Sunday, June 25, 2017

We Are HOME...


I am not the Only Mad Person in our family

Thank you ALL for comments and prayers and emails and cards.. You Lifted Me UP!

It has been a long, hard 2 weeks, the stroke on the 17th, the week of waiting for his blood thinner to clear . Bob's surgery was done on Friday, June 23rd. It was a long one, 4 hours on the table, I brought him home Saturday at 2 pm. His throat looks like Frankenstein, I will spare you the photo I took of it in the hospital. I took a photo of him in the bed and my life was threatened if I posted it..

I am not worried because he is to weak to kill me now. The blessed news is no symptoms from the stroke remain, he is weak, his jaw and throat hurt and he is hoarse. He is taking pain pills and his normal 3 prescriptions. He is still at slight risk for stroke or high blood pressure for the next 24 hours. I have instructions and will follow them. If his BP goes above 150 on the top I have to call the surgeon. It is not over yet but the worst of it is..

 All the things I feared, like anesthesia causing confusion of his brain did not happen. he is Perfectly Lucid..

I know this because right after the put him in ICU, he looked an me and said how much weight have you loss? you look just like you did when we got married... (that was 33 years ago and many pounds less) That Proves his brain is FINE... (my weight loss is now at 34 pounds)



31 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Hey MS
Our prayers continue to come your way! Bob is lucky to have such a good nurse. That was a rough surgery at any age. He is a strong man with a stronger woman behind him.
Hugs Cecilia

From the Kitchen said...

Glad to hear that Bob is doing so well (and remains so sane). Go ahead and post his photo because it sounds like you can outrun him--at least for now. All good wishes for continued improvement!!

Best,
Bonnie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This is such wonderful news. He was so blessed to have things turn out this way. What a wonderful gift you have been given from God. Just take care of your man, you two have such a beautiful love. ((Hugs))

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, I am so happy for you and Bob. Glad the surgery went well and there are no symptoms remaining. I know you are relieved and can stop worrying. Does the picture of him look that bad. BTW, congrats on your weight loss. You are doing great! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Michaele said...

The power of prayer! So very thankful.

Betty Manousos said...

this is such great news, sandra!i am so happy for you and bob.
praying for continued improvement and sending positive thoughts your way.

(((hugs)))

Karen said...

I am so thankful for the successful surgery and that he is doing so well. That was nice that his first words were a compliment to you!

jandi said...

What wonderful news. I have been thinking of both of you the whole week. I hope his recovery will be without incident. <3

Mildred said...

So thankful Bob is doing so well. I hope each day will be better than the last. Congrats on the weight loss - I know these past days have been very stressful.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Praise God!!! I know you will be an excellent nurse for Bob and make sure he follows all the doctors orders.

Holly L. Salvato said...

Wow I love a story with a happy ending like that. I ❤️ His comment to you. Take care of each other!

Just Mags said...

Thank you sweet Sandra for the update. Glad to hear that Bob's surgery went well and so far all is good. I know you are watching over him closely and taking good care of him. Congratulations on losing more weight, good job. Keeping you both in my prayers that all will keep going well for Bob and he will heal quickly and very soon be back to doing what he loves to do. Hugs for you both.

G Dazeez said...

Oh so happy the surgery went well! Continued prayers for healing and strength for both bob and you!

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

What a blessing!!! I'm so glad Bob is doing so well, and will keep the prayers going that his recovery is a speedy one!

Big Hugs to you both!!
B

Cranberry Morning said...

Such good news!! Checking in on you while on the road this weekend. Praise God that things are looking up! Continuing to pray for you two. xo

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

I am Praising the Lord for Bobs operation recovery. I loved what he quoted to you about you and congrats with a fantastic weight for you now.

I read your blog on Facebook about the other poor soul Emergency as you were feeding
Bob. Right then and there I prayed for a miracle for that stranger of a Stroke. I pray continued healing with no aftermath for Bob.
I presume he has his beard still on. Ha.ha.

Big hugs from Canada. We love you both.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra,:) Thank the Lord, Bob's surgery went well, and he is recovering back home. I am so pleased for you both.:)

My son-in.law had a similar thing happen, last week, and is still in hospital, struggling with speech, and he can't write as yet. They are keeping him in to monitor his heart condition.

Linda said...

I am thrilled! It's been a rough two weeks but you both came through like shining stars!
Continuing in prayer for NO complications and lots of rest! 34 pounds is so impressive!
Bet you had little appetite the last few weeks! Hope you both are sleeping well!
Tell Bob his fans are demanding a photo soon!

Mevely317 said...

"We Are Home" .... 3 of the sweetest words I've read all day!
And that pix of Bob imitating the gull ... Just smacks of positivity.

Did your heart do a happy little somersault when Bob said that to you in ICU? Methinks love stories are wasted on the young. LOL!

Kim Standard said...

Now can you see me doing a happy dance 💃 for all the good news! Keep being a good nurse.....

Felicia said...

sooooooo glad to hear Bob came through surgery and is doing well. Please take care of yourself too.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Doing the happy dance!! And crying, too!! Tears of joy I guess. Remember when Phil went through his awful surgeries? I took a YEAR off! So see? You are strong and right back to your routine! You were the only one back then to get me back to blogging, I think I was just too worn out and stunned. I don't know if I ever would have returned, but you gave me a good shake. Is he on blood pressure medicine, and has he ever been? When will he start back on the blood thinners? I love the picture, don't know how you got it! Is it trues that you have really never seen his face?

Ann Thompson said...

Awesome, wonderful and fantastic. Hospitals can be exhausting so just being back home has to be a relief forvoth of you. I bet Jake is happy too

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wonderful, happy news!! I'm so glad to hear Bob is doing well and recuperating at home. I know you'll take excellent care of him but be sure to take care of Sandra, too! Your weight loss is just awesome and it was so sweet that Bob mentioned that upon awakening in the hospital!
Thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out. Take care!

crafty cat corner said...

This is all good news. Bob seems like a strong type and I'm sure he'll soon be back to normal. Just makes it more important to make the most of every single minute of every day, life is precious.
Hugs
Briony
x

Rose said...

Just now reading this...have barely been on the computer today. I am so, so glad that he did not have any major damage. I could write a book on Roger, and sometimes I think about it for the blog but it still really bothers me if I dwell on all he has lost. We just try to take it a day at a time, and be thankful that he is able to walk around and be home.

Congratulations on the 34 lbs.

Denise inVA said...

HURRAY!!!! So glad to hear this and I have been checking and waiting, wondering if I should write to you again, not sure whether I should bother you what with everything going on. So happy for you both. I'm sure Jake was glad to see you two walk in the door. Take good care of yourselves. That's great about the weight loss. But more importantly both stay healthy now and sending you lots of love and hugs xoxox

Chatty Crone said...

I will tell you - you and Bob have been through heck and back - and God has been with you the whole entire time. I am so glad Bob is doing well and that things are looking so good. I am so thankful.

So how are you losing weight and congrats! What is your diet?

a rich tapestry said...

Dear Sandra, I'm so pleased to hear that Bob is home and everything went well. I've been praying ever since I heard the news and especially on the day of the operation and whilst waiting for news. I shall continue to pray for you both. You're both two brave blog friends going through this stressful situation. Well done on the weight loss too. Hugs x

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Adding my best wishes to you both and especially to Bob and hope his recovery gies as well as the surgery. You both deserve much needed rest now. Congrats to you on the weight loss and how nice of Bob to tell you how great you look😊

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Oh I am very glad to here this now better late than not at all. I had you in my mind all along.