Monday, February 25, 2013

A Huge Sigh of Relief


I'm not quite sure where to begin with this post. Earlier this month hubby and I spent a week together in Florida. (Our home is in New York). I flew home and he was to follow shortly thereafter by car. To make a long story short, two days later he was in the hospital. I got right back on a plane and flew back. 

Bill was suffering from congestive heart failure, kidney failure and pneumonia. He spent a long ten days in Intensive Care hooked up to breathing and feeding tubes, and was heavily sedated. During this time I was holding it together pretty well, but didn't have the courage to talk about it on my blog for fear I would lose my composure by seeing the words in print.

Two days ago the breathing and feeding tubes were removed and yesterday he was moved out of ICU. Though he is still very weak, he's expected to make a full recovery. I look forward to bringing him home soon.

To the few people who knew about this situation and offered their support, I can't thank you enough. To all my friends out there in Blog-Land, may I humbly suggest that you tell your family you love them today.

Hugs,





19 comments:

jkcards said...

Yeah!! Excellent news!! Can't wait to have you both back!! :-) XO

Judith said...

Wooh hoo. So glad things are better. You will be in my prayers. God bless you both.

brrenwick said...

I will be praying for continued improvement in your husbands health and for your strength during his illness.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for posting this, Sandy. I've been wondering how he is and I'm so happy to hear that he turned the corner and will make a full recovery. I can't even imagine the terror you've been going through these last weeks. You've both been in my thoughts and prayers and will remain there. Mwah! Darnell

Gayle McCracken said...

Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear of what you've been going through the last couple of weeks. How wonderful to know your husband is making improvement; I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Take care of you & may God give you both the strength you both need.

Kathi said...

Oh my gosh Sandy, I cannot imagine what you have been going through these last weeks. I am so glad that things have improved and that your husband will make a complete recovery. Both of you are in my thoughts and prayers for continued healing for him and strength for you.

Diane G. said...

Sandy, I was so sorry to hear what you and your husband have been through. It is wonderful to hear your husband is so much better and that he will be alright! God bless you both! You will both be in my prayers!

Diane Gil

Donna said...

Sandy, I am horrified to hear about this and so sorry for it all! Thank goodness things have turned around and your husband will make a full recovery! It cannot have been easy for anyone in your family! I want to wish him a swift and full recovery; you remain in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless, Donna

Barb said...

Hey Sandy
So happy to hear your husband is on the mend. How scarey it must have been for both of you. Life is precious! We never know what each day will bring! Give your hubby a kiss, and tell him I wish him a speedy recovery! Here's a hug ( ) for you too!
A faithful blog follower
Barb

Sue A said...

What a relief! I am praying for his continued recovery and peace for you and your family.
Sue

Sue A said...

What a relief! I am praying for his continued recovery and peace for you and your family.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Oh Sandy, I'm so sorry you and your husband had to go through this. I am so thankful that he seems to be improving and doing much better! I will keep you both in my prayers!

Marlene
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Karren said...

What a terrifying thing to go through - especially away from home. I'm glad your husband is on the road to recovery. Make sure you look after yourself as well. Take care.

Annette P. said...

Prayers for continued recovery!!

Wendie Waldman said...

Keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

Helen said...

Oh Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's ordeal. I'm very happy to hear he is recovering, and I'll keep him (and you) in my prayers for a full and speedy recovery. I follow your blog every day, as you are one of my favorites. So I feel a connection to you, even though I don't really know you personally. You have my continued prayers, and thank you for sharing. One never knows what's in store for us, and it's a constant reminder to take care of ourselves. Take care, Sandy.

Marina said...

Sandy,
I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I'm glad that he is on the road to recovery. Keep your spirits up and I can't wait to see you both soon! You are both in my prayers.

Carola... said...

God is good... all the time... I am glad that he is getting better and you will be able to take him home soon. I just found your site but will keep up with it . Love your cards...

Lyndal said...

Thoughts are with you and your family for a speedy recovery Sandy.