Tuesday, November 16, 2010


This past weekend the newlyweds got a puppy. Lucy is an adorable 9 week old Corgi. She has fur like a little bear and her ears are bigger than almost anything else on her. Short chubby legs- more body than legs. When she moves the front half starts before the back half gets going. Very funny. After a visit to see Lucy and fall in love, we went to Catfish Annie's for lunch. It was the best day I've had in a long while.
If you're too squeamish don't read on.....
Roger still has an infection that is drug resistant so gloves and a gown are still the norm each day. Yesterday, he was operated on to replace a feeding tube that had begun to leak. A new one put in and while they were in there they drained 8 liters of fluid from his abdomen...8 liters. Sorry if it's too much info but that's the kind of thing we are dealing with daily. This morning he has put out another liter. The surgeon has sent off some of this fluid to a lab to be tested in the hopes that they find something that will explain why this massive swelling keeps happening. I was able to see and talk to Roger this morning. He can say a few things in a raspy voice since the trach tube is in his throat. You have to listen carefully and get as close as possible. Mostly he just sleeps or rests with his eyes closed. He is not interested in even having his glasses on and since he is blind as a bat without them, communication is nearly non-existent. I hold his hand and talk to him for a while and then he waves me away. He has a lot of his Dad in him. It's not easy but I can't stop to think about it or I will lose it altogether. Gotta keep on going. I guess if it were me I'd be pretty grumpy too.
Just checking in to say Hi. I've been getting up so early in the morning but it gives me the chance to sit and visit with bloggy friends. Haven't commented too much but I am stopping by now and then. Talk to you soon.

7 comments:

Kay said...

I keep thinking about you, Dee. Many hugs. Keep us posted.

Terry said...

Me too, Dee. You are in my thoughts. I am glad your kids are back from their trip. You probably need them right now. How sad for their marriage to be starting out with all this, but a bit of joy for you in the midst of it all.

Take care--

Barbara C said...

Thanks for checking in. I'm keeping you in my thoughts. Hugs to you.

Darcie said...

Thoughts of you and prayers abounding here for you and Roger and your family, Dee. And for the doctors and nurses as well.

"Keep on keeping on", as they say. Many hugs....

Janet said...

Having the new puppy in the family is probably a good way to take your mind off everything else even for a few moments. Lucy sounds adorable.

My thoughts are still with you and Roger. Stay strong. We're all pulling for him.

Rian said...

Nothing like a new puppy to amuse. Hopefully having the newlyweds back home will provide some happy diversion. I think of you every day.

j/n said...

Every day I check for updates.
Thinking of you and of Roger...