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Prayers for Jim Robinson
May 14, 2008

Posted on 05/14/2008 5:16:40 PM PDT by trussell

 

Prayer Request

Jim Robinson is having surgery tomorrow, May 15th

See the posts below for information about this procedure.

Jim Update:

It has been a frustrating day, I finally have a update for everyone.

I called Jim at the hospital. The nurse was in his room and gave him the phone. Sheila took his cell phone to him so I will be able to contact him easier. Also they took his laptop.

Due to major pain killers, he was able to sleep in the bed last night and was in bed when I called.

He sounded better than he has for the past few months.
He will be there for at least one more night; maybe more depending on decisions being made tonight.

They may remove Jim's left leg at the knee tomorrow. The docs have told him that the poison in that leg is going to continue causing problems.

Jim is really reluctant to let them remove the leg but I told him that if it will relieve the pain and stop all the damage it is doing to his internal organs, he should let them take it. Jim cannot use his legs now. He only has limited use of his right leg and no muscle remains in his left leg. The muscular dystrophy has done a number on his muscles while he has been ill.

I hope this makes sense.

When I hear what the decision is, I will let you know. In the meantime, Jim needs our prayers tonight and tomorrow.

Father, hear our prayers.
 
930 posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:55:24 PM by JustAmy

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Thanks for all the updates, Amy

I just talked to Chris and he said that Notpoliticallycorewrecked is visiting with Jim at this time.

He also said that the Doctors have decided that tomorrow Jim has to make the decision about his leg

The Doctors believe, as you stated, that it has to be removed to keep the infection from spreading.

So I imagine that is the decision he will make.

Don't worry about him getting online, he has an “air” card so he can get online anywhere.

He misses being able to read and post here tremendously naturally. This is his baby.

Good news that the swelling has gone down dramatically in his left leg and that for the first time in months he is not in pain 24 hrs a day and was able to sleep more than usual.

Chris had no idea how long he would be hospitalized, but I would imagine it will be several more days, especially if the operation on his leg is done soon.

Good advice you gave Jim, Amy.

Yes, Mama Bear don't hesitate to visit, it will be highly appreciated and encouraging to see such good friends as you and that jk I'm sure

Jim is blessed indeed to have family that are watching over him closely and taking care of his needs, getting him to the hospital and other numerous tasks

And the legion here that are pulling for him.
 

990 posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:43:49 PM by Syncro

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Today's short update:

I just talked to Jim; the surgery will be performed tomorrow. He doesn't know what time yet. He said he is feeling pretty good. Also, he slept off and on last night. May have been due to the stress.

I am going to try to see him this afternoon. He has some tests scheduled but he doesn't think they will take very long.

He is not allowed to have his laptop in the patient area so he cannot get online until he can get down to the lobby.

His words ..... "Please tell everyone how much I appreciate their thoughts and prayers. Oh Yeah ..... tell them I'll be back online as soon as I'm able.


Anyway, thank you for your prayers.
 
1,070 posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:24:33 AM by JustAmy

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To: kitkat

You might remind the White House that Jim’s web site was the one that exposed the Dan Rather/CBS Air National Guard hoax regarding the President’s service. (That effort and copies of our posts can be found in the new news museum in Washington).


1,351 posted on 05/16/2008 3:12:38 PM PDT by CedarDave (McCain: Wants to cut 18¢ off the gas tax but add $5 per gallon with cap-and-trade carbon legislatio)
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson

When I was in the hospital, the thing I wanted more than anything was a great salad.

Amy, is there any way I could buy Jim a great salad?

Does he even like salad?


1,352 posted on 05/16/2008 3:12:55 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you for the update ... and especially thanks for passing along our best wishes and that we’re praying for the big guy! We need his leadership this year especially. GWS Jim!


1,353 posted on 05/16/2008 3:16:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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Prayers continuing.....


1,354 posted on 05/16/2008 3:23:57 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Jim Robinson; John Robinson; JustAmy; stanz
I admire this man's BRAVERY and SPIRIT.

It is a testimony to his great CHARACTER.

People like that are hard to come by these days.

God Bless Mr. Jim Robinson.

A great big AMEN to that, AmericanInTokyo! Also God Bless Sheila, JohnRob and Chris. Our prayers for Jim and his family continue...

nutmeg & zelig

PS: Thanks for the updates, JustAmy and for the ping, stanz.

1,355 posted on 05/16/2008 4:20:58 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obama supporters: Drink the Kool-Aid? Yes we can!)
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To: JustAmy

Hi,

just another freeper wanting to send well wishes to JimRob. He is a great American!

Huck


1,356 posted on 05/16/2008 4:41:43 PM PDT by Huck ("Real" conservatives support OBAMA in 08 (that's how you know Im not a real conservative))
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To: JustAmy
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1,357 posted on 05/16/2008 4:42:14 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: napscoordinator

Oooops ... I forgot to ask Jim if I could post his age.

His son John Robinson is in his 30’s.

Anyway, Jim will be 62.


1,358 posted on 05/16/2008 4:47:41 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: WalterSkinner; Jim Robinson; JustAmy

Fantastic Picture!

BTTT!


1,359 posted on 05/16/2008 4:50:15 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: fanfan

Let me ask Sheila if he likes salads.

If he does, we can get him a salad .... to him from you.

Thanks.


1,360 posted on 05/16/2008 4:53:07 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you for bringing the news-


1,361 posted on 05/16/2008 5:05:51 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 24-7Freeper; 3D-JOY; 50cal Smokepole; 50mm; afnamvet; Ainast; Albion Wilde; ...

Hello everyone ....

Not much of an update but here goes ......

We got up to see Jim about 2:00. There was no one there and he said noone had been to see him today. I’m not sure if notpoliticallycorewrecked had been there or not.

While we were there Saundra Duffy came by to check on him. She didn’t stay very long but told me if he needs anything to please let her know.

Jim seemed kinda tired today but he said he was feeling okay. A little pain but not bad. He does not want to see his ‘leg’ when the doc comes in to change the bandages. He’s afraid it will freak him out! ;^ )

He said he ate lunch but I didn’t ask him if he ever got breakfast.

He had 4 beautiful bouquets; I tried to get pictures. If they are okay, I will post them later.

Anyway ... his flowers were from ..
(1)I couldn’t find the card. :-(
(2)Melanie Morgan
(3)Ann Coulter
(4) All of you.

He keeps reminding me to let everyone know how much you and your prayers mean to him.

I told him that I was delivering tons of hugs. He said AwwwwRight!

He told me again that he would be there 2 or 3 days. I know he is anxious to get home but I hope they keep him there long enough to give him some orientation on getting around and what type of equipment he might need.

I told him I would call again this evening when I thought someone would be there to get his phone for him.

Thanks again for the warm wishes and the many prayers. God is listening.


1,362 posted on 05/16/2008 5:20:37 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
This was a great update! Thank you, Amy.

I too hope they keep him there long enough to get him well on his way to healing before they release him to go home.

1,363 posted on 05/16/2008 5:25:56 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for the update. Please tell Jim that the mods miss him terribly and we’re praying for him.

We’re also out of control and banning posters at random. (Just kidding, we’ve been good.)


1,364 posted on 05/16/2008 5:27:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: JustAmy
Gorgeous Conservative women sending Mr. Jim flowers........that will make many of our male FReepers sooooooooooooooooooo jealous! LOL!
1,365 posted on 05/16/2008 5:27:54 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Thanks for your diligence JA and we are grateful for your post on the condition of our Fearless Leader.

Think good thoughts Jim...

1,366 posted on 05/16/2008 5:28:20 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: Admin Moderator
We’re also out of control and banning posters at random.

Have I told you lately how stunningly handsome/beautiful you look ?

:o)

1,367 posted on 05/16/2008 5:30:13 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: Admin Moderator
I'm going to tell him you are banning posters using the eenie, meenie, minie moe technique.
1,368 posted on 05/16/2008 5:30:47 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for the update. Hope all continues to go well & that Jim will be able to come home very soon.

Continuing to pray


1,369 posted on 05/16/2008 5:31:02 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: JustAmy; wagglebee

I know Jim has a tough road ahead. Keeping up the prayers, to help him through.


1,370 posted on 05/16/2008 5:31:34 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. Þ)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you for the update. Prayers for Jim’s speedy recovery.


1,371 posted on 05/16/2008 5:32:07 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: JustAmy

Actually, we’ve been flipping coins. It’s ugly, he needs to get back to work soon.


1,372 posted on 05/16/2008 5:34:02 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

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ASH ALERT!!!!

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1,373 posted on 05/16/2008 5:35:20 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: JustAmy

We’re holding the fort. Tell Jim we miss him and his leadership. You don’t know what you have until it’s missing.
We’ll try to cut back on the random bannings ;-)


1,374 posted on 05/16/2008 5:37:42 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: JustAmy; Quix

Thanks, JustAmy, for the latest.

Ann Coulter sent him flowers, wow!


1,375 posted on 05/16/2008 5:37:47 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: JustAmy
After my leg was removed, I went to a rehabilitation center for a couple of months, then got a prosthetic leg. I live alone, which might have affected things. After a few weeks of getting used to the prosthesis I was discharged. I guess his previous medical condition will determine whether he feels phantom pain in his leg or not, and how long he will need powerful pain meds. I got over my squeamishness about my stump after a few days.

Please pass this along to Jim if you think it might be of use to him.

1,376 posted on 05/16/2008 5:37:47 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before, and will happen again!)
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson

Thanks for the update, Amy!
We love you, Jim!
Prayers lifted for you!
The Canteen will be rockin’ tonite!
Put on your head phones and enjoy!
Onward and upward, Sir!
*HUG*


1,377 posted on 05/16/2008 5:38:27 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: JustAmy

Saying lots and lots of prayers for Jim. Get well soon.


1,378 posted on 05/16/2008 5:39:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Now Jim, you of all people should know the rules:


1,379 posted on 05/16/2008 5:42:47 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: JustAmy

God bless him. He and his family will stay in my prayers.


1,380 posted on 05/16/2008 5:48:44 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Thank you for the update, making the visit, and bringing along our wishes and prayers.

Prayers up for quick healing and good health!

1,381 posted on 05/16/2008 5:49:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Just because you're running for President doesn't mean that you are the center of the universe")
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for the update. More prayers for a good and speedy recovery.


1,382 posted on 05/16/2008 5:51:31 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: JustAmy

Wow! Flowers from Ann Coulter!!! I am freaking impressed!

Turning in early tonight, very early morning tomorrow. Prayers for quick healing, comfort, and peace for Sheila and the family.


1,383 posted on 05/16/2008 5:58:58 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for all the updates Amy, Jim is in my prayers and am glad to hear the surgery went well. Prayers will continue for healing and recovery for a great American.


1,384 posted on 05/16/2008 6:03:58 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Our country sure has some slim pickin's on both sides for 2008!)
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To: JustAmy

Tell Jim that we’re still praying for him. And I’m JEALOUS he got flowers from Ann Coulter.


1,385 posted on 05/16/2008 6:07:10 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for the update. Glad to hear that things are going well. Powerful prayers on their way.


1,386 posted on 05/16/2008 6:07:44 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Thanks Amy for the update. Prayers continuing for Jim, his family and his caretakers.

Sooooo Jim, you got flowers from Melanie & Annie, you lucky dog.

1,387 posted on 05/16/2008 6:09:10 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: JustAmy

Are the blood tests looking better yet?

Keep prayin.


1,388 posted on 05/16/2008 6:09:45 PM PDT by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson

Amy, thanks so much for keeping everyone up to date on Jim, I can understand the reluctance to see the results of the surgery, I had a near fatal car wreck in ‘03 and I got a glimpse of my already-ugly mug in the mirror, with a fresh dose of ugly, it’s hard to deal with, and Jim?

It’s ok to take all the time you want, what you feel able to deal with on any given day is not dependent on anybody’s schedule, it only depends on what you feel like doing, as little or as much as you please.

We’re all just glad that you are who you are, a man among men, someone who has resolve and determination, someone we love and respect under all conditions and in any situation.

Most of us have come to know you because of FR, but what we feel for you goes way *beyond* FR, we are all members of a grand extended family, not all of us always get along with each other, but that’s the nature of families. But the glue holding us together in this family?

That’s you Jim, you are ‘Dad’ to many more people than you will ever know, of that I am sure, and we love you.

Rest well now, hope you enjoy your dinner, and tomorrow you’ll be one day closer to getting out of there and heading home.

G’nite, the Lord IS with you! :)

MKJ


1,389 posted on 05/16/2008 6:10:09 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: JustAmy; Gracey; Jim Robinson
Thank for the update Amy

Jim, you get well and get yerself back home where ya belong, ya hear?

1,390 posted on 05/16/2008 6:11:24 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson

Thanks for the update.

Get well, Jim.


1,391 posted on 05/16/2008 6:13:05 PM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: glock rocks; JustAmy

Evil 38 ... silly goose.

Trust me. 38. A Gen Xer. :) :) :)


1,392 posted on 05/16/2008 6:13:49 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (Vote for my German Shepherds!!!! They're smarter than what's running!!)
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To: mkjessup

What a wonderful, heartfelt post, mk. You made me tear up.


1,393 posted on 05/16/2008 6:14:19 PM PDT by American Quilter (John McCain--today's Scoop Jackson democrat. He should change parties.)
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To: JustAmy
I also told him that he should have just given me a list of all FReepers for my ping list! ;^ )

Amy, just include ALL FReepers.

ALL of our hearts and prayers are with him!

1,394 posted on 05/16/2008 6:15:21 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Anyway, Jim will be 62.

Holy COW is he old! :)

However, Gramps is older than he.......... ;)

1,395 posted on 05/16/2008 6:17:01 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (Vote for my German Shepherds!!!! They're smarter than what's running!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
38.. oh brudder

1,396 posted on 05/16/2008 6:17:12 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Wow! Flowers from Ann Coulter and Melanie Morgan!

Jim, you old sly dog, you!

1,397 posted on 05/16/2008 6:17:23 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: American Quilter
What a wonderful, heartfelt post, mk. You made me tear up.

These threads for Jim will sure do that. Here, you can share these with me:
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
1,398 posted on 05/16/2008 6:18:32 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: trussell

Semper Fi


1,399 posted on 05/16/2008 6:19:36 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; Kathy in Alaska; STARWISE; ...

Update in 1362!

Melanie?
Ann?

Now how cool is THAT!!!!!!!

Jim? Keep listening to the docs. Sleep, sleep, sleep. Eat and eat and eat. And we’ll keep on praying...

Again, Amy...thank you!


1,400 posted on 05/16/2008 6:20:08 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (Vote for my German Shepherds!!!! They're smarter than what's running!!)
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