Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year And A Request

Michael is continuing to be pretty stable while waiting for a new heart.  He's had some ups and downs and being flat on his back is a huge issue.  He's dealing with it much better than I imagined he would, we just hope it won't be a long wait.  If something doesn't happen around the New Year holiday, he might opt to have the balloon pump relocated, so he can move his legs and be able to change positions.

His girls came up to the hospital on Christmas Eve and spent the night.  They decorated a Christmas tree and opened presents on Christmas morning.  He enjoyed getting to be a part of the celebration, even if he was confined to a bed.

We have a special request.  So many of you have said prayers and sent good thoughts and we would like to include you in a fantastic memory book his girls and their mother have put together.  If you would like to be included in this book, please email a photo of a thumbs up, or heart hands. (a selfie is great) We would love to include you, since you have been a huge part of this journey and a huge support system for us.  Please let me know in the title that you are including a photo.  I still haven't had time to respond to comments and emails, but I have saved each one and will try to get to them.

Wishing you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!










34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that last photo brought stinging tears to my eyes. bless him. fight on, michael!

Karen said...

Love that last photo.

When my daughter had been in a coma for a few weeks time, there were signs that she might come out of it... and the FIRST sign that she gave us that she was indeed going to come back to us was when the Dr. asked her.. not really expecting a response... for a thumbs up. She did just that..and she came back.

Love your project!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My Heart.... So glad that Michael has a wonderful family --who are supporting him and praying for him... God Bless ALL of you.

I will put together a photo and email it to you for the Memory Book.

Happy 2014.. Hope it's much nicer for you and the family than 2013 has been.

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

mama .bonnie said...

I've continue to say my prayers for Michael and you. I hope you get your miracle soon!

Deborah said...

Love you so much Ms A. I'll see what I can do!

Terri Buster said...

Oh my gollies, that last shot got me. Praying for you Michael...I hope you get your new heart soon. Blessings!

CiCi said...

God bless Michael and take care of him so he will be healthy and active soon. Happy New Year greetings to you and your entire family.

Saraheinä said...

You have been in my thoughts. That book is a wonderful idea! Still praying for you all. Happy New Year!

Gigi said...

Oh sweetie...I've been thinking of you all. And continue to pray. The memory book is a wonderful idea and I will try to get that photo to you soon!

NCmountainwoman said...

Still praying for all of you. And Michael, here's hoping that new heart brings you health in 2014.

Nellie said...

I continue to offer prayers for Michael and all the family. This is a wonderful idea, and I will try to get a picture to send along.

My wish for you is for a New Year of peace and joy. That has to include a new heart for Michael.

Hugs,
Nellie

Linda said...

Best wishes to you and Michael for the new year! I hope it brings a return of strength to him.

Nancy Claeys said...

Will continue to pray for a new heart for your son... xo

Betty Manousos said...

still praying for all of you, my dear friend! you've been in my thoughts!
god bless you michael, praying for you...i hope you get your new heart really, soon!

sending you
(((hugs)))

Sally said...

Tears here also with the hope the next ones will be those of joy for Michael. Prayers abound for all of you. So glad his girls were able to be with him Christmas; that was good medicine.

xoxo

SweetMarie said...

Michael will continue to stay in my prayers. All of you have been in my daily thoughts.
Happy 2014!

Vicky said...

That last photo gives me goosebumps. Praying for you, for Michael, for a new heart and a new and healed life that awaits!

chana meddin said...

Eyes filled with tears from seeing photos of all of you together and have nothing to add except I hope and pray always for Michael and all of you. Seeing "all of you" and reading about your Christmas - please send tissues! God bless...and Happy New Year.

Chatty Crone said...

You all have held your own this year. I am wishing you a wonderful new year. sandie

Betty said...

Oh dear, I would love to be included. I have trouble with photos since I now have Windows 8 and my old photo software won't work with it. I haven't learned the new software. Let me see what I can do. However, I'm there in spirit and praying for that miracle.

Bossy Betty said...

Sending strength and love to you all. Continuing to send prayers! Love that last picture.

troutbirder said...

We continue to pray for Michaels recovery. Thumbs up for that....!

Gina Gao said...

I'm praying for his recovery!

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Vicki Lane said...

We are all on Michael's side.

20 North Ora said...

Mrs. A - just wanted you to know I am praying for Michael and his new heart. What a tense time this must be. Praying for the whole family and the doctors. Also, the family that will lose someone dear in order for Michael to get his heart.

Prayers and blessings for you all.

Judy

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Sending healing light to Michael.

Carolina Mts

Barbara said...

All of this makes my little issues seem so trivial. Praying for all of you! I'll send a photo tomorrow if it's not too late.

bettyl-NZ said...

I just found your blog and I will be praying, too. God bless you all.

Ms. G said...

Tearing up now from that photo.
Prayers and thoughts everyday!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Continual prayers for your dear son. I adore that framed quote he's holding up and Amen to that sentiment!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm on it.
Love and prayers to you all.
xoRobyn

Pat Tillett said...

You guys have most certainly had your ups and downs. You have a very strong family. Hang in there...

Katherines Corner said...

sending ♥ and prayers

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a sweet idea! Happy New Year to you all Ms. A and I'm praying 2014 will hold improved health for Michael!
Blessings,
Cindy