Dear Praying Friends,
After spending 12 hours a day at the hospital for 10 days, I have been literally too tired to write updates, but just had to do so tonight. Jerry was discharged straight from Vascular ICU to Rehab today. A bed opened up at Harbour’s Edge, the lovely facility where he was before. Everyone was glad to see him and said “The pastor is back!” One woman said “Do you remember how you prayed for me every night before,” and another male NCP right away told him of his own physical trouble. It is nice to be loved! All the nurses and staff at the hospital were familiar to us also, and they were absolutely super caregivers.
Jerry has been through a lot. One doctor told him it was just a bump in the road. We think it more resembled a big pot hole! He went into A Fib two more times since I last wrote, the second time not as severe as the first, but still scary, and he was pumped full of medication. They planned to drain more fluid from his left chest cavity today, but a second doctor said “No, he has been through enough stress.” The incision on the inside of his left bicep is 14 inches long, and on the top side of his biceps it is 7 inches long. His whole left side is one huge dark purple bruise. He looks like he has been beaten up!
The Lord is so good to us in so many ways, not the least is giving us many prayer partners. I will try to keep you better informed. Please pray he will be able to rest well now, and gain strength to come home. No aneurysm surgery is being considered until he fully recovers!
A grateful wife,