Monday, August 4, 2008

Beaumont Hospital...

Things are going really well at Beaumont Hospital. Jim and I are very excited. We met with the Surgeon a couple of weeks ago, he's awesome! He has the values and experience we were looking for. Not only is he an excellent Surgeon, but he has a wonderful bedside manner. He was recruited by Beaumont from Chicago over a year ago. He loves being at the smaller hospital where he can have a closer relationship with his patients, and not have them be just another number.

Jim, John and I are going to a class down there tomorrow night. Then Jim has to meet with one of Beaumont's cardiologist for clearance. I promise to do better at keeping everyone up to date through here.

Becca broke her foot and sprained her ankle last weekend. She is in a portable air cast that she can remove to take a shower. She is really bummed, cause she really likes her new job at the Lake Inn, and can't work now for a month. She had gotten home from work last Saturday night, and went back out to her Tahoe to get her phone charger. When she stepped down off from the porch, she turned her ankle and down she went. I scooped her up and off to the ER we went.

So, yes. It has been another exciting week at the Jacobs' household:)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

yea, I'm a slacker...

Needless to say, it's been a crazy 6 months...

As you can see, Staci and Nathan got married. June 14th, they had a beautiful wedding. They went back home on Sunday, sure do miss them already.

My candle business is going great, check it out at I've got product in 5 stores now across Michigan! Yahoo!!!!

Jim and John go to Beaumont Hospital next Monday for pretesting for transplant. Jim recently had surgery to his left arm, to remove the gouty toufi in his elbow and his nuckle. It looks really, really good. He can't wait to have the right arm done now.

Everything else is going really good. Adam is now in the high school with his sisters, Aly is a sophmore, and Becca is beginning her senior year!!!! Oh, where does the time go?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

We're alive!!!!!

I cannot believe that I haven't updated in 3 months!!!! Boy, do I have alot to fill you in on....

Becca had an unbelievable swim season. She has improved so much, she got her varsity letter and three medals. Last week she turned 16 and got her drivers license:) What a help that has been to me.... She is doing really well in school, her english class is actually a college course, she has chemistry, spanish, American Lit, History, as you can see she has a tough load this year.

Alyson has been helping me the most with our new business. She is our little social butterfly, always on the phone and the computer:~0

Adam had a pretty good football season. He learned alot, and they finally won their last game. He has quite the following of girls that call all the time. Last week he started wrestling, so far he loves it.

My business is going exceptionally well. We have had several fundraisers, and we are now in three stores:) We are in the Candlewicke Shoppe in Ferndale, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in Romeo, and Past Tense in Lapeer. I am so proud of our products, and the response we are getting. We now have 2 sizes of candles, handpoured soaps, air fresheners, lip balm, bath salts, melts, diffusers, and I'm constantly looking for new ideas.

Now for an update on Jim...

Well, on October 17th he had a heart cath. After having a little tightness in his chest, we made an appt. with Dr. Harris, and he thought maybe he'd have to put another stent in. Dr. Harris came out of the Cath room to speak with us, and I could not believe my ears.... "Jim had to have a quad bypass, and his aortic valve replaced!" What? Are you kidding me????

On Friday, October 19th after 7 and a half hours of surgery he ended up 'only' having a triple bypass, and a mechanical aortic valve put in. He stayed in McLaren Hospital for the following week, enduring 6 days of dialysis, many transfussions, and too many sleepless nights. It's been a month since his surgery, and he is doing very well. He was released to drive again this past week, and should be starting his cardiac rehab soon.

We have been so very blessed this last year. God has been very good to us, guiding us all the way through the valleys of life. We are very excited to be hosting a huge Thanksgiving Celebration this Thursday with 24 of our closest family and friends.

Jim and I would like to wish all of you a very Blessed Thanksgiving.

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