Sunday, January 11, 2015

a diary of sorts

ive lost track now how long ive had this blog but its a long time. its been a written record of my life for all these years. for those who have followed me here for a few years will remember when my son Jamie was burned in a house fire. I blogged from his room while we sat with him in the hospital for over a month. everybody was wonderful to me and very supportive. the blogosphere is an awesome place where people you've never met are giving you support and helping you through the thing. this blog is a diary of sorts.
several weeks ago while I was teaching in Florida I got a call that my wife in NC had been rushed to the emergency room unresponsive. the next day they put a pacemaker in and sent her home. I went to be with her while she recuperated but two days after the pacemaker went in she collapsed again. my son and I did CPR on her. we got her to the Cardiac Intensive Care unit at a hospital that specializes in heart issues.Thank God, she's now in stable condition. yesterday we moved to a regular room and out of ICU. Still don't know why the episodes but I can't tell you how great it felt to move out of intensive care!
i'll write more soon.

16 comments:

Will Paint said...

Best wishes toyou all Mike

wayne smith said...

Mike, as a heart attack survivor, and CPR instructor, I know the anxiety that surrounds a cardiac condition, for you, your wife and your family. I'm glad you and your son were there for her You both are in my prayers! God's blessings for you all my friend! wayne

Melissa I. said...

Prayers for a full recovery AND answers as to the cause!

Anonymous said...

I am sending healing thoughts to your wife. And take care of yourself too... worrying is tiring.

Marcela Strasdas said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Linda Nickles said...

Mike, I'm sending you good thoughts and many prayers for your wife's complete recovery.

Jenny Brahm said...

Prayers going to your family, Mike. I hope your wife continues to get better.

Fay Terry said...

Mike, I am so glad your wife's condition is improving. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for a speedy recovery.

Carol Flatt said...

All my sincere wishes for a full recovery for your wife, and I hope they can diagnose the cause and how to prevent these episodes. Prayers and love for all your family.

Barbara Bear Jamison said...
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Barbara Bear Jamison said...

I am keeping you all in my prayers and am so grateful she is in good healing hands.

Barbara Bear Jamison said...

Had a glitch! Oops

robin said...

Glad to hear everything is on the upswing for you and your family. Positive thoughts coming your way. Looking forward to seeing you in the Keys.

Judy Brock said...

Dear Mike, I am praying for God's peace and comfort during this difficult time. I am glad that you are able to be here for your family and pray for your strength and your wife's healing.
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

Betty Moore said...

Mike, I have been a nearly daily visitor to your blog for a couple of years now. I always go to DPW through your blog and check to see your new paintings at the time. I have come to think of you as a friend of sorts. We have never met or spoke but I check in on you daily. I am a pretty normal, functioning individual so it's not a weird thing, just an art connection I feel to you. So...please know I am wishing the best to you and your wife and family. Doing CPR on your loved one would be a life changing event I expect. Hoping you all move forward well from here. Betty

Katherine Reyes said...

best wishes for you and your family. Hang in there, my prayers go out to you and your wife.
Kathy Reyes