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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Update On Jimmy Hoppa's Surgery Today

Time for me to hit the hay - I check into the hospital tomorrow morning at 6:00 and roll into the O.R. around 7:30. For those who've asked, I'm getting a replacement of the ascending aorta, and a repair or replacement of the aortic valve. That's the "garden hose" I'm always referring to - I'll let you Google on your own what all that means.

I'd like to thank Bill Sammons at 88.7 TheBridge for taking over my Facebook page while I'm there. As Bill gets the information regarding the progress, he'll post it here until I can get back on the keyboard (thank you again, Bill).

Please understand that for Carol's (my wife) sanity, I will not be listed on the hospital census - they will tell you "We have no one here by that name." While I love and appreciate the fact that you'd like to visit, that's more than I can ask her to try to manage.

I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the prayers and support I've received from you. It's beyond my wildest expectations or imaginings. "Thank you" just doesn't cover it. I have no fear - God has known this was coming all along, and has already blessed and anointed the surgical team and everyone in the O.R. with exactly what I'll need while I'm there!

I look forward to laughing again with you soon, just like Jesus designed for us to!

"And now, to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, amen." (Eph. 3:20-21)

Today 9-1-15
Our friend Jimmy Hoppa went into surgery a few minutes before 8:00 this morning. Please pray as you think of him this morning, and pray for Carol too. I will update this page when he is in recovery.

10:06 am. Carol says they are almost midway through the surgery and the OR reports Jimmy is doing well. Thank you for the prayers. Keep them coming!

12:54 pm. Jimmy is out of surgery and it went "remarkably smooth". He is on his way to the ICU. Thank you for praying!

7:25 pm. Jimmy is doing well. The hospital was able to take him off the ventilator around 4pm, 3 hours before they anticipated. He is awake and talking! They have given him some meds to help him sleep, but he was alert enough to tell Carol he wanted her to go home and get some rest because he was worried about her. Glad to see the heart surgery didn't affect our friends real heart. I know he appreciates your concern and your prayers.


Anonymous said...

GOD bless you and your family as you recover. I know you probably won't remember me, but we met at the doctor's waiting room on a warm summer day you had on the Hawaiian shirt. You have a great doctor and I certainly wish you all the best.

Anonymous said...

Who is Jimmy Hoppa? Related to Rick from the fire department?

Pa. said...

Rest up.

Anonymous said...

8:40 nice try. Everyone knows who Jimmy is. No one is that stupid - welllll, maybe you just set a new standard

A non said...

Wow 8:40 ... Not everyone was born here or watches local TV ..I lived here 4 years before I had heard of him and the only reason I knew of him was because he spoke at my sons school about his fireman experience. Wish him well....

Anonymous said...

God Bless, listen to your docs and wife. Here's hoping you have a speedy healthy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Glad to hear he is doing so well. Prayers for him, and the family, as he continues to recover.

Anonymous said...

great news