Jim is awake and talking!

Jim is awake and talking.  I know.  I thought they were going to keep him out for awhile.  But you know Jim, always full of surprises.  I don’t think anyone was more surprised this morning then our daughter Meggie when he called home to wish her good luck at her soccer game today.  She was so shocked and happy to hear his voice.


Jim and I are both in awe of our blessings.  He has only been on the heart transplant list for 10 days.  When I lay my head on his chest this morning, I heard the most beautiful sound, his new beating heart, so strong and steady.  We will thank the donor family everyday.  This is truly the greatest gift.


We know we are not out of the woods just yet.  He is on a number of medications that will prevent rejection, and in doing so will suppress his immune system.  So as social as he is, he will be unable to have as many visitors, due to the risk of infection.


As always, thank you for your continued prayers. Enjoy this beautiful Fall day.





3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by nancy on October 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Bet he’s up and walking around today…and on a boat tomorrow 🙂
    Take care and know we are all thinking about you!


  2. Posted by Janet Baxter on October 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

    This is incredible – Jim’s a strong guy, physically and emotionally. Thanks goodness his family is too!

    I’m just so happy about all the opportnities that lie ahead it puts tears in my eyes. And if this doesn’t make all of us consider being an organ donor, I don’t know what will.

    Keep up the good work, Stretch. We want you out and about soon.


  3. Posted by Betsy on October 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    JIm and Sue:
    The news is great and I sure hope that it continues that way! Jim, please be advised that this still will not make you eligible for the USDST – best wishes for a speedy recovery and a happy, healthy new heart.


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