Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I hope the worst is over and every day it is a little better and with a bit of physical therapy I will be back at full speed soon. Every time I get up my walker is with me and I feel like "Edna" off of the movie Vacation! lol! Tomorrow I will try to sit at my craft table and create to take my mind off what is left to heal, I have some DT projects that need to be completed and wasn't expecting to take more than a week off!
Thanks to all my family and friends that have been taking care of me with visits, prayers, and food! My sister cooked up a lot of great meals, brought the most beautiful heirloom eggplants, fresh milk and other goodies to tempt me to get my appetite back, not only do I but Mason really appreciates it also! I have been up a lot today trying to get my strength back but am exhausted so I will say thank you and bye for now!
Monday, September 14, 2009
She went in for a very routine endoscopy on Wednesday morning (9/9/09). Her stomach was punctured and the gases from the procedure leaked into her body. It caused a collapse of both her lungs and gases being trapped in her subcutaneous tissues (a condition called subcutaneous emphysema). Needless to say, she was in terrible pain.
The days following were crucial to make sure she didn't develop sepsis, and that her gut could rest (with the presence of an NG tube) so the puncture could heal without additional surgery, and the air in her tissues would resolve so she can regain lung function. They inserted 2 chest tubes to relieve the pressure on her lungs.
After repeat CT scans and x-rays, it seems as though the puncture was healing on it's own and she was getting better by the day. Yesterday they clamped off her NG tube and took out one chest tube. They should be taking the other tube soon and letting her eat real food. It looks like she'll be there for another day or two. But she's progressing and doing better.
Please continue to pray for her in her recovery and that she should be home soon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Now I am to nominate seven other to pass on the awards to, in no particular order:
1. Lisa Phillipi - Adornments by Lisa
2. Paula Bauer - Gem State Quilling/Give it a Twirl (Blog)
3. Jerri K. Jimenez - A Touch of Grace
4. Tracey "Fred" Miller - Fred She Said Designs
5. Joann Creamer - The Creamer Chronicles
6. Ann Martin - All Things Paper
7. Heidi Bishop - Paper Filigree with a Pedigree
These are women and their blogs who have inspired and encouraged me not only in my paper art but life. I could list more but we would be here a lot longer and I will save them for another time!! Check these out if you haven't already, they are great!
Now I must confess! I received another nomination a while back, saved the award pic in my file and was with all good intentions going to post and pass it on. But hectic life, nagging illnesses and my sporadic "memory loss" ( in computer terms, ram overload), and days of not getting it done has now left me with not being able to find the email for who nominated me : ( !! I beg forgiveness and really do appreciate the award and am posting it and passing it along with these! I am still looking and know I have saved it away, but if you are the special person who nominated me please have mercy on me and let me know so I can recognize you!!!! Below is the cute award, Circle of Friends!
Also, according to the rules of the award I must list seven things that you might find interesting:
1. My relationship with Yeshua, my Husband and my family is the most important thing in my life.
2. I am going to be a grandmother again in March!
3. I am of Bohemian ancestry (now Czech Republic), great grandparents immigrated in 1889.
4. I am a Trekkie, and drive my kids crazy watching my DVD's of the shows.
5. My paper crafting room is always a mess!
6. You can call me Ellie Mae because I love dogs and would have as many as I could if my husband would let me!
7. I love to garden but have a black thumb!!!
That is all for now, blogger is acting up. aarrrggh!