Friday, July 10, 2009

Now that was scary!

I want to thank you all for your prayers of the past couple of days!

What a scare we have had. To fill you all in, this began about 4 days ago. Phil had a pain on his left side. It continued to get worse and worse and worse. On Thursday morning we drove to the hospital. Phil was in severe pain. Over the next few hours, he was seen by the doctor, hooked up with some morphine, had a cat scan and then we waited for results. Turned out there was a foreign object in the small intestine that had perforated the wall and a raging infection was brewing. The only treatment option was surgery. So after a very brief conversation with the surgeon - an emergency surgery was scheduled.

Surgery went as well as could be expected. And Phil went from there to an acute care ward (like an icu - one nurse to each patient) I was told that he would be there for 24 - 48 hours. He did so well he was moved to the Maxi Care ward ( 2 patients to each nurse) less than 24 hours after surgery.

He continues to do very well. He looks very strange, tubes everywhere and machinery monitoring him.

We are praying that he continues to do well. Hoping he will be home in a week and able to attend Tara and Chris's wedding on the 25th.

He is able to have visitors, 2 at a time and for short periods of time. His parents came to see him this evening. All the kids have been there of course. It meant so much to him to know that all the girls were there during the surgery. He loved seeing Brian today. Even if he was abit scared that Brian might poke him!

When I left him this evening, he was "watching" the space channel. His eyes were closed and he seemed very peaceful. I am praying that he has a good night.

Again, thank you all for your prayers!

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