Robbie actually heard these words from a doctor’s mouth today.  He is scheduled to have another clean-out surgery in the morning (Friday), and they hope this might be the last one to require surgery.  After that, the goal is to be able to tend to the wound in other ways.  Please pray that this one will go smoothly, once again with no dead skin or signs of infection.  Also, pray that Rob will come out of anesthesia easier than he has the last couple of times.  That has not been fun.

I am still in town with the kids and will head to Memphis early in the morning.  It has been good to be with them and be at home.  We have talked to Rob several times over the phone, and our friend Stuart and my brother have been kind to go and be with him for the last couple of days.  Robbie and I were even texting at 3:00 this morning.  That was fun. 

He told me that today he got back in the wheelchair for a spin, and is now off of oxygen and without a catheter.  They are really moving him toward being fully able to come home. 

I know I keep saying this over and over, but we are so amazed and humbled at what God is doing.  As we were talking about it the other night, Robbie said that it is such a beautiful picture of the body of Christ coming together in prayer and love.  Even people we don’t know who are brothers and sisters in Christ are lifting us up to the Father.  It is precious to see.

Again, please pray for tomorrow’s clean-out.  Pray for Robbie to have strength and for it to go better than any have yet.  He is looking forward to blogging his thoughts in the near future.  There is so much he wants to say to everyone.

Robbie, the kids and I want you all to know that Christ has touched us through you.  You have been and continue to be His hands, feet, and heart as you minister to our needs.  We do not deserve it and could never repay it, but we are eternally grateful for it.


15 thoughts on ““Getting You Ready to Leave”

  1. Stacey,

    I have felt a closeness to you since I found on this Monday about Robbie’s bike accident. My husband, Dr. Dennis Davidson from Batesville, had a bike accident 12/26/2003, with 18 pelvic fractures, so I know some of what you have been going through. Your family has been in my prayers every since I found out. Robbie was just in our office the week before his accident. I’m so glad to hear that he may be going home soon. I have enjoyed reading your blog…thank you so much for doing it.

    Charlotte Davidson

  2. Hey Robbie, this is Sharon from Batesville Family Practice Clinic, glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and getting ready to leave the hospital. Just wanted to let you know you have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard about your accident. You have to hurry back you know, we miss you! We will keep praying for your speedy recovery and hope to see you soon.

  3. That is exciting news!! We will be praying for the surgery to go well!

    Love & Prayers,
    Joe and Brandi

  4. This is great news. Robbie’s story has definitely touched many people and I am amazed at the strength your family has shown through this experience.

    I hope to see Robbie soon.

    Joe Hafner

  5. Our family is so relieved to hear things are going well for Robbie. God is at work everywhere and in everyones lives. We will continue to pray for Robbie and all of your family that you will feel the strength from Our Lord to press on.

    In Christ,
    LaCretia (Black) & Warren DeMars & Family

  6. Dear Robbie and Stacey,

    Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. It’s so wonderful to see how our great God is holding you up and seeing you through, and as a result of that, your lives are blessing others, even in the midst of the storm.
    Robbie, your great big smile always brightens wherever you are. I know the hospital staff are amazed at the strength that God has given you and Stacey. We want you both to know that we love you and will welcome the day that you will be back home safe, secure, and whole.

    Love in Him,
    Donna and Ron Shoemaker

  7. Hey guys! We just heard of your accident last night through Mike George’s care pages. We are certainly praying that you’ll be at home soon and there will continue to be no infection from your back wound. We knew how much you loved each other as teenagers and how that love has been multiplied to the nth degree in your marriage thus far. Stacey, your blog is so great! To hear the praises and prayer requests is such a blessing, to many I’m sure. We love you guy and will continue to check on your progress!
    David and Dee Callison

  8. Robbie,

    You’ll to be in my thoughts and prayers this morning during surgery. Me and my friends at Schering-Plough continue to wish you and your family well during this recovery. Your strength and faith are inspiration to the many friends and family you have.

    Love and prayers,
    Angela Smith

  9. dear robbie,

    It is exciting news that you may be back in Jonesboro and in your home very soon! We pray for unity in all the events and details necessary for that to happen.

    God bless and may HIS hand remain on you,
    cindy and bill

  10. Stacey and family….Jane Lynch had sent me the link to your blog. I just want you to know that my family has been praying for you all. It’s amazing how good God is and how blessed you all are. Hang in there and may God give you unending peace and serenity.
    Love in Christ…

    Brenda Mobley Gibbs — Crescent, Iowa

  11. Robbie & Stacey & Kids,
    You guys have been in our prayers every day since the accident. Reading your blog has been such a blessing to us! To read of your faith in action is such a very strong testimony to everyone who reads it! I know your witness has changed lives there at The Med.
    Please call Dwain or I if there’s anything at all we can do to help – things around the house, keep the kids, etc. – we’re here for whatever you need.
    Love & prayers!
    Beverly & Dwain

  12. Not sure if ya’ll have rehabilitation planned yet but Dr. Shown wanted me to let ya’ll know that he will get you in Health South in Jonesboro so you can stay home.

    Dr. Shown just had a friend that was in the Med and they were forcing him to do his rehab in Memphis instead of Jonesboro and Dr. Shown made a couple calls and got him in Health South so he could stay close to home.


  13. We are in Kyle and Caron’s Sunday School class and I just wanted to let you know that we have all been praying for your family and especially Robbie. You’ve definitely been on our hearts and we are praying for a speedy recovery and for this to be something that the Lord will use to bring the lost to Himself.

  14. Stacey…You don’t know me, but I work with your mom. I have been reading your posts constantly and asking Judy each day how you guys are doing. I just got another update as they were leaving for lunch. I want you to know that even though your family is going through this horrible ordeal, God is using you. The faith that I see pouring from this blog and knowing that it isn’t just words, but is instilled in you deeply, blesses me to no end. Our church is praying that Robbie heals so completely that it just baffles the doctors. We already know that the Ultimate Physician is in control and will always be! I just wanted you to know that you and your family will come through this stronger and closer than ever before. God Bless you!

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13

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