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Thursday, March 21, 2013

ICU

Tuesday evening, after a more than 3 hour surgery, my husband took up residence in the Intensive Care Unit. The doctors are extremely optimistic that this second surgery took care of the remaining problems caused by the first surgery.

He was on a ventilator and in a medically induced coma for about 18 hours.

His oxygen levels are a bit more steady, heart rate still a little high. Pain level still high.

The nurses got him out of bed today for a trip to the nearby chair. Then he did a little bit of physical therapy for his calves, and back to bed.

He may be going back to a regular hospital room on Friday, and maybe even starting a clear liquid diet.

I will admit that the last few days have been very frightening.

I think he is out of the woods.........


23 comments:

Sandi said...

Finally....so glad to read this. Hugs, Sandi

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a nerve-wracking time for you and your family. So stressful. Glad things are starting to look up for your husband. I hope you'll see steady progress now. Keeping you all in my thoughts!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm keeping you both in my prayers. I hope he is feeling all the healing energy, for I know that many people are sending you strength and love.

oldgreymare said...

Robin,

I hope you can feel all the love we all are sending your way. This is good news. Try to rest. <3

Aine O'Brien said...

Oh Robin, so glad to hear that - you have been in my thoughts for days! Sending you both lots of healing energy.

c. Joy said...

Robin, Hope you and yours are on the road to recovery and soon he'll be healthy and home again. There truly is no place like home.

Linda Wildenstein said...

thank you for the positive update. hope you are getting some rest during this difficult time. Waiting and wondering are the hard ones. Healing energy for you and hubby and your family. Oma LInda

Sandy Sandy said...

This is such good news Robin! Love & HUGS to you both!!

Danni said...

Thank goodness! You've both been on my mind so much the past few days and I'm glad to hear that things are starting to look up. Continued lover and healing heading your way. Make sure you get some rest.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i sure hope he is feeling better for this weekend and is up and about a bit!

Jeanne said...

Good news! Hubby shall be on the mend now. No more scares! I know this has been an exceptionally hard time for you and your kids. Take a moment to take a deep breathe and relax. All will be back to normal very soon. ♥
So very glad to hear the good news!!!
{{hugs}}

mxtodis123 said...

You and your husband have been in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear some good news.
Mary

AkasaWolfSong said...

Thank You for the update Robin...
I'm so happy things are beginning to look up now. I will continue to send up prayers on the smoke and send healing your way...I remain holding you close Dear Heart!

Do get some rest, alright?

With Love...Akasa

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I did worry since You didn't write anything, but it does sound as he slowöy will get back on track thankfully!

Take care!
Christer.

F.A.A.R.M./Vegan Wiccan said...

That's good to hear! I wish your husband a full recovery.

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, big hugs, much love and lots of healing energy! I am so sorry for everything your hubby, you and your family are going through! So happy to hear, your hubby did some physical therapy!

Mary A said...

Still standing with you and your hubby (metaphorically speaking). Lending you strength, Robin. Mary A

Introverted Art said...

oh Robin how scary this must be for you... I am glad to hear though that he is stable and recuperating...

The Boston Lady said...

Robin, this is very encouraging to hear. You, as the "healthy" one have been through the ringer too. Please take care of yourself and don't be afraid to ask for help. If I was closer I would cook you a one-handed dinner with a side of happiness.

It's all going to be okay. Hug to you and all the docs and nusrses. Ann

mrsduncanmahogany said...

I kept thinking about you both and kept my fingers crossed for your husband. Glad to hear the surgery went well, now for the healing! Keep us posted when you can. Stay strong and lots of energy sent both your way!

Kallan Kennedy said...

What a relief!! Hug yourself for me, Robin! You and your hubby are still in our thoughts and prayers. LOVE!!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

So very sorry for all of these problems, sending you both best wishes. Stay strong. Minerva ~

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

I lit a candle for you all over here in our little part of the snowbound English countryside. Very glad to read this better news. Thinking of you and the precious kitties. Minerva x