UPDATE: Scott Hahn Home from Surgery

by Steve Ray on January 21, 2012

Dr. Scott Hahn

“Dr. Scott Hahn says: “Home at last… after several firsts: first time I spent overnight(s) in a hospital; first time I received the sacrament of the anointing of the sick; and the first time a surgeon looked at me and said, ‘Yes, you might die.’ So I am grateful beyond words for His mercies and your prayers. How true it is, our God is bigger than all our storms!”

Good news is that the 18 inches removed was actually from his small intestine, not his colon. This is good news and much less of a problem long term.

LATEST UPDATE: Scott’s colon ruptured. Thankfully Fr. Ryland was able to get to the hospital and anoint him before they took him into surgery and then stayed with Kimberly. She said that they removed 18 inches of his colon (colon 5-5.5 feet total) and that currently he’s coping due to morphine but tomorrow will probably be a tough day as he will have to get up and move around and so she asked for prayer that the stitches hold and that no infection sets in. Thanks for your prayers.

From Dr. Hahn: “Came out of successful two hour surgery with lots of gratitude and pain. Will be in hospital for next 3-5 days; 2-4 weeks in recovery. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. AMDG”

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Georgia Tauchas January 18, 2012 at 2:26 PM

My prayers are for a quick recovery! God Bless You!

jellysquare January 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

My husband went through that surgery several years ago. He is doing fine now, but his recovery was slow. Our prayers are with him!

Drew Swanson January 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

You and your family are in our family prayers Scott.

Donna January 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Prayers being sent. The very best to you, Scott.

Jim Bond January 18, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I met Scott about 4 years ago when he came to England. He is a great inspiration to countless Catholics here, I’m praying for you Scott; and Kimberley and the rest of your family.

Phillip Bellini January 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Prayers are with you Dr. Hahn!

Kelvin January 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Keeping you fervently in prayer, Dr Hahn!

Tara January 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM

We lift you up in prayer Scott
Speedy recovery
and no more corn

Lots of hugs from Tampa

Tara, Michael and Moses

Gemma Cowhig January 19, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I pray that your suffering Scott brings you very close the Love that caused Him to sufffer so much for you.
Thank God you will be well again!
In His Love,

Gemma Cowhig

Diane January 19, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Prayers are with you. May you have a speedy recovery.

elleblue January 19, 2012 at 2:44 AM

I’ll be praying a novena to Our Lady for your full recovery Dr. Hahn and support for your family.

Anne January 19, 2012 at 4:25 AM

Lord Jesus, If you speak a word Dr. Hann will be healed. We pray in Jesus Holy name.


Anne, Monica and Simon
Nairobi, Kenya

Mike Bolognese January 19, 2012 at 5:33 AM

heal quickly holy soul

Mike Bolognese January 19, 2012 at 5:35 AM

get well,holy soul

Sandy January 19, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Someone please tell Dr. Hahn that 2-4 weeks is NOT enough recovery! Minimum of 8 weeks of pretending he’s his wife who just had a c-section. No heavy lifting, careful bending and turning. A hernia can form quick as a wink. Just take it easy so your innards can heal properly! The incisions in the skin look great, but the insides take longer to get stronger.

(Yeah, I know…medical advice from a random stranger. In this, I know of which I speak.)

Ann Seeton January 19, 2012 at 9:08 AM

My prayers too for Scott Hahn’s quick recovery. His books have been among my favorites for many years. His surgery sounds very painful and I hope the pain medicine does a good job for him!

Robin Maranian January 19, 2012 at 9:36 AM

My husband is one week post op for the same thing–on the road to recovery and hopeful that his recovery will continue to go well. I will pray for you and your family and kindly ask that you do the same for us. Hang in there….the Lord will see you through this time.

Jason January 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Dr. Hahn, you’re in our prayers. May God bless you with a quick and complete recovery!

Teri January 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

God bless you with his healing power and your family with rest in Him who brings peace and calm to our hearts. You are in His hands where fear has no place.

Rebekah Lamb January 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

My prayers are with you and your family, Scott and Kimberley!
Your writings and loving witness have done so much for both myself and many I know. May God reward your generosity!

Pax tibi Christe!

Bill January 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

My wife and I met Dr.Hahn back in 2005 in Massachusetts at a great Catholic presentation that him and his wife gave. They are great teachers and defenders of the Faith/Church. My children, wife and me will be praying for his recovery.

RichardC January 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

prayers from me too

Paul Amoury January 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

We have you on all our prayer lists so take your time and let the Spirit of the Lord wash over you and day by day you will be healed by His wonderful healing love.

Marilyn Miller January 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Dr Hahn is one of my fovorites. Will add him to my prayer list. Will keep the Hahn family in my prayers as well. Remember Blessed JP II lost part of his colic too. God bless

Deacon Greg Weigold January 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Healing prayers are on the way… you made it through the hardest part, now for the long recovery!
We hope to see you up and around soon. We pray for strength for Kimberly and the family, that they can work with you through all of this.

+God Bless

Deacon Greg
St. Francis Catholic Shop

Cynthia Dudzik January 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Prayers coming your way. Glad to hear you made it through surgery without incident. I always try to watch any EWTN programs you are on. You have helped me a great deal. Take care.
May God Bless you and your family.

Maureen and Joe Tomaino January 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM

May the Lord bless you and keep you in His perfect will as you go through and recover from this operation. May He be with your family as they support you. With the Dr’s as well.
We are in South Africa. But distance makes no difference to our concern and best wishes for your recovery!

Linda January 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM

My prayers are for you and your family. Perhaps this is God’s way of slowing you down for awhile so you can regroup and get prepared for bigger things He has planned for you.
God bless

maria January 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Have a Holy recovery, praying for you and family…God Bless

Alex Rodriguez January 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Had the same surgery last year, my prayers are with you!

Mwaura January 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Our prayers to you and your loved ones. From Joseph,Mary,Ezra, and Charles, St Andrews parish,Gladstone,MO

Lucy Allen January 19, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Scott – Steve Wood, his family and staff at the Family Life Center are praying for your steadfast recovery. Steve also prayed for you and asked others to pray with him on his “Faith & Family” radio show so prayers for you went around the world. May God answer our prayers for you and give comfort and strength to Kimberly and your family members.

. Marcia January 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Placing you in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I forget who I said I would pray for but she never does. She continues to intercede for those I place in her heart. My our Blessed Lord send the healing power of his Holy Spirit to heal you and relieve any pain you may have. May Our lord bless Kimberly to help her endure during your recovery! Being a nurse, I know how difficult that can be at times! lol All kidding aside, may God bless and keep you Scott!

Bill and Marilyn January 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

We will hold you in our Rosary each night, Dr. Hahn.
May Mother Mary keep you safe in her mantle of love.
Give Him thanks in all circumstances…

Gino Romagna January 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Said a prayer for you Scott as soon as I heard about your situation. Will continue to add you to my daily prayer intentions until you recover. God Bless You!

Bob Alves January 19, 2012 at 3:31 PM

God Bless you Dr. Hahn. My family and I will keep you in our prayers.

Blake Helgoth January 19, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Prayers from a former student! My family will lift you and your family up to Mary!

Ray January 19, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Get well, Dr. Hahn!
Hail Mary, full of grace…

Alice Steigerwald January 19, 2012 at 3:58 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kimberly and family. Little Sisters of the Poor will also be praying for you. May God continue to bless you.

Georg Schimmerl January 19, 2012 at 4:10 PM

best wishes and united in prayers for you Scott and imberly. best greetings from Vienna

Raymond. January 19, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Rome Sweet Home has been blessed by your coming into Mother Church. May the Lord continue to
Bless , Protect Heal and return you to the bosom of Kimberley and your family.

With prayer.

Caroline January 19, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I’m so sorry to hear that such a loving, wonderful speaker, writer and, obvious disciple of Christ, has to be laid up for any length of time. Padre Pio, please pray for Scott’s speedy recovery. God’s abundant blessings be on you and your family.

Jon White January 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I am praying for your full and speedy recovery, Dr. Hahn. Just remember, “Slow and steady wins the race.”

carmen January 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Praying for a speedy recovery and for your family. God bless you.

Herman January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

My prayers from Indonesia for Dr Hahn and family

MWAURA January 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Get well soon.Praying for. a speedy recovery.

Maria Neddersen January 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Our family will be praying our rosary for you and your family. May the good Lord help you to recover soon. God bless.

Theresa Deiure January 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Saying prayers of Thanksgiving and for a speedy recovery and healing!

Theresa Siefker January 19, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Scott & Kimberly, you will be in our prayers as Scott recovers from his surgery.

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