Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ups and Downs

Boy, we’ve had a lot more downs  than ups lately! Sherry is back in ICU because of high CO2 levels last weekend, but now seems to have turned the corner yesterday and today. She was on the ventilator until yesterday when they put in trach. so the vent tube could be removed. She is a lot more comfortable without the tube and being sedated all day Saturday and most of Sunday. She is now awake, alert and wanting to be moved to a regular room. They have also removed a chest drainage tube today and has only two tubes left. The doctor was by this morning and the only thing he said was to get her walking, which she has done 3 times so far today. Our daughter has come to visit us this week, so I’m taking advantage of her and leaving the hospital early and getting a little rest. Hopefully she has “turned the corner” and is on the way to recovery so she can finally come home. Thank you for your patience for not updating the blog more but soon she will do a better job than me.

18 comments:

  1. Charley, having spent a bit of time in hospital this summer myself, I am amazed that you have taken the time and energy to post on the blog for Sherry. Thank you! Now go get some rest! Gentle hugs to you both . . .

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  2. You are a good man Charley...prayers for perseverance and recovery!

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  3. You are doing a great job Charley. I know how hard this must be for you too. Prayers for you both.

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  4. Thank you Charley. I imagine this is as hard on you as it is on Sherry! Go get some rest ...you will need it when she gets better!

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  5. Thank you for letting us know how things are going. Not easy when you're so exhausted yourself. Give Sherry our love and prayers for both of you.

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  6. Thanks for the update. I am sure with all our prayers, Sherry is on the way to a complete recovery!

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  7. Charley, we have not been in an area with good cell/internet service and I am just now beginning to catch up on blog reading. Sooo happy to hear Sherry had surgery and altho there have been some bumps in the road, it sounds like she is on the mend! God is good and will see you both thru this! Take care & God bless.

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  8. Charley, keeping you & Sharon close in my heart!!!

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  9. Charley, keeping you & Sharon close in my heart!!!

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  10. Charley, keeping you & Sharon close in my heart!!!

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  11. Thanks for the update, Charley. Please say hello to Sherry and give her my best regards for a speedy recovery. All the best.

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  12. Charley, thank you for the update. Please tell Sharon we are praying for her. Hope to read she is in her own room soon.
    ~Betty

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  13. Charley, we really appreciate the update. Sorry you have to go through so many "downs" along with those "ups". Hopefully things are only uphill from here. Hugs to you both.

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  14. Appreciate your efforts to keep us informed, Charley. Please tell Sherry to get well soon from Eldy and Sparky. Hope much better news is around the corner.

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  15. Thank You for the update Charley... I was gettin worried. I think of you two a lot everyday and say a few prayers..... I agree, you deserve some rest....

    Give our best to Sherry and I bet she will be back writing soon,,,,I miss her comments on my blog!!

    Glad your daughter came to give you a little rest.... but I know you will be right back up there with Sherry... God Bless you both!!

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  16. Oh, Charley, so sorry about the down times...this has been a long, long journey for you and Sherry. You are so fortunate to have one another. The down times will make the up times, in the future, so much sweeter. You'll be back to your adventures soon. Glad your daughter is there to give you some rest. You and Sherry continue to be in my thoughts, and I hope to be reading about your travels, soon.

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  17. We are still thinking and praying for you Sherry... please God, give her the strength she needs to get on her feet.... god Bless you too Charley..
    Mike and Pat
    (on the road again)

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  18. I was thinking of you the past few days. I hope things are going better.

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