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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Update; and Belated Imbolc Blessings

My dear friends. Thank you for support, comments, emails and phone calls. Apologies also due for being such a gap in my posts.

So, things are still about the same for my husband. He was in the hospital from January 3rd till January 17th. Since he has been home, he is being treated by I.V. therapy, with different antibiotics, as well as TPN, total patient nutrition, which is a liquid food therapy that delivers total nutrutional needs via I.V. that goes directly into blood stream, bypassing digestive system. That is administered over 12 hours each night. He has had no food or drink, nothing by mouth in almost a month.
There is still pain, still drainage and general weakness. And there is a plan; the doctors expect the IV therapy and the TPN to shutdown the infection. Original time frame for this phase of treatment is 6 weeks. I believe we are just finishing up week 4. 

Long haul, but hanging in there as best we can. Wish I had more cheerful news, but then again, it could be much worse.

Imbolc came and went over the weekend, didn't it? Here in our neck of woods, we won't be seeing any signs of spring previews for another few weeks. But it is nice to know that this sabbat has come, because that means spring is closer. And of course, the days are getting longer too. Imbolc is symbolized by newborn lambs, tiny crocuses peeking out of the ground and perhaps the sight of burrowing animals emerging from hibernation (for example, groundhogs!). Our groundhogs are still snoring away; they are not forced into the noise of a large, loud crowd, with polka music playing and Bill Murray droning a grumpy weather forecast. (in case you haven't seen the movie, I am referring to "Groundhog's Day")

Anyway, so the countdown to Spring begins and I for one will be looking forward to warmer days so I can head out to Autumnwood and take pictures of all the apple blossoms on the property!!

I will be back quite soon, I promise!! I have missed the Blog-o-Sphere very very much!!

Hugs from Robin~~~~


c. Joy said...

Robin, Thanks for the update. I hope your husband continues to heal and that this Spring will be wonderful for you and yours.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Robin I've been wondering how the two of you are; sending warmest thoughts and brightest blessings your way.

mxtodis123 said...

So sorry. My prayers are with you and your husband. Hoping he gets better soon.

Jeanne said...

So good to hear from you! No apologies for your absence necessary! You have had your hands full. Sending many healing thoughts your way. I hope the coming weeks not only bring warm temperatures but also a speedy recovery. Be sure to take a bit of time for yourself!{{hugs}} ♥

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your husband is having such a long haul of it -- I hope the infection clears soon and the road to recovery becomes easier. Imbolc blessings to you all. Believe in the promise of Spring!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Thank you for the update.....but please don't apologize. Goodness you have lots more to think about than blogging. Hope hubby continues to heal and that this whole problem will behind both of you soonest. Continued thoughts of healing being sent your way. xoxo Oma Linda

Sandy Sandy said...

Thanks for the update. You are on my mind daily. Hang in there GF! I'm constantly sending healing thoughts and energy your way. Please give hubby a healing hug from me and please take care of yourself too. xo Sandy

Anonymous said...

At least it isn't worse as You say. But Your husband has really been unfortunate with this!

Only two more weeks then and hopefully things will only get better from then on!

Have a great day and take care both of You!


Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, so great to hear from you my friend! We miss you greatly! Your hubby is in our prayers! Bless his heart! Imbolc Blessings ;o) Much love ;o)xoxoxoxoox

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Keeping you both in my thoughts!

Sandi said...

Hope things are going better, Robin. Always in our thoughts.

Chatelaine said...

Just catching up on your blog. So sorry to hear of all your husband's medical procedures. You both have been through so much. I hope he is getting stronger every day.

Spring does seem far away. We have been in such a snow pattern. It snows almost every day!

Oh poor kitty. Glad to hear she is on the mend.

The Boston Lady said...

I have been absent a lot lately as well and I have been wondering how things are going for your husband.

Although it sounds very rough for him, you are right, it could be worse. This has been such an ordeal for all of you. I will keep sending out positive thoughts that he will find relief and recovery and that you will have peace of mind. You've been dealing with this for quite awhile and I know that can really bring a person down. Big Hug to you!