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Get well, Jim Hoft, really soon

Get well, Jim Hoft, really soon

Some of you may know that Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit has been quite ill.

Here’s the latest update from one of his guest bloggers:

It would be quite impossible not to have noticed Jim’s absence this past week and a half. As has been periodically posted and updated, Jim’s health is in serious condition. He has been in the hospital battling a blood infection and complications from an infected knee replacement. Last Friday, Jim had surgery to remove his knee. The surgery went well. This morning, Jim had surgery to replace a heart valve, which was, also, damaged due to the infection. Jim is in the best of hands and is receiving extraordinary care. But his path to recovery will be a difficult one, and he and his family could use all the prayers you have to give.

UPDATE September 4, 2013 –

Jim is stable. Hopefully, the worst is over, and it is, now, time for recovery. He is in a lot of pain and will need all your prayers for today and the rest of the week. As Jim always says to me, “God bless you” for all your kind thoughts and prayers that you have shared all along.

I have heard so many horror stories about infections from knee replacement surgery. I had a client who had to spend several weeks with no knee after they had to remove the replacement to fight an infection.

Jim has been a great friend to so many in the conservative blogosphere, including Mandy and Anne.

We’re all praying for his speedy recovery.


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I discovered Gateway Pundit in 2008, and through it I wended my way through the blogosphere to other excellent conservative sites… Get well Jim Hoft.

Jim is one of the pioneers in Conservative blogging and has worked tirelessly. I pray for his health, and a speedy recovery.

Gateway Pundit was one of the first websites I was introduced to once I left the “democratic” party and stopped listening to the liberal press.

Got lots of very good information.

Get well soon Mr. Hoft! Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery!

NC Mountain Girl | September 5, 2013 at 12:16 am

Get well soon, Jim.

While we are talking about a blogger in distress, Brett Kimberlin has crawled out of his hole again and filed a lawfare suit for defamation, malicious prosecution, harassment, stalking, conspiracy, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress against a grouper of bloggers for telling the truth about his terror bombing past. It’s in Montgomery County, Maryland and the last time Kimberlin sued there the assigned judge made a complete hash of it. Check it out at The Other McCain.

Yes, I just wandered over here from GatewayPundit and was pleased to read that Jim Hoft is a favorite here at LI, whose work is appreciated and whose health is a matter of deep concern. Prayers ascending as I write.

My grandfather died from malpractice in knee replacement surgury. (frighteningly, the “doctor” was found guilty, but didn’t have his license removed and doesn’t even have to tell future patients)

May he recover.

Prayers ascending for a speedy and complete recovery.

Thoughts and prayers, Mr. Hoft.

theduchessofkitty | September 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

The mother of a friend of mine had knee surgery a few months ago. Somehow, the surgery area became infected, the area around her knee and thigh became swollen and she has had fevers and such. She has been at the ICU twice already, and already has had an adverse reaction to an antibiotic she took. Her husband is considering a lawsuit against the doctor who performed the knee surgery.

It is a real pain, indeed. I hope Jim recovers. It’s not an easy fight.

Also, isn’t this an indication that some staff at hospitals (including doctors) are not following precautionary hygiene methods with their tools and themselves? I know it has been a problem for quite a while. I’d be scared to have surgery nowadays.

(And this is bad now. Wait until Obama”care” kicks in…)

    I rented my condo to a person who was supposed to be a surgeon with privileges at my local hospital, while completion of his house was delayed. His home was a pigsty. When I cleaned it afterward, there was black scum around the sink and crusty soda water spills in the carpet.

    When I went to that hospital to have my babies, I made it very clear that outside doctors were not to enter the maternity ward, told them exactly why. They assured me that the maternity ward was kept completely separated from the rest of the hospital, including the staff.

    In all fairness, the doctor may have had no idea what might be carried on his clothing, but the same person that “cleaned” his kitchen and cooked his meals also did the laundry.

How very odd so many get infected, do other joint replacements get infected as well? They aren’t reusing
parts are they, second hand fake knees or something.
Sticking with what God gave me and if the need arises
a nice wooden peg sounds like a better choice!
GWS Jim.