Thursday, November 13, 2008

Update III

Since my last update, he managed to contract two types of MRSA , had a trackeostomy (sp!) and has developed the lamentable tendency to wrench out his feeding and breathing tubes, but improvement is there - if painfully slow.
Meanwhile, I have been electronically trackeostomized and unable to communicate. My router suddenly realized it had been created about the time the first flint knife was chipped, then the tower fan failed and now this machine tends to shut itself off frequently and inconveniently - which is why I have not been able to successfuly update or respond to the kindness of your messages.
My Dears, your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me, nevertheless, because one's world becomes a dark and narrow tunnel traversed between home and a tired, fragile man tied to machines in a hospital bed.

43 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

Horrible news, but I'm sure glad he's improving, if slowly. Take care of yourself, too, Bernita.

spyscribbler said...

Oh, hugs! I had been fearing the worst, so I'm thrilled to hear he is on the mend, however slowly. I think of you every day.

*hugs*

freddie said...

Good to hear he's coming along. Hope you get your computer problems fixed.

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you . . .

moonrat said...

Bernita!! I'm so glad you posted!! I was telling the rally monkey just last night that I was thinking about you and wondering how you were. The internet is such a strange creature, that people can get to know each other and never even know where their friends live. It was so kind of you to take the time from all your other concerns to post for us.

Continued best wishes...

Charles Gramlich said...

It's so good to hear from you. I had great fear for your husband and it sounds as if he has had an awful time. I'm glad he's improving. This must be exhausting for you. You have all our best wishes.

BernardL said...

Having witnessed the tube and machine therapy, the agony of it overwhelms salient thought. I pray for a better day in your future.

laughingwolf said...

what ww sez... had me super concerned when you had not posted for such a long time

prayers continue

blessings to you and yours

fairyhedgehog said...

I've only just seen what you've been going through and I really feel for you and your husband.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Well, we'll just have to keep the prayers and wishes coming, then! Chin up, Dear One, and know that we're here for you.

bunnygirl said...

I was just thinking about you last night, wondering how things were going. I'm so sorry the two of you are going through this. Hugs and best wishes for hubby's continued improvement and your sanity and peace of mind.

raine said...

Oh, but thank God you're alright! I checked here at least twice a day, hoping for news. I had an awful fear.
{{{Hugs}}}, with hope that the recovery speeds up.
And please take care of yourself, dearheart. We miss you.

Precie said...

We certainly don't want to add to your stress. But thank you for the update. Sounds like you and poor hubby are on a long road...I hope the light at the end of the tunnel gets bigger and brighter every day.

The Anti-Wife said...

Glad to hear from you, even with difficult news. We're keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

ChrisEldin said...

I'm also glad he's improving, and hope you are able to take care of yourself as well. It's okay to do that, you know.
All my prayers for both of you...

Rick said...

How wonderful to hear a bit of good news - everyone is pulling along with both of you.

December/Stacia said...

Oh, Bernita! Thank you so much for stopping in; we've all been very worried about you and wishing desperately we could do something to help.

I'm sorry to hear about the computer, but very glad to hear your husband is improving, no matter how slowly. I wish him continuing improvement, (hopefully faster) and send hugs, love, and as much positive healing energy as I can.

****hugs****

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Thank goodness you were able to update us. I was soooo worried.

Too bad about the computer. I wish my IT hubby lived closer. It probably needs a good vacuuming or a new fan, but what do I know...

I hope your dear hubby continues to heal, and take care of yourself too.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

I too was worried and wish your husband a speedy recovery.

StarvingWriteNow said...

glad he's improving--and apparently feeling spunky if he's pulling out his tubes! Hope all continues well. [fingers still crossed!]

Aine said...

Oh, Bernita! I'm so sorry-- your life must feel like the Twilight Zone. I've worked in nursing homes and rehab for many years. I know that tunnel of which you speak...

Keep finding ways to smile. It's our best coping mechanism.

archer said...

I'm so glad he is improving. My very best to both of you and I hope he is home soon.

Travis Erwin said...

Hang in there.

laughingwolf said...

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cindy said...

have been checking in and thinking of you and yours, b. *hugs*

Vesper said...

I'm so glad you gave us some news and some hope for improvement. Your absence made me fear the worst...

All the best, my dear Bernita. I think of you.

Sarah Hina said...

Thank you so much for the update, Bernita. Know from all these messages that you are well loved and supported...even when you must feel very alone in that darkness.

All my thoughts and best wishes for his continued recovery.

Robyn said...
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Robyn said...

We have been very worried about you. Thank you for updating us, and know that our love and prayers continue.

Lana Gramlich said...

Hang in there, hon. You're both in our thoughts.

Jon M said...

Still thinking of you B!!!

Whirlochre said...

III is good.

Hope all in your fam circle are OK.

Sam said...

I think of you often, having spent weeks at my husband's bedside this summer. Many, many prayers winging your way!!!

jason evans said...

Sending the good vibes even stronger, Bernita.

Barbara Martin said...

Thanks for the news, Bernita. I've been quite worried about you and your husband. Be sure to take some time for yourself. All the best for your husband's full recovery, and you too. My blessings have been sent.

Demon Hunter said...

So glad to hear from you. **Hugs** You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, Bernita. :-) We miss you and we'll be here when you get back. ;-)

Virginia Lady said...

So sorry things have been so difficult. I hope the bad news is at an end for you both and things continue in the right direction.

Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks for taking the time to update us. I think about you and your husband often. I hope you are making sure to eat and get enough sleep.

haunted author said...

I'm thinking of you all the time. Glad your husband is improving even if it is so slowly. Please take care of yourself as well. Many hugs.

J. L. Krueger said...

Bernita,

It was good to hear from you again. You've been in my thoughts and prayers...and I've been worried with the long silence.

Carla said...

I'm glad to hear he is improving, albeit slowly. My best wishes to both of you.

Steve Malley said...

I was pretty offline myself for a while, but my thoughts remain with you.

Glad to hear your good news.

laughingwolf said...

thoughts/prayers continue, dear friend....

Frank Baron said...

Hope there's even more improvement now.