2.12.2010

quick update 10:04 pm

We can't be in the ICU after 11 pm. Alison's exhausted so were leaving early and letting her sleep. But, quickly, i just want to mention that as of ten minutes ago, her face isn't as swollen as it was, her color is great, they planning on getting her out of ICU perhaps early tommorrow, and best of all she doesn't appear to be having anything more than the most rudimentary problems with language--an occasional slurred word or misplaced modifier.


Whoo-hoo!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great news, Walter. Thanks for letting all of us know the latest.

Brian McGee

Christie said...

Beautiful!

Quiche said...

Grateful grateful! Yay! I knew it!!! Relieved!

Carol McCullough said...

woo-hoo, indeed! get some rest!

Noelle Zeiner Carmichael said...

Wonderful news. Just wonderful.

Peter Felten said...

Great news! Still sending prayers and positive vibes to everyone. I'm glad you have great people at Duke and surrounding you.
Sara W.

Sarah M. said...

Thank you so much for updating us. So glad to hear that things are progressing and she is getting out of ICU.

I bet you are exhausted - take care of you too!

Hugs!

Biffle said...

Peter and Sarah:

Thank y'all so much for the wonderful lunch yesterday. I know all I managed was a terse hello yesterday, Sarah, but i--and everyone else--was very appreciative.

Me and James Bond had a very effective coping strategy and i didn't want to mess with it. I'll be more communicative if i see you again, i'm sure.

Deandra said...

Walter - thanks for letting us know this good news! It is thoughtful of you to keep everyone informed when you yourself must be stressed & exhausted.

I'll keep sending positive thoughts that way. I'm so glad to hear that Alison has had caring (and supremely competent) medical staff there for support.

take care, Deandra

Anonymous said...

Though I don't know you guys, so happy for you I cried. So happy for you.

Grammy Pammy said...

Thank you for taking the time to share updates at this difficult and critical time. I greatly appreciate it. Our best to you and Alison and Maybelle.

Amanda R. said...

Wonderful news. Much love and healing energy being sent your way.
Amanda Richey

Anonymous said...

Walter, I'm Kelly's cousin, Sarah Schendel, from Toledo. I'm thinking of you all and appreciate so much reading your blog. Please know that there are Schendels out there prayer for Allison, you,and Maybelle.

Peter Felten said...

Walter,
I totally get your coping skills and was impressed with your holding it together. Unfortunately, I've spent far too much time in the waiting areas of hospitals. I know that people won't eat if they have to think about it. For me, standing in a line and trying to decide what to eat when waiting for news of a loved one's surgery drains what little emotional energy I have. Hence, the food.

Sara W.

Elizabeth W. said...

That is great news. She is a strong person.