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Old 12-27-2020, 08:42 AM   #101
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Any updates in Jim?
Sorry for the delay. I've talked to Jim several times. He remains in the rehab hospital where an antibiotic is being administered to him 3x per day. Once the infection goes away he can go home but not before. We limit the conversations to 5 minutes no more. I told him that there has been an outpouring of concern, inquiries, and prayers from members on the Escape forum.

His sense of humor has not been extinguished. There was this one episode where I mention him getting the COVID vaccine and that one of the challenges involved keeping the vaccine in cold storage - up to -73 Celsius (for the Pfizer). He paused for a moment then said: "Tell them to put a dose on top of my ex-wife's heart'. I began to laugh. Then he started laughing. It was a good moment.
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Old 12-27-2020, 08:52 AM   #102
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Thank you for the update. I knew that was the plan, but its always good to hear how things are going. For me it’s important to help me stay focused on others.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:36 AM   #103
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We received Christmas greetings from Noelia in which she says that they hope to get Jim home from rehab early in Jan. Richard (telescopist) may have more news to share.
Was it in the form of an ecard? Noelle wrote a particularly poignant message which she wants me to share with the group.

Happy Holidays
Dear family and friends,
Jim and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We lost our beautiful sister (Eva) and neighbor/friend (Alice) to cancer this year. The kids and I lost Grandma Esther (90) who always found joy in meeting new people, and a family friend (Pat) lost her fight with a chronic illness.

As the world fought a killer virus, we discovered that Jim had pancreatic cancer. Three days after the Whipple procedure he coded in the ICU. His daughter Laura and I tag teamed, while I stayed in the hospital with him 24/7. In late Nov, he was rushed by ambulance to the hospital and we were told he had a perforated bowel and they advised against surgery.

We were told to prepare for comfort/compassionate care. Instead, Jim survived two emergency surgeries and is fighting a good fight against infection. Our goal is to bring him home from the hospital next week.

To all of you who have dedicated their lives on the front lines, during covid19...thank you. To those of you who are ill or lost a loved one, God bless you and peace be with you. To all of you reading this message please know we are sending much love and blessings to you always, Noelia, Jim and family.
Remember the joyful times and spread more love and peace.
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Old 12-29-2020, 12:56 PM   #104
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Was it in the form of an ecard?
Yes it was.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:43 AM   #105
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As I don't see an up-date I just thought to let you all know that Jim has indeed made it home. Which is of course great news as recovery is always faster at home with loved ones.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:47 AM   #106
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Excellent news! I too have been missing a status update. Thank you!
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:54 AM   #107
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Hopefully it’s sooner than later that he will begin posting again. Then I can stimulate his recovery with posts about food and good times.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:10 AM   #108
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Thanks for the update, Gabi. Glad to hear he is at home, and hope he is recovering well..
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:23 AM   #109
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Awesome news! Thanks. Now hopefully he can beat that cancer. It’s a lot to fight, but it sounds like he’s a fighter. I’ll keep praying.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:25 AM   #110
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Most excellent news! Great start to the New Year
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:32 AM   #111
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As I don't see an up-date I just thought to let you all know that Jim has indeed made it home. Which is of course great news as recovery is always faster at home with loved ones.
Thankyou for the update . Pat
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:19 PM   #112
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Go Jim!
Prayers for Jim, Noelia, and their family.
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Prayers for Jim, Noelia, and their family.
We concur ! Pat and Linda
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Old 01-05-2021, 01:43 PM   #114
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Prayers for Jim and Noella! Thank you for the update! Sure miss Jim's posts!
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:07 PM   #115
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What wonderful news, thank you.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:10 PM   #116
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Glad to hear good news of Jim getting to go home!
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:22 PM   #117
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What great news, wishing Jim another speedy recovery.
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:49 PM   #118
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Fantastic! Thanks for the news.
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:34 PM   #119
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A Jim Norman Update

I got to visit with Jim yesterday. The face to face visit was a bonus. My intention was just to do a porch food drop. But he told Noelia to bring me in the house. He told me to post a Pic and to say "Hello" for him. Also to thank everyone who has expressed concern about his health. He talked about a joint camping trip to Burnt Cabins Grist Mill in the spring. It is one of their favorite Go-To places that is only 1.5 hours away. It's a good sign that he is projecting into the future.
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Old 01-10-2021, 02:37 PM   #120
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It really good to see Jim again and the fact he’s planning a trip is nice to hear. Hopefully he’s back online soon.
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