I don’t consider myself a…religious person. Not even close, actually. But I do believe that positive thoughts can go a long way. So I’m not here to ask anyone to “pray” but rather to send some positive brainwaves in my family’s direction.
About two months ago we found out my grandfather was having issues with his kidneys. In and out of the hospital, test after test, phone calls from my mother updating me on his status. Then we found out it’s kidney failure. Then they said he would need dialysis in a few weeks. That turned into one week. Then they wanted to start immediately. Eventually he will need a transplant (my father, his son, of course was the first to stand up and say “I want to be tested”). They checked his heart, everything was fine, let’s focus on the kidneys.
Then another x-ray showed something in his heart the doctor “didn’t like”. More tests. More blood work. Dialysis in between. A call last night, from my mother, “three of his valves are shot….open the fourth…stint…heart….transplant….trouble breathing”. What? The last time I saw this man he was watching me from the crowd as I nervously read a story I’d had published.
So what I’m asking, what we want, what he needs….is a lot of positive energy on his side. We’re going to visit today. So, please, my friends. If you could take a moment to cross your fingers and wish him the best, I’d be eternally grateful.