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My hubby took this picture the other day.  Stephen had opened his eyes for a moment and seemed to really recognize me.  I asked him if he recognized me and he nodded yes.  It was the happiest moment I can remember.

I know I I haven't updated in a bit, so here is what we know so far: They put a tube in his chest to help drain the fluid from the sac around his lungs. They know he has bilateral pneumonia but he also has fluid outside his lungs and it is still positive for staph. 

They also put a new feeding tube down his nose last night. His upper stomach can't process the liquid nutrition, so this longer tube goes all the way to his intestines in the hope that they will just absorb the nutrients.

He is back to needing more blood pressure support now. I don't know why. We were warned that there could be setbacks, but inside I was just kind of hoping that was like the disclaimer before getting on a scary roller coaster. Something the legal dept makes them say. Guess not.

Come to think of it, a roller coaster is a great analogy--except it's never ending. Disneyland would go broke if their rides lasted this long.

At this point, they said he will probably be in ICU for another 2-3 weeks. 

He had his second round of dialysis today.  His kidneys have shut down (pretty much like his stomach), but they do not expect the kidneys to be permanently damaged.  

He is still on life support though mostly it's just to keep his lungs going and blood pressure up.  His heart is staying strong even though it is severely infected with staph.

The docs say he has age on his side.  He also has Jesus on his side. 
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May the Creator hold this young man in his healing hands. Give him comfort and strength and may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ grant his family peace. Inawashté kola. A'ho
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Remember boys and girls, social media automation is like #socialism: better in theory than practice. 
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Hmmm. Maybe +George F but with a name like that, I'm sure he already has a ton of followers. 😜
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It's a pretty popular Christian response in bad times to remind ourselves (and others that) that Jesus will never give us more than we can handle. But that's not actually true. If He only gave us what we could handle, we would never need him.

Sometimes He gives us far more than we can handle alone so that we will turn to Him...and our family of believers around the world. ❤️

Thank you all for answering the call. This experience with Stephen is absolutely more than I could have handled alone. I'm not that strong. In fact, by the time Stephen got sick, I was already pretty broken over an unrelated issue.

When I got the call that night in Virginia that Stephen was being intubated and put in a medically induced coma, all I could think about was that God never gives us more than we can handle--and then I got pissed because He was sorely over estimating the amount of BS I can deal with in my life.

Once again I was wrong. He is my rock. He has provided a family of believers around the world, most of whom I don't even know. So, if you're reading this, thank you. You're my family in Christ. I love you and someday we will meet in Heaven so I can give you a big hug and say thank you for praying for my baby.

About this picture: I haven't updated in a little bit so here's a quick recap. Yesterday marked one month in the ICU for Stephen. Three weeks at Redlands Community and the past eight days at Loma Linda in their cardiac ICU. He still needs open heart surgery but the surgeon decided that he's just not strong enough yet to survive it. In a day or two, he is being transferred to a long-term acute care facility in San Diego to help him wean off of the ventilator improve his kidney function and put some weight back on. Once the rest of his body is stable and most of the infection is gone, he will go back to Loma Linda and then they will do the surgery.

This picture was from yesterday. Bob (the physical therapist) helped Stephen walk from his bed to the door in his room and back. I know that seems pretty minor but it's actually HUGE. It was the first time he's walked in over a month!
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I know God has his hand on this entire situation with Stephen and he's been showing me a little ways, but yesterday he went above and beyond. (This pic was from before all this transpired. Lucky shot of a too rare smile).

So here's my story and it is literally a fork in the road kind of story.

I haven't been home in a while and my girls really wanted to go to church tonight. Brandon is working so I told them that I would drive to Oceanside in time to get them to church at 5pm.

So I went to my dad's house, packed up all my stuff and got on the road to go home. As I was driving down this one street, I could turn left to get on the freeway or I could turn right to go to the hospital. About five minutes before the turn, I started having an argument with myself. Should I jot over to the hospital quickly to say bye to Stephen because he didn't know that I was going home for the night or should I just get on the freeway before horrible traffic so that I'm not late taking my girls to church? Should I cave to my maternal compulsion to go see my baby one more time or should I be sensible and just get on the freeway?

The battle raged right until the very last moment when I had to make a decision. OCD won out, I turned right and went to the hospital.

As I was walking through the doors at Redlands Community, I got a phone call from Stephen's nurse, informing me that they were transporting Stephen immediately to Loma Linda. As I entered his room, he was in a panic. Since the transfer was supposed to be next week, he had no idea what was going on. (I'm sure his nurse told him, but he's on a lot of medication and it probably didn't compute). So, he thought that he was being taken into heart surgery.

Thankfully, I had time to pray with him, promise to meet him at the new hospital and promise that I would not leave him.

So, as it turns out, it was not OCD. It was GOD.
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Have you listened to +Wade Harman's podcast? You should! #podcastsworthhearing
 
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Just uploaded the new podcast episode with +Mike Allton from yesterday!  Mike talked blogging basics, writing, making money, and a lot of other great stuff that will help you build your blogging career!

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The respiratory therapist did a special procedure on Stephen today. For a few minutes he was able to speak and take a drink, two things he has not been able to do since he was intubated June 17th.

He recorded a message for everyone. Thank you all for your prayers. God is so good and my baby is living proof that prayer works.

His voice sounds like an android because he is still on a ventilator, so to "talk" he has to exhale around the tube down his trachea. They didn't expect him to be able to speak because the tube is an 8 and they usually need a 6 to speak...but they don't know how much my boy likes to talk!

#LLU #ns #GodisGood  
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A true survivors spirit! God is with you, keep fighting the fight!!
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This is the scripture displayed next to my son's hospital room. ❤️
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Yeah, I know it's not a great pic of Stephen, but I didn't want to turn on my flash and wake him up.  He is still on a ventilator but now the tube is inserted directly into his trachea instead of going down his throat through his mouth.  He has been asleep ever since they did the tracheostomy this afternoon, but that is a good thing.  His body needs rest to heal. Not much else to report, other than after 18 days in the ICU, the antibiotics seem to be winning.  

Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. You have no idea how much they mean to us.  
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I hope there are times he is doing better, still praying.  i know we are strangers but we hope he does get better soon.
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Education
  • Arizona State University
    Finance, 1985 - 1989
  • California State University
    Accounting, 1992 - 1994
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Kim Milner, Kim Cox, qrkim
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Marketing Manager for Social Media Examiner. Social Media and Digital Marketing for the entertainment industry. Independant Movie/Film Marketing.
Introduction
Christ follower.  CEO at Social Notz. SocialNotz on G+  Freelance writer.  Technology Geek.  

Current projects:  
  • Social Media Strategist for the Left Behind movie 
  • Marketing Manager for Social Media Examiner
  • Social Media Marketing for Dinesh D'Souza and America the Movie.

What I'm Working on NOW: Social media for the new Left Behind movie starring Nicolas Cage #leftbehindmovie and marketing for Social Media Examiner and Social Media Marketing World #smmw14

My favorite topics to share and engage: Social Media Strategy + Social Media Marketing + Mobile Marketing + Content Marketing + Social Media Coaching + Digital Media and anything to do with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ...and politics.  I love a good political debate.  I know, religion and politics...the social kiss of death!

My focus is YOU.  Helping you find your voice and use to share your message.  Showing you how to reach the people to need to hear your message. My Mantra:  Mobile 1st!  I specialize in using mobile technology to boost your social engagement and drive traffic.

On Google+ you'll see me posting and sharing mostly about social media - digital and mobile marketing - conservative politics and how to drink enough coffee to motivate a small country.

My Social Proof: 

  • Creating a buzz online since 1995
  • Well-known for my QR code and mobile marketing tips here and on my blog
  • Featured Author about social media and digital marketing technology for Steamfeed and contributing writer at the Social Media Examiner and Dashburst.
  • Featured on numerous websites and magazines as a respected social media strategist. 
  • Regular guest on blog talk radio and tweetchats.

I am the Founder of the world's first QR Code Social Directory, QwikR.me (and the best place to find me across the social graph)

Available to speak at your conference on Social Media and Mobile Marketing for business. Contact me through this profile or the email address below.

Google+ Communities I Moderate

Want to get the most out of Social Media? Social media can be the Lean Startups best friend, when used properly.  Like any tool, it is only helpful to the degree that you know how to wield it. My business partner and I have compiled a great list of social media tips and tricks on our blog at SocialNotz as well as my page here on Google+.

New to Google+ and Communities? Start with this awesome list of shared circles in dozens of topics. Shared Circles are groups of users you can add to your own circles with one click. And here's a great overview of the awesome features of Google+ Communities.

Writing for Steamfeed, Social Media Examiner and SocialNotz. I tweet at @KimReynolds @SoMeMentors @Pinterest_ing and @SocialNotz as well as for my clients.

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Worked my way through college, taught myself web design back in 1995. I'm the founder and developer of QwikR. I am a mom to 8 kids.
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Social Media Marketing - Social Media Strategy - Independant Film Marketing
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Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Website Design, Google +, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram
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  • SocialNotz
    Social Media Consulting + Social Media Marketing + Social Media Coaching + Social Media Tips + Google+ Community Management, 2012 - present
  • QwikR.me
    Joomla Website Design + Joomla Web Development + Content Curation, 2011 - 2012
  • Savvy Social Media Marketing
    Social Media Consulting + Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing + Google+ Tips + Google+ SEO + Google+ Marketing, 2009 - 2012
  • GPS Solutions
    E-Commerce Website Designer + Internet Marketing Specialist + SEO, 1999 - 2003
  • The Outdoor Warehouse
    E-Commerce Website Designer + Internet Marketing Specialist + SEO, 1997 - 1999
  • Cox Accounting Services
    Accounting and Business Services, 1993 - 1996
  • BookNet Online
    E-Commerce Website Designer + Internet Marketing Specialist + SEO, 1995 - 1997
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