10/29/13

Oh, What a Night!


As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, Mike has been ill with severe abdominal pain. He has a chronic condition of long-standing that has flared up on him. Last night, it landed him in a hospital bed, and it looks like he will be staying for a few days, at least. He got sick on Saturday and despite doing what usually works, his condition did not improve. He has a surgery in his future. The hope is that he will be able to recover from this "episode" first, then have the surgery at some time when it can be done on a less-emergent basis. Doing the surgery when he is feeling better will increase the probability for a good outcome with fewer complications.

I am being intentionally vague to protect his privacy. Those of you who follow me on Facebook have sent your healing thoughts and prayers, and that has been very much appreciated by both of us. The hospital is a quick 15 minutes away, which is a good thing. (Almost nothing is that close to us!) I know that Mike will be having more tests and scans this morning. My plan is to check in with the nurses and then, if it makes sense, I'll head off to the hospital to stay with him. He is in an ICU bed, although he is not considered an ICU patient. He is there because the med/surgery unit was full. Nevertheless, that makes him subject to the more restrictive ICU rules about visitors, etc. Not sure what that means for me beyond his visitors being limited to two at a time, but I'll spend as much time there as I can.

I will try to keep you updated as I know more, but will probably be cutting back on blogging for a few days at least. The NewFO Challenge linky party is due on Thursday, and I will try to get it posted on time. If I don't get it done, just know I'll get it posted as soon as I'm able. I know you're going to understand if it's late.

39 comments from clever and witty friends:

WoolenSails said...

You know Mike will be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope he feels better soon, so they can take care of the problem.

Debbie

sunny said...

More prayers from afar. Don't forget to take your stitching bag with you.

Marei said...

I just emailed you and now read about Mike's great adventure! I'm sending good thoughts and prayers to you both.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thoughts, prayers and blessings for both of you. NewFO can wait - family first.

Patrica said...

Wishing your husband all the best and a speedy recovery.
Patrica on Dogwood Lane

LynCC said...

Oh, no! Poor Mike - I'm so sorry he's going through this. I'll be keeping you guys in my prayers, too!

Pieces to Love said...

Praying he has a speedy recovery.

Lyndsey said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Wishing Mike a speedy recovery.

Crickets Corner said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way. Hope Mike gets to feeling better soon so they can do the surgery and get him fixed up.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Holding him up to the Universal Healing Power and counting on a good outcome all around. Sending love and strength.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Prayers from Texas.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Well, I am behind in my blog reading and just popped on Feedly and you were at the top of the list so I was unaware of what the two of you have been dealing with - that does not sound like fun, but I am glad to hear that he is being tended to. Hospital stays are never fun, but I'm sending my prayers for a speedy healing for Mike.

Lee said...

I offer my prayers too; my hubs is also in the hosp. hopefully to be released sometime late this afternoon.

Jeanie said...

So sorry to hear that things took a turn for the worst for Mike. Certainly, prayers are being sent for healing and recovery. Keep us posted when you get the chance and don't forget to take care of yourself too.... Mike will need you when he comes home and hopefully things will get back to normal very soon. God bless!

Betty said...

I hope Mike feels better soon and well enough to have the needed surgery. Then a speedy recovery and hopefully an end to his chronic problem!

Debbie said...

Prayers and hugs.

Junebug613 said...

Sending prayers and healing thoughts to Mike and hugs to you! Please don't worry about blogging until you and Mike are home and rested. We can certainly wait! Family first!2

SoozeM said...

Oh no! Sending prayers and warm thoughts your way! Take all the time you need, nothing is more important than the people we love!

Tami C said...

I'm sending prayers and healing thoughts to Mike. Don't worry about blogging as family always comes first! Hugs for you both.

Marla said...

So sorry! Hope he gets better soon! Any thing I can help with, let me know as I have been nursing for over 30 years.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I'm sorry to hear this! Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Sending prayers your way. Hoping he is feeling better soon. ~Jeanne

Janarama said...

Praying for a speedy recovery for Mike. Take care of yourself too Barb!

Kristine said...

:( I hope he's doing better very soon.

Donna said...

You are both in my prayers and thoughts.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Praying for Mike to receive God's Healing power, and wisdom for the doctors that are taking care of him. And for peace for you both as well as the boys through this all.

Dya said...

Sending you and your husband lots of positive energy and keep my fingers crossed he can go home soon and get strong enough for the operation.
If that has to be done, then better have it under the best possible circumstances.
Dutch hug,

gpc said...

Thoughts, prayers, hugs to both of you.

Dana Gaffney said...

I was thinking about the new FO this morning and hoping you weren't worrying about it, everyone will wait patiently until you have good news and can think.

SJSM said...

Barbara, take care of Mike and yourself. Find some comfort from all who care. Let Smitty and Gracie return to you some of the comfort and love they have received from you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth said...

I'll be keeping you and Mike and your family in my prayers. We don't need to know details to send out loving thoughts and prayers. While you're waiting, see if you can feel all the good energy that is coming your way.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hope Mike gets better quickly.

Little Quilt Shop said...

God Bless!! I identify....my son is in kidney failure and has to start dialysis and when they put the access in last week it got infected by the 2nd day...no one knows how..it was all covered up and not used....so now he is in hospital until monday....then starts dialysis training..with wife....so I get to go back to help with girls then...they hope to move up the transplant since he has a live donor and 5 more waiting...God Bless you and be safe as you travel...Strength and healing to your hub!! you don't even have to think you have to answer my post!! Hugs!! Karen

Judy1522 said...

I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers.

Kate said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers in your direction. Hope your guy is improving quickly.

Michele said...

I'm a few days behind in reading so I'm just seeing this now and I too am sending my best thoughts for a great outcome and a quick healing time.

kc said...

Also running a few days behind reading posts, so I had to come this far (from the birds) to see what the heck was going on. Best wishes to you both for a speedy recovery! Glad it's so close by!

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear about Mike. I hope he is on the path to recovery and feeling a lot better now. Best wishes and take care of yourself too xxx

Lynne said...

I'm so late commenting on this post but my thoughts and prayers are with you both.