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Posted 2019-06-27T03:58:39Z

Two months ...

June 26 - Two months exactly since we said goodbye to Mike's Oncology team (Dr. Word, nurse Lisa and Jessie)  in Traverse City on April 26.   It was that day that I stayed behind and asked how much longer does Mike have.  1 to 2 months was the estimate given.  Here we are...two months later. God has blessed us with more time for final memories in G.R. and wonderful opportunities for friends from the past to visit.  Mike has friends from all over the country and it has been great to meet and visit with each and every one.  

Tonight we brought Mike home after a 5 night "respite for caregivers" at Trilium Woods.  Thank you to all the friends/family who took turns with visits and sleepovers so Mike was not alone - Momma bear's request!   While a very beautiful facility and great wasn't quite like home.  There's actually no place like home.馃挄   Mike did experience a few headaches during this time. He has previously been experiencing no pain or headaches...other than after his major surgeries.   We have daily given thanks for the no pain and no headaches.  Please join us in this specific request that Mike can be comfortable and pain free.  

SO much has changed in the last 2 months.  Every week is a transition, yet God continues to equip us with exactly what is needed to care for Mike.  He is no longer walking...yet also no longer smoking.  He is always positive, never complains and his rhymes and raps crack us up and keep us smiling!  Till next time! 馃槝  


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Comments (6)

  • Tom Kuipers
    Tom Kuipers

    Big hug for you, Horn. See you soon enough 🙂

    one year agoReply
  • Ardyce F Bandstra
    Ardyce F Bandstra

    Thanks for the update!! Will continue to hold ALL of you up in prayer

    one year agoReply
  • Marian Orange
    Marian Orange

    Thanks for the update, Vonda. I had a great visit with Mike yesterday. We played Wheel of Fortune on my iPad and he kept getting the answer before me. 👍 I told Mike I was going to get on the show with an earpiece so he could give me the answers. 😊😊 Thanks for the opportunity to spend time with Mike. 💕💕

    one year agoReply
  • robinvansolkema

    Thank you for the update! Praying for you all!

    one year agoReply
  • Jennifer Bollman
    Jennifer Bollman

    I鈥檓 so excited to visit Horn tomorrow that I can鈥檛 sleep! I have some of my best memories of the few years hanging out with Horn and the Dukes crowd back in 1999-2001...some crazy fun times! Can鈥檛 wait to see him.

    one year agoReply
  • Alicia Keur
    Alicia Keur

    Thanks for the updates! Continued prayers!!!!

    one year agoReply