My father, who is still in the ICU at Atlanta Medical Center, had a cardiac emergency on Sunday, August 17th. His breathing and his heart stopped for over a minute and it took the doctors over 5 minutes to fully resuscitate him. The doctors do not yet know if he sustained any brain damage during the episode. He is hooked up to a ventilator and is sedated so that he can rest. This is a major setback, and at this point we don’t know if or when he will be able to have the surgeries he needs on his pancreas and gall bladder.
Dad’s body is swollen all over from the fluids that have built up. His feet look like balloons. It is incredibly difficult to see him in this condition – connected to machines, unable to communicate – especially after he was so lucid and so talkative during our conversation on Wednesday.
It is also difficult to see the effect this is having on my mother. When Pastor Paul came to the ICU waiting room about 30 minutes after the emergency episode, my mother rushed over to him and hugged him and began crying, “I’m not ready for him to die.”
Please continue to hold Lloyd Grizzle and my family in your prayers.
with much love and gratefulness,