first, too. But, I have made the necessary changes to control it after having 5 strokes and it is all working now. Some disciplines he will have to adhere to: drink water, lots of it, no sugar, no sugar treats, healthy meals, lots of vegetables, very lean meats (fat has twice the calories as lean meat), healthy snacks, and so on. There are some things I've discovered that help me. The only soda I drink is Diet Rite Zero (0 Calories, 0 Fat, 0 Caffeine, 0 Carbs, 0 Sodium [a big one - diet colas have up to 40 mg sodium, just making you thirstier] 0 Protein) and at the max. 1/day. I do drink coffee, lots of anti-oxidants. Black with Splenda. Just got my figures back from the Dr.: 6.6 A1c, cholesterol 116, LDL 16, HDL 29, PSA: 0.1. The low cholesterol is due to subscribing to Kyäni triangle of health, excellent product and has made a huge difference. Snacking on pea pods right now. I cure my own extra lean pork shoulder bacon and beef bacon with my Lo-Salt curing brine and make my own sausages - breakfast and Italian. Love extra lean meats now - top round for London Broil, bottom/rump roasts, lean sirloin steaks. This forum helps with weight loss and diet control! You Are What You Eat (YAWYE)! And...

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  18. wbf610

    wbf610 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Done. Best wishes.
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  19. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Done. Hope all are feeling better and good luck with this new challenge.
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  20. Farmgal

    Farmgal Newbie

    Thanks to all of you for your prayers and well wishes and the advice!

    My son is turning the corner with his mono, and yesterday his blood sugar was 117 fasting, then 117 two hours after breakfast, 118 after lunch, and 142 at bedtime. Of course, he is just now starting to eat again too, so time will tell on how well he does as far as diet goes. I'm doing all I can to cook and feed him things that don't affect his sugar, but he has to do his part too, drinking water and all that is something he will have to continue to do and hopefully he will.

    The bronchitis is making some progress, but for some reason it is slow. I've had it for three weeks, and it is getting worrisome now, to be honest. Steroids and antibiotics and an inhaler...not my cup of tea, but I guess when you smoke, you should expect this at some point. The plan is to quit, and I have to rely on God to help with that. He is my strength and my guide and quite honestly the only One I can depend on to pull all of this together for us. That is why the prayers mean so much to me. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and ask you to continue them for us, please.

    Hugs to all....