Dear Family and Friends:
Yesterday, we welcomed in the family of Kimberly Sokolow of Orlando, FL. Per her husband, Greg, Kim had come to Foley, AL for a craft show with her friends and became very sick. He was sharing with me that she had contracted the H1N1 flu actually in Orlando, but did not realize she was so ill and had wanted to go to this craft class in Foley. She was transferred from the Foley hospital to Baptist and was placed on ECMO (heart-lung assist device). Ms. Kim is VERY sick prayer partners. Her sisters, parents, and brother-in-law are all in from Texas and Greencastle, Indiana. Thank you Ms. Penny C. for taking in this family. Ms. Kim is just 52 years young.
Baptist Hospital: Tim Anderson, who is on an oxygen cannula and has survived the H1N1 flu, is to be transferred to Select Specialty hospital for rehabilitation! Tim is a miracle! His family has repeatedly expressed how grateful they are for all of your prayers. Tim, 42 years young, told me today he “Wants to go home!”, but he needs physical rehabilitation as he has been in a bed for over 6 weeks now. Mom, Mena and intermittent family members have been staying with us.
Sacred Heart: James Clark, just 72 years young, is not doing very well per his sweet wife, Jimmi who had been staying with us. Extended family has been called because of James’ multi-organ system failure. Jimmi was sharing with me that each time they try to put James on dialysis, he develops clots in the blood vessels and the dialysis has to stop. She has shared he now has Do Not Resuscitate orders. This couple came from Panama City Beach, FL. James developed severe liver dysfunction that appears to have caused his kidneys to fail and other organs to not function properly also. Please keep this entire family in you prayers.
Sacred Heart: Kim Denman, just 55 years young continues to amaze all of her doctors and nurses. Kim’s brain shunt was “adjusted” per Kelsey, her daughter. Kim is waking up! She will follow commands, makes purposeful movements of her extremities, and will mouth words (She still has a tracheotomy). Kim, as you recall had not one, but three brain bleeds over the course of two months. She has a ways to go, but, she is definitely showing she is awake! Barry, her husband and Kelsey split their time with her so she has a family member 24/7. Barry and Kim are from the Ft. Walton Beach, FL area.
Select Hospital: Shirley Oliver, just 73 years young continues to be ventilator dependent from a lung infection following her heart attack and stent placement January 4, 2020. Her sweet husband, Lamar will not leave her side. I visited with them today. Her sister-in-law shared that Shirley had a feeding tube placed into her stomach yesterday and the family feels that she is more comfortable. This family wanted to share how grateful they all are for all of the prayers being said.
Consulate: Chris Hubbard, just 45 years young, did have his kidney stones removed at Baptist hospital February 17 as an outpatient. He was well enough to return to Consulate rehabilitation center per Kathy and James, his parents. James was sharing that per the doctors, that Chris could be transferred to a facility closer to Hattiesburg, MS, their home soon! Chris has come such a long way from his October 18, 2019 transfer from there! Chris remains on oxygen and has stage 4 COPD.
West Florida Rehabilitation: Retired Rev. Turpin Ashurst. Per his sweet wife, Angie who has been staying with us, Turpin is really trying hard to do all of the stroke rehabilitation that the physical, occupational, and speech therapists are asking of him. He still has limited left sided movement, but in his haste to get better, he has tried now twice to get out of bed on his own and has fallen. Angie shared this guy has always been “I am going to do this!” kind of guy. She is asking for “Patience” prayers. Rev. Turpin is a retired Methodist pastor and served 20 years as an Army Chaplin. They were “snow-birding” in Orange Beach, AL when Turpin got sick.
Blessings to all of you, Love Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis TackettResident ServantMartha’s Vineyard of Pensacola, The Family House850-287-2144Always Call for Availability!
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