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Day 91 Update

on August 10, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013 was Day 91 of my husband’s hospital/rehab confinement. That day was filled with. . .

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Jim is home!

A visit from our preacher on Thursday guided me toward this being the time to let Jim know about his brother who died on May 17. David’s unexpected passing shocked him immensely and he took it very hard. He looked at me with the saddest tears in his eyes and pleaded, “Please let me be discharged so I can deal with this loss in the solitude of my own home.” It had already been decided for his release from the rehab facility to be on Wednesday of next week so other than not really being prepared there was no reason he could not go home. Many of his medications have been discontinued so that administration will actually be easier than before he went into the hospital.

Visiting Nurses Association will take over now as Jim continues with therapy. We are going to try and schedule two days a week at the hospital and three days at home. VNA will consist of a team of three members: nurse, therapist and aide.

Jim’s recovery is nothing shy of a true miracle! Even the doctors had pretty much given up hope and at one point in time, the family was called in to make a decision as to whether he should be pulled off of life support or continue in hope of his regaining memory and physical stamina.

Many battles have been won but the war is not completely over. He still faces a surgical procedure at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. This procedure will hopefully keep the past pancreatic issues from recurring.

We have been blessed in so many ways throughout Jim’s recovery and there are not enough words of gratitude for all the intercessory prayer! All praise and glory go to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without Him, we are but a speck of dust blowing in the wind going nowhere.

Hugs and blessings to each of you!


Is this a smile of happiness or what? This picture was taken on our back porch Friday, August 9, 2013.

Day 92 Home

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15 responses to “Day 91 Update

  1. linniescorner says:

    Welcome home Jim! You’ve traveled a long and treacherous road but there was never any doubt that love of family and home would see you through it.

  2. Sharla congratulations to you both,
    What a long long road it’s been for you both, but what a wonderful place to reach on your winding way.
    It must be so wonderful to have your husband home again, and what an amazing beacon of love and hope you’ve been – not just to your husband to all who’ve been following your story. Go well, the both of you XXX

  3. Thank God! I hope he enjoys many more years with you, Sharla!

  4. Micki Peluso says:

    Today was one of those perfect days, sunny, mild and dry. As I lay floating in my pool in an inner tube, I spoke to God as I often do whenever I’m in such a tranquill place. I spoke to Him through the perfect blue sky with white cotton clouds pushing away the ocassional gray one that tried to interrupt this lovely day.And I praised God for Jim’s spectacular , miraculous recovery. Amen!

  5. lgyslaine says:

    Welcome to you both Sharla 🙂

  6. bldodson says:

    So glad to hear things are looking up!!!


  7. That’s really good news. Keep fighting, Jim. You have so much to live for. I mean, you have Sharla, who is a wonderful person.

  8. Wow, so good to hear Sharla, thank the Lord in heaven!! Continued blessings to you both!!

  9. Raani York says:

    This is fantastic to hear Sharla!! I’m so happy to learn Jim is home and doing better!! May the band of love keep your connection in life much much longer!!

  10. Continually praying for you both!!

  11. Tears of joy! For God is an awesome God, he keeps his promises.

  12. Thank you for sharing this wonderful and inspiring story. And yes, he has a smile of happiness. I just had to tweet this out.

  13. quirkybooks says:

    That is amazing news. It’s important to believe miracles can happen and to never give up hope.

  14. We’re so happy for the both of you and hope the smile will last forever. God bless both of you. Sending Happy Pawkisses for healing 🙂

  15. […] Why did I smile? Because my husband woke up beside me! […]

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