Sunday, December 26, 2004

It's a wonderful life

On Christmas Day the doctors at NYU gave David yet
another Christmas gift...they transfered him out of
ICU and moved him to a room with a view and a phone!
They have disconnected almost all of the IV's and
various tubes from his body. He is up walking around
and requested that I bring him his electric razor and
nail clippers. He is anxious to do a little grooming
to get rid of the Howard Hughes look he has going on,
even though he feels as rich as Howard Hughes.
He is anxious to come home and just may be coming home
early this week.

The following message is directly from David:

It's a wonderful life. I learned today from doctors
that with my vastly and steadily improving condition,
I should be released from the hospital in a matter of
days and certainly by the New Year. A better
Christmas present couldn't exist. Today is a day to
pay an extra special thank you to all of the Angels
who walk amoung us. The thousands of dedicated,
cheerful, inspired, miraculous doctors, nurses and
aides who work everyday miracles in extremely tough
conditions but always with dignity, carrying hands and
loving professionalism. These are truly among the
greatest people you could ever want to meet. A
hospital is a place where no one wants to be but if
you have to be there, none is better than the NYU
Transplant Center. As everyone counts their blessings,
and we have so much to be thankful for, please say an
extra prayer for each and everyone of these people
tonight. For the last 8 years on Christmas Day there
has been a transplant surgery at NYU. Let's pray that
they keep that streak intact and that yet another
joyous soul is getting the organ they need to thrive
and survive. (In fact,they did do a liver transplant
on Christmas night.)

It's a wonderful life. Now that my world has been
reshaped, I have plans to reshape the world on behalf
of organ donor awareness. There is a great bumper
sticker here at the hospital that reads, "Don't take
your organs to heaven. Heaven knows we need them

Thanks to all of our loving and giving friends. We
hope you have a wonderful Christmas with the closeness
of your families. Give everyone an extra special hug
and kiss for us tonight. We will all say a prayer of
thanks and we'll see you all very soon!
God Bless you all.
Love David

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At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What GREAT news from you guys. I am so grateful to hear David is making such fantastic progress, and that he is out of ICU, up and around, and coming home soon. I look forward to visiting him when he gets home (I am not much of a "city" person, let alone one who likes navigating the insane highways of this state.....)I am sure Tasha and Alex are elated to know that Dad will soon be back under the same roof with them again.

I still say David, that you are part angel! You have an incredibly invincible spirit, an amazing will to overcome obstacles, a courage that goes beyond the ordinary, and a faith that knows miracles ARE possible. I pray for your continued good health and healing progress.

"To those leaning on the sustaining infinite today is BIG with blessings."

Keep up the good work, and enjoy your new room.

At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great to hear that you are feeling well.... you continue to be included in my prayers..... Stay strong and keep fighting.
Yes, lose the Howard Hughes look, but keep the stockings .... they have a special place in your future (Ha Ha).

God bless and talk to you soon.


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