Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Prayers please - update

Thank you for your prayers and kind wishes. Pericarditis is nothing to ever ignore friends. It can happen without warning and unless it is from one of the more obvious causes, heart attack or surgery and such things, it can be from viral or bacterial chest infection that migrates to the pericardial sack as in my case. It's not nice and don't delay ever being treated.

It's not gone but under control enough that I can be home with medication because as nice as the nurses and staff were, who the heck wants to be in the hospital.

Thank you all.



Friends,

On this evening of the slap heard around the world, may I request prayers as I will be in hospital for treatment and observation for 48 hours. It seems that the wretched bug that deep-sixed my singing at Midnight Mass and St Stephen’s has invaded the area around my heart causing fluid and pressure.

The option of not attending to this does not exist because it would mean sticking me with a needle and tube (think here of the dropsy scene from Downton Abbey) or worse - like no room for heart to beat and, well, I am into singing Requiems for others, not having it done for me, not for decades yet, please God. But worry not, improvement is occurring.

I will be out of commission tomorrow as well and blogging will be pretty light if any.

And don’t slap any women!

Here is to Anno Domini 2020!

Te Deum Laudamus.


18 comments:

Brian said...

Vox
Prayers for sure now and at tomorrow's High Mass.
Speedy recovery and return to the choir.

Justina said...

Yes, I will pray. God bless.

Truth Seeker said...

Prayers for a quick recovery and return to good health!!

Trg said...

I will be praying for you. May God heal you.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from Ohio.

Kathleen1031 said...

We will pray a rosary for you Fr. Z. Please do rest and do whatever they tell you to do. You are going to get lots of prayers, that's for sure.
Jesus is very close to us when we are sick. Angels will be fluttering around your bed. God bless you.

Leah said...

I don't blog often but prayers are coming your way from Saskatchewan. Speedy recovery.
Leah

Ana Milan said...

Sorry to hear you are unwell. Rosary said for your recovery & remembrance at Holy Mass this evening.

Mark Docherty said...

Prayers will be offered at 10am Mass this morning at the Cathedral basilica in Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

On their way, Amen.


Karl

Kathleen1031 said...

The strongest thing I had last night was a champagne cupcake, but somehow I read this as Fr. Z was ill. That Rosary will be for you dear. God bless you and be with you.

Osusanna said...

Prayers Vox. God bless.

Johnno said...

Done.

And if you need a hand, you have my email/phone number.

susan said...

Prayers going up for you and for Fox....get well very very soon...we need you back on the field asap. God bless you and be well Vox.

Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

Prayers coming your way!

NBW said...

Praying for you. I hope you get well soon. God Bless!

kam said...

Just saw this, prayers for you! I hope you are on the road to recovery and our Blessed Mother's Mantle has enveloped you. I know full well how quickly these malady's can occur; I was struck down in October with diverticulosis and sepsis that just came out of the blue. Hospitalized for 5 days, sick for 55 days. We just never know! Get well soon, and may the Great Physician keep watch over you.

Peter Lamb said...

Dear Vox, just got back from Durbs for Christmas and only now read about your malady. God bless! Many prayers. Get well soon.