Prayers Needed Please!

Prayers Needed Please!

Hi Sweet Friends! As all of you know, we always try to have encouraging and uplifting posts here. Unfortunately, we are coming to all of you today with heavy hearts, and are in major need of your prayers and encouragement. This is something that I would typically not share, but we have a huge connection of followers, clients, family, and friends on all of our forms of social media, and we REALLY NEED ALL OF YOUR PRAYERS!

Our ordeal began a little over a month ago when a vein randomly ruptured on the front of Patrick’s leg. It literally happened out of nowhere, and it was an extremely scary experience for us all. We were thankfully able to get the bleeding to stop that time.  But the same vein ruptured again less than a week later, and the bleeding was much worse the second time. We ended up having to spend half of the night in the E.R. since we were unable to get it to stop bleeding on our own.

We decided to make an appointment with the cardiologist, and he was seen 2 weeks ago. Since it was his first time seeing this particular doctor, they ran a routine EKG on him. We could tell immediately that the nurse was very concerned by the look on her face. She stepped out of the room and quickly got the doctor.

After the doctor reviewed Patrick’s test results, he came into the room and told us that Patrick has Atrial Fibrillation. This is an arrhythmia problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.

This of course causes so many other issues in the body. People who have AF may not feel symptoms. However, even when AF isn’t noticed, it can increase the risk of stroke. In some people, AF can cause chest pain or heart failure, especially if the heart rhythm is very rapid. AF may happen rarely or every now and then, or it may become an ongoing or long-term heart problem that lasts for years.

This past Tuesday, Patrick and had another test done on his heart, as well as an ultrasound of his legs to check for tumors or blood clots. Thankfully, his legs were clear of any other issues, and his ruptured vein was found to be caused by his AF.

But when we were getting his testing on his heart, we could see dread and concern come across the nurses face again. We asked what was wrong and she told us she needed to step out of the room for a moment. When she returned, she told us that the cardiologist on duty was in surgery, but she put in an emergency call to him, and he would call as A.S.A.P. We were, of course, on pins and needles until we got the the call from the cardiologist’s office. The nurse told Patrick to immediately double his medicine and that the doctor would have to talk to him Friday.

Well, friends, that leads us to today. We were very nervous heading into the doctor’s office this afternoon, but knew that God was going to be with us no matter what the prognosis. When the doctor came into the room, he pulled up the results of Patrick’s EKG and testing on his heart.

Then the news came that we never expected. He said, “Mr. Chelette, you have heart failure!” We both immediately froze in our seats. It felt as though the air was sucked right out of the room… and time stood still. How could this be? He is 37 years young, father of 4 small children, he eats fairly healthy, he does not smoke, and is physically active.  We were absolutely stunned, to say the least!

The doctor explained that Patrick has had AF for a long period of time, and his heart has beating so fast for so long, that it has basically worn itself out. It is now going into long stretches were it beats extremely slowly. That is also what is causing the veins on his legs to swell to the point of rupturing.

Our next question was, “Is there anything that can be done from this point forth? The doctor told us about a procedure that they can do where they shock the heart in order to try to get it to go back to its normal rhythm. They will first need to go in and make sure that there are no blood clots. If there aren’t any, they can go ahead with the procedure. Although, if they do find a blood clot, they will need him to take a blood thinner for a while in attempts to dissolve it.

With all of this being said, we are asking all of our family, friends, followers, and clients to please join us in prayer for Patrick’s health. He will be going into the hospital this coming Tuesday morning  at 8:00 am, and the procedure will begin at 10:00 am. We have complete faith that God can and WILL heal Patrick and his heart, and that his heart failure will be reversed! We are also believing that God will guide the doctor’s hands and that they will find NO blood clots, and that the shock procedure will work, and the rhythm of his heart will beat properly again (and stay that way).

We NEED this man in our family. I need him, our babies need him, and our business needs him. NONE of this could run without him. When we said I DO, we meant FOREVER! I plan on living the rest of my life with Patrick, and refuse to let this issue stop us!

So, for the time being, we are casting ALL of our worries, fears, and anxieties upon God, and are believing for a MIRACLE! We will be so honored if y’all will join in prayer with us. If we happen to cross your thoughts at some point on Tuesday, we would be so grateful if you would lift Patrick and our family up in prayer. PRAYER and FAITH can change everything. It can move mountains! Thanks again! <3

-1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

-Jeremiah 33:6 “‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”

-Psalm 30:2 “Oh Lord, my God, I called out to you for help, and you healed me.”

-Psalm 41:3 “The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from him bed of illness.”
-Jeremiah 17:4 “Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved.”

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