Monday, December 27, 2004

Coming Home

What I am about to tell you will surely shock and
amaze you. David is expected to come home tomorrow,
Monday, December 27, 2004, one week and a day after
his liver transplant. His doctors say his recovery
has been remarkable and they credit his desire to come
home to his loving family as what encouraged him to do
so well.
David has been in the hospital for 20 days and is so
anxious to be home and see Alex and Tasha. You can't
imagine how much he misses them.

David will need plenty of time to rest at home, but he
is so anxious to see the many friends who have
inspired him and kept him strong throughout all of
Lots of love,

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At 6:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is such wonderful news!!! I'm so happy for all of you to finally have what you've been praying for and to be together again as a family! There's no better Christmas gift than that!


At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say, is thanks be to God for His amazing power - praise be to David and Nancy for their faith; and: WELCOME HOME DAVID!!!!!!!!! I look forward to seeing you. ACL

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is simply amazing. Welcome home, David!
Pam and Ed

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yippee.... Yahoo!!!!!! What wonderful news! I'm sooooo happy for you all..........All my love from PA.........Char

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is truly amazing. Who would have thought that David's news would top the Red Sox winning the World Series?
What a way to ring in the new year.
Wishing you all the best.

Chris & Kim

At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for giving us an example of how wonderful this planet can be when it works the way God intended.

With love and best wishes,

Frank and Linda

At 3:59 PM, Blogger Kathy Bird said...

Dear Frank and Linda,

Hello to Frank and Linda and everyone from Hopewell, NJ, from David's sister, Kathy, and sons Matt, 17, and Brendan, 15.

First, let me say as Nancy and I were remarking about today, there is a time lapse between time comments are written and times that comments are posted. So, the times that comments were originally written and when comments appear and are posted are different by hours!

However, I am up late and in the middle of the night and early in the a.m., too, sometimes, and am amused and enjoy your comments!

I hope you are both well, Frank and Linda, next-door neighbors of D & N before you moved. I hope I will get to see you both on your next trip to NJ; I enjoyed your good humor and great spirit when I visited.

Both of you and all of you who know D & N are blessed with such good friends and a network of love and support and great humor and good cheer.

It's so uplifting to know that so, so, so many people are thinking of David and Nancy and Tasha and Alex and rooting for David to recover and return home.

Thanks a bunch to you and to everyone!

The power of positive energy is amazing and the biggest source of that positive energy is David himself.

Having said that, Nancy is a saint.

And while marveling at the absolute wonderful news that David's got an opportunity to see Tasha and Alex grow up and to grow in love and live in a renewed life and love with Nancy and the children, we need to never forget to pray for and remember the person who gave new life to David. Let us pray always for that person's soul and her family.

I was never, ever an organ donor and thought it was freaky and creepy and weird and I've done an 180 turn. I'm not going to get preachy and tell anyone what to do but I am blown away by the dichotomy of A.) how sick David was; and B.) how well he is now.

Yes, there is a long road ahead for David and much to deal with for he and Nancy in the short term but great, great, great hope in the long term.

He's not at all out the woods yet but he will be soon, I expect and hope.

His positive attitude, humor and strength, supported by Nancy's same traits and that of so many, many others rooting for him, has made an enormous and positive impact.

Thank you!

Best wishes to all,

Kathy Bird

At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Home David! We are so happy to have you back in Long Hill Township with your family where you belong. You said you were going to write a book about all this when it was over. Well... I can't wait to read it, but this was a heck of a way to get a good story! You writers, you will go to all lengths won't you!!
We will continue to keep you in our prayers for a continued speedy recovery. I will also continue to pray for the person (and his/her family) whose liver now gives you life. I have been keeping Ian (Alex's fellow Tiger Cub) posted on your progress and he has said "I'm happy and sad Mommy. Happy Mr. Bird is going to be okay and sad that the other person died." I explained to him that although it is sad that someone died, we are very happy that that person had the intelligence and compassion to be an organ donor. I don't think that anyone who knows your family will ever be neutral on the subject of organ donation again. If you can get those bumper stickers you mentioned earlier, I am sure you would have no problem finding people willing to use them. Looking forward to seeing you at some Cub Scout meetings in the future when you are up to it. Lynn B. P.S. I think that incredible wife of yours deserves a spa weekend or something else similarly indulgent!

At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second Lynn's motion about an indulgent spa treatment for Nancy once all the dust settles and David is up and running - so to speak. ACL

At 7:24 AM, Blogger Kathy Bird said...

Great minds think alike. A gift certificate for Nancy to recuperate with a massage at The Spa at the Doral Forrestal on Route 1 in Princeton/Plainsboro is en route to her already. It's my Christmas gift to her. But if anyone wants to contribute toward making it a whole day or a spa weekend, please let me know off this blog so it's a surprise. Please e-mail me directly. Thanks!

Kathy Bird


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