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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
Feb 22, 2022
In Daily Prayer Warriors
I wrote this short account in reply to Dee Dee's comment about how she saw so many miracles in our story. I decided to post it here so all WAVEs who want to can hear our testimony and give glory to God. It's a short version with little details left out, but enough here to reveal how so many prayers on Richard's behalf were answered. You cannot imagine the daily miracles. We would not even have known he needed a by-pass because he had no symptoms of heart disease. He had a couple of episodes of tachycardia and we got him a cardiologist but they found nothing. A couple of months went by, he started having heartburn, which was treated by a Gastroenterologist, including an endoscopy. Nothing was found and meds didn't help the heartburn ( because it was actually Angina) . another month had passed and he got heartburn every time he exerted himself. On a follow up visit with the cardiologist over his meds ( beta blocker for the tachycardia) side effects, without having planned or thought of it before, Richard felt prompted (by the Holy Spirit) and asked for an EKG. To the doctor's surprise ( and ours) the EKG wasn't normal, there was some sign of recent damage. In the next few days, an Angiogram was scheduled, now with some urgency and they suspected a Stent would be needed. To our shock, the Angio showed that his major artery (LAD) was 100% blocked and way past the point a stent would help. Immediately they put him in contact with the head of the Cardio_Throraxic department at UCLA. We waited 1 week for a visit. They accepted him for surgery and scheduled him as Urgent for the earliest possible (2 1/2 weeks) later. We were told the only reason he was alive was that his body had developed some corrolary minor arteries to compensate for the blockage but that it was not enough. Then on the eve of his surgery the Hospital shut all departments except ER. We were left with no date and no idea of what would happen. By then, I had been asking for prayers and we were crying out to God for a miracle. In a few weeks he had gotten much worse and the dr.s sent him to the ER where they could not send him away as he was immediately put on meds that couldn't be administered at home. From the 28th of January until Feb 9 he was in the Coronary unit at UCLA ( having had another postponement of schedule) I prayed incessantly for God to spare him and God held his heart in His loving hands, until the surgeon was able to take care of it. Our wonderful God had intended to see this miracle through and all my tears and prayers He heard and did not turn away from us! I still get emotional praying about it in thanksgiving and praise! Richard's recovery is going really well. It is two weeks since the surgery and he is walking and the pain is manageable! Each step of the way God has been in charge and our pain He has comforted! May God be praised for His mercy is infinite! ((((((Thanks You and much Love)))))))))
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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
Feb 18, 2022
In Daily Prayer Warriors
My gratitude is difficult to express. The Holy Will of God has blessed us and Richard is safely home! Thank you father for the gift of life and the gift of eternal life through Your Holy Son. Thank you from my deepest of hearts to all who prayed for us in this long and successful journey. (((((Thank you. Love)))))))
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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
Feb 11, 2022
In Weekly Circle of Prayer
I just came back from ICU where Richard is recovering from his surgery. He seems to be recovering well, obviously in pain but grateful he is now on the road to recovery. We are grateful for the prayers of WAVES prayer warriors and thank you for your care. Please continue to keep him in your prayers for he has a slight fever. ((((((Love and healing to all those who need it_)))))))))))
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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
Feb 08, 2022
In Daily Prayer Warriors
UPDATE on Richard He was assigned last Friday for his surgery, but two different transplants became available and those are priority. He was glad to have been of some passive contribution in that and felt blessed that two very needed surgeries were possible. Today he got worse and they increased his medication. The surgeon stopped by his room to tell him that his surgery will take place on Wed. 2/9 at 7 am. He has been canceled 3 times before so God willing it will happen now. ( for those not aware, Richard has 100% blockage of the major artery (LAD) and needs this surgery urgently) Your warring angel prayers will lift us up and glorify the Lord! I'm grateful to have a place to come for prayers! (((((Love))))
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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
Jan 23, 2022
In Daily Prayer Warriors
I posted a couple of updates on my last request for Richard. My computer had to be fixed and I didn't keep updates current. Now I'm able to bring to you WAVES the updated request and trust with thanksgiving that God will hear our prayers. The weekend before Richard was scheduled for a Monday Heart surgery, the Hospitals in the LA area closed down, including UCLA, with only ERs open for covid and other emergencies. We are waiting on the Lord that they will open asap and he is listed in Urgent condition. I know that the Lord God has not forsaken us but we feel overwhelmed. The main artery of his heart has 100% blockage and surgery is the only solution. This artery leads to so many deaths in man, without symptoms that the nickname widow maker has been given to it. That alone scares me. I know your prayers will lift our spirits and hasten the outcome of this situation. Praising Jesus for holding Richard's health in His mighty hands thus far.
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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
Jun 12, 2021
In Daily Prayer Warriors
She is suddenly very sick and the veterinary hospital can't take her as they are booked. Asking for prayers for her healing! She is the love of Aleksei's life!
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Vivien Deslandes Mustakos
Jun 28, 2020
In General Discussions
Everyone who prays needs to pray right now that the Holy Spirit fill the hearts and minds of all people!
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