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    My youngest going to surgery this morning...
    Our youngest son (20) began experiencing chest pains on Friday and went to the ER. Turns out he had a condition called spontaneous pneumothorax, which is a sudden leak in the lungs. His left lung was partially collapsed. The weird thing about this condition is that it occurs in tall thin men between the ages of 20 and 40. So they put a chest tube in to remove air from the chest cavity which should allow the lung to re-inflate. The hole usually seals itself. As of yesterday he hadn't progressed well enough so they decided to go in a patch things up. Surgery is at 10:45 (PDT) this morning.

    I would appreciate those ABWers who are prayers to take a minute and offer your petitions on Matthew's behalf. This surgery is routine with little risk, but you never know.

    Thanks fam, I appreciate you all...



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    Sorry to hear that. Hope all goes well. I have never heard of that condition before.

    Let us know how things go.

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    you and your family are in my prayers.
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    I'm so sorry to hear your son is sick and needs surgery. I hope he has a full recovery with lots of pampering from mom and pop. (It's a known medical fact that ice cream and presents speed recovery time. I got a very cool puppet theater when I had my tonsils out.)

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    My prayers are with your son and your family, Ed.

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    Sorry to hear about this situation, Ed. As someone who has gone through major surgeries with a child, I know exactly what you are going through.

    I'm sure all will go well, and he'll be back breaking curfew and ditching class/work in a few days.

    All our best.
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    Sorry to hear about this, your family will be in my prayers.
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    A similar thing happened to a friend of mine in high school. Prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery!
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    Ed I'm sorry to hear about your son. I'm sure everything will work out. You'll both be in my thoughts today.

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    Ed - your family will be in our thoughts today...
    Thanks,

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    Hi Ed

    I hope everything goes well. Best to your family. Never fun when one of the kids is in hospital no matter how old they may be!

    Cheers

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    My thoughts are with your family.

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    Speedy recovery wishes to your son, Ed. Tell him that we here at ABW are thinking about him/praying for him.

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    Our thoughts are with Matthew and you, Ed. Hope everything goes as should.

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    Wishing you the best from all of us!
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    Sending healing thoughts to your son and strength to you....
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    Ed,
    The buy.at team prayers are with you and your family, especially your son. He will certainly pull through by his grace. Thank you for sharing, at the end of the day family comes first.

    God bless

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    Your son is in my prayers, Ed.
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    My prayers are with your son and your family, Ed.
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    My thoughts are with your son and with you Ed. Children of any age can create emotional stresses in "dear old Dad". Heres to a speedy recovery, for both of you.
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    Ed,

    Thinking of you and yours and hoping all went well.
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    Ed, we'll be praying for you all and hope that your son will have a speedy recovery.

    One question: what was his activity level when this first initially happened? I have also not heard of this condition before.

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    Prayers said Ed. Never hurts even on the routine stuff.


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    Ed, your son is in my thoughts, hopes for a speedy recovery.
    Continued Success,

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    Ed - your son and family will be in my thoughts and prayers today.

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