Friday, April 20, 2007

Another Move!

I am beginning to feel like a gypsy. Just as we are settling into our new room at Parkview we get the news we will be moving. Due to Jim's VA status, it would be in his best interest to go to Minneapolis, Minnesota VA Brain Trauma Center to continue his rehab program. This may happen as soon as next week, or at the latest, the following. There are a lot of logistics that will have to be worked out in this move, including, how to transport Jim. It's possible he will go by air and I will drive. Needless to say, many details to plan for, in a short amount of time. His length of stay is undetermined at this time.

So far, his time on the rehab floor at Parkview has been good, but not uneventful. He's had some rough days but is improving each day. He talks constantly and this is not Jim. But it is great to hear. He is also interested in his art again which is another answered prayer. He seems to know most people who have come to visit if he's had an ongoing relationship with them. I would encourage you to come visit if you like, before he goes.He does enjoy visitors. But, please check with the nurse before you go in to see if he is doing ok. They do ask for no more then 2-3 at a time. He is in room 1403.

This move will be a strain on our kids. Being 10 hours away from their dad while he is so ill will not be easy. I, also, will miss their help and comfort. I know that God has been faithful through this whole journey and will continue to be.

We will keep you posted as soon as we know more.

I pray you all enjoy this wonderful weather and your families this week-end.



Anonymous said...

I know this has all been a long difficult journey for all of you. I pray for Jim's safety while traveling as well as yours, Sue. We will also pray for those friends and family who will not be able to travel with you for strength and for yours as well. If there is ever anything we can do for you please let us know. We pray for you daily and you are always in our thoughts. We will get up to see Jim before he goes. Thank you for keeping us updated on his situation, you are in our constant prayers.

Misty & the Wallin Family.
Keith, Savannah, Corbin and Sheriden

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and Family,

Thanks for keeping us updated.
God's plans are in place, and we pray for your strength during this
part of The Journey. Praise God that He never veers. We are praying for your preparation for the MN trip. We Love You.

The Gallagher's

Anonymous said...


We will continue to think of you and pray for you & Jim during this transition time. May you find strength in Him and have the comfort & love of your Abba Father while you're away from your children.

Love, The Hansen's

Anonymous said...

Dear Jim, Sue, and family,
We are praying for the people that God has already put in place to love you while you are in Minnesota. We will continue to pray for you and love you while you are there. Thanks so much for this Blog, and we will continue to check for your updates. We pray you will have safety and peace during this next leg of the journey. We're also praying that all the arrangements and details will get taken care of as smoothly as possible. And yes, this separation from your kids will be so hard. We will continue to uplift all of you and pray that Jim's recovery will go well and that you will be back home very soon. With much love,
Ron and Minda

Admin said...

Please know you continue to be in my prayers. Though we have never met face-to-face, God has put your family in my heart.

I will continue to pray for Jim's recovery, and that he will adjust well to his new surroundings when he is moved. I am praying for strength for all of you.

May God renew your strength moment by moment.

Anonymous said...

thanks Sue for the update and what
encouraging news with all the new
things Jim is he has
come sooo far!
so you and your family continue to
face really big glad
the God of the universe is your guide and strength. When you settle please give us an address where we can send cards etc.
love you
helen & steve

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray for Jim's rehab, the move to MN and the adjustment for everyone. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Rom. 15:13)

Michael & Abigail