Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ho, Ho, Oh, Hell

WELL --- HELL ya, I've fallen off the radar.

Excy had emergency surgery on Christmas Eve. As I mentioned, he went in on his birthday ( the 22nd) to see what this stomach trouble was all about, and ended up discovering his colon was twisted. They did a few icky tests in an attempt to keep him from surgery until Monday, but by Wed. he was in bad shape again. He woke me up Thursday to inform me after he went to get feed for our geriatric horse, we were going to the ER. (Excy always puts the horses first and I've learned the man is stubborn.) He went to surgery 6:30 p.m after a long day in the ER. We prepared for the worst and hoped for the best, and so far our prayers are answered.

He doesn't have a 'bag,' anyway. The real test will be in a day or two when his bowls 'wake up' and we see if everything will keep sewn up and working properly. It will be two weeks before we can breath easy. So he's lying in the hospital, a tube down his throat to his stomach, and an incision 9 inches long, unable to do much more than get in a chair. I am told to get him walking down the hall tomorrow.

Since I am spending most of my time there, then driving back to the 'ranch' to do the animal and other chores, plus taking care of his 87 yr old deaf dad (much like taking care of a 3 yr old), until he flies out Tuesday, I won't be back on for a few days or as long as it takes to get Excy back home, which could be a week longer.

So bear with me, and I will write and get back to you when life gets more normal.....I am hoping that we can celebrate his BD and our Christmas on New Year's.

PS: He found out on Monday the 21st he has a heart aorta that must be replaced. We see that surgeon January 8, and only hope it can be put off for awhile.......gadzooks. When it rains, it pours.....

16 comments:

Myrnie said...

Oh my... yikes, what a week! Hope things look up for you guys soon!

e said...

I hope things go well with his recuperation and the upcoming surgeon's visit regarding aorta replacement...Sending good thoughts and hugs your way.

My name is PJ. said...

God bless you both! I know the drill: get him walking, get him farting, get him pooping. The walking really, really helps!

Secretia said...

You guys keep the hospitals so nusy. Give them a break in 2010, please get better, both of you.

CatLadyLarew said...

Whoa! Stop right there! No more disasters for you this year, you hear me? Sending healing thoughts to you over the blogosphere. xoxoxo

Lisa Marie said...

Good luck with teh surgeon... are you going with porcine, bovine, meachanical? MY father has to have the same procedure soon and my DH's father had it many years ago. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

ReformingGeek said...

Oh, my. I hope things are better soon!

My mom had colon surgery two years ago. Ouch! She's doing OK now but it was rough going for awhile.

Eva Gallant said...

Oh..I do hope he heals well and soon.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Wow. How in the world does your colon get twisted? Poor Excy! I hope he recovers quickly.

Tricia McWhorter said...

Sending you both thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery and smooth sailing ahead. Sounds like you could both use a break.

Christiejolu said...

I hope everything works out ok!

hereinfranklin said...

Bless you...here's to a speedy recovery.

wendy said...

Oh my gosh, how awful that he is having all those health problems right now. He sounds like my husband in the fact that He'd have to see to the horses first before going to the Er. Sheeesh.
(I wonder if he loves me as much as the horses ---sure he does??)

I hope things settle down for you soon and all will be well!!!!!!!!

Jenn Erickson said...

I had hoped that when you said you'd been out for a while, it simply meant that you had taken a break from the cyber world to enjoy the holidays. I am so, so sorry to hear that that was not the case and send my prayers and well wishes to you and your husband. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year. Warmest wishes, Jenn

Helen McGinn said...

I'm so sorry! What a dreadful thing to happen; I'm so glad that it all seems to be going well though. I wish you the very best new year with a brand new healthy beginning.

xx

Deborah said...

Hi,
I was just checking in, to make sure you were ok and I was surprised to read this. I hope he is OK now.
Just thinking of you and your family and wishing you a healthy and happy New Year. I will be praying for you both.
xxoo
Deborah