Monday, March 23, 2020

Bad News from the Doc

Gil and Kelly Bates

Last fall, we shared news of Gil's shoulder surgery and urged our readers to pray for him. On this week's episode of Bringing Up Bates, you'll see Gil and Kelly meet with orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Rappe and receive some difficult news. Not only does the doctor recommend surgery, but he also informs the Bates that the recovery time will be about four-and-a-half months (video below).

Photo/video courtesy of UPtv


  1. Ellie: Hope you and your family are keeping healthy and safe during this crazy virus. Thank you for always giving us something entertaining, to read or watch, to keep us calm.

    1. Thank you. What a kind comment! I am honored to have you as a reader.

      Have a wonderful day,

    2. What a great post! The poster is grateful for the updates provided on this blog, as well as having an overall a positive vibe.
      Some comments people leave are very negative, suggesting that perhaps they could live someone else's life better. I feel bad for the commenters that cant help themselves from adverse commentary.
      I also say thank for the updates here. Best wishes to stay healthy.

  2. I agree its grate to read about happy things in a blog rather than so much sadness and really we should all be thankful there is some good no matter the size. I hope Gil can take in as much rest as a driven man can. And bless his family for being there for him.

    We should all remember do on to others and most of all keep an open haer


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