Prayers go out to QVC host Jacque Gonzales, whose been chronicling the stroke her father-in-law had and the kidney failure her brother-in-law was going through on Facebook. And she was appearing on the air doing all this hardship, as well.
It was heart-breaking to read the saga as it unfolded, first the brother-in-law ill and then the stroke for the dad. It’s a perfect example of when it rains it pours.
Here is one of the earlier posts:
“Hi – I first want to thank you all for the prayers for my brother in law Bill – he’s still in the hospital, but stable as they try to find out why his kidneys have failed,” Gonzales wrote. “Then this morning, my sweet father in law Jim had a stroke and was airlifted to a hospital in Philly. He’s in ICU and Dr’s are waiting to see if they will have to drain fluid from his brain. His 88th birthday is on the 28th.”
One of the next posts was this:
“My husband is taking his mother to the hospital now – the doctor said they could come in at this time to see my father in law. I’ll update when I hear news. Thank you for all the prayers. Blessings ~ Jac”
Then came this:
“Update – earlier this afternoon my father in law was more responsive, remembered his name, recognized his wife. We got a call at 1:15am that his condition has made a turn for the worse. We’re waiting to hear from the doctor on what needs to happen next. We’re praying that he’s in no pain – and hoping for a miracle. Thank you so much for your prayers. Blessings to all of you.”
“Thank you all for your messages and prayers. My father in law is still in ICU and unconscious. The doctors said that there’s nothing more that really can be done. A priest came in to give him his last rights. Family is visiting him – and he’s stable. God Bless you all for our thoughts and prayers. As well as my brother in law Bill – he’s doing ok, still in the hospital and under great care.”
And most recently this:
“Home with my family. Father in law is in nursing home as of this afternoon. My daughter is trying to make me laugh with her new favorite word – “Awkward”. I know someone else mentioned their child saying the same thing. BTW – I think I was channeling Pippi Longstocking with my hair today – time for a trim. Be back later.”
Apparently some of Gonzales’s Facebook “Friends,” and we use that term lightly, were upset that she posted such downbeat news on her wall. What are they, crazy? Was she supposed to have just sounded jovial like nothing was going on?
We wish for a swift recovery for all.