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Friday, March 15, 2013

Not much better today

Another rough day, and a couple of procedures. Good news is there is no infection.
His lungs were impacted by the  excess fluids in his stomach from the surgery, which therefore impacts his heart rate. He has more tubes and wires and cables then I have ever seen. So many machines blinking or beeping.
Pain levels still high even with the morphine.

He tries to smile in between the grimaces and groans and worries about me getting tired. His voice is so hoarse from the tube in his throat, but still tries to make a corny joke now and then.

Keeping fingers crossed for a better day tomorrow.

17 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've been thinking of your hubby and you all day and hoping for better news. Glad to hear that things are starting to look up -- no infection is good news! Thanks for updating us and I hope everyone gets a good night's sleep.

Sandy Sandy said...

Oh My Dear Friends- My heart aches for you both. You are troopers. The corny joke or two is good news!! Hang in there. HUGS & LOVE, S & J

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

At least there's no sign of infection! and a corny joke is always a good sign :-)

Lots of positive thoughts and prayers!

Christer.

YONKS said...

You also need to remember to look after yourself my girl! You'll be no good to him if you don't get some rest. My brother had major surgery a few years back. He also got worse before he got better, seems to be the norm. Please look after yourself:-)
Di
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mrsduncanmahogany said...

Dear Robin, sending you and your wonderful husband healing, positive energy. He will get better, time heals. Much love, xo

Jeanne said...

I have been so worried!!! ♥ Please do get some rest! Sending positive thoughts and healing energy your way! ♥

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, thank you for updating us my friend! Mom and I have you and your hubby in our prayers! I am so happy he has no infection! Another good sign, is that your hubby is smiling and making jokes! Excellent! Robin, please take care of yourself! Your hubby is right! Don't get tired! Big Warm Hugs and Much Love!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh robin..this is awful! but at least no signs of infection which is very good news! more positive energy headed your way! i hope today is a better day!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Thank you for the update. I know you are worried and tired. I also believe that your hubby will continue to recover and be well again. It is a matter of time. That is the hardest part.
Wrapping you both in a blanket of love and hugs, Oma Linda

oldgreymare said...

YONKS is right- you need to be rested so when he comes home and is 100% in your care you'll be able to manage. An ill caregiver is not good. Rest every minute he's asleep just like with infants. Prayers still going out.... <3

Ellen in Oregon said...

It sounds like the worst is over & it is the best news that he did not have a secondary infection. Now that the fluid has been drained, your husband should start healing & feel much better by early next week. Hang in there & take care of yourself as best you can.

AkasaWolfSong said...

This is great news...about there being no infection. I'll bet about now you both just wish this were all in the past, eh? Soon my loves, soon!

Wishing for you both a Very Speedy Recovery! And if I were near you I'd give you both Big but Gentle Hugs!!!

~A~
xoxoxoxo

The Boston Lady said...

What a wonderful man! I think its a good sign he is trying for the laugh. Hope things improve soon. He's got a lot going on and so do you. Take care of both of you. Ann

Magaly Guerrero said...

Keep those in between smile in mind and continue to give him strength. I'm sending energy your way.

Rue said...

Thinking of you and your husband, Robin. I do hope the doctors are able to make him more comfortable and get get him off the tube soon!

Much healing to him!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I do hope he's better today!
Christer.

Aine O'Brien said...

Oh Robin - poor thing. Get as much rest as you can. It does seem that things are looking up with no infection, but you're tired so it's hard to be hopeful (so we'll do it for you!!:)