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.