Sunday, July 20, 2008

Update

A short update while I have the time before the week begins and I end up too tired when I get home from work. 

I brought my BF home from the hospital yesterday.  They discharged him straight from the ICU.  He was there for two days to make sure he was stabilized from the stents.

He tells me he feels better than he has in a good while.  He still faces open heart surgery in six weeks.  He needs time for the stents to heal.  He is saying he needs only one bypass done.  I'm not sure where the 3 came from at first.

Of course, I worry but there's not much to do.  I need to get over it because what will be will be.  We've talked a good many things over about me being his power of attorney for health decisions.  He has other things he wants me to do also.  I told him to take it easy for a day or two and then we'll take care of this stuff.  He's very independent.  He's back to getting that way again today but yesterday he was sort of clingy and hated being that way.  He can't stand being dependent on anyone but realizes just how much he needs and depends on me.  LOL...the cement that holds things together.

So.....life moves on for now.  I'm sort of glad I have work to keep me occupied but then again I did have two days of pool time, which was great.  It rained again here today.  Back to the grind again.  Thanks for your continued prayers and good thoughts.  Love n Hugs to all....CHRIS

30 comments:

nortenadcorazon said...

Thanks so Much for the Update :)
I'm Happy to hear  all is well~ Healing Thoughts.
Smiles&Huggs
Debra Jean
PS We Need Some Rain *Chris!!!
LOL!

springangel235 said...

Happy he is home...and yes, it does take time for stents to heal...but he is in good hands...you!!  He is taking all the steps needed to get this done and get his life back to normal.  I do know my husband feels so much better after that procedure with the stents..he has two.  Breathing is so much better he quotes.   Will continue to pray for your BF and for you to continue to be strong, as you always are..and happy you got pool time....we did too, tonight, until it started to pour down rain, right on us...but how refreshing it felt.  Hugs and love...know I am always here for you and your family...
Love you,
Joyce

nightmaremom said...

glad he is home Chris...  I swear you heal better when you're out of the hospital!!  Continued good thoughts and prayers being sent.
hugs
d

astaryth said...

The whole thingsounds scary... Glad he was allowed to come home so quickly. Sending Good Vibes and Thoughts your way...

bhbner2him said...

Praising God for the good news on your boyfriend!!  May he heal well and feel better every day.  -  Barbara

lv2trnscrb said...

thanking the Lord that your boyfriend is home, Chris; hoping he continues to improve and that he follows what the doctors tell him to do

meanwhile, take care of yourself too!

betty

sunnybethe said...

I'm so glad B/F is feeling better.  Those stents are amazing things.  hugs,  Bethe

jlocorriere05 said...

Although there's still a lot to go through I'm glad you BF is back home. It's amazing how they realise they can't be independent all the time, Andy is exactly the same, when he's in hospital or just coming out of it he knows he has to rely on me to help. I'm the only one who we'll let help him. Dunno what he'd do if I wasn't here! I hope your BF's health continues to improve and he can get the bypass done soon. Jeannette xx  

nedmoh said...

Hoping every thing will go well for you Chris ,best wishes to you and BF....love Jeanx

carolsixpac said...

My prayers are with you both honey--hugs-Carolina

queeniemart said...

i am to continue to pray for him and PLEASE keep me up to date on when the surgery is. You are his rock and it is so great you were there for him when he really needed you...that is what love is all about. I love you so!

stetsonsfyre said...

(((((((((Chris and BF)))))))))))) Everything will be fine :) Hugz** Teresa

ally123130585918 said...

Chris keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally x

freemansixpack said...

Good to hear that he's home now and doing well.

*keeping you both in my prayers*

have a great week

glensfork4 said...

Glad he is home.....keeping you both in prayer.

Michele

chat2missie said...

Thanks for the update!  As I told you before, he's been in my thougts and of course so have you!
Missie

bojgill4375 said...

Your graphic is beautiful and how true that the little things make life beautiful. We just never know what might happen from day to day.  Will keep all of you in my prayers.  Hugs, Janie

lisa41076 said...

Chris,  continuing to keep your BF in my prayers, Hugs Lisa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((CAB))))))))))))))))))))))I will be praying and I hope He will be taking it easy and rest.You have my prayers for both of you.

siennastarr said...

Chris, I can just imagine how stressful this is for both of you.  Open heart surgery works wonders for so many, and I'm sure your BF will benefit from it as well.  They have made such progress where heart repair goes, it's truly amazing!  Adding years and years to peoples lives.  I'm glad that you are there for him, but don't forget to breath, my friend.  Take time to just breath.  
You and your BF are in my prayers, and I know God will see you both through this.

I am always here for you.....

Love  you
Jackie

midwestvintage said...

 Glad he's home and feeling better.  Some patients are amazed at how much better they feel and realize they have been feeling bad for a long time.  Hopefully he will fly through the surgery.  Have him practice getting in and out of beds and chairs without using his arms before surgery.  That is the hardest for patients to master.

                   Julie

eyesbaerle said...

Thank God he is home. This must be a very scary time for the both of you.
I hope your BF takes the next 6 weeks and recovers as far as he can and gets enough rest to prepare himself for surgery. A difficult time ahead of you. I will keep you and your Bf in my prayers and my thoughts! Hugs, Maria

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Prayers going up....I would be freaking out...keeping all in prayer my friend..Hugs,TerryAnn

pharmolo said...

I'm very pleased for you that your BF has been discharged home. You're right, there is a long way to go yet.

Guido

helmswondermom said...

I'm glad your BF is home and I hope he is doing well.  I hope he isn't suffering some depression, which is not uncommon after heart surgery.  Take care!
Lori

jmoqueen said...

Glad he's home Chris and I hope things go well for you both xxx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

maryajacobs5 said...

If you want to chat, then email me. My partner went through open heart surgery just about this time last year (valve replacement).  He was only in his early 50s, so a lot to take in for both of us.  We had to make decisions about power of attorney and such like as well.  One year on, life is good

Mary
 

heavenlybama said...

Chris.....So glad to hear your b/f is home.  Things will be okay.  I think once he has the surgery and is recovering, he'll be back to his independent self.  Will keep him and you in my prayers.  I know what it's like for someone you love to go thru stent surgery then 3 bypasses surgery.
Hugs,
Dana
http://journals.aol.com/heavenlybama/journey-to-success

pprrrr39 said...

Glad to hear that he is home............. hope that he rests and gets the treatment he needs
hugs Jayne

preciousone25 said...

Chris, need an update.... where are you!!  Hope all is well, I know you are probably pretty busy.... take care.

Joann