Randolph Melichar

First post: Oct 14, 2016 Latest post: Apr 15, 2021
December, 2020: Randolph is currently at home recovering from a knee replacement. Please continue to pray for no infection or rejection of the implant and quick healing. The wound is still not closed on the knee cap.

**October, 2016**Welcome to Randolph Melichar's CaringBridge site.  We covet your prayers during this very difficult time.  Randolph began experiencing low blood pressure, increased heart rate, dehydration, low platelets, low red blood cells, low white blood cells and low sodium levels roughly three weeks ago.  His condition has significantly worsened since onset and he is now hospitalized at St. Vincents in the ICU.  The cause of his condition is unknown at this time.  The doctors are running every test imaginable in an effort to find out what is causing his body to have such an adverse response.  Please join us in prayer for a miracle of healing and recovery.  We truly appreciate the outpouring of support and love shown by our family and friends during this stressful time.
**May, 2017 Update**Randolph continues to recover at home.  He has been having auto immune flare ups (cause and diagnosis still unknown) that are extremely debilitating. Please continue to pray. I will continue to update this site monthly to share his continued progress.
**November, 2017 Update-Randolph's health has begun to steadily decline over the last six weeks. The swelling in his hands, arms, legs and feet are about 6 times the size of normal extremities. A definitive diagnosis and treatment plan remains unknown 16 months after onset. Desperately seeking a physician that could provide a diagnosis and treatment.
**June 2018-Randolph is currently hospitalized in UAB's Cardiac ICU. He has fluid around his heart and lungs, his heart has been determined to only be pumping at 35% instead of 50% and he has massive amounts of fluid collecting in his lower extremities. We are praying for answers and clear direction for the medical team and a definitive diagnosis of what is causing all of these symptoms. Please join us in prayer!
**January, 2019: Randolph continues to recover at home. He is currently suffering from an autoimmune disease with no imminent cure. Due to his current medications his body is slow to heal causing wounds to remain for months. He is also in need of a knee replacement surgery. We are praying for his physical strength to be able to endure this next major surgery. All prayers are coveted!

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