Kirk is doing so very much better!

Hello All,

It is day #45 of Kirk being in the hospital... the third one now.

Thank you all for your time and labor of love in praying for Kirk.

God has answered prayers and he is doing so much better! I think I told you he is in an acute rehab hospital (Mercy Rehab Hospital in Chesterfield). It is a wonderful facility with wonderful people (diametrically opposed to the last hospital he was in, which was horrible... don't get me started)

There are wonderful physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists at this hospital ~ he is improving every day. He has been at this hospital less than a week, and the difference is remarkable. He can walk unassisted; he can eat without having to be watched; he can talk; he can think; he can climb stairs... His strength is improving daily. His voice is not his yet, but I assume that will come. It is his own voice in that it is no longer the robotic voice of the voice box on the trach ~ but he does not sound like himself at all... yet!

God is a God of miracles. We learn more and more of what Kirk went through as time goes on. Sometimes it angers me that they did not tell me everything, but other times I am thankful. For instance, they almost lost him 3 times. That is documented in his file, but I was unaware at the time... although anyone who saw him in those first 3 weeks will testify that ... well, that he looked rather lifeless. One day I got a call from a friend who thought I was at the hospital but I was not yet there. I answered the phone and she just sobbed and sobbed. I didn't know what was wrong until she finally choked out between the sobs that she was in Kirk's hospital room. She had not been prepared for what she saw. Bless her heart.

And bless yours. Each and every one of you. God has heard and answered your prayers and continues to do so.

Kirk will be home next week. I am thrilled about that ~ though not thrilled that the reason he will be home next week is that the insurance company is dictating that.

What the future holds, we never know. I now know that beyond any shadow of a doubt.

Tell your loved ones you love them.

I told Kirk that many times every day while he was 'out'. He has no recollection whatsoever of the first 24 days, even though he sometimes responded. And no real recollections until well after a month had passed.

God bless you... I thank God for you, my Angel Army.

Much love and much gratitude,

Beth

PS. For anyone who may not know, I am speaking about @blessings2you , who had viral pneumonia, then went into septic shock, (he still has side effects of sepsis though they believe the sepsis is gone), acute congestive heart failure and then into acute renal failure. He was unconscious on a ventilator for 24 days, and is still in hospital, today 15 October being Day #45

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Lum Patterson

Thank You Lord.

Les B+

Blest, All praise His Holy Name! I believe the medical team knows God's Hand was in, over and above all which occurred! In Him, Les

Barbra Lambert

Praise God for ALL that He has done for Kirk! :pray: ... and for you, Beth. :pray: I am SO happy about this wonderful report. Thank you for letting us know these details.

Sarah VM

OK, first things first. Thank you Lord! :dance:
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Glad to have some news from you Beth, hope that you're doing OK too!
Glad that Kirk will be home soon, although perhaps not the best reason for it.
Lots of prayers. May God bless you both and keep you both safe and strong.
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:heart: @-> @-> Sarah @-> @->

John Knox+

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
What more can I say - nothing!

wmj

K Reynolds+

I cannot help but think back to that first week that he was in the hospital. I remember when you learned about his being in septic shock and when they told you that he might have to go on dialysis because his kidneys were failing. I remember how he would seem to make a bit of progress and then have setbacks. I remember all of the prayers that have been prayed on behalf of Kirk and you as well.

Words cannot express my gratitude to God and the joy that I feel in regards to what He has done! You can't see it but I am giving both of you a "grouphug" right now.

Blessings!

K Princess

Beth+

Addendum: Kirk had two "falls" today, which has been a tremendous setback for him. He does not believe that either one of the falls was his "fault" (instability physically or mentally) but they are recorded and therefore he can no longer walk or do anything by himself. They have put an alarm on his bed, meaning he cannot get out of bed without calling someone. This is a huge setback for him, setting him back to where he was when he first got to this hospital. He will not be able to come home as early as he had hoped and this is crushing news for him. Please pray that they evaluate HIM, and not only the falls. Thank you for your continued prayers... much love... I miss the smilies! blest/Beth

Billy Beard

Appreciate the update. I hope and pray he is able togo home soon. He is sure missed here. God bless both of you.

John Knox+

Praying :pray: :pray:

wmj

Barbra Lambert

Am certainly praying, Beth.

Nicole Karkowski

I'm so glad! I'll keep praying!
Niki

Beth+

Thank you all ~ he did not break his hip, which was the concern. He has a bad contusion and is in pain, so he has had a setback. Projected home date is now Wednesday with Home Health a necessity :( BUT... I praise God he did NOT break his hip... and I know that GOD knows better than any of his caregivers. God has brought him this far... He will bring him all the way... of that I am sure. Bless you all... you have been our strength. Neither of us would have made it this far without your prayers, love, and support. Of that too I am sure.

Samuel Junoi

Yea, Beth, John is right. Just as He told Mary to trust Him as the Resurrection and the Life, you really have to trust Him. He will do exceedingly great things today. The more we go through such painful experiences, He is always there going through them with us. Abundant grace from Christ to you, Beth. Amen.

Samuel.

Raynard Shellow

Thank God I came on here today. Been tied up supporting my wife as a co power of attorney for her elderly aunt and uncle. both are in the hospital since August. He had his right leg amputated and she just had major surgery on her neck to clear a blockage preventing oxygen from going to her brain. Be blessed my brother you are always in our prayers..

Beth+

Day # 52... Wednesday 22 October... He is HOME! Hallelujah! Praise God!

Barbra Lambert

Welcome home, Kirk!

I know this must be one of the happiest days of each of your lives and deservedly so. Praise the Lord for all that He has done for each of you! :pray:

K Reynolds+

This is such fantastic news! PRAISE THE LORD! :dance:

Blessings!

K :princess:

Billy Beard

So thankful. I know ya'll are. God bless much