Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stopping by to say hello...

Hey gang. Sorry I haven't been around. I'm in BRUTAL all-day training all of this week at work. I'm mentally and physically exhausted. LOL! They're basically teaching us in 5 days, what it literally takes 6 months to teach our clients, so my head is swimming. Oy. But I found out today that I can get a bunch of stuff from our clients AT COST, so I'm all pumped! (Our clients are all high-end companies in the fashion apparel industry, so let's just say that your little Alien is going to sporting LOTS of Birkenstocks this summer. WOOHOO! LOL!)

I've finally got some good news on Tommie. They haven't closed him up yet, but they did put mesh over his incision. Today, they removed almost all of his tubes and woke him up (sort of). My BIL and MIL were there with him today and he was awake almost 3-hours with them. Because he had the ventilator down his throat for so long, he's having trouble talking and swallowing, but he managed to whisper a few words today. They're bringing in a speech therapist tomorrow to work with him. Apparently, this is all very normal, and he'll be fine eventually in terms of that. After being in an induced coma for almost 2 weeks, he's obviously kind of out of it yet, but he's at least on his WAY to getting better.

He's still got a huge, long road ahead of him. And he's not completely out of the woods yet. But apparently, all of your prayers worked, because for ONCE, we're all a little more optimistic that he's going to pull through this and eventually be up and around again. Huge, HUGE (cautious) sigh of relief going on in the family today, lemme tell ya. I'll continue to keep you posted, but once again, thank you all SO much for all of your thoughts, prayers and comments. Words cannot describe how thankful and appreciative we all are. You guys kick some serious ass. :) Just keep 'em coming until they can close him up and give him the thumbs up that he's out of danger. He'll be in the hospital for months, but we're all hoping that's for recovery, and not for the life-and-death situations he's been scaring all of us with lately.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Thanks for the update on Tommie. I've been thinking alot about him. I'll keep up with the prayers.
Sorry you're so busy with the job. We sure are missing you in cyber-land!

geenalyn said...

I'm so glad to hear this good news about Tommie. I'll continue to keep him in my thoughts that he'll continue to improve and they'll be able to close him up soon.

And talk about awesome on getting things from your clients for cost...that ROCKS!!

Farmer*swife said...

Thanks for the update. Been wondering and worrying a little. Glad for some positive feed back.

Poor kid. Just awful. Hopefully, he'll be well and healed and at home way before the pretty spring into summer weather peaks out.

Amber said...

I have been checking up on youhere, and catching up. OMG, I can't believe how STUPID those first doctors were with poor Tommie!! It makes me so mad!! I can't believe it. WTF?? *sigh*
I am happy he is a little better now, and getting care. You can bet I will be adding my prayers for him to all the others here.

Hope you are hanging in. ;)

:)

toiny said...

Thanks for the update! I'm so happy to hear a little good news. We're going to continue to keep him in all our prayers. Big, HUGE, smooches to him from a total stranger LOL.

And, Yay, on your birkie-connection. How cool!

Mary said...

I am so happy to hear that about Tommie! Such good news!

Hang in there with work, the week is almost over. Are you sending berks to the whole board? lol

Susan's 365 said...

I'm so happy to hear that he's doing better. Continued prayers and positive thoughts heading out for Tommie and the rest of your family.

Rock on with your Birky connection.

hepmomto3 said...

What great news to hear!! Continued P&PT as he recovers. (((((hugs))))

Tink said...

I was hesitant to come on here because I was really worried what I might find. I am SO glad Tommie is showing improvement! I'll keep praying and thinking of him and your family. MUCH LOVE. Btw, I miss you. There's no one to get all nerdy with me about photography now.