Robbie has had a stressful day physically, but a good one.  They did another ‘cleanout’ on his back wound which went well.  He had to go the o.r. for that and will require it to be done another 1-2 times at least.  This means several more days in the hospital, but that’s ok since it will mean better long-term recovery for him.  Please keep praying for the wound to heal faster than they usually see.  He was finally ready to eat something tonight, so our friend Rob Robinson from Sunday school went and got him a Subway ham & cheese sandwich.  He was able to eat half of it and drink a big Pepsi.  He said it was the best meal he’s ever had!  I left him tonight ready to rest.  He is ready to get the show on the road and get well.

Specific prayer requests at this point are:

  • The wound – that the healing would progress faster than they are accustomed to seeing and that it will heal beautifully. 
  • His lung capacity needs to regain strength.  He is working on breathing exercises in order to do this.  He really needs lung strength so that he will not continue to need oxygen.
  • For the other injuries to heal and mend without any complications.
  • We do thank the Lord for some good news regarding his kidney.  The injured kidney is functioning at 70% with 30% non-functioning.  The doctors are going to let it rest and see if it will repair itself (pray that it will) in order to regain function.  The other kidney was not hurt at all and it functioning at 100%.

Tonight our friends the Littles & Reids stopped by.  Michelle Reid bought an Elvis postcard – it is Elvis week here in Memphis, after all, and we are in the Elvis Presley Trauma Center.  She thought we would get a kick out of what Betsy has been telling people,  “My daddy broke his Elvis.”

Thank you for your continued prayers.  We are not out of the woods completely, but the path is bright.  Robbie wants you to know what it means to him that we are being prayed for so fervently and cared for so lovingly.   He is completely overwhelmed, as am I.  Soli Deo Gloria – To God Alone Be the Glory.


20 thoughts on ““Daddy Broke His Elvis”

  1. Stacey and Robbie, We’re so glad things went well yesterday in the OR, we were praying praying praying! It was so wonderful to see you both on Friday night. You can truly see the joy of the Lord in both of your faces…what an inspiration and witness to us all! I hope to get to visit again soon. I can only imagine the wonderful time of prayer we are going to have in a couple of hours for you in Sunday School class!!! We will miss you, but know you’re being lifted up!
    Love, Kevin

  2. So glad to hear that things are looking up, and the road to recovery is beginning.

    Our boys pray for you guys every night, and Jacob continues to pray for “the toe.”

    The Woodsides

  3. We are continuing to pray for a complete recovery! It was great to see you on the web site. We are praying for the wound to heal all the way in his back. You are loved, and lifted in prayer daily!

    May God Bless you today and always,
    The Haynes Family

    Let us know if you need anything at all! 🙂

  4. Stacey,

    I am so glad to read things are looking good. You and your family have been in our prayers everytime you cross our minds, which is frequent. I visited Central this am and talked to Nate a little bit. He seemed to be looking forward to Daddy being moved to St Bernards at some point so everyone could see him more regularly. I saw Betsy at the CHE picnic yesterday. She, of course displayed herself with her beautiful smile as she always does when I see her.

    You must know how much you have inspired me through this. God is such an AMAZING God. I continue to pray for the items you have requested. But, I also include you in my prayers for continued strength and comfort that I know only our heavenly father can provide.

    I will be sending food over to your Mom’s on Thursday this week to help with the kids. Any suggestions on their favorite dish would be great.

    We love you guys and miss you. Please contact me anytime if I can do anything.

    P.S. I will be coming to Memphis on Tuesday to see a friend. If someone would like to ride with me I can drop them off at the hospital. I would love to see you guys, but I will have the kids with me.



  5. Robbie and Stacey,
    We so missed you both in Sunday School this morning, but we heard about your progress. We are so glad that you are doing so well! The class shared many tears and laughs as we talked about you and we also talked about what an awesome God we serve. We want to come see you, but know you need your rest at this time. We continue to pray for your full recovery, Robbie, and strength and rest for you Stacey. We look forward to seeing you both soon. I have told many here, but I want you to know that if there is anything we can do, please let us know! 🙂
    Shelly Bolzer

  6. Stacey,

    So happy to hear Robbie is doing good. We are all praying for you and your sweet family. Annika and Rykar pray for Mr. Robbie at every meal and bedtime and in the car.. whenever it crosses their mind (they just know it’s Betsy’s Daddy they are praying for, and they are great prayer warriors!)

    You have a lot of people to lean on, just let us know when you need something.

    God is good and it is evident in your strength!


  7. We’ll keep praying! You strength is an inspiration to all!
    We began homeschooling last week and are in full swing this week. Let me know if there’s anything you need in the way of help w/ schooling.
    Dia Sawyer

  8. Sweet Betsy! I can hear her little voice saying that! 🙂

    We will continue to be in prayer throughout each day.

  9. Stacey,

    I am so pleased to hear of Robbie’s progress, Class this morning was just what we all needed. You guys were so missed and we look forward to your return. It is great to know that we serve an AWESOME GOD. He is good all the time. We pray daily for Robbie and your specific requests,as well as for you and your strength for now and the days ahead, also, for your kids. Let me know if there is anything you need, you call and I am there. 926-2889

  10. Hey, Stacey..I’m glad he is finally eating…It took me several days before I ate anything at all. After all he’s been through sometimes I guess appetite just isn’t at the top of the list…it sure wasn’t for me either. Tell him Crystal and I are praying for you both and the children too. We had to sneak Koby up there to see me, so I know its gotta be hard on them too. Thanks for the posting. We read it every day. Thinking of you all always…David and Crystal Hydrick.

  11. Stacey,

    Great news. We are so glad to hear that Robbie is doing better. We will continue to pray for you all. Call us if you need anything done here in Jonesboro. Take care and best wishes.


    The Johnson’s

  12. Thank you for the continued updates, Stacey. You are so thoughtful to think of all of us and our concern at a time like this! How wonderful that Robbie is doing so well! We will keep the prayers going!

  13. Hey Stacey! God’s just filling you up with material for your devotional book you’re going to write one of these days! I can’t wait to read it. 😉

    North Dallas is praying for you.
    You are loved,

  14. Just wanted to extend my prayers for a full recovery and that you will each know that God is holding you close during the process. God Bless!

    Mary Horne

  15. How so very special and wonderful you guys are and how thankful we are to have you in our lives and that God is taking such good care of Robbie and you right now. Tell Robbie that I know how uncertain he can feel at times about how the future will be, but I can, from my recent accident, tell him that God is in control and nothing suprises Him and God will answer prayer at every step of the healing procress. We love you!!

    Norman & Charlotte

  16. We continue to pray for you. Thank you so much for keeping us up to date through this website. Give Robbie a hug from us, but don’t squeeze to hard!!

    Ann and Brad

  17. Dear Robbie & Stacey ~

    We continue to pray for your full and speedy recovery. We are encouraged with your progress and appreciate Stacey keeping us all updated via your web-site. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need ANYTHING!

    Lance & Amy

  18. Good morning Johnnson’s! Oh, Stacey, what a wonderful beginning to my week to see the progress that Robbie has made this weekend. We are having revival at church this week and one of the things Brother Compton has talked about is not letting our circumstances take our joy. What a blessing it is to see that despite what you and Robbie are going through, your JOY is shining through! God is getting so much GLORY through you two! Please know that you are in my continued prayers and will be. I loved the picture of you and Rob, how great it was to see you both!

    Love you!

  19. dear rob, stacey, and kids,

    just a quick note to let you know we are praying for you all. rob for your strength and recovery, stacey for peace and confidence in Him who never disappoints, and for the kids who lift up prayers every day for you both.

    we love you!
    cindy and bill brown

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