Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Great news!

This will be short, but I knew you all wanted to know.  I just got off the phone with Bill.  He is being released from the hospital tonight and is expected to make a full recovery.  He has promised to come by my dock shack when he can so that I can give him a big hug!  I am so relieved and happy!  This has been a life changing experience for me.

43 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so pleased that Bill is OK. He owes his life to you and Kevin, I'm just so glad you were there for him. It'll be great for you two to meet up under less dramatic circumstances this time!! Jeannette.

nightmaremom said...

That is great news Sam!  I am thrilled for Bill and thrilled for you as well.  I know how worried you must have been.  As for the experience, I bet it was life changing and surely one I hope NEVER have to go thru again.
hugs
d

madcobug said...

That is great news Sam. I know you will both be thrilled and touched to see each other. Helen

memes121 said...

Wow. I didn't get the alert from the last entry so am just reading what happened. You two are heroes my friend. Glad to hear he is better. It is because of you. You all are in my prayers.

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Great news!
Doing a happy dance here.
Dianna

ajoleblon said...

That is wonderful news!  A big sigh of relief!

childebrand1968 said...

Hey Sam, that is wonderful!

Just the icing I needed on my bad-day cake ;)

I'm sure he'll be hugging you first :)

Much love from your favorite Kitty....

jevanslink said...

I think your writing has made this a lifechanging experience for all of us.  Mrs. L

jtuwliens said...

I just love reading entries like this.  Such great news!
Judith

mutualaide said...

Oh so happy for Bill and oh so happy for you!  These kinds of events in life really do make changes.  Very happy all has worked out for him.

rap4143 said...

Excellent news!!!!
Betty

bvaneps834 said...

am so happy about Bill. My son in law did  study for the company that makes  one of those shock units quite some time ago and showed that many lives could be saved if they were in certain places. Sure glad you had one there!! Prayers were answered too!   Barb

lurkynat said...

Congratulations

lurkynat said...

AWW! Congratualtiosn wiht Bill's speedy recovery!
natalie

sunnyside46 said...

do you feel a special connection with him now?
Marti

tc01hm said...

Good news and tell him good health!
Tess

robinngabster said...

Wonderful!

rollinghillsides said...

This is the happiest news I've heard in a long, long time, and you're my hero!  Thanks so much for sharing the great news with all of us.   Rest easy!   Judy

onemoretina said...

Oh, I am soooo happy to hear this.  He has been on my mind ( as well as in my prayers) Sam, you let him know we are thrilled to hear this news.  Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

ally123130585918 said...

Sam this is the best news possible = How proud you must feel that Bill will make a full recovery knowing that this is due to the aid you gave him - I can well imagine it is a life changing experience.......Ally

jeadie05 said...

Thank you Sam ,for this wonderful news, about Bill,You and Kevin must be so relieved and proud ,and yes a life changing achievement,we will all look forward to Bills visit to you at your Dock Shack.............Jan xx  

dtbrierly said...

Sam, I would love to be a fly on the dock for this one! I'd probably just go into the "ugly" cry, so I'll just be happy for you both from here :)

I love this miracle!

HUGS

labdancer51 said...

Hi Sam, I`m so pleased that Bill has recovered, no wonder you are relieved and happy. :o)

Sandra xxxx

coy1234787 said...

Yes ... good news indeed.
  *** Coy ***


stupidsheetguy said...

I can bet that it has been quite the experience for you, and you should enjoy the result of your actions. Enjoy the hug, LOL, it's well deserved.


Jimmy

gdireneoe said...

Hi Sam, thanks for popping over and leaving the compliments.  Continued prayer for your friend, hon'.  How's that little man of yours?  Hope the adjustment has been painless. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

ondinemonet said...

Great News Sam!! Give him a hug from me! :)

Always, Carly :)

artloner said...

I am so happy!  You did a great job, kiddo.  Salt water drowning is the worst.  If you all hadn't reacted quickly and efficiently, it would have done A LOT more damage.  I know this has been a big deal for you.  Take it easy, let it sink in. And be careful out on that dock!

andi

leanntepoorten said...

In the end, you made Friday the 13th a life saving day for another man!!!! What a tremendous act you did!!!!

deabvt said...

Wonderful!
http://deabvt.blogspot.com/
V

bedazzzled1 said...

Yay! Life is sooo good!

jeroldssis said...

I believe everything happens for a reason and you were meant to do what you did.  Life will be a little bit sweeter from now on for you.  You did good, my friend!

Chris
http://itsallaboutmeithink.blogspot.com

coljan61 said...

I agree with jevanslink.  This has been life changing for all of us.  YOu are awesome, and should give yourself the credit you deserve.  I'm sure Bill will do so.  Keep us up date.

cyndygee said...

Oh, I am so relieved and happy!  What a reminder that life is so fragile! ;-)

http://journals.aol.com/cyndygee/TheRealWorldofcyndygee

samnsmile5 said...

This is such great news ~ I just read what happened and it's amazing you guys were able to save him.  It really does make you stop and think and puts things into perspective.  I'm glad things turned out as well as they did.  

Michele
http://journals.aol.com/samnsmile5/lettingitallsinkin

delela1 said...

Sam,

Glad to hear Bill is on the mend...he is very fortunate that you were there.  What an ordeal for all involved...sounds like everyone present knew exactly what to do, and that's a blessing.   In California during the 1980s, all graduating seniors were required to take and pass a CPR certification class before graduation; while a handful of 'concerned' parents were against the requirement I think it's a great idea.  What could be better than knowing how to save another life?

Nothing.  It is life changing too...at any given moment everything can change.

Thanks for reminding me of that.

Dona

deveil said...

that is wonderful.  LIFE is precious!  I'm so glad you were there.

Derek

gdireneoe said...

YAY! for your friend!  And no beggin' necessary hon'...you're a keeper. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

globetrotter2u said...

Am sharing your joy as well, Sam.

God Bless.

MAryanne
http://insidethegildedcage.blogspot.com/

jeadie05 said...

Iam so happy for you Sam and for Bill too of course,Im sure this is something you will never forget .........Jan xx

rap4143 said...

Absolutely wonderful news!!!
Betty

memes121 said...

Great news Sam!

sanforized6 said...

So happy for you, and him! You just never know, do you? rich