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Sunday, April 6, 2014

And Now for the Latest News

Hello everyone, all you good and wonderful friends! I think about all of you every day and am hoping all is well with you and yours.

April 4th, Friday, my husband had his fourth surgery. It was a 7 and half hour grueling affair and his surgeon is confident that this one has banished the source of the constant infections. The colon was straightened and rerouted and all fistulas were taken care of. For the next few days, he will be closely monitored for any tell-tale signs of infection. All his vitals are excellent, unlike the last three surgeries were he had terrible oxygen levels, high blood pressure, etc. He is dealing with the severe pain as much as is humanly possible, and has high expectations of being on the golf course sometime this summer!! He is also looking forward to eating again, as he has had nothing at all by mouth in four months. All his "food" and nutrition being administered by a feeding tube.

Spring brings us new beginnings, sunny opportunities and bountiful optimism.

I can feel that positive energy flying all around!!!

Brightest blessings and hugs from Robin!!!

11 comments:

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Saying prayers and sending healing thoughts out to the universe. What an ordeal your family has been through.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi robin! this is all wonderful news. if i lived by you i would make your husband his first meal! i hope all continues to go well and that he is swinging his clubs soon!

The Happy Whisk said...

Hope things get better on your end during this new season.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

May this surgery be the last one and be the fix that gets your husband back to a full and happy life! He has had such a hard journey so far with this illness -- he and all of you, I know. Sending best wishes and bright blessings!

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I am so happy to hear from you! Mom and I haven't stopped thinking about your hubby and you! When April 4th came, I thought, this has to be a lucky day! April (4th month), 4th day, and 2014. I didn't realize it was your hubby's 4th surgery too! 4 fours! Has to be a great sign ;o) I am so sorry he is dealing with so much pain! But, I am so happy everything went excellent! He will be golfing soon ;o) Our healing prayers are continuing to be sent! Much love! xoxoxoox

Linda Wildenstein said...

Holding you and the mister in my thoughts and prayers still. This time it's gonna be the one. Everything I've got crossed.
Oma Linda

mrsduncanmahogany said...

That is FANTASTIC news! Keeping your husband and yourself in my thoughts. May he heal quickly and without any more complications!! Blessings of spring to you both!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Sounds as if this surgery is the one! I do hope that it is so he doesn't have to go through anything like this again in his life.

This must be exhausting for You too so take it easy and take care!
Christer.

Valerie said...

Wishing your husband a quick and uneventful healing.

Uncle Rosie said...

Hi,
i just found your blog, and this was the very first post i read. i want to say, even though we don't know each other, that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband, and that i'm inspired by your strength and courage. i'll be looking forward to reading about your husband's first golf outing this summer!

c. Joy said...

Robin, Thanks for the update. You and yours are in my thoughts and I hope only the best for everyone (with good for all and harm to none!). Take care.