Tuesday, September 07, 2010

checking in

Thank you all so much for your good wishes and prayers. The day of the wedding rehearsal, Roger was taken into surgery that afternoon. There were several issues including two large areas of fluid that were obscuring the pancreas and getting larger by the day. I sat with him until they took him up-left all the important numbers and cell numbers-ran home and although I missed the rehearsal, I made the dinner. It was a lovely evening with people who are very important to us and the room was filled with loving wishes, prayers, and even laughter. My son has wonderful friends and Dani's family and friends were all very comforting.
That night I called the nurse in charge of him and she said he was well sedated and being made comfortable as possible. They put in a breathing tube and various other lines. His gall bladder was removed as well. The pancreas was infected and that was taken care of. He currently is being fed through a feeding tube and is still sedated. They need to keep him very still so he won't try to pull out the tubes and IVs. There is talk of taking out the breathing tube today or tomorrow. Day by day is all we can do.
Excuse the poor quality of the photos. I don't have much on my camera and the lighting was very low. Dani's Dad Chris hired a video guy. The dinner was superb and it was so wonderful to see the happy couple finally married.
It doesn't look it in these awful pictures but I lost a few pounds these past weeks and my dress was too big for me. It tied at the waist so it didn't look too bad but it just felt uncomfortable.

below are my niece Alicia, my Brother Pete, SIL Diane, gal pal Terry and me.

Below is James friend Dave, who I've seen grow from a small boy to a man. We love Dave.

Getting ready to cut the cake

rehearsal at the Chapel-I hear it was very hot in there and they couldn't get a lot of the windows open. Fortunately the wedding day was much cooler and they got the windows open and a breeze throughout- it was lovely. Here are the Bridesmaids and Bride

Back with pictures as they get e-mailed to me by various people. This one came out so dark that it got fuzzy trying to even lighten it a bit. Diane took some of these for me since I was at the Hospital.
I'm trying to have faith and strength. Forgive me if I don't comment often. When I get a solitary moment I am checking in on you all and your words of comfort mean a lot to me.
Talk to you soon.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Blessings, blessings, blessings. I am happy for the wedding couple and I am thinking and praying for all of you. Many, many hugs and love!

Kay said...

Definitely a bittersweet day. So glad Roger seems to be on the mend. I thought about you over the weekend; at least the hurricane didn't amount to much.

Terry said...

So sorry Roger could not be part of the festivities. You look beautiful, but I'm sure your heart was in two places. Wishing all the best to the newlyweds and health and healing and more peaceful days to you and Roger. Whew. Get some rest.

Gerrie said...

You do look beautiful. I love the color of your dress. I am sending lots of prayers for Roger and you. I prayed for you both at church on Sunday. I keep you both in my thoughts every day.

Get some rest so that you can take good care of Roger.

Janet said...

You were on my mind the whole weekend. I'm keeping you and Roger in my thoughts and I hope his recovery goes good.

Earl didn't spoil the wedding after all! You look beautiful in the photos. I'm so happy that it all went as planned and the happy couple is now hitched!

Rian said...

I'm so glad to hear the wedding went off with an Earl hiccup, and that even though Roger was unable to attend, he is improving. You look great in that dress! Beautiful color. Proud of you, and congratulations to the happy couple.

Connie W said...

I hope that life gives you some good things now. You've had enough of the other stuff.
Thinking of you,

Corinne said...

Prayers and hugs

Darcie said...

Praying and hoping for a new beginning not only for the dear newly weds...but for all.

Hugs to you, sweet Dee. And I must say, you looked lovely!

Debra said...

How does the saying go--Life is what happens when you are busy making plans. You have made the best of an impossible situation. Brava to you!

Libby said...

Sending all the positive energy that Roger continues to improve . . . . remember to take care of yourself, too!

Melody Johnson said...

O My Dahlink,
I am amazed at all you have been through and that it is all finally winding down to good results, I hope.
I know that the wedding had to be wistful and yet wonderful and now I pray Roger will steadily improve and be back home in no time.
Ove to you and your whole family.