Saturday, June 18, 2011

She LIVES!

Well, that's a little dramatic.

And more accurately I should say, she talks. Because Jackie called Laurie, and I will just post Laurie's note here. It all sounds like good news:

Jackie just called to give her own update for everyone. She had just finished her second therapy of the day and had also been visited by her doctor. The larger bandage has been removed and she said the wound is much less traumatic than the previous one was. No blood clot!! No coumadin!! Everything looks very good.

She is walking with the walker and can take a couple steps without it. Even with the pain drugs, it still hurts a lot. Local friends have brought flowers and balloons and one friend has been bringing her food. She doesn't have much of an appetite and doesn't eat much but she appreciates the thought. She said she dozes off quite a bit but isn't sleeping well, as usually happens in a hospital setting. All those strange noises and such are not good for sleeping!

At this point she expects to return home tomorrow (Sunday) and will have the same visiting nurse she had before for daily (?) visits. Also when she starts PT, she will have the same therapist and she feels good about that. She does know her brother is keeping us updated, too, but she wanted me to be sure and let you know that I have heard her voice and she is alive and well.

Please keep those prayers and positive thoughts going her way. They are working!

Thank you Laurie!!

I guess all the Team Jackie t-shirt wearing and all the good thoughts you all have been sending worked!! I know Jackie really appreciates it!

* I'm keeping my tee shirt on for good measure till she's home though, to prevent any need for that coumadin arising between now and then. *

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

so good to hear this, thank your for posting!!

debi in sunny calif

Holly C said...

great news!! Keep up the good work Jackie and we'll "see" ya soon! And THANKS to everyone keeping up posted=)

Sally said...

A Sunday without a new "off topic" visit with Jackie and photo of Vincent....seems strange. But I'm very glad that things are going well for Jackie! Thanks so much for keeping us updated. I'm looking forward to reading that both she and Vincent are back at home.

Donna in AL said...

Well, no Off Topic Sunday today but glad Jackie is probably coming home. Being at home and fending for herself will keep her mobile and less of a chance for a nasty blood clot!
A pain meds induced post from Jackie may be fun!
Continuing good thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Thanks to Sydney, Laurie and Jackie's brother for the updates!

JOEY said...

SO HAPPY TO KNOW SHE IS DOING BETTER. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JACKIE.
THANK YOU SIDNEY FOR KEEPING US UPDATED AS WELL. MISS THE SUNDAY'S BUT LOVE THE NEWS OF JACKIE COMING HOME.
THANK YOU

Becky said...

This is wonderful news. Thank you Sydney and Laurie for keeping us updated.

Who is taking care of Vincent while Jackie is gone? I know he will be so glad to see her when she gets home.

Jackie, do what you have to do to get up and at 'em again. We want pictures when you are able to get out. Until then, do a WTW post with just pictures of Vincent.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear Jackie is doing good. Miss my weekly picture of Vincent though, I know he can't wait to get home!