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,
PS. For anyone who may not know, I am speaking about kirk m ( @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