Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Only In My Dreams

He won't be home for Christmas.
But!
!! and !!!
He is out of Intensive Care. He is out of Extended Care as of yesterday. The isolation protocols have been relaxed.
He is off the ventilator. AND they are in the process of reducing the size of the trach valve!
He is still very weak and shaky but we are looking at weeks - not months or not at all.
Hellacious weather notwithstanding, there is light in the darkness amid the storm drifts.
Thank you for your comfort on this lonely road. You have sustained me.
A bright and blessed Christmas to you all.

54 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

I am so very glad to hear of this massive amount of progress! Merry Christmas and happy New Year, Bernita, to you and yours.

I just signed for my new house. Today we start to paint and upgrade stuff.

Jon M said...

Great to read such heartening news! Merry Christmas and here's to a healthy and successful 2009.

freddie said...

That's terrific new, Bernita! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Ric said...

Wonderful news! And a hopeful note from a dear friend to start this Christmas Eve!

May the joy of the season reach deep to comfort you, and the promise we celebrate sustain you both.

Gabriele C. said...

Merry Christmas any my best wishes to your family.

moonrat said...

a christmas gift :)

may you have a peaceful holiday and a joyous new year!

raine said...

Your news nearly brought me to tears. The greatest gift possible.

Wishing you all the blessings of the season, Bernita, with this wonderful hope for your new year.

Scott from Oregon said...

The wafting Oregon love delivered by Canadian Geese flying in the wrong direction must have helped...

So glad to hear the good news, hearing you hopeful is a wonderful gift for all this time of year.

spyscribbler said...

Oh, Bernita, what wonderful Christmas news! I'm sending you guys tons of love and hopes and Christmas healing magic. *hugs*

Lisa said...

I am so happy to hear this good news. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and a wish that all will be well in 2009. xo

bunnygirl said...

Yay for such good news! Merry Christmas to you both and a much, much better New Year!

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Oh Bernita I'm so happy for you!! May 2009 make for a joyous homecoming and Merry Christmas.

jason evans said...

Merry Christmas, Bernita. :)

I'm thankful for the good news.

archer said...

Hooray! We all keep checking back here, you know, in these long intervals.

Merry Christmas, and here's to the homecoming party.

Angie said...

Bernita, that's so awesome! I'm so glad he's doing better! Definitely a great Chistmas present. :D

[hugz]

Angie

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Oh, what wonderful news! May 2009 be a year of healing and peace and prosperity.

Love ya!

The Anti-Wife said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift! May your holidays be bright and filled with love.

J. L. Krueger said...

Glad to hear the heartening news!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! to you both. Still thinking about you. Hang in there.

December/Stacia said...

Oh, wonderful! You've just made my holiday complete. I'm so glad he's on the mend and will be home soon.

Rick said...

So good to hear! Merry Christmas to all.

Vesper said...

Great news for Christmas, Bernita! I'm very happy for you!

All the best to you and your husband, now and in the New Year!

*many hugs*

Sam said...

Wonderful news - I'm so thankful that things are getting brighter!
Merry Christmas!

Frank Baron said...

I'm glad you got this good news in time to brighten your Christmas. Elevated spirits make for lighter burdens.

BernardL said...

It is wonderful Christmas brought hope to you, Bernita. May it sustain you in these times and become a more permanent blessing in the New Year.

Dave F. said...

Very good news for Christmas. You have been in my prayers.

laughingwolf said...

excellent news, m'dear bernita!

season's blessings to you and yours! :D

Robyn said...

Praise be.

We'll continue to pray for his continued recovery, and celebrate the good news with you!

Shauna Roberts said...

You deserved a Christmas miracle! Thanks for letting us know the wonderful news. Stay well.

Carla said...

Good news! My best wishes for a speedy recovery, and all the best for Christmas and the New Year!

Charles Gramlich said...

That's wonderful news. So glad to hear it. Good to get that present unwrapped.

Whirlochre said...

This is great news.

SzélsőFa said...

Finally, some great news, Bernita! May this wonderful and good spirit of yours remain for ever - much needed these times.
I'm so glad your husband has improved.

Chris Eldin said...

Terrific news for the holidays!

Steve Malley said...

So glad to hear he's doing better! Hope you bring him home soon!

Virginia Lady said...

What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you both! Happy Holidays!

Barbara Martin said...

Great to hear the good news, Bernita. Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to you, your husband and family. My blessings to you.

laughingwolf said...

happy new year to you and yours, m'dear bernita :D

writtenwyrdd said...

Happy new year, Bernita! May it bring health and happiness to you and yours.

Whirlochre said...

Happy New Year. Hope things continue improving long into 2009.

cindy said...

*hugs* to you, b. i'm wishing you all good news with your love's health with the new year...

Lana Gramlich said...

Sorry for my own recent absence, Bernita. Life's kept me busy.
I'm so glad to hear that hubby's coming home--that's GREAT news, hon! My best to you & yours for 2009. Keeping y'all in my thoughts. :)

Ello said...

Happy New Year Bernita!! I miss seeing you around and am wishing the very best for you, your husband and your entire family.

vanessa jaye said...

That's wonderful, Bernita.

Demon Hunter said...

Glad to hear the good news, Bernita. His recovery is slow but it sounds very positive. Thanks for keeping us updated and take care. :-)

Welshcake said...

I hope you husband is getting stronger each day, Bernita.

Sarah Hina said...

I'm sorry I'm late to this Bernita, but I felt a profound relief in reading this. I hope he's home (or almost so), even as I'm writing this.

Barbara Martin said...

Just checking to see how you are doing. Hope everything is okay.

December/Stacia said...

I hope everything is okay, Bernita. Please update us if you can.

Thinking of you...

writtenwyrdd said...

I know you're dealign with too much to do a meme, but I did award you a Kreativ Blogger award on 1/20/09, dear lady. I hope all continues to improve in your world.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

I'm sorry to hear that your live has been so topsy-turvy lately.

I am praying for you my friend!

archer said...

Thinking of you, Bernita, and hoping all is well.

Robyn said...

I continue to pray for you, and think of you often. Please update if you can.

M.E Ellis said...

Hugs sent your way.

:o)

Vesper said...

I'm thinking of you, Bernita. I hope things are improving. You are much missed.