Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bypass update-Day 2

Nelson ended up having 5 bypasses. Ignorant me thought there were only 4 possibles so I definitely need to do some research on that. He's doing great now and they even pulled the breathing tube several hours early. He was 'over-breathing' on top of the respirator so they were able to get that tube out early. He says that tube is no fun at all.

I saw him about 1 hour ago (he's in ICU) and he's doing good. His pain is under control for the moment. They have him doing breathing exercises and he said he feels like he has a ton of bricks on his chest. He's still groggy but alert for the most part. He was able to tell me he loved me which, as you can imagine, made me feel TONS better. I hope they move him to a regular room by tomorrow morning... and if we're really lucky, later today.

I'll update later today. Thank you so much for your continued prayers. The support and encouragement we've received is so appreciated. I'll never be able to say thank you enough for what it's meant to me to feel so much love from so many people. God is truly good and is blessing us daily in so many ways.

Thanks again for everything and I'll be back later with any further news. God Bless You!!!

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Christy said...

I'm so glad to hear the good news! When I worked in ICU, I took care of so many bypass patients...sometimes nurses and doctors forget how scary it is for patients and their families. I hope he gets moved to a room soon so you can stay with him.

red.neck chic said...

I'm praying and praying - and so thankful that Nelson is doing better!!!


MafiosaGrrl said...

glad to hear that your hubby made it out of surgery ok. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

TheresainMS said...

Thanks y'all! He's doing well this morning and will be up walking later according to his doctor. Doctor is pleased with his progress. Doctor reminded me that it's a slow process and the first couple of days are the roughest.

Your prayers and encouragement are so important and very much appreciated!

God Bless You!

Jamie said...

Theresa this is such wonderful news. I am sure getting that breathing tube out was a blessing to him. I only found out today or I would have written sooner. I am so sorry Sweetie for this, but I know that with your wonderful faith and your sweet spirit you and Nelson will be just fine. Hang in there and know that I am sending prayers and good thoughts to you both. Love, Jamie