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7/4/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Now to recap a little of what Bob has been through recently. We are now on day 11 post a sudden surgery for a Small Bowel Obstruction on 6/23/17. What started with a big belly ache with suspicion of food poisoning on the morning of 6/22, turned out to be something even more serious. We are still unsure of what caused the obstruction but suspect that it had to do with scar tissue and adhesions from previous remote abdominal surgeries. Bob's heart was apparently stressed during the whole ordeal so we are now working with Cardiology as well as the Surgical Team at the VA hospital in Decatur to get Bob up and climbing mountains again soon! More cardiac tests are planned for tomorrow after the holiday so pray Bob passes those tests so that we can get him out of the hospital soon & into a local rehab center where he can continue his post-op healing and strengthening.
Meanwhile we have been "tag-teaming" trying to provide a constant stream of loving comforting support from family and friends. We welcome you to join us by leaving your funny, tender, outrageous, or whatever...comments and stories to and about Bob! And of course your continued healing thoughts and prayers for what is yet to come - one step at a time.