Monday, July 28, 2008

Update on Jim L.

Jim was moved out of ICU again on Saturday. Clint went to visit him on Sunday and said it was very good to see him.

Jim told Clint he asked his daughter to take him to the ER because he was uncoordinated and thought he was having a stroke. Jim told the ER he thought he was having a stroke but the ER doc told him he had vertigo and sent him home. Jim's symptoms persisted, so he went back again telling them he thought he was having a stroke. Same thing--you have vertigo, go home. Jim does not remember anything else until he woke up in the hospital.

He has had 5 surgeries since being there. He kept losing blood and they did abdominal surgery to close up some holes. He says he can tell he has lost some coordination, but will work to get that back.

His ex-wife went to the new landlord, explained what had happened and got Jim's deposit back (very nice of her). He is living with his daughter and her family for now. He will soon be a grandpa for the second time!

Jim thanked Clint for the cassette tapes of coworkers wishing him well and said he feels like having visitors now.

He should go home at the end of next week barring any other problems.

Let's pray he goes home as planned, is able to regain all of his coordination and strength and can go back to work soon.