Hospital Update

July 8, 2014

Simon is on day six at the hospital.  We know most of the doctors and nurses by name now.  We’re becoming experts with all the new medical terminology.  One of our friends noticed some of Simon’s breathing equipment was operating improperly and fixed it . We even had a romantic, custom made dinner for two delivered from the cafeteria via a dear coworker with food connections (one of the best connections to have!). Not something we hoped to be pros at but hey, IT’S HAPPENING.

We finally, FINALLY got some good news today.  Simon’s hemoglobin levels are stable.  That was the first step towards coming home.  The docs are diligently refining his pain management to help with breathing levels.  His spirits are some of the best we’ve seen in three weeks and he is starting to slowly move around again.  His oncologist has worked tirelessly to overcome each hurdle for the best outcome.  He has been slow to make any decisions that would affect Simon negatively long term because he wants us to remain hopeful that this fight is not over yet. And he wants Simon to feel the best he can for as long as possible.  With the diagnosis he is facing, that’s more than we could ask for from a human.  His docs make have a Starbucks gift card in their future.

So the next step is furniture reconfiguration.  We’re playing musical beds to make room for a new hospital bed and additional equipment so our man can come home.  When we bought our house last year, we both marveled and scoffed at how large our master bedroom was, for California standards.  We were like, “Who needs all this space?  It’s ginormous!” Well, God knew it was going to be our own private hospital room without the MRSA and rude phlebotomists waking you up too early.  Although I will miss the meal service…



  1. Marcia on July 8, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Praying that the title of your next blog will be “Welcome home, Simon!”

  2. Kelly Caver on July 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

    So happy to hear this! Praying that Simon soon is well enough to come home. Love you guys 🙂

  3. Kelly Caver on July 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Also, I’m sure you’ll have no shortage of loved ones bringing meals that area better than hospital food!

  4. Lori Rutherford on July 8, 2014 at 11:37 am

    “Nurse Caver, you’re being paged to the Master bedroom.” It shall happen!

  5. Erin on July 8, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Thankful for the positive news!

  6. Janet Boulter on July 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Praise for some good news and continuing progress!

  7. Gina Pesquera on July 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Praying for you! My mom’s entire church is praying for you. Sending tons of love your way!

  8. Cathy on July 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Great news!!

  9. Kristin romo on July 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    So what kind of meal can the Rooms bring, in or out of the hospital?

  10. Oscar on July 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    God has as plan for Simon..Good to hear he’s doing better

  11. Lisa Peck on July 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Aren’t you glad I cater???!!!

  12. Janice Porterfield on July 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    With love and prayers to all of you.

  13. Michelle Stevens on July 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you Jesus for sweet little blessings in a world of what seems scary and chaotic. May we never miss the blessings And may we begin to see the “curses” with your eyes. Amen.

  14. Jaclyn Duran on July 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Your blogs are so heartfelt and touching. You are a phenomenal writer! I enjoy reading all the beautiful stories you and your family have to share. Thank you for inviting us into your lives and giving us the opportunity to follow Simon, you and the kids on this journey. I am hopeful for more good news and am continuing to pray for you all!

  15. MaryAnn Cooperstein on July 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks, Kristy, for keeping this blog and helping us to stay in the loop. Know that we’re praying for y’all here in the land down unda!!!!!

  16. Becca Rogers on July 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    So glad to hear that his sprits are up and there was some good news today! It will be so great to get him home! I love all the little connections you have around the hospital. You are very loved. Seriously those phlebotomists though….smh
    Love and Prayers, Becca

  17. Brandi Viescas on July 9, 2014 at 12:54 am

    I just heard at work that Simon was facing such a terrible illness. My thoughts are with you all! Please tell Simon that everyone at Amtrak is so concerned and rooting for his recovery! The fight is not over! Please get better soon! Sending so much good vibes your way to your whole family!

  18. Halley on July 9, 2014 at 7:27 am

    yall have been on my mind and in my prayers. your strength in Him is inspiring and humbling.

  19. LaDonna Tyson on July 9, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Praying that Simon will come home soon, I know he misses being at home with everyone he loves. Speaking healing, comfort, and love over you all. Our God is so good and I know He is moving daily on your behalf!

  20. Sharlyn Teale on July 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Hang in there & keep up the fight!




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