Saturday, May 05, 2007

The wife - reporting in

The first hurdle is cleared. Monty got through the surgery with no complications so far. He's pretty much out of it and will be through today. By tomorrow he'll be more awake and aware. There is a lot of pain, but he's got a pain med pump that he controls, so he's able to stay ahead of it and keep himself as comfortable as is possible. He's still in ICU, of course, and I don't know how long they'll keep him there. They won't even begin talking about food for him until Monday, because they've got to let the surgical sites (internal and external) heal a bit before adding the stress of processing real food.

I know he'll be rooting for steak and chocolate cake, not necessarily in that order. I suspect what he'll get is Jell-O ... heh heh ... not EVEN close. hehehehehehe

Okay, I'm heading to the hospital ... again. Poor little Holmesie is feeling a bit left out, but I'm playing with her as much as I can when I get home. She seems to be feeling a bit better, and she's eating nicely, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that she'll succeed in her battle with the effects of the tainted food.

Thank you ... all of you ... every one of you ... for your wonderful wishes, and your prayers. I've been reading the responses to Dave and it's done him a world of good ... and me, too.

I think the idea of a gathering next year is an amazing idea. GO FOR IT!

Again, thank you all ...

Judy

12 comments:

cmhl said...

great news!!!! so glad the surgery is over, and I hope you don't have a surly patient on your hands, Judy!!

Follow the directions, Monty!!!!

WanderingGirl said...

You'd better start checking your purse before you leave. I have a strong suspicion that Holmes will be in there soon, attempting to smuggle herself into the ICU!

Good luck with it all this weekend. Surely this will be the hardest part. Well, except for breaking the Jell-o news to him!!!

Alison said...

Glad to hear the news. Give ol' Monty a big hug if you can. If not, give it to Holmes.

Lee said...

Wonderful news! Be a ggod boy and eat yer jello Monty. I'll make ya my fried rice when that intestine of yours is up and running!

Crankster said...

Monty and Judy, I'm so glad to hear that things are looking up. Give that guy a hug for me!

Wicked H said...

Judy, thank you for keeping us in the know. Don't forget to take care of you also.

Monty, glad the biggest hurdle is over. No own to the business of healing. You can do it, I have no doubt about that. Being patient might be a little harder.

Still sending many good thoughts and hugs.

My Reflecting Pool said...

Yeah! (clapping hands and bouncing up and down) And who doesn't like jello to get well on anyway? Glad to hear you are over the big hurdle. You'll continue in my thoughts while you heal. Judy, you must have just about wrung your hands silly with worry. You are also in my thoughts. Thanks for keeping up to date reports. :0)

AmyTree said...

Excellent news!!! Huge hugs all round (gently, of course!)

HotForSimon said...

Get Well Soon!

Odat said...

Hugs to both of you (and Holmes) Thanks for the update.
Peace

Matt said...

I've chatted online with him several times. Always a pleasure, Judy.

Claudia said...

great news!! thanks for the update! and chocolate is just an incentive to get better!! hugs!