A Prayer for my Dad
Our father, Roger Kelley Sr. is in the fight of his life with NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis); and while still maintaining the strong paternal instincts he has always held, is being slowly consumed by the sickness inside him. The doctors have given him from 3-5 months to live, if not for a critical liver transplant. These donations we seek are to help pay for the astronomic insurance costs, the transplant operation itself and all other costs since dad has lost his job. We understand that it is never easy to give what you simply do not have, but it is as equally hard asking friends, family, and strangers to help save my fathers life. Looking back on the life he gave us, we would often think of him as invincible, so strong and caring; but seeing him weaken and become so frail is something we have a hard time contemplating as a reality. Time is of the essence, and if he does not get a transplant soon he will unfortunantly be fighting a losing battle with a failing liver.
Words cannot be written to express the gratitude we have for all of you amazing people reading this, and there is no way that we could ever repay you or show you the thanks you all deserve. I hope knowing that you've helped a man see his first grandchild, enjoy another moment with his wife of thirty-two years, and spend another christmas with his three children give you all a warmth in your heart. We are thankful in more ways than you could ever imagine.
Update on pops April 5, 2017: Dad opened his eyes and smiled today:) his HR is 98 BP 116/61 Temp 100.7 and he's starting to respond to his meds. He will have to go into surgery at some point today and put a drain is his side and remove stones from his bile duct which is effecting the liver and blood stream as well. They are also still treating C-Diff, stage 4 bedsore (not due to negligence but due to skin tears from liver disease that he has had since the 1st day in the hospital and with having no immune system it is impossible to stop from starting and spreading ) septic shock and waiting for neurology to have results. They are saying now that they believe he is not suffering from seizures but trying to pinpoint what they are and what's causing the body to respond that way. He is extremely sick and has a lot of things stacked against him but he is fighting each and every day to make it back to us. We can't thank each of you enough for your continued prayers, well wishes and positive vibes being sent our way. Love you all.
Megan What great news, I will continue in praying for your family. Your Father has always been a great man and true reflection of that is his family that he has raised to be amazing adults . Please tell him to keep fighting ,he has a lot of people that love him. Thanks for the update.
I will pray for your family and your dad. I lost my dad when I was 13 so I know what it's like. Hope he continues to heal and get stronger. Please keep us posted on his recovery ❤️
Prayin hard for your father!!!! Much love and many hugs from Tennessee!!!!
I wish I had the means to help financially. I lost my dad a little over 2 years ago to brain cancer. Your dad and family is most definitely in my prayers.
Although we are unable to donate money because we are also going through a lot with our father, we are definitely sending our love and prayers and I will share this so others can help. God Bless your family.
What great news ! So happy to hear please let him know you all are in my prayers .
❤️Pray really Big...believe even Bigger