Sunday, January 22, 2006

Looks like tomorrow

The way things looked today, Andrea will be coming home tomorrow. She is so excited and I doubt she will sleep tonight. All she could talk about today was how she was coming home tomorrow. She said that when see wakes up at 5AM she will be putting her civilian clothes on and unhooking any monitors still stuck to her. She is determined to leave the hospital tomorrow. Everything is set up and I will be going to the hospital tomorrow prepared to take her home.

Today she removed the patch on her right eye and was able to see the outline of everyone in the room and movement. I also turned off the lights and she was able to see the colors on the TV. This is a very good sign considering the damage that was done to her eye. The eye still has a long road of healing, but this is definitely very encouraging to her. When she saw that today her spirits were lifted immediately and she realized for the first time that that she would gain some vision. We are so excited for her.

The rest of the day went fine and I am about to hit the sack. I will wake up to hopefully make my trip to St. Lukes and bring my baby home. We still have a tough long road ahead, but this is such a huge step. When I look back and remember the doctors telling us she had hours to live, I just stop and thank God for every miracle that has occurred. Behind all of this he was the "Great Physician." We couldn't have done this without him and we will continue to need him. If there is one thing I have learned to this point it is that nothing is impossible with God. Keep the prayers coming and we will talk to you soon from the comfort of my parents home. God Bless.


Uncle Don said...

May God continue to bless you and Andrea. I pray for that. You and Andrea exemplify perfect love. I hope you keep this site up for a little while longer so that we may cherish every blessing with you.
With love from all of us, and we will see you soon, Uncle Don

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed, He IS the GREAT PHYSICIAN!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! What a great time of rejoicing in His love for you & for all of us!!

Count your many blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God has done;

jadyn said...

andrea and j

congradulations we are glad to hear that you are coming home soon, we are thinking of you.

love jadyn, chasity, and jason

mamaw and papaw walls said...

andrea and j

we are glad to hear that you are coming home today.

love mamaw and papaw walls

David Michael said...

Yea God!!! Andrea, you remind me of the story of David and Goliath. You have the heart of a warrior!

Michelle Meyer said...


You have conquered every odd imagineable and you will continue to do so and you will live a fabulous life. I am so happy that you are getting to go home and heal!! Keep up the progress.


You have been so strong for Andrea and in some form her gardian angel. I cannot even begin to imagine what all of this has done to you as well. I think now that Andrea is truly healing you guys can both just take a breath.

I am thinking about you both and take care.

Shelia Calvary said...

Praise God!
I know you have been looking forward to this day, since Thanksgiving!!! What a journey for both of you, and God has carried you through. I am so excited about your vision Andrea. So many people at our church and from other churches in Corinth continue to pray for you and ask about you frequently. Keep focused, our Great Lord will contiue to work in your lives.
Love and Continued Prayers,

Shelia Calvary said...

J and Andrea:
I just realized that you will be coming home on Betty's Birthday.
What a great Birthday Present for her!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome testimony the two of you have. All praises to our God.
There is a web site you may want to check out. It is called It is a Christian doctor that has all natural products. One of them is called Optimax. You can read about it on the web.
May God continue to bless you and your families.

l wingate said...

Jay ,
I have used Dr. Warren Cross for 25 years. He is tops in ophthalmology field. They just relocated to a new office on the west service road of the 610 loop just south of 59. The phone number is 713-666-4224. Set the appointment with Dr. Cross as he has several Doctors in the office. He is a great eye doctor and will assist Andrea to the best of his knowledge or direct you in the right direction. Good luck and God Bless you and Andrea for the great team you make.

lwingate said...

Jay ,
I have used Dr Warren Cross for 25 years and he is a great eye doctor. He does lazer, rk, lasik and other procedures. He would be a great place to start. If he can't help you he will find the best avaliable, The phone number is 713-666-4224. They are on 610(south of Richmond) just south of 59. They just moved to this new office this month. Ask to talk to him or schedule the appointment with him as he has several doctors working for him. Good Luck and God Bless you and Andrea for the Great Team you make.


Anonymous said...

Well, this is the day. I am anxious to know if you are home and settled in. Tell Betty Happy Birthday. I guess there will be a lot of celebrating going on there tonight. Dan will be talking to your Mom tonight...see you soon. Keep the news coming.
Love, Aunt Peggy

Janet Holley said...

I'm so happy fo you. You will never forget this day. Aslo, tell Betty Happy Birthday!!!!. Bobby came home on a good friend of mine's Birthday. I will never forget that feeling!!!!! Have a great and memorable day!

With Much Love

Terri Reed said...


Yahoo! You did it, you hung in there and worked so hard for this moment. There are MANY more great moments ahead of you. Enjoy this one and bask in the love of your loved ones around you. I will miss seeing your progress for myself at the hospital but I know that this change of scenery will do wonders. Congratulations on this milestone. You continue to be in my every prayer!

Here is the song that's been on my lips for you this whole time.

~He is able,
more than able,
to handle anything that comes my way~ He is able, more than able, to do much more than I can ever dream~ He is able, more than able to handle what concerns me today.

Thank God for what he HAS done and still CAN do for you!

Love you guys,

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to hear you will finally be going home tomorrow. I can only imagine what it would be like to hear those words from your doctor after being in the hospital for so long. God truely is amazing. J, your daily e-mails are so appreciated and an inspiration to everyone. Enjoy your first day home.

Lindsey Dinges

Raven Platt said...

Hey guys-
I am so happy you are finally getting out of that hospital, Andrea, i know how much you've hated it!! I'll talk to your parents this evening and hopefully come see you at J's soon. I miss you and I love you!!

Anonymous said...


I've been checking up on you daily, and just wanted you to know that I think about you all the time. You've come so far; I'm so proud of you! It sounds like you'll be home in no time. And you're going to have excellent care. Your boyfriend is wonderful! J, thank you for keeping us all informed of Andrea's progress. Take care and keep fighting!

Meghan Fluker

Anonymous said...

Truly wonderful news, Andrea!

Keep up the good work. Enjoy yourself back home and revel in all you have accomplished on your road back. You are blessed with a lot of love and encouragement.

Jay, you're a prize too. Such goodness. Thanks so much for the news.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lutheringers: We continue to pray for Andrea. We know the race is still in progress and will be for some time. Continue the race. Sometimes it may be endless, perhaps you may not be able to see the finish line. It is not endless, and you will soon see the finish line. Have faith, hope, strength, courage, but above all, demonstrate love. With love from the Pfeiffer Pfamily... Chris Pfeiffer

Anonymous said...

There are no words...
Fortunately, God doesn't need words to hear the cries of our hearts.
Andrea and Jay (Moms and Dads, too) we are so thankful for this most recent victory. We celebrate not only your healing, but also your love for God and for each other.
Tracey, Sam and Vanessa