Friday, June 29, 2007

Sanjaya - Tonight!


Okay, so Josh Rivera is not really Sanjaya, but he sure could win a look alike contest. Well, Josh is playing at The Vault tonight to raise money for our mission to Wales. Josh Rivera, Carl Nystadt, James Wilcox, Phil Wyman, Peter Mercier, and maybe even Bev Wyman laying down some flute tracks. $10 at the door. 7:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Christian Lindbeck - If You Missed His Message on Father's Day

Even if you didn't miss it, check it out again. It is filled with information worth meditating on. He's a great teacher, and we'll miss the family greatly as they make the move to Seattle. You will find his message here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Beth Maynard's Message on mp3

You can access the message from Sunday morning from Beth Maynard now. Beth and her husband lead a Neo-Monastic community in Gloucester Crossing in Beverly, and she was our guest speaker on Sunday morning. So if you missed the message, and want to hear it, you can find it here.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Elijah Does the Inconceivable!

So Elijah has a kidney transplant on Wednesday. He gets out of the hospital on Saturday evening, and comes home to have some lemon chicken rice soup (if you haven't been to Cafe Kushko for lemon chicken rice soup, you should go and try it - it is great soup and it is sodium free!) So this morning Elijah rises earlier than usual, despite having a big ol' scar on his belly. He's a musician, and musicians get up sometime around lunch time - right? Then he walks to church. Okay it's only about 12-15 minutes from our house to the church by foot, but this silly boy just had organ about the size of video game controller placed in his body a few days ago. Yeah Elijah! Go! So you can see he's doing fairly well. Then he joined us for lunch with our guest speaker Beth Maynard (message to be appear online soon) at Beerworks.- but, no beer for Elijah, at least not for about three months.

Walked to church? Inconceivable!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Elijah Wyman Made it Home!


Here's the latest news on Elijah and his Kidney.

Jason Rozen (the donor) went home about noon today. He was feeling fine, and he's our hero.

Elijah's rashes have subsided. They occasionally pop up, but not nearly as bad as initially.

Usually a kidney transplant patient does not go home until after the fourth day. Elijah spent three nights in the hospital, and was doing well enough to come home this evening. We ordered Lemon Chicken Rice Soup from Cafe Kushko, and they delivered it shortly after he got home.

He has named his new kidney Otis - as in "O dis ain't mine."

Bev and I ran around disinfecting everything - the doorknobs, the floors, the counters, Elijah's cat (okay we didn't really disinfect the cat, but we thought about it.) We had to send Crash (Elijah's dog) off to be baby sat for a few days, because Crash fulfills his name, and runs and jumps on Elijah's belly when Elijah is laying down. Crash will stay with Rhonda's sister for some time.

Elijah is upstairs playing his guitar and singing at this moment, and although it usually is a bit of a disturbance when he taps his foot on the wood floor above my head, it is a very comforting sound right now.

So, if you were going to visit the hospital - don't. Elijah's not there anymore.

I am sorry I have not been able to respond personally to every one of you who have sent your support, and questions to us. I've had hundreds over the last few days. I do want to thank you from the bottom of my heart however. Your prayers, and your concerns, and your words of support have meant the world to us.

Diolch yn fawr iawn, a gwyn eich byd,
Phil

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Monday, June 04, 2007

Elijah's Kidney Transplant - Wednesday Morning

Our son Elijah is going in to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on Wednesday morning. Sometime around 9:30am he is scheduled to have the transplant. His friend Jason is donating the kidney, and will be in for the surgery about an hour before. Your prayers for Jason and Elijah would be greatly appreciated.

For those who have asked about donating to the Elijah Wyman Kidney Fund - click here.

For more info on what is happening Tuesday the 5th see The Why Man Blog.