June 11, 2005

Just askin' for prayers, please...

bbrother, or "Big I", is a bit under the weather these days. As a matter of fact, his sister (and my honorary sister) Leila thought we might have lost him yesterday morning.

Thankfully, Mount Sinai Hospital volunteered to airlift him, by helicopter, and he's on his way to some tender lovin' care as we speak.

Here's to geting well soon, bbrother. **clink** Take yer time. All I want is Turkey, pt. II... everything else is gravy! (jus' kidding...! :) )

Posted by Tuning Spork at June 11, 2005 09:17 PM | TrackBack

Just added him to my prayer list T.S. Keep us updated.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 12, 2005 04:59 AM

Hello Uncle Blather and the rest of the kiddies in blog land. I seem to have outlived the creeping’ crud at the hospital, and am back home again. Before I begin to type in my notes from the stay, I must do one very important thing.

“THANK YOU” to everyone who look from 1 minute to several hours of their day to see how I was doing. Sure, you all say such gleaming, wonderful things and I am supposed to be filled by them; and I am. However, this relationship can not be so one-sided. So to those of you…know that I was honored, gratified and felt oodles of love from your care, if will always be a part of my living day, and I will always be there for you.

And from my journal:

I’ve been trying to understand and accept the care that I have been receiving. The doctor’s and staff do it because it is their jobs and they have a certain commodity to live up to. Too many dead patients would probability effect their pay.

The people I mean are the friends and family members who have made it a point to be so kind to me. When someone called, I was overwhelmed. It is an amazing thing for someone to give up some of their day to just place a call and sat how much they care; Extraordinary.

Other’s having taken a step further and have made the trek to the hospital and actually visited. I understand a call, we all carry phones now, and people honestly mean to visit, or they hope they can somehow follow what spills from their tongues. So those of you who said you were going to come over, I thanked, heartily for the call, never expecting for there to be more. Making their trip over and up is so far above my understanding that I am often left to thank God for his love as shown through the sweetness of these actions.

So here and now, thank you to everyone about to be listed. You called, wrote, visited, called several times or in some way showed me a kindness that I will never forget:

Felice, Adam, David & Katherine, Mike, Gordon, Suzi, Jane, Sue, Roseanne, Liz, Rory, Lorraine, Janet, Claudia, Nancy, Arthur, Josh, Dan, as well as my cousins Robert, Sheryl, Jerry and Aunt Mildred.

Posted by: Bbrothergcs at June 17, 2005 09:08 PM

Hi Ira,

I've been thinking of you. In particular the couple of times we spoke on the phone in Juior High to read eachother poems... I think we had just learned about haiku and were both rhyming away.

I have three year old twins now, a full time teaching job and an architecture firm in San Francisco. This is why I have been so out of touch. Just know that we have you in our thoughts and hope you get a transplant soon.

Carol Buhrmann (Keith, Leonardo and Lucia)

Posted by: carol buhrmann at June 20, 2005 04:49 PM

Hi Ira:
I'm so happy that you're feeling better and on the mend.
You've been the glue that keeps us all together, and I don't think there is a single person in our class that isn't pulling for you.
We ALL expect to see you back in fighting shape at the reunion...
Everybody Loves Ira!!

Posted by: Rory at June 20, 2005 11:48 PM

I have been running around like crazy since the beginning of June with an elementary school grad and middle school grad, not to mention prom and senior trips etc. Just got the oldest sent off to camp, and finally got around to checking my e-mail...
So sorry I did not get a chance to visit you at Mt. Sinai. I hope you are feeling much better, and will pray for a new liver for you (don't know how, but I have seen prayer work--even just saying I will pray seems to help).
Anyway, all my love and will absolutely see you at the reunion!!!


Posted by: Amy Silverman at July 12, 2005 05:15 PM
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