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Breaking The Silence

Hole In AtticIt's been almost three months since my last post here.  I'm sure some that are subscribers to my blog thought that I may never write again.  Some probably haven't even realized that I have not added new content since March 8th, 2013 and that's OK too.  The truth is that since my last post, I've experienced some life changing moments in my life.

On March 22nd, I woke up and headed to my office just like I would any other normal day.  I was a little extra tired this morning from driving back from Georgia less than 36 hours ago.  I had gone to Columbus, GA for a social media speaker event where I was sharing on how to integrate video into real estate better. Since Columbus, GA is so close to Atlanta, my wife and the kids went along on this trip  and visited her family while I went to the conference.

Back to Friday.  As I had entered my office this morning to start working, my wife mentioned to me she was going to take the kids and go run some errands so that I would have a quiet house that morning to catch up on work.  I had gone into my office and cranked up my music like I normally do to drown out the sounds of the kids in the house.  After about 30 minutes into work, my daughter (almost 5) come barging into my office and screams: "Daddy, you MUST come right now!  Jeremiah has fallen and is crying very badly"  

I jumped from my chair and headed down the hallway to find my son (2.5 yrs old) standing in the kitchen screaming.  As any normal parent would do, I quickly picked him up and did a full body scan looking for broken bones, bumps, bruises, or bleeding.  I didn't really see any and by this time I'm beginning to wonder where my wife is.  It is not like her to let either of the kids cry without running to their rescue.  At that moment my peripheral vision saw her laying on the floor leaned up against the door frame of the door to my garage coated in blood.

As she was getting ready to leave the house she noticed the suitcases sitting in the way in the garage and wanted to quickly put them away in the attic while the kids were inside playing.  All of a sudden she heard our adventurous Jeremiah say: "Hi Mommy!" as he had climbed up the pull down stairs and was standing at the top. To try & keep him from falling, she went over and tried to pick him up (all 42lbs of him) and was going to start down the ladder first with arms around him for safety.

As she picked him up, she lost her balance from standing on rafters instead of plywood and both of them broke through the drywall and fell straight down approximately 9 feet onto the concrete garage floor.  I took them both to the hospital, Jeremiah checked out fine (angels were definitely watching him). Katherine on the other hand wasn't quite as lucky. She fractured her back in two places (t12 & L4). The L4 break they said would heal on it's own, but the other fracture needed surgery.  She also had a bad cut on her head which caused all the bleeding.

Right Before SurgeryOn Tuesday March 26th, she underwent two major surgeries. Because of the fracture of bone going forward, they had to first go in through her left side, deflate her lung and remove the piece of bone that was floating only millimeters from her spinal chord. Then, after that, they inflated the lung and inserted two chest tubes into her side.  After this surgery was completed, they then made 4 incisions on her back and inserted a column implant to replace the missing bone in her spine. That is held in place by 4 titanium screws.

She spent the next several days in PCU (progressive care unit) recovering. During the first surgery she also got a corneal abrasion on her right eye. This caused her more discomfort than the incisions on her side and back.  Every time she blinked, it caused extreme pain in her eye.  Luckily this only last lasted about 36 hours, but those 36 hours felt like a lifetime.

She started healing, but it seemed to be going much slower than they imagined. They originally said surgery would happen beginning of the week and she would go home by the weekend. Well, after an additional week of being in there, they removed the second chest tube and we thought she would get to come home soon.  All the doctors & nurses said that most patients go home within 24 hours of having the last chest tube removed.

However, when they ran some final bloodwork they found her white cell count up over 22,000. They said normally it's between 5-10k for healthy people. Katherine had mentioned to me the night before this that she just felt like she had no energy and was fevered. As I left to go home that evening she started running a 103 temp.  That fever continued all through the night.

The scans then started showing fluids building up in her lungs and chest cavity. So, on Saturday April 6th they did a thoracentesis to try & drain the fluids. Basically they took an extra long needle and stuck it in through her back above the shoulder blade into the lung and tried to drain out any excess fluid.  Unfortunately this didn't work. Her trauma surgeon then consulted with a cardiothoracic surgeon who said she would need more surgery to remove the fluid buildup immediately.

On Tuesday April 9th, early in the morning, Katherine headed back to the operating room. This time they made more incisions on her side, deflated the lung, went in and scraped out as much of the infection. What they found is that the buildup was more in her chest cavity than in her lung and all this buildup was making it almost impossible for her lung to fully inflate.

This time Katherine was given three chest tubes and spent the next several days in CVICU (cardio-vascular Intensive Care Unit.) This floor only handles heart and lung patients. It was kind of interesting because the nurses there say they rarely have patients under the age of 50. They also looked at me funny when I brought her Mc'Donalds milkshakes because her Dr said she needed to consume anywhere from 5,000-6,000 calories/day while her body was fighting the infection so that it would use the food for energy source instead of her tissue.  After CVICU, it was another trip back to PCU.

Because of the amount of infection that was found in her body, she then was given her 5th Doctor.  He was a Doctor of Infectious disease. After several days of cultures, they discovered the infection was a staph infection. He began aggressively treating it with some of the most powerful antibiotics known to man.  At one point we thought she may have to stay in the hospital another several weeks to treat the infection, but luckily they were able to diagnose it and send her home with a PICC line.  Finally, around 8:30PM on April 18th, she was discharged from the hospital. I then gave her daily an IV bag of antibiotics through her PICC line for another 12 days.

Coming HomeMonday April 22nd we took a trip to the suture clinic where they removed the rest of her staples from her side. Between all the surgeries she had well over 85 staples in her side (50+), back (35+) & head (2). May 1st was the first time in almost 6 weeks that she has no sort of needle in her arms or neck for an IV.

Even though she spent 27 days in the hospital, had 5 rather in depth procedures/surgeries, an ambulance ride, some of the strongest antibiotics known to man, probably over 100 x-rays/CT scans, 4 blood transfusions, 50-60 tubes of bloodwork taken, 5 chest tubes, and a giant black back brace that she's been sporting, she is still smiling and bringing joy to the whole house. All her nurses commented on how sweet and pleasant she was and how much they enjoyed having her as a patient. It just goes to show that her little light of joy shines bright and touches more lives than she realizes.

The house is starting to get back to normal, the kids are adjusting, and I'm slowly getting back into a work groove. As her pain levels continue to decrease she has been able to slowly deal with discomfort with just Tylenol which has allowed her to begin driving again and become more mobile.  Still she cannot bend, twist, turn, or lift anything over 10lbs.  Hopefully in another few weeks she be able to take off the back brace and return to normal living.

Also, while Katherine was in the hospital, both children had been sick with Fifth disease, my mother-in-law who came and stayed for almost 8 weeks to help out had a major sinus infection, our dog ripped one of her claws completely off while in the back yard, and my grandfather was in ICU after having another heart attack.  Needless to say the month of April was complete chaos around my home.

How Are Things Now?

With two children under the age of five, my time has been pretty well tied up the past few months with parenting, having to do extra work around the house that my wife would normally handle, and taking care of her more than normal.  This continues to be the case, but I've began to learn better how to manage all of this.  I've designated Saturdays as days off of work to spend on projects around the house.

Business on the other hand has been rather hectic lately.  One of the main reasons I haven't blogged in almost three months is that in addition to all that has happened in my personal life, I have been extremely busy building custom WordPress sites for clients to help cover the extra expenses.  But, things are almost caught back up, so I am hoping that will allow me to get back to more of the things I love doing like blogging and spending time communicating on the social networks.  Just this week I've booked two more speaking engagements and several new clients for sites.

Thank you to everyone who has offered help to my family during the past few months.  The meals, monetary donations, lawn service, cleaning the house, child care, and prayers have been truly overwhelming to both my and my wife.  You have all truly blessed our family greatly with the outpouring of love.  We hope that one day we will be able to return the favor.

Now it's time to break the silence and get things back to normal!

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Comment balloon 104 commentsJeremy Blanton • June 19 2013 07:57AM


Jeremy, what an adventure!  Glad all is getting back to normal---kids---what can I say.  They can be such a joy and so expensive in so many ways :) That is a pretty amazing hole in the ceiling!  Hope your wife continues to recover well---our bodies can be pretty amazing.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 7 years ago

OMG Jeremy I had no idea all of this was going on for your family. Thank God Katherine is doing so much better now - my goodness.  There is so much to be grateful for and your family certainly has so much to be grateful for.  Bless you all! We all care about all of you - welcome back!


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Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 7 years ago

Thanks Charles & Anna!  It definitely feels good to be getting back to a level of normal finally.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 7 years ago

Jeremy- I too had no idea that you and your family were going through all of this.  I'm glad life is getting back to normal for you and Katherine and the rest of your family.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

I followed most of it on facebook.  But so glad to hear she is continuing to improve and things are getting closer to back to normal for your family.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

OMG Jeremy, what an adventure.  I did notice you weren't around, but I had no idea what what going on. Wow.  I'm so glad your wife is doing better now. How scary and how stressful and painful. I'm so glad she is smiling.  And, I'm sure your kids are thrilled too.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago
Jeremy...that was quite a lot that you had to go through in the last few months. I am glad that things are starting to get better.
Posted by Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Who would  have thought that a fall could cause such damage and mayhem in your life.  But then I remembered that falls are a primary reason for hospital visits - althought your poor wife really outstayed her welcome!  Glad to  hear she's back home and everyone is recovering.

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear what you and your family are going through.  I am glad to hear that things are getting getter.  Welcome back!

Posted by Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR, "Bucks County PA Homes" (Addison Wolfe Real Estate ) over 7 years ago

Welcome back, and I'm happy to hear that your family is beginning to heal.  Phew, that was a close one, eh?

Posted by Alan May, A moving experience! (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Oh my goodness, Jeremy. we had no idea. God bless you and your family. So glad Katherine is doing better. Hugs to all of you, my friend.

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago

Whew! I hope writing about it was therapeutic.  Sometimes you have to look back and put everything down in words to even deal with what you've been through.

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) over 7 years ago

Wow, Jeremy, life REALLY took you and your whole family on an amazing journey. Thank you for sharing your story - perhaps it felt good to do so?

And yes, we WERE wondering.

So glad to hear your wife is recovering well.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Jeremy: Welcome back and it is good to hear your wife is on the mend and life is slowly getting back to normal for your family.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 7 years ago

Glad to know life is slowly returning Jeremy.  I know from keeping up with FB that it's been a difficult journey.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, sounds like you would like "do over" for the month April, but very glad to hear your wife is on the men.  No more surgery!    Hope you and your household returns to normal very soon.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

awelcome back Jeremy and so glad to hear that things are finally returning to a semblance of normal.  My best wishses to you, Katherine and the rest of the family for continued good luck.  This is just another one of lifes lessons in that you never know what it is you need to be thankful for.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 7 years ago

That is an unbelievable story.  I compliment you for being able to deal with all of that at one time.  I wish your wife a speedy recovery.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 7 years ago

Hey Jeremy,

I am so sorry that all of this happened but am equally grateful that your wife pulled through and that Jeremiah was okay.  I am glad you are back.  I've been able to learn a lot from you at several social media classes and look forward to learning much more.  Best wishes to you, your family and thank for letting all of us here in the community know.

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) over 7 years ago

Jeremy: Dude, what a heart attack! Glad everyone is now okay and things are returning to normal (whatever that is these days). I've been wondering where you've been but figured you were crazy busy... well you are crazy busy + family etc. I'm glad to see you back.

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 7 years ago

What an ordeal! And she does smile sweetly as she hold her potted Hydrangeas. I am so sorry this had to happen to your family. We will keep you in our prayers so that she continues to heal rapidly.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Welcome back.  I followed some of it on FB and am very happy that your wife is on the mend.   You've done an amazing job.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Wow! What a time you have had. It is hard to believe that something like this can happen and what a surprise it must have. been. your wife radiates a beautiful glow about herself which says she is full of the spirit and the hospital recognized it. Best of Luck,  Jim

Posted by Jimmy Faulkner, The Best Of St. Augustine (Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage) over 7 years ago

Welcome back to Activerain and a little normalcy. What a saga, and what trauma you all had to go through. Makes you really want to be extra careful with just ordinary chores that could turn into a nightmare. My best to your wife for a speedy continued recovery.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 7 years ago

That is an April that you would want to forget but will be haunted by it for years to come. Hope all is back to normal for you and the family soon

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, so glad that things are beginning to be back to normal and that Katherine is doing so well. 

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the update and so glad that things have begun to turn around for your entire family.  I wish you a very easy road ahead.  You deserve it.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 7 years ago

Welcome back Jeremy. Add me to the list of people who hope Kathleen is on the road to recovery.

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Wow Jeremy what trauma for you and your wife and your kids. Life changes so fast with an accident, but glad things are looking up JUST A LITTLE, and thanks for letting us all know. I hope it gets nothing but better from here on out. Sometimes BTW they say hospitals are places to GET SICK, like the staph infection and I always think the faster you can get out of there the better.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

Jeremy it sounds like you have your hands full.  Thanks for taking the time to update us, I wish you and your family well.

Posted by Lanise Warrior-Johnson, Real Estate Specialist (Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc.) over 7 years ago
Jeremy, As I mentioned on facebook, I am sooo glad to hear that all is getting back to normal. Your family has gone through a lot, and I admire the strength that you all have.
Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, will say a prayer for continued healing for Katherine. That was quite an ordeal. It's easy to see why blogging was put aside.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Quite a story. About 14 years ago I developed viral pneumonia. Called empyema. Had the lung operation after the needle in the back part. That hurt right down to the top of my feet. The good news is you all will get ahead of it. Unfortunately I still feel issues from the operation but better then the alternative.

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max By The Sea) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, will keep you and your family in my prayers. Your story of your month of March and April seems so unbelievable and yet, seems to show a FAMILY with a lot of love, strength, and Spirit. You are a good writer, Jeremy.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) over 7 years ago

Glad to hear that things are getting back to normal and things went well. I was unaware that anything had happened but glad it all worked out.

Posted by Gerard Gilbers, Your Marketing Master (Higher Authority Markeing) over 7 years ago
Jeremy-With all that going on it's no wonder the blogging activity as come to a halt. I do hope your family recovers fully.
Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 7 years ago

JB, welcome back - I know it's been a tough time for you - but we all know tough time does not last long, tough people do!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 7 years ago

Of course this isn't good news, but it's not the worst.  The Angels were watching over your little guy AND your wife, as hard as it might be to understand that.  She's not paralyzed.  Take care my friend.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 7 years ago

Good lord.  Anything can happen at any minute of a regular mundane day.  You have to think that someone was watching over your son with your wife taking the brunt of the misfortune.  Pray on that.  Well wishes to your family.

Posted by Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos (Keller Williams World Class) over 7 years ago
So sorry to hear about the snowball of unfortunate events that turned your life upside down for awhile. Glad to hear that things are starting to resemble what they used to be like before the accident. Here’s to your wife’s steady and complete recovery.
Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 7 years ago

It Looks like a big hole.  I guess your injuries could have been worse.  Hope all is well now.

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) over 7 years ago

Looks like you made it through the month and all is moving in the right direction Jeremy.  Kudos to you for your efforts and best to your wife as she heals and hopefully fully recovers. 

Posted by John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast (RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC) over 7 years ago

Jeremey- I am so sorry. I wish you and your wife the best

Posted by Scott Fogleman, Greater Good Group (New Home Team 804-573-9592) over 7 years ago
Jeremy - so glad to hear life is returning to normal; your entire family has such strength to be able to get through all of this with a positive attitude. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Jeremy-truly a lot to handle and your wife is a lucky girl. I had a friend from high school that unfortunatly did not survive a fall through the attic a few years ago.

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) over 7 years ago

All I can say is WOW - it is scary how your life changes in an instant and suddenly you have a whole new reality- I am glad you are all recovering. 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 7 years ago

Wow! You have had your challenges lately. Sounds like all is going to be well...thankfully! Juggling a lot of balls there and doing well...a great example for all!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Jeremy -  Sorry to hear of your family's hardship.  Glad to know that after a long ordeal that things are on the mend.  I wish you the best as y'all continue through the recovery.

Posted by Allen Lomax, WNC Mountain Homes & Horse Farms Specialists (Steed Talker Realty is with two hours of Tryon International Equestrian Center and we offer the best properties in the area.) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, I am new since you left, but I just read your story - how terrifying. Glad things are looking up for you and your family. 

Posted by Jenn Morson, Licensed Referral Agent and ASP - Team Woda (Metro Referrals) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, that is quite a story. I'm so glad to hear your Wife is much better and on the road to a full recovery. Glad to see you are back.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 7 years ago

Jeremy, I'm sure this was very stressing for you and your whole family. .wishing for her a full recovery. .welcome back 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 7 years ago

Glad to see you back, Jeremy.  So sorry for all that has happened to your family.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 7 years ago

Wow, that is some story.  I'm glad that things are looking better.

Posted by Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal (Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, so sorry to hear of your troubles.  I will keep your family in my prayers and hope that life gets back to normal soon! 

Posted by Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro (Innovative Realty Solutions Group) over 7 years ago

I'm sorry all of that happened to you Jeremy.  It was truly a test of your strength. Your wife is a lucky woman to have a husband like you. I'm glad things are getting back to normal!

Posted by Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs) over 7 years ago

Not an easy 4 months. Puts things in perspective though. Blogging - schmogging. 

Posted by Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro (Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

That's quite an eventful Spring, Jeremy. I'm glad things weren't worse for your son and wife and that better times are on the horizon. Thanks for sharing and good luck for a 'quieter' Summer!

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 7 years ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words.  We really appreciate it!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 7 years ago

Hoping for you that things will be calm and uneventful from here on in. Your whole family has been through the wringer but thankfully, emerged relatively whole.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, you have had more than your share and you deserve a break.  Thank God your wife has pulled through this all in one piece-stapled but one piece-and the kids are fine.  To have survived this, you are stronger and better than ever and there is definitely a lot of love in the air at your house!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 7 years ago

Wow Jeremy.  That's some scary stuff there!   I'm glad to hear that your wife is on the mend and the kids are doing well.  Thanks for sharing this with us and yes, time to get back to normal!

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, Great that everything is getting back to normal, and the flexibility of our jobs really is appreciated during times like this when a normal 9-5 workday just wouldn't fit the needs of the moment.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 7 years ago

Boy the boat was rocking and that is quite a tale. Whoa. Any thing involving kids, loved ones, medical facilities can always be nerve wracking.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing the story. It shows we are all human and life witll happen to us at times. Be prepared

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 7 years ago life, helping others and getting it all done...good post and host here...thank you and carry on

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 7 years ago

I was mesmerized by your story.  My tooth ache that I've had for a few days miraculously went away after having read what your wife has/is going through.  Prayers are being sent to you and your family.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, My prayers are with you and your family. As I read your blog, I realized that you are so right. A big change in our lives can be created in an instant.  I am going to put you and your family on our Team Honeycutt Prayer List and we will be thinking about you as continue on your journey.


Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 7 years ago

Jeremy,  I am glad to hear things are getting back to normal.  I know your life has been turned upside down.  So glad Kathrine is doing well and her healing is progressing.  I am sure everyone in the family especially the kids are excited to be able to see their mom return to normal.  


Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, just saw your post on the main feed and noticed the title was very similar to my post from yesterday, so I thought I would check out yours.  Holy cow!  I am glad things seem to be getting back to normal for you.  One of my greatest fears is an accident like that involving my wife or kids.  Best of luck to you guys.



Posted by Steven Young over 7 years ago

Wow Jeremy, you and your wife have been through a ton!!  So glad that things are getting somewhat back to normal and Praise God that she will be alright!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 7 years ago

Wow, quite a story. Sppedy recovery to your wife, and normal is a great place to be.

Posted by Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) over 7 years ago

Lord, please bless and heal this family, and continue providing for all of their needs.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, I am so sorry to hear of everything that has happened to your family over the past few months, and am sending prayers to heal your way.  In late February I joined AR, cruised around and read, with great interest, some of your blogs, and began "following" you only to find you seemed to have disappeared.  Glad you are back!

Posted by Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate! (UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA) over 7 years ago

Wow, what an ordeal. You are a good husband, and you have an exceptional wife! it's amazing how fast peopel can rearrage and determinw what their priorites are, nad find ways to handle tough situations and keep moving forward.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) over 7 years ago

I'm sending good, positive vibes your way.  You've had it rough is an understatement.  But you have your AR community virtually by your side!

Posted by Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) over 7 years ago


What an ordeal. I am glad everyone is getting better. Ugh, Jeremy, like life isn't challenging enough! 

Posted by J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner (J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY) over 7 years ago

Jeremy, I found myself reading quickly and praying that your story had a happy ending. I cannot imagine going through all the things you have been through. You and your wife are amazing.  I wish you all the best and a complete recovery for your wife. I'm glad you are back!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 7 years ago
Wow you guys have really been through it! I hope the rest of your lives are smooth sailing from now on!!
Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) over 7 years ago

I'm glad to hear she is finally home, and our prayers are with you all!

Posted by Woody Edwards, A Realtor® Who Answers His Phone! (First Choice Realty, Inc) over 7 years ago

What can be said? Your family is certainly blessed that your wife's recovery, albeit quite prolonged, is almost complete. I am sure that the events have create stronger bonds for all of you.  Keep your faith and the blessings will follow.

Posted by Bill Morrow, Bill Morrow, Associate Broker (Keller Williams of Central PA) over 7 years ago

What an ordeal you all have been through! Your family is in my prayers for your wife's continued recovery. My, how life can change in an instant.

Posted by Sarah, John Rummage, Love Being Realtors® in the Nashville TN Area! (Benchmark Realty LLC, Nashville TN 615.516.5233) over 7 years ago

What a story! You are all so courageous. Good vibes to you and yours - welcome back!

Posted by Peter Michelbach, i Sell Real Estate over 7 years ago

So glad your story had a happy ending. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. (B), REALTOR-Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR CLHMS (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers) over 7 years ago

When things like this happen, it really puts a lot of the daily "BS" into perspective.  Thanks for sharing.  I'm sure writing this was a bit of a catharsis for you.

Posted by Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS) over 7 years ago

Great post. Gives us all something to think about for sure. Lest we ever take life for granted.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 7 years ago

Thanks, Jeremy - and continued best to you and yours.  That was the craziest story to read through, and I am so glad it ended well.   WOW!   I guess we will all tread carefully and think of your huge journey as we go through our days.  So glad all is going well.

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I was so glad to get to the end of your story and find the happy ending.  You have made me give thanks for my day!!

Posted by Suzanne Taylor, Home Sales In Corpus Christi, TX (Ultima Real Estate - Corpus Christi) over 7 years ago

Oh wow! I am truly speechless at what you've gone through and very happy to hear you've come out the other end!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 7 years ago

I was in the hospital for fourteen days in 2011; Eleven of those days in a medical coma in ICU following chest surgery.

It took me another week of rest at home to get back to 80% of my stamina.

I thank God that I have a team.  My team kept the business going, and the checks coming in while I was out of commission.


Posted by Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120. (Cell: 703-677-1120) over 7 years ago

WOW - I thought MY last few months were bad - lost great Mother-in-law, my father had stroke, in & out of hospital/rehab, my mother to ER from stress dealing with him, both on walkers, twisted MY knee last night - now I'm gonna be on a walker as well....walker races anyone.....

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner, email: / cell: 334-494-7846 (Travis Realty) over 7 years ago

I haven't been around AR much myself the past few weeks so I hadn't noticed you were MIA, but I did notice your absence from the Facebooks! So glad to hear that Katherine is on the mend, here's hoping she'll be back to normal real soon!

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) over 7 years ago

I'm so sorry that your family had to go through this experience, it does show how a moment or mistep can change everything. So grateful that your story turned out well in the end. All my best wishes for continued progress and healing. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 7 years ago

Wow. Very inspirational post especially for the many who haven't endured any personal or adverse challenges. We should all give thanks for our Blessings and pray for those who are are having challenges. Keep your Faith and Family in focus and you shall prevail, I pray. 

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) over 7 years ago
Wow Jeremy that was quite a lot of stuff to happen all at once. I'm glad to hear things are on the bright side again and I wish your wife a speedy recovery. Stay safe!
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 7 years ago

God bless you all!

Posted by Arpad Racz, 408-252-0976 - - Cupertino and Bay A (Altas Realty) over 7 years ago

Wow, better cross April off the calender for next year just to be sure. Actually, it sounds alot like my house. Hopefully your wife will be back in the swing soon.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 7 years ago

wow. one for the record books!  Best wishes to you all.

Posted by Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA (Coldwell Banker Lake Country) over 7 years ago

Jeremy I am glad everything is getting back to normal.  I am so sorry for what you have been through.  Thank God, they are all OK.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hi Jeremy welcome back!  That was quite some ordeal.  Hope everyone continues to heal and do better.

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 7 years ago

Hope things are getting better for you.  So sorry this had to happen.

Posted by clara Hahn (AgentOwned Realty) over 7 years ago

Holy cow!! Guess I better quit complaining about the callous on my foot and get to work!! Thanks for sharing a story that actually is inspiring!!

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) over 7 years ago


I am so sorry to hear what has been happening in your life.  I hope all goes better...

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 7 years ago

Y'all been through so much. I'm praying for you and your sweet wife.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 7 years ago

MY GOODNESS JEREMY !!!  I just came across your post.  BLESS "ALL YALL" I can't even imagine what a WHIRLWIND that day (and the last few months have been to your family.)  Hoping all are safe and recovering. We can't put a "lockbox" on our children. Your wife will forever have "stars in her crown"..... How in the WORLD you even have time to be #1 is still mind blowing to me with all that you have going on.  Please share your discipline and time organization skills. Whewww !!

Posted by Pam Guthrie, Seaside Realty Co. Owner/Broker In Charge, REALTOR (Seaside Realty Company) over 4 years ago