Friday, June 19, 2015

Updates


This is just a quick one to let those of you who have contributed to the "Go Fund Me" for my friend, Big Jay Atton, know that I have seen and appreciated your donations. Also, every share of the page - whether a contribution came with it or not - is also something for which I'm thankful. Every person it reaches is another potential contributor (and the call for prayer costs nothing and pays big dividends, IMVHO.)

If you haven't seen it yet, please go HERE.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

As for Jay's condition, it is improving, although he still has a long hard road to travel. His breathing has been improving and he is being weaned off both the oxygen and the sedative medications. He has had at least eight rounds of dialysis, so his functions in that area have seen some improvement.

For the latest updates concerning his condition, visiting his Facebook page is the best. His brother, Derick, posts something most days after his visits to the hospital - and God bless him for the service he's providing all of us, as well as Jay.

That's all for now. Back Sunday with directions to a piece of mine in the Boston Herald. Hope you enjoy it.

Soon, with more better stuff.




7 comments:

Mich said...

So glad to hear he is improving. <3

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Thanks!

messymimi said...

He's in my daily prayers for a good recovery.

It's.a.crazy.world said...

I'm glad to hear he is doing better. I will continue to send good thoughts his way...you're a good friend, and we appreciate the updates!

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for this update. I am continuing to pray for Jay.
I'm happy that he is improving. Sending him love....

Barbara Shallue said...

I'm glad to hear he's improving! I'll continue to keep him in my prayers. He's blessed to have you for a friend.

Mich said...

In response to your comment--better strings would probably make a difference on the mandolin, but I have a feeling it's one of those instruments that just gets super finicky about the weather. Banjos are equally finicky.

I had the upright set up for a lefty. It was an unfinished upright, so it was easy to flip it. On a normal finished one, if you just flipped the strings around you'd never get it to play quite right. I got lucky in getting a cheap refurbished one that wasn't fully set up to play... It's a good time, even if it is big enough to be considered a piece of furniture.