Thank you so very much for each thought, call, visit,  and prayer for us last week.
Mitch's open-heart surgery (literally open-heart) went very well last Wednesday.
He was set to come home on Saturday, but tests had to be   repeated prior to dismissal.  After the lab tests were repeated the third time, we were told that his blood count was only half of normal reading.  The two doctors on call for the weekend felt that he needed blood transfusion(s) however, they were concerned about his having blood.
Mitch decided that he "needed" to come home on Monday, so we got home on Monday night around 8:00 - 8:30 P.M.  He is very weak and must have two naps a day, walk five minutes twice a day, and eat RED meat for two weeks.
We just wanted to thank you for your prayers and each act of kindness.  Please continue your prayers.  THANK YOU!
An update and thank you from Joell McBeth
thanks so much for the bottom of my heart for all your prayers-but They've certainly been felt & I'm doing good.
Lots lots of information & ALOT HAS TO HAPPEN QUICKLY QUICKLY which I was not expecting in 1-2 weeks. Good News: I'm 2nd in line for trial & come back Oct.3Rd for all tests to make sure normal & lOVE MY DOCTOR & her staff.
Bad News #1: I have to live HERE for 2 months IF I GET IN TRI
AL, but can get a Doc approval to leave for maybe a game on weekend.
Bad News #2: Found JUST a pencil lead baby tiny size tumor in brain.
Three choices: Gamma Knife, do nothing or I'm not thinking of next one. This is IF i get into trial which may start in Oct. Or NOv.. I just NEXT INLINE.. WOO Hoo- CAN'T BELIEVE IT... So have a bump. I will explain more when we know more. Who knows I may be having gamma knife NEXT TUESDAY. I will know TOMORROW. Thanks for EVERYTHING & PLEASE read this carefully..we all read it differently. i LOVE Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!