Wednesday, January 24, 2007

morning update 1/24/2007....

"Nothing new to report" were the words from Dr. Youngs mouth this morning. Dads ICP was standing around 17-21 thru this morning. His CPP number has been around 80. These are where the doctor would like them. Dr. Young said that they would run another CT scan today to see if there is any change, so we will wait. Mom didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night, but is managing well. More to come after the CT scan...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is michelle (berry) cooper. i am praying for you all. my heart aches for you -- yet the Lord is sovereign and we know that your father is in His hands. if anyone has time, please send me anna's contact information.we will continue to pray very hard for your family.
thank you and sincerely,
in Him,
michelle
michelleecooper@gmail.com

Robb and Malissa said...

My dearest Sue(and family),I just found about Jim yesterday from Maureen and my heart just aches for you and your family.I know Jim has struggeled for awhile with his pain from his back.I can't imagine the patience it has taken him over the years to cope with his injuries.I can relate,but to have this ongoing pain for your life takes inner strength.I know he has the strength to get through another obstiacle. We(Robb and I)have had the honor of getting to know Jim quite well. He worked on our house a year ago last fall. Robb and I just loved hearing all of Jim's stories, I could have listened for hours...and sometimes We did! What a great family you have, lean on eachother and your faith and you will get through this.Our love and prayers are with you all at this time. Let us know if we can help in any way.
Robb and Malissa

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,

We will keep you in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Orlando and Ginger Fernandez

jeff harrison said...

Dear Sue(and family),my wife and I are praying for Jim, you and your children. (KEEP THE FAITH) JEFF & TERI HARRISON

Anonymous said...

DEAREST SUE I JUST FOUND OUT A FEW MINUTES AGO AND AM TOTALLY FLOORED. I HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS.
GOD BLESS!

MICHELE YANT
API

Anonymous said...

My Dear Sister and Family,
This poem reminds me of you Sue and your deep roots in the Lord; unshaken,strong and everlasting. I hold all of you up in prayer throughout each day. I'll see you Friday.
" The Oak Tree"
A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the oak tree's leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark.
But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke.
"How can you still be standing, Oak?"
The Oak replied:
"I know that you can break each branch of mine in two,
Can carry each leaf away,
Shake my linbs, and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth. Growing stronger since my birth.
"You'll never touch them, for you see, They are the deepest part of me.
Until today I wasn't sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found, with thanks to you I'm stronger than I ever knew."

With our Lord as our deepest roots we can endure and be strong sheltered in His loving arms.
Becky

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue, We will continue praying to our Mighty God who is able to do all things according to His will. May you feel the presence of His perfect peace and comfort as He takes you through this. You have taken us into your family as your own and we love you all.
Dale, Karen, Matthew, & Taylor

Ritch said...

To Sue and the kids,

this was sent to me today and I thought of you guys. I know God is watching over Jim and taking good care of him. I have a feeling things will get better soon.

please read:

Breakfast at McDonald's
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>This is a good story and is true, please read it all the
> > >> >> >>>Way through until the end!
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently

> completed
> > >>my
> > >>
> > >> >> >>>college degree.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>The last class I had to take was Sociology.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities
> that
> > >> >> >>>I wish every human being had been graced with.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>Her last project of the term was called,
> > >> >> >>>"Smile."
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>The class was asked to go out and smile at three people
> and
> > >> >> >>>document
> > >> >> >>>their reactions.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone
> and
> > >> >> >>>say hello anyway. So, I thought this would be a piece of
> cake,
> > >> >> >>>literally.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband,
> youngest son,
> > >>and
> > >>
> > >> >>I
> > >> >> >>>went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our
> son.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all
> of a
> > >> >> >>>sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then
> > >> >> >>>even my husband did.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of
> > >> >> >>>Panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they
> had moved.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>As I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body"
> smell, and
> > >> >> >>>there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he
> was
> > >> >> >>>"smiling".
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as
> he
> > >> >> >>>searched for acceptance.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>He said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had
> been
> > >> >> >>>clutching.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood
> > >> >> >>>behind his friend. I realized the second man was
> > >> >> >>>Mentally challenged and the
> > >> >> >>>blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I held my tears as I stood there with them.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>The young lady at the counter asked him what they
> > >> >> >>>wanted.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>He said, "Coffee is all Miss" because that was
> > >> >> >>>All they could afford.
> > >> >> >>>If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up,
> > >> >> >>>They had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I
> > >> >> >>>Almost reached out and embraced the little man with the
> blue
> > >> >> >>>eyes.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were
> > >> >> >>>set on me, judging my every action.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to
> > >> >> >>>give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I then walked around the corner to the table that the men
> > >> >> >>>Had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table

> and laid
> > >> >> >>>My hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said,
> > >> >> >>>"Thank you."
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not
> > >> >> >>>do this for you. God is here working through me to give
> you
> > >> >> >>>hope."
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband
> > >> >> >>>And son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and
> said, "That is
> > >> >> >>>why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope."
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew
> > >> >> >>>That only because of the Grace that we had been given
> were we
> > >> >> >>>Able to give.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>We are not church goers, but we are believers.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet
> > >> >> >>>love.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I returned to college, on the last evening of class,
> > >> >> >>>With this story in hand.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I turned in "my project" and the instructor read it.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>Then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share this?"
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>She began to read and that is when I knew that we as
> > >> >> >>>Human beings and being
> > >> >> >>>part of God share this need to heal people and to be
> > >> >> >>>healed.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's,
> > >> >> >>>my on, instructor, and every soul that shared the
> classroom
> > >> >> >>>On the last night I spent as a college student.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever
> learn:
> > >> >> >>>UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>Much love and compassion is sent to each and every
> > >> >> >>>Person who may read this and learn how to
> > >> >> >>>LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS - NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE
> > >> >> >>>PEOPLE.
> > >> >> >>>
> > >> >> >>>There is an Angel sent to watch over you

Stephanie Joy said...

Praying that you all find rest in the arms of Almighty God & praying for Jim's healing.

Kneeling before the Father with you all,
Stephanie Struck

Psalm 91

Steve & Helen Korn said...

THANKS GUYS FOR THE UPDATED
PICTURES OF JIM.... NOW THAT'S THE
ORNRY GUY WE REMEMBER...
HE'S A FIGHTER, HANG IN THERE :)
XOXOS
STEVE & HELEN

Anonymous said...

SUE THIIS IS mary WEISENBURGER.I am in FLORIDA WITH BoB AND Jan. My Heart goes out to you and your family.I know from experience how hard it is t o set in that waiting room and then go and watch your loved one breathe.we did that for two weeks in Indy. for herb's uncle. I too will pray for Jim we go back as friends since the late sixties. as he was styling my hair I would hear all about his wonderful Susie.He sure does love you.. love and prayers mary

Anonymous said...

Sue, Jason and family;
Our hearts and prayers go
out to all of you.
We are in Florida for the winter,
so can not be there to help.
We are glad, however, that our
daughter, Carin Monteith, has
been a big help to you.

"Cast all your cares on Him,
because He cares for you."

Neil & Von Clay

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue, Jason, Andy, Anna, Joe, and the rest of the Maley family,

Please know that you all are in our hearts and prayers now and always. Jim brings nothing but a comforting smile to our face when we think of the last time we saw him. Though we live with several hundreds miles between us, the friendship that our family has had with yours for over thirty years is a true gift that is to always be treasured. We hope that you can find some comfort right now as Jim's love for his family and the Lord gets you all through this difficult time.

Sending Our Love and Prayers from our family to Yours,

Joe, Johanna, Jeremy, Laura, Juliana, Jason, Joey, Shawn,and Niko

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all of you and had our church The Chapel pray for all of you tonight Pete & Pam Miller

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue and family,
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as we lift each of you up to our loving God. Sue, we are praying Jim will open his eyes to see you, but even with his eyes closed he KNOWS that you are right there. We pray God will continue to uphold and strengthen you each moment and that there will be sweet sweet moments of loving each other and knowing God's very close presence. With our love, Ron and Minda Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone. We just want you to know that we are thinking about you and send our best hopes that the recovery is a quick one.

All our love,

Chris and Cindy Symonds, and Mike Symonds