Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good News

Well my dear husband is out of ICU and hopefully for the last time.  They have identified the infection but now they have to determine where it came from and where it is in his body.  Since he had a new valve put in his heart Nov 2015 and an aorta resection, this is the first place they will check out.  It seems when your body has foreign parts in it, it is also a good place for infection to start.  If that turns out negative then they do another scan.  He drinks a concoction 3 days before the scan and apparently this stuff that he drinks goes to areas of infection.  They are also giving him more blood because his hemoglobin is looking low.  This doesn't surprise me because he's had to have blood transfusions over that past several years several times.
He's really in good spirits considering everything that they have done to him.  Me, I'd be climbing the walls.  I want to thank everyone who has been saying prayers for him.  I hope to answer all your emails soon but time seems to get away from me.
Peyton and John got back from visiting John's family in Texas last nite and came into the hospital today.  That perked hubby right up.....seeing them and that Little John.  He always has a smile for you.
Again, thank you and I hope for a good week ahead.
Blessings, Barbara

14 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Thank you for taking the time to share your happy news. We'll continue to pray for answers to the medical questions and a speedy recovery.

Melody A. said...

How wonderful things have taken an upswing! God bless and take care.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Great news!! Keep on getting better!!

Marilyn said...

I'm glad they know what to look for now.
I hope they can take care of the infection fast.
Marilyn

Homeschoolmom said...

His good spirits will help in his overall healing. God bless and keep you both!

Justine said...

Thank you for the update. Still praying for you both xx

Vickie said...

I am so very glad that things are moving in the right direction. We will keep on praying!♥

Robin in Virginia said...

What good news to read this AM! Barbara, I continue to offer my prayers for your husband, you and your family.

sunny said...

Thanks for the update. Continuing prayers for his continued improvement! And don't worry about responding to comments. You have more important things to tend to right now. Hugs and prayers.

diamondc said...

Barbara: Wonderful news, thank-you for keeping us updated, I am so happy for him and you as the care giver.
I do know what you are going through, it does test our nerves to have to have a Family member ill.
I hope he continues to heal and the infection goes away tomorrow or sooner, you are still in my daily prayers.
I hope you are not having bad weather, we are going to have an ice storm this evening they say.

Blessings
Catherine

blueladie said...

That is good to hear, Barbara. Praise God. Sending more prayers for you and DH. :) Cathryn

Barb said...

Hi Barbara, Won't uncross fingers and toes yet but I am so pleased things are more positive. I expect Vallie will be pleased when he can come home as you will.Are you stitching by his bedside I wonder. I look forward to hearing from you but no pressure just take care of you,and a hug from over here to himself.Healing(((((hugs))))).

marly said...

I've never heard about that concoction. Hope they zero in and knock it out!

Sweet Sue said...

Oh Barbara, such wonderful news ~ sounds like your hubs is a real trooper. Sending love, hugs and strength to you all... xo