Intention of the Week: Tony Buhagiar
Help to heal his bone infection
Sunday, March 24, 2019
10:00 am Pacific US time
Marilyn Wood from our community has nominated her daughter’s life partner, Tony Buhagiar, aged 48. Although he lives in Morongo Valley, CA, Tony has been in a hospital and nursing home in Palm Springs, CA since August 10 of this year. Here’s his story, in Marilyn’s words:
“Eleven years ago, after undergoing open heart surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm, Tony became paralyzed from the chest down and has been in a wheelchair ever since. He also has an inherited blood condition (called thalassemia) that interferes with the body’s production of hemoglobin and causes anemia.
“Tony has developed severe pressure sores and MRSA infections from being in a wheelchair for so long, complicated by effects from his anemia, which retards wound healing.
“In April 2018 the sore on Tony’s right hip became so severely infected that he was hospitalized for sepsis. After recovering, he had planned to undergo surgery on August 10 to repair the wound, but doctors found they could not perform the operation because his bone was still infected and ossifications at the wound site made surgery impossible.
“Since August 10 he has been in either a hospital or a nursing facility, and during this period MRSA and sepsis have recurred.
“Tony now has two options: amputation of his right leg up to the hip joint, or ‘wait and see.’ At this time, Tony has chosen not to have his leg amputated, which means there is a risk that bone infection could lie dormant and recur at any time. On the other hand, amputation carries its own serious risks.
“Tony would like to be able to resume the activities that bring him joy, such as playing and recording music and making art.”
Please hold the following intention on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:00 am Pacific US time/1:00 pm Eastern US/5:00 pm UK/6:00 pm Europe (note the change in the UK and European times because of the start of Daylight Savings Time in the US):
‘Our intention is that Tony Buhagiar be permanently and completely free of all infection in his right femur and elsewhere, that all pressure wounds heal, that his blood and circulation remain strong and healthy, and that he be healthy and well in every way.’
Intention of the Week: Analiese Monet Stacks
Help her to overcome scoliosis
Sunday, March 24, 2019
10:10 am Pacific
Jennifer Stacks has nominated her 9-year-old daughter Analiese Monet Stacks for the weekly healing intention group. They live in Jurupa Valley, Riverside County in southern California. Here’s Analiese’s story, in her mother’s words:
“Analiese has severe neuromuscular scoliosis, and with the last two growth spurts, her curve went to 60 degrees. She has a mild lessening of muscle tone on the right side of her body, so with the weight and height increase, the weaker right-side musculature was unable to compensate, which increased the scoliosis.
“She also has hip dysplasia on her right hip. She will need surgery as the femur bone is not in the socket and is affecting her gait and ability to run, hop and be confident on her feet. The surgery is being planned for end of July 2019, but I still would like to intend for complete healing.
“She is in the process of wearing a brace for her scoliosis. We are increasing the wear time slowly as it is uncomfortable for her to wear more an hour at a time.
“My intention is for her back to heal and acclimate to wearing the brace or heal on its own and avoid back surgery, which is quite an invasive procedure using rods and pins.
“Analiese is also not real verbal, she has about five regular words, she is very good with signs, gestures and her iPad app to communicate. She has very good cognitive understanding, is really smart and self-sufficient, but behind in academics in school and attends a special needs class. Because she is unable to communicate her feelings verbally, she can get emotional, angry and frustrated at times. She is very social, loves everyone, especially babies and animals and wants to say hi to everyone everywhere we go.
“She is also nearsighted in her right eye, which can cause depth perception, and she wears glasses to help. Her feet are slightly pronated, although this has greatly improved with therapy.
“We are so proud of her, she has been through so much on her journey, she is a fighter. I intend for the best life possible for her; she is meant for great things.”
Please hold the following intention on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:10 am Pacific US time/1:10 pm Eastern US/:5:10 pm UK/6:10 pm Europe (note the change in the UK and European times because of the start of Daylight Savings Time in the US):
‘Our intention is that Analiese Stacks be completely healed of all scoliosis and hip dysplasia with no need for surgery, and that she be healthy and well in every way.’
Intention of the Week: Maxwell Nelson
Help him to recover a normal thyroid
Sunday, March 24, 2019
10:20 am Pacific
Bernadette has nominated her son Maxwell Nelson, aged 18, from Wilmington, Delaware. Here’s his story, in Bernadette’s words:
“Maxwell was diagnosed with Grave’s disease (hyperthyroid) at age 10. He aches all over and oftentimes pulls muscles just from getting out of bed. He is currently on beta blockers and the thyroid drug tapazole (very high doses). I would love to for him to be able to get off of all medications.
“He complains of having absolutely no stamina. Although his heart rate has come down recently, it still ‘hurts.’
“Due to his immune system being so compromised, he can't handle a lot of foods so he is on a gluten-free, low-carb diet so he can't just grab something unless I make it, so he hates that he can't eat what others eat!
“Because of his disease getting the best of him, I had to pull him out of school when he was 14 to homeschool which didn't go well as I am not a great teacher. Now he can't even walk too far before feeling out of breath due to his thyroid.
“I try to stay optimistic for him but as a single mother, I can only do so much! I would love intentions for my son, and I know there is so much power in numbers and prayer! Thank you so much!”
Please hold the following intention on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:20 am Pacific US time/1:20 pm Eastern US/5:20 pm UK/6:20 pm Europe (note the change in the UK and European times because of the start of Daylight Savings Time in the US):
‘Our intention is that Maxwell Nelson’s thyroid be completely healed and return to normal, so that he has no more need of medication, and that he be healthy and well in every way.’
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