New House Guests and Prayer Up Dates here at Martha’s Vineyard!

Dahlias
Dear Family and Friends:
We have permission to share with all of you a couple of pictures of Jordan Lo.  Our U.S. Navy guy was transferred to Palo Alto, California to a traumatic brain injury VA hospital/rehab.  As I last shared with all of you, Jordan is doing some phenomenal things!  God is SO good!  His long term memory is coming back.  He still faces physical challenges with his left side immobility.  Mom, Susie got to fly with him.  She is to stay at the Foster House on base when a room comes available.  This must be a very busy VA hospital as her wait time is 4 weeks to get into the Foster House!  She is staying at a local hotel for now.  Please continue to keep the Lo family in prayer.
Jeanette Flowers is progressing slowly still at Sacred Heart Hospital.  According to Cody, her son, she is starting to eat soft foods.  Doing physical therapy every day.  They are still trying to get mom transferred to U.A.B. medical center/rehab because she will be much closer to home, Cullman, AL.  Continue those prayers too!
Welcomed in the family of Debbie Miller.  According to family, Mrs. Miller is in end stage 4 lung cancer.  Per her son, Cody (also), she now has brain tumors.  Ms. Debbie is in the Covenant Hospice center at West Florida Hospital.  We are also honored to have her sister, Barbara and husband, David here too.
Blessings to all!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!

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Prayer Up Dates Here At Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!

Heirloom
Dear Family and Friends:
To say that Jordan Lo is doing SO much better is hard to put into words!  Jordan knows where he is at.  Knows he was in an accident.  Talking to his family and friends a lot these days!  He is a miracle!  If you recall, he literally was within hours of being determined “brain death”.  Wow!  He does have limitations especially on the left side.  Right side according to mom now is limited. but he is doing physical therapy every day.  Mom, dad, sister, and girlfriend Nicole are all back in for the weekend to see him again.  The Navy is making plans to move Jordan to California to a traumatic brain injury hospital/rehab.  He is doing SO much better than they ever expected!
Yes, Prayers DO work!!
Had a great time and conversation with Cody Flowers yesterday.  Mom, Jeanette is still recovering from a stroke/aneurysm of her brain at Sacred Heart hospital.  According to Cody, she is now doing rehabilitation every day also!  She will smile at you when you talk to her.  Starting to move her limbs also!  Wow!!  God continues to move here also!!
Their hope is that Jeanette will be able to move to University of Alabama (UAB) near Birmingham, AL later this week.  The Flowers are from Cullman, AL.  Cody’s dad is pretty much home-bound with his congestive heart failure and cannot come to even visit his wife.  Keep praying that this family gets to re-unite soon. At 26 years old, Cody has a lot on his plate trying to take care of both parents.  A very nice young man that has so appreciated being able to run over here, do laundry, and grab a bite before running back to stay with his mom.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
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Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!
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Lemonade
Dear Family and Friends:
Please continue to keep all our families in prayer.  They are all making such great progress.  But, are facing challenges also.
Jordan Lo continues to make progress at Select Hospital.  He is making some fantastic progress with his physical rehabilitation therapy along with speech, and occupational therapies according to mom, Susie.  Simon, Jordan’s dad shared with me tonight Jordan is having some night/day sleep/awake issues also.  They have been told this is typical of head injuries.  Jordan has been blessed this week to have mom, dad, sister McKayla, and girl friend, Nicole.
Jeanette Flowers is progressing well according to son, Cody.  The neurosurgeons placed a stent in Jeanette’s leaking blood vessel in her brain.  She is responding now.  Moved from ICU this evening to a regular room.  Her large family which had been trading shifts at Sacred Heart now feel she is finally on the road to recovery.  Cody’s dad still needs prayer in Cullman, AL as he is battling congestive heart failure and cannot come due to his health to see Jeanette.
Have been assisting a family from DeFuniak Springs, FL that the husband, “Ben” had surgery, and wife, “Lori” was having trouble getting here to see him.  Lori is on a walker and would have needed a handicap accessible facility to stay in.  We were able to direct her toward our reduced fare motel.  Ben is doing better according to her today.  Because we are making such great friends, “family” connections, we were able to find out from Becky Williams a great place to move Lori’s husband to near their home!  Thank Ms. Becky!  Becky is from Crestview, FL and has been a house guest here three times!
Received a call from the Chaplin at N.A.S. here in Pensacola today.  Seems at a graduation, a dad attending his son’s graduation had a fairly bad heart attack.  His son was being commissioned today.  We don’t have a name.  But God knows.  This father, grandfather, and widower was taken to Baptist Hospital.  At the time of this report, we have not heard yet how he is doing.  Or, a name.  But God knows.  We will make a place for this family.
Blessings to all.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
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Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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Prayer Up Dates on Our House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

Dahlias
Dear Family and Friends:
From Cody Flowers, his mom, Jeanette is still in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He was telling me today that the doctors know the exact location of her brain aneurysm.  Their plan is to place a stent this coming Tuesday to stabilize the aneurysm.  The doctors hope that by doing this the pressure in her brain will be reduced and hopefully she will be better.  Cody also shared with us that she has pneumonia and a blood infection.  He is traveling back to Cullman, AL to attend a funeral of an uncle of his who  unexpectedly 

passed away.  A lot on this young man’s heart and his entire family.  Please keep them all in prayer.

Jordan Lo was transferred to Select Specialty hospital earlier this week.  Per mom, Susie, physical, occupational, and speech therapy are all now working with Jordan.  He appears at this time to be slowly improving!  Jordan’s girlfriend, Nicole is coming in this weekend as is his dad, Simon also.  Keep up the good work Jordan!  You are a miracle!!!
Received a call from a pastor and dear friend of ours, Rev. Wilma Bone.  Her husband, Duane is battling cancer, diabetes, and a irregular heart rhythm that has kept him in the hospital very close to death.  She knows we believe in prayer.  She knows what powerful prayer partners all of you are.  Please keep Duane in prayer.
A happy and blessed Memorial Day’s weekend to all of you.  If you are traveling, safe travels.  Please keep our veterans, active, and retired military in your prayers as we honor our military this weekend.  Because of them, we have a safe and blessed country to live in.  May we NEVER forget!!!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
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Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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Prayer Up Dates and NEW House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard!

Hummingbird
Dear Family and Friends:
We know we have hit the warm season here.  Thank goodness we have our back-up motel to help us out!  But, God always finds a way for us.
Jordan Lo physically is doing a little better.  No more fevers.  Infection appears to be at a minimum according to mom, Susie also.  Jordan’s sodium level appears to be running above normal too.  With this in mind, he is to be transferred to Select Specialty hospital here in Pensacola for further physical therapy.  Per mom, Jordan is not moving his left side at all.  He spasmodically moves the right side.  Tries to pull out tubes, lines, etc., like a “typical” traumatic brain injury patient.  His communication abilities appear to wax and wane also according to mom.  He is not giving them a “thumb’s up” like he was when he initially appeared to be waking up.  Traumatic brain injuries sometimes takes months to get better.  Simon, Jordan’s dad came back in this weekend to spend as much time as he could with him.  This family is trying so hard to remain strong. “Time” is not one of their favorite words right now.  ALL prayers are appreciated.
We welcomed in the family of Jeanette Flowers from Cullman, AL.  Per son, Cody, mom, a sister, and friends came to Gulf Shores this week for a “Girls out” week.  Jeanette collapsed at the condo.  Per Cody, she has high blood pressure and they have been told a blood vessel in her brain has burst.  Jeanette is just 49 years young.  Her husband’s health is not good either.  Cody has told us he is in congestive heart failure and not able to travel here.  We have several family members at our back-up motel.  Cody is staying here.  Jeanette’s older brother is to stay here also.  Jeanette is on full life support at Sacred Heart hospital.  She is not waking up or showing her family any signs of coming out of her coma per Cody.  ALL prayers appreciated here too.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
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Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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Heirloom
Dear Family and Friends:
Aaron Dickinson is to go home to his parents’ home by next weekend.  He is doing really well at his rehabilitation facility here in Pensacola.  Mom and dad are out-fitting their home to accommodate Aaron in his wheel chair.
Jordan Lo’s week has been an up and down hill roller-coaster.  According to mom, Susie, he had been running a fever that the doctors suspected a lung verses bladder infection.  When spoken to, he will give you a “thumb’s up” but will not focus on you according to mom.  Dad and sister, McKayla are back in from Arizona to spend time with Jordan.  They are all very concerned about him.  The tracheotomy has made his breathing easier per his ventilator.  He is, according to mom, breathing almost all the time on his own.  But, they all realize that with his traumatic brain injury, Jordan has a very long way to go.
Please continue to pray for both of these families.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty and Dennis Tackett
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Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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Prayer Update and a Special Praise!

Tulip Bed
Dear Family and Friends:
We ask each family that comes to Martha’s Vineyard if we can lift up in prayer their family member that is in the hospital.  We consider it a privileged to pray for all of them.  What a blessing it has been never to be turned down for those prayers!
This week has been an emotional roller coaster for Jordan Lo and his family.  Tuesday the family was told that they had possibly two more days to declare Jordan brain dead.  He was not responding to any of the neurological tests the doctors were performing on him.  Before we could write this report, we really wanted to be sure of the what started about 2 am Thursday morning.
Please understand, Jordan was within just a few hours of having a nuclear flow study to determine brain death. We know so many of you have been praying for this young Navy helicopter pilot.  As fate occurred, he was the most injured of eight total Navy pilot students that were injured by a drunk driver last Saturday night.
At first Jordan’s nurse noticed his right hand started moving.  He was encouraged to grasp the nurse’s hand.  He did.  He was asked to move his left arm.  He did.  His mom was quickly called in.  With her voice, she asked him to let him know she was there.  He slowly raised his right hand and gave her a “thumb’s up”!  He has repeated this with other family members and friends also.
Jordan has a long way to go.  But, at this writing, he appears to be coming out of his coma.  Friday he received a tracheotomy and feeding tube to further protect his airway and now get some nutrition to him.  ALL of his doctors are amazed.  God is our great physician!
The family wishes to express to EVERYONE who has prayed for Jordan, a very special “Thank You”.  I asked Don, Jordan’s uncle what scripture he would like to claim for him.  He gave me 1 Corinthians 13:4-5.  He told me that this experience this past week has taught him the precious relationship of loving each other.  Because, as he realized, we could lose that loved one in an instant.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5New International Version (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
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Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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