I would like to ask you to be in prayer for my dad. He had 4 mini-strokes while we were in Peru.

At 5:45 AM this morning, my sister called to say that at 1:45 AM dad had gotten up to go to the bathroom. He didn’t know where he was or what he was doing. It was nearly 5 am before the neighbor heard and answered the phone.

A nuero surgeon has been called in. It is massive bleeding on the right side and major brain swelling. I will leave right after the evening service I imagine to go to Tennessee.

Please pray for him and for the family. Thank you to each and everyone of you!

  • Posted October 18, 2009 8:06 am
    by wagardner

    Yesterday my parents celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. I didn’t get to visit but I spoke to him on the phone. He was in good spirits but really couldn’t hear me well.

  • Posted October 18, 2009 8:12 am
    by wagardner

    just got a text message from my sister in law, Donna:

    hemorrhage is inside brain so there will be no surgery. Doctor is hoping his body will dissolve blood. Going into ICU. Damage likely permanent.

  • Posted October 18, 2009 8:16 am
    by wagardner

    Dad is not responsive and doesn’t pay attention. He will smile if he sees you but doesn’t talk. They think that the blood will dissolve so they are not going to do surgery.

    They are lowering his pulse and blood pressure and just waiting now.

    I will leave after church tonight to go to Tennessee. I will be there until we know something

  • Posted October 18, 2009 9:58 am
    by Mark Tolson

    We are praying!

  • Posted October 18, 2009 1:10 pm
    by wagardner

    Betty and I are leaving now to go on to TN. His blood pressure was 171 over 97 and pulse 114. No speech, did grip my brother’s hand but no other response.

    I will post further details when we get there in 4 or 5 hours

  • Posted October 19, 2009 7:05 am
    by Twyla Reese

    Vicki–I believe in the power of prayer–I’ll keep your dad in mine.

  • Posted October 19, 2009 8:29 am
    by Jerrianne

    We are praying for your dad.
    Jerrianne, Jason, & Bethany

  • Posted October 19, 2009 11:20 am
    by Betty White

    Vicki, the girls and I here at Tolbert are praying for you & your father. Is there anything specific that you want us to pray about.Be safe

  • Posted October 20, 2009 8:20 am
    by Becky

    We are praying for you and your family. God Bless and comfort you all in your time of need.
    becky and cafeteria staff.

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  • Posted October 20, 2009 11:48 am
    by Vicki

    Thank you all for your kind responses. I can always count you to be there for me. I cannot wait to return to work and see you guys. Thanks for everything that you do for me everyday. Here is another website to see more personal items that my oldest brother has been posting for us. I am very thankful for my brothers, they are being there for my parents when I cannot. please keep praying.


    Check out this website.

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  • Posted October 22, 2009 11:47 am
    by kim

    you and your family are in my prayers. i love you all. i have enjoyed seeing the pictures, they are priceless. thanks for sharing them. you are in my prayers. love ya sista!!

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