Thursday, September 30, 2010


Ken has had some setbacks. He had been responding well, lifting hands and legs, pushing and pulling. Equal strength on both sides. However this morning he showed marked weakness on his left side. It happened very quickly. The doctor fears that this may be a blood flow issue. He had a CT which showed a fair amount of swelling (no big surprise there) which could explain the blood flow issue, but because it came on so suddenly the doctor is afraid that it points more toward a stroke or that the blood is just not getting through. He had to repair a tear in an artery and that could quite possibly impede the blood. So we wait. He'll be in the ICU at least through the weekend.

Okay, so here goes:

Dear Universe,

He is a good man. He is kind, sweet, honorable. He is my home, and best friend. I know I have had good luck in the past. I got my sister back, and Gus. But please, please give me back Ken. Have I mentioned he has the softest and warmest hands, and a wonderful giggle? Have I mentioned that his kids adore him, that when he's with him putting them to bed his voice actually changes with love?



New update. He is hemorrhaging. They are taking him into the OR again. They will be taking off a piece of his skull to give the brain a place to swell, and try to deal with the hemorrhage. I don't know what to say now. I don't have words, just love, fear and hope.


  1. We are praying praying praying praying praying fir you for him for the boys. We will send you all th power if our hearts and minds.

  2. Oh, Jamie...I know you have people there with you that love you, but I wish I could be there too and put my arms around you and give you a big hug. I love you, I love Ken, and I'll just keep sending all the healthy, happy energy I can to you both. xo

  3. I'm sending love and hope too...from a college friend to whom Ken hasn't spoken in 20+ years...but sending strong love and hope just the same.

  4. Ok, Ken. You're a veritable Rosie the Riveter. You can do it. We believe in you, from every corner of the globe. And Jamie, you just keep moving your feet as you pray. We love you both so much. EFS.

  5. Dear Ken,
    I know you’re listening…… you would always follow your own blog.
    Keep fighting!!! This is a comma for sure, a semicolon at best but no periods are allowed. You have way too much more to give and those around you have so much more to gain. We’re all with you.

  6. my dear a strong, wonderful and important person that this world needs - not just your family but your friends. You are an inspiration to all of us...stay with us, stay strong and come home.