Thank you to all of you for your e-mails, blog comments, Facebook posts, and especially for your prayers as we have dealt with my daughter’s medical condition. It’s been rough, but her medical team tells us the crisis is mostly behind us and the outlook is good. A MRI and an angiogram shows no evident neurological or heart damage.
Yesterday afternoon Tiffany had a defibulator surgically implanted, which the doctors said was absolutely necessary because without it she could go into cardiac arrest at any given time. Today they plan to take her off the sedation and remove her breathing tube. She will have a long, sometimes painful recovery, but she will recover, and that is all that matters.
As for Terry and I, we are exhausted. We left our home in Florida Monday morning, drove 800 miles the first day, 750 the next, and 650 the third, arriving here in Show Low, Arizona at 5 p.m. local time. That kind of schedule was rough when we were youngsters, but as old farts, it’s even worse. But it was worth it to have Tiffany open her eyes when we got to the hospital. She was heavily sedated, but could squeeze our hands when we asked her to, or blink her eyes in response to questions. I have to tell you that this old guy has shed some tears in the last few days, but none compared to when she could do that.
I’m going to wrap this up because I’m so tired I can’t focus on the screen. But I will try to get back in the swing of things as much as possible. Again, thank you all for being there for us, for your patience with the problems in getting the new issue out, and a very big thank you to Greg White for filling in for me to keep you all updated.