Monday, July 25, 2011

The First Day

Today Dick got all the drain tubes and wires pulled.  He is FREE!  He has been tethered for almost a year; tied to either batteries or electricity, with machines keeping him alive.  For years he has had a pacemaker/defibrillator and last year doctors added the LVAD.
Not any more.....   He is being sustained by his healthy heart that shows no signs of rejection. Doctors are sending him to the apartment tomorrow, Tuesday.

It is a great day!  It is the first day of the rest of his life.


  1. Congratulations Dick, so happy to know you are recovering so well. How great is our God!

    See you soon, love,

  2. What could be more wonderful than this? Hard to believe, Mary, that you have a new husband. This is such a gracious gift of our Lord. I am smiling to think of how much rest you are going to get when Dick can start taking care of you again. Love to you both.