10:01 AM

Uncle John

Wrote: American Muslima Writer |

Some difficult news: My mother's sister's husband John is in Hospice (terminally ill patients) Program now with:
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time.
COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Also he has spinal problems which are crushing on his lungs making it harder to breathe.
My Aunt is staying by his side and trying her best to keep up his spirits but he needs large amounts of morphine to combat the pain.
Please keep these good people in your prayers and make du'a that God eases his pain.
John is a quiet man who loves crosswords and fill-in puzzles and enjoys his simple pleasures in life like a good book or magazine. He is sweet and plain spoken and it was nice to have him at family gatherings.
I will e-mail my family all your replies so even if you don't normally reply please take the time to do so. I'm sure it would cheer him up to know people around the world are thinking of him. If you can put in your reply where you are writing from I'm sure he'd love that.
May God make it easy for all of us Amin.

3 intelligent thoughts:

always in the kitchen said...

May God send your Uncle John his tender mercy and care.

Habayeb said...

I pray you get well REALLY soon and hope you make a speedy recovery and get back to work with your crosswords and fill-in puzzles that you love so much. With lots of love all the way from United Arab Emirates!

hijabee said...

Hello John,
I hope you feel better and you get to read a lot of books when you get out. I watched the movie 7 pounds ( with Will Smith) yesterday which was about a man who kills himself so he could donate his organs to save 7 people who were on a donors waiting list. Made me question what was really important in life. Maybe you will get to see it when you get out. Take care, from Washington DC

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