Matthew R. Perry

My Father is Having Surgery — Please Pray

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2007 at 7:19 am

This coming Monday morning at 8:30, my father will have surgery to reverse a couple of areas.  I thank all of you who have prayed for my dad over the last nine months after he sustained some very serious and life-threatening injuries (click here to read about them). 

Dad has been exercising and getting his strength up a bit so he’s more ready for the surgery.  Two weeks ago, he went into the hospital for dehydration (a common occurence after having a barium enema, from what I understand).  This trip will help him, I believe. 

Given that Dad went from 185 pounds before his fall to where he’s now 148-150, you can imagine the butterflies all of us have.  God is sovereign, but we all love Dad.  And given the fact that Dad had 21 major injuries to his body as a result of this fall, a normally 90-minute procedure will take around four hours. 

I am leaving Sunday afternoon to fly down and will return on Wednesday.  If I blog any during that time, it will simply be some quick reflections.

Thank you in advance for all your prayers.

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:16-18, ESV)


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  1. My prayers are with you and your family. Love ya brother!

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