Thursday, May 20, 2010

Visiting and looking great!

We saw Jim for a bit last night and he looked great. With him now. He got the vent out about an hour ago which is great that he was good enough for that to happen. He can't really talk much but is whispering. It's finally hit me that this is real!!!!!!
I'll keep everyone posted as much as possible!

Morning after surgery. Dr. H and Jim

Me and Jim
Jim and his dad
Jim and Amanda


  1. Sounds like he is doing great! Keep it up.

  2. Wow! He got the vent out quick!! I couldn't talk after I got the vent out either. I was actually at a whisper for 2 months!! It's very rare that that happens though.

    Such great news! Keep up the great work James!!

  3. All sounding really positive - yay! Will had almost no voice for about 6 weeks afterwards. Very frustrating and worrying at the time but his voice is completely fine now. You are taking me back 7 months so vividly... such a CRAZY thing to go through. Am remembering the weirdness of Critical Care and all those machines and the constant monitoring of every possible bodily function... Will was VERY hot for a week or so afterwards - he had the air temperature in his little room super cold and when he moved to the ward we had to track down a fan... Hope they manage to keep the pain under control so that Jim can start to get mobile in the next few days. The coughing is bad to start with (you think CF gunge is gross) and I remember Will's agony when he first sneezed!

  4. Jim, It is great to hear that you a progressing well. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Lil Delaney

  5. Joanne Strobel CortMay 20, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    That's wonderful news!! I'm so happy!!Please give him a kiss for me and tell him I love him! God bless you both, you are so strong.

  6. i'm sooooooooooo happy to hear that my "brother" is doing so well. of course i would expect nothing less from him. please give him a hug & kiss from me & let him know he's in my thoughts. love to you both--beth

  7. Wonderful!!!! Glad to hear everything is going well!!!

  8. Fantastic news! Denise, thank you for keeping us posted on the blog, it's great to know how things are going. We are all rooting for you Jim!


  9. Never could keep Jim down... he's one strong dude.

  10. I just stopped by quick today to send good vibes on getting listed tomorow and WOW!!! Sending up prayers of thanksgiving and many more for a speedy and full recovery! Blessings to you both. Take good care! Can't wait to hear more. Go Jim!!

  11. Hearing that the surgery has taken place and that Jim is doing well is great news! We are Joyce's brother and sister-in-law in Ohio. We always ask her how Jim is doing. We have a CF friend in TN and know how difficult it can be. Know that you're in our thoughts and sending our best wishes for a good recovery.

    Kent and Kathy Yeager