Update on Kip’s Family

January 24, 2010

When last I updated you on Kip’s family, Jim had been in a coma for two months, but had awakened and been determined well enough to come home for Thanksgiving.  However, he had contracted a staph infection and was re-hospitalized the weekend after Thanksgiving.  . . . more hospital care, and then he was sent to a rehab hospital where he contracted a bacterial infection.  He was home for Christmas, but the first week in January was taken back to the hospital by ambulance.  The hospital here has now recommended he be taken by air ambulance to the Cleveland Clinic.  All this for a relatively routine heart valve replacement!  Sarah says she could not sustain without Kip who sleeps with her at night and is waiting for her by the door whenever she has been out.  She calls him her rock.  There was certainly a reason (of which I was definitely not aware) for him to go live with Jim and Sarah and Jill.

Please send some strong thoughts for this wonderful family.


  1. Kathy says:

    Oh my! I am so sorry to hear that Jim’s health situation is so grave. Definitely sending many good thoughts, and a few extra doggie kisses to the entire family.

    Good job Kip! Yes, there certainly was a good reason for Kip to join them when he did.

  2. Traci says:

    Oh GOSH! This poor family! 🙁 Atta boy, Kip…. atta boy!

  3. Man, that’s why they say the hospital is no place for a sick person. Hope he gets better soon and all the hospitalizations stop.

  4. dawn says:

    Its wonderful that Kip has been such a help, but really sad that the family has been dealing with this. Prayers for Jim and his family.

  5. Wow. Certainly puts my frustrations in perspective………

    Sending good thoughts to reinforce Kip’s restorative presence.

  6. Holly says:

    Prayers are flowing for Kip’s family. Thank goodness they have Kip during this time. He was definitely meant to be their “rock”.

  7. Sandy says:

    Good, no, great thoughts headed to Jim and family. Good job, Kip.