Health Update #5

I know I promised to give you an update last Saturday, but I really haven’t felt up to it. So here goes.

On Saturday, June 1st, I was released from the hospital. I was more than ready to leave. The staff at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were awesome. Many faces and names I would love to thank in person.

My doctor sent me home with two prescriptions. An antibiotic to be sure the infection is gone and will not return. The second is to continue treating for the Clostridium difficile or C Diff. This is an ailment caused by the antibiotics. All of us have bacteria within our bodies that is good and necessary for our good health. C. diff is the result of the antibiotics killing off the good bacteria in our lower intestine. The result is constant diarrhea. The healing process is rebuilding the intestinal flora so that the body digests nutrients and the bowel goes back to it normal actions.

My doctor gave me orders not to return to the parish until he gives the go ahead. I believe another week or two and I will be read to go.

Thanks to all of my generous brother priests for filling in my Mass schedule. You can always watch our Masses and Adoration live at

Thanks for all the prayers and please keep them coming!

6 thoughts on “Health Update #5

  1. Hi Jay I had a wedding on Saturday and someone from your parish attended the Mass and let me know you were not feeling well. Please be assured of my prayers for a full recovery. Hopefully by our 21st anniversary you will be up and running the parish again.



  2. Fr. Finelli

    Wonderful news to hear you were released. Praise be to God! Loved hearing your podcast on ‘Suffering’ that you live recorded from the hospital. It has been very inspiring to see that even in your sickness you are still the faithful and loving servant of Christ. May Our Lord who is the ultimate physician continue to fully restore your health!

    In Christ through Mary
    Jamie Delehant

  3. Fr. Finelli,

    Rest assured you are being prayed for daily, both for healing & in your vocation as a priest.

    Pax et gaudium!

    Fairfax, Va

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