Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Update on Bill

I am just back from the long nerve wracking day at the hospital. Bill's surgery was a success. After many long hours we were able to see him after he returned to his room later this evening. The gross swelling in his abdomen is gone, as is most of his large intestine, and the colostomy is in place. I don't think the doctors are quite used to having folks be happy and enthusiastic about having colostomy surgery being done, but this will be much better for Bill and i in our daily lives. And the quality of our lives will improve too...
I want to say Thank You to all of my beautiful friends out there in the blogosphere who took the time to leave a note or send a prayer....I could feel your prayers and good wishes all day long. I know that all that love and kindness and goodness helped pull us both thru a very tough and scary day. He will be in the hospital for at least another week, and i will have training by the ostomy nurses there at the hospital, and visiting nurses and therapists when we get back home.Thank you again my good friends...I think i might sleep really well tonight.

7 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Rest well and good dreams to you.

Kelli said...

God bless you both. Glad it went well.

Julie Schuler said...

I'm glad it went well.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

This is wonderful news. I'm so glad you are happy and relieved, Mare. Please tell Bill that he has a lot of unmet friends out there wishing him a speedy return to his home, pups and wonderful wife! :-)

Mare said...

Thank you again my friends...It looks like Bill will be in the hospital thru the weekend and then if he improves a bit more, they will send him home with visiting nurses...Fingers crossed....

Melissa and Emmitt said...

dearest mare
i am so happy to hear the wonderful news.
i am sending you both all of my love!
xoxoxo
melissa

Rima said...

Sending positive energy your way. Take care...