Note: On Friday, September 19, Associate Pastor Lee Weems suffered a heart attack and was transported to Rapides Hospital. Lee is now resting and recuperating at home, but Lee and Karen ask for no visitors or phone calls until further notice. If you would like to mail a note to them their address is:
Lee and Karen Weems
705 Pearce Road
Pineville LA 71360
At Karen’s suggestion and my doctor’s permission, I am sending you an update of my situation. There are three parts:
Last Friday morning around 8:30 am, I had a heart attack. Due to Karen’s quick response of calling 911 and giving me an aspirin from her Dr. Oz “heart attack” response packet, I went to Rapides Medical Center by ambulance. With the exceptional care of the ER staff and skills of my friend and cardiologist Dr. Wesley Davis, I had a stent placed in my heart and slept most of the day.
Thankful for prayer and relieved to get a good report Dr. Davis just left my room and said I am progressing well. I will be taking some new medications to “remodel my heart.” Whatever he says, I trust and will obey. I was writing a facebook update when he walked in and had to explain that Karen authorized my use of the computer. He agreed. I am in a regular room and may be discharged tomorrow.
Future and Prayer Concerns
Dr. Davis will have me do Cardiac Rehab; I will be at home where She Who Must Be Obeyed (my lovely wife, Karen) will make sure I follow the path to wellness; I will be out of the office for a minimum of three or four weeks (But I will be praying for my friends). I will not change my FB photo to the one that Cari took and passed on to the world.
I am thankful for Karen’s quick response and support; Cari traveling to support both Karen and I; untold email and notes;
a medical staff that offered encouragement of both healing and compassion; the rising of the sun for another day;
the grace of God which was present in every moment;
and even more.
I am anxious about a future echocardiogram because that will help me know the long term effects. I am not fearful but anxious. Since that is in the future–about a month away–right now I can continue to count blessings.