Organized by: Kate Seibert
The Journey Continues
June 25, 2016
On January 26th, Jimmy went in for spinal surgery having his C3 and C4 fused together and his nerves decompressed. He was home for a little over a month when he felt something was not right. A MRI on March 8th found that the disks below the infusion had collapsed into his spinal cord and he needed emergency surgery. That afternoon he went back into surgery at Resolute to then find out the next day it was not holding and he would undergo another surgery the following day. After 3 surgeries, a total of 32 hours, his body had been through too much. The days after the surgery we watched Jimmy go from bad to worse. From his mental state to his ability to breath. He was then transferred to North Central Baptist in San Antonio where they discovered he had severe pneumonia and septic shock. The weeks to follow he experienced a collapsed lung and stroke. It seemed each day we were faced with another obstacle, another health condition, another procedure needed. There were many dark hours and days of unknowns for how he would pull through all his body was fighting. Through most of this time he was put into a medical coma and was on the ventialtor. It was terrifying, to say the least to watch him slip farther downhill many of these days. BUT prayers are being answered and this man is a fighter y'all and we now sit at almost 3 months of this journey and he is now awake, aware, off the ventilator, and building strength little by little each day. We are still working towards being able to talk, walk, and eat again and moving him to a rehab closer to home. We still have many obstacles to overcome to get him back on his feet and in the health to come home. We are still uncertain of the effects of the stroke and his abilities once he is able to stand. He is showing new improvements every day and we want to continue to cheer him on. He has a positive attitude and knows patience is the key right now to let his body heal.
As you can imagine the medical bills are beyond the ability of one individual to carry. Also the living expenses are piling up as he is unable to provide for himself being in the hospital for this amount of time. We also will have the expenses coming up of at least a month in acute rehab. Please help us support and love him through this by taking a load off of his shoulders, if you feel led to do so. We have gotten this far through your prayers. Not a day goes by that we are not grateful. Keep the prayers coming. We thank you in advance for your help and for all the prayers shown to our family during this time.