He’s Home with Me!

He’s Home with Me!

A week ago yesterday, I took my husband to the ER with a heart rate of 40 beats per minute. It had been this way for about four days. Soon after we got to the ER and he was transferred to a bigger hospital, it went down to the 20s and as low as 13. He was diagnosed with Lyme Carditis and put on antibiotics. The doctors told him it would take two to seven days to heal. It was an extremely difficult week in which he slept maybe 15 hours for the entire week since when he would go to sleep, his heart rate would tank. It would pause and miss beats, too.

Miraculously Tuesday night, he was able to sleep five hours without it going below 30 beats per minute. We could see gradual healing in the past few days such as the heart beating rhythmically when he stood up and his heart rate would go to the 60s and 70s which it wasn’t previously. He took a stress test yesterday and passed with flying colors so the doctors cleared him to go home.

His resting heart rate is now at 45 and his heart is still missing a beat but he seems to be on his way to recovery. We are so very thankful for all of your prayers and support. The family of God is amazing and we are so blessedΒ  to be a part of it. At one point, his heart beat was so low that it went into a flutter and the only way he could keep it up was by standing and singing praise songs to the Lord. All of his cardiologists were Christians and when he told one of them this, he mentioned verses about singing to the Lord! “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him” (Psalm 68:4).

I brought him home yesterday and we are all so thankful he is alive and on his way to recovery. He went to bed early last night and was finally able to get a good night sleep. Praise the Lord for His mercies.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Psalm 145:3

38 thoughts on “He’s Home with Me!

  1. Oh praise His name! Thank you Lori for this great news. Will his doctors continue to monitor his heart and will he need medication to keep his heart in a regular rhythm?

  2. Ooooh wow πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰!!! Those are such good news, yes, I praise God with you both!! Now it’s time to have plenty of rest both of you, Lori and Ken!

    1. Such wonderful news praise the Lord and I agree with Daniele! I will be praying for a time of abundant rest for you both!

  3. God is so good.
    I will keep praying for continuing recovery.
    You are both such a blessing to so many.

  4. What wonderful news! Praise God !
    Lori, I am reading your book and am being taught so very much. I pray that you two will have many more years together to keep pointing people to Christ and blossoming marriages.

  5. Lori,

    Incredibly wonderful news! Praise our Great Physician! We certainly can trust Him.


  6. This is wonderful news Lori, praise God for Doctors, Nurses, medications and antibiotics. God has used them to save our life’s many times over – praise His Name!
    I am so happy for you, Ken and your dear family!
    Love Jilly.πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

    1. No, it just proves that whoever you are praying to has no power and the One that we are praying to… does.

  7. Thank you for the praise report, Lori! So blessed to read about this this morning! I’ve been holding you, Ken, and your family up in prayer these past few days.

    May God continue to bless and keep you in His mercies!

  8. Lori (my VT2), Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! Glory be to God! Tears of joy for you and your dear husband! We are thanking God right now for this wonderful news! We prayed faithfully and will continue to pray for healing for Ken’s body! Trust and thankfulness radiates through those BEAMING SMILES! Psalm 57:5

  9. Praise be to God Almighty for His mercies which are new every morning. This is very good news, Lori. We continue to pray for a full recovery.

  10. Thanking the Lord for Ken’s healing. This was an encouraging update, Lori. May God continue to grant Ken renewed strength, day by day.

  11. “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”Β Β Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

    Praise Him!

  12. Praise God πŸ™πŸ» I am so happy he is recovering and home with you. We will continue to lift him up in prayer for full healing of his heart rhythm.
    I have personal experience with Lyme effecting the heart and finally experienced complete healing just this year after years of the missed beats etc having lingered.

  13. Praise God! What wonderful news! I’m so glad for you both! This is a nice picture of you two.

  14. I’m so happy for you and your hubby!
    Psalms 106:1
    [1]Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

  15. What wonderful news! I know that you have to be incredibly relieved and happy. Years ago my husband had to be taken to the ER and was diagnosed with AFIB. When you are faced with the possibility of losing your husband it changes everything as to how you think and feel. So I will continue for his recovery.

  16. That is fantastic news! Thank you for updating us. I pray for continued recovery for Ken and I hope that you can both get some good sleep now!

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