Friday, November 13, 2020

The Unexpected

 This year just keeps throwing up on us. Yesterday my sweet hubby was life flighted to University hospital in Cleveland.  He'd been feeling ill since Saturday and thought it was just a stomach bug. He put up with it until Wednesday night and the pain was too much. Vomiting too.  A cat scan showed blood clots had cut off blood  to the small bowel.  After emergency surgery to see how bad it was, they were thankfully able to remove the dead bowel, put it back together and send him to ICU.   He will have another surgery tomorrow because they left his abdomen open (covered by a wound vac) so they will take another look and make sure it all looks good and hopefully close him up. We are hoping to get out of the hospital next week. Maybe Wednesday if all's well. He's very lucky but not out of the woods yet. Prayers for him are appreciated.  

16 comments:

selvageedge said...

Jack will be in our prayers! Hugs for you, Kathy! We love you guys.

Deb said...

Prayers going up from here in Utah. Please keep us posted.

Shady Del Knight said...

Oh YaYa, what next in your world, dear friend? 2020 has been an extremely challenging year, one that you will remember the rest of your life. I am so sorry to learn that Jack has experienced another medical emergency. I hope his follow-up procedure goes as planned tomorrow. Hopefully by the time Thanksgiving arrives he will be well on the road to recovery and able to enjoy the holiday. Yes indeed, dear friend, my prayers are with Jack and with you and the rest of your family as you endure even more anxiety and uncertainty. Please keep us posted.

Susan Kane said...

Oh my goodness! Looks like he has had too many adventures! Keep well, keep strong. I am praying for you and Jack, I promise.

TheCrankyCrow said...

So very sorry to read this Kathy! That's scary stuff...and of course you, your husband, and the rest of your family will be in my prayers. It's fortunate that he went in when he did.... Since you used the term "we" it sounds as though they have allowed you to be with him? That is a good thing. Here no visitors...I couldn't even accompany my son into the ER. :-( Hang in there....this wretched year is almost over....and we all can only pray and hope the next will be better (although I am beginning to doubt that too sigh). Hugs ~Robin~

acorn hollow said...

So very sorry I will keep him in my prayers. My husbands colon ruptured so I know just what you are dealing with. sending you a hug
cathy

Prims By The Water said...

Sending prayers out for a speedy recovery. Scary stuff to go through. Janice

betty said...

Oh wow, so sorry to hear this news. Definitely prayers for your hubby!

betty

jack69 said...

Prayers that all will be good. But also thankful for the advancing medical 'abilities' forging forward. This is all news to me, and doesn't sound like fun at all. So prayers and good thoughts y'all's way.
Sherry & jack down in Florida

Kathy said...

Praying for your hubby. What an awful thing to happen. But thankful he was able to get the help he needed. Will be praying for you too as you go through all of this together.

Asha Nadkarni said...

Sorry to hear that your husband is not well. And thankful that he got the medical attention required on time. Prayers coming your way from India.

Shady Del Knight said...

Kathleen, I've been thinking about Jack all weekend. I hope all is well. I continue to offer prayers for him and for you and your family.

Linda Hoye said...

I am popping around blog land today visiting old and new spaces. I’m sorry about your husband’s illness. I can only imagine how scary it must be for both of you. Praying for a quick and complete,recovery.

ingrid said...

Sending well wishes from the Netherlands

CHERI said...

Oh dear...I'm behind on reading my blogs and I'm just seeing this! I am so sorry. I do pray that all is much better by now. Thinking of you and your sweet hubby!

Munir said...

I hope that things are getting better for your husband. I just read this and I am very very behind. My prayers are with all of you. God is kind and we see improving in a couple of weeks soon .
All the best.