Dear Praying Friends,
It has been a while since I reported on Jerry’s health, mainly because I
am just too tired when I get home for the evening. We did learn today
that the discharge date is being set for this Thursday, and although I
was hoping for tomorrow, at least we have a “target date,” which were
Jerry’s words. He can survive three more nights now! I won’t pretend
this has been an easy trial, for it has stretched us both to the inth
degree, but always the Lord has sustained. His medications have been
lowered and one taken away. He is doing well in therapy – walking,
climbing steps and doing all the strengthening exercises. He is eating
well. But, oh how he wants to come home. Our hardest time of each day
is when I have to leave him for the night. If nothing else has come of
all this, one thing is so evident, which is that the Lord has further
cemented our love for each other! Yesterday I went through the timeline
with Jerry of all that has taken place. He doesn’t remember much of it,
what with anesthesia and all the medical stress. We cried together, and
were very mindful of the Lord’s mercies.
Again, I thank all of you who have prayed.
Gratefully in our Rock,
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,