Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Update from Mrs. "C"

The old man is still in the hospital...and still hating it, especially since he can't get an on-line connection. They moved his room Wednesday morning one floor down to the old wing. This crisis is more frightening to me than the others have been. Maybe because he waited much too long to admit it was one.

Joe just found out he has a staph infection. The heart doc is trying to level out his blood pressure, which keeps spiking, so he cannot go to a sub-acute facility as was planned. He is currently scheduled for surgery some time today to have the shunt put in his arm for the dialysis.

Much thanks to everyone for their calls.

Your prayers and good thoughts are very much appreciated.



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48 comments:

Janna said...

(!!!)
My thoughts are with you both.
Hang in there!

PJ said...

still sending you healing energies joe. this too shall pass, after all, you are too crotchety for it not.

thanks mrs. c for the update, you take care of yourself too. i know that you are that good woman behind the good man.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Lots of love, good vibes and cheer from the Left Coast to the both of you. Take care, you two!

- Margaret

Quirkyloon said...

Thanks so much for updating us Mrs. C!

Your old man means a lot to us over the interweb waves! He makes us laugh.

I'm sorry he's not laughing right now! :(

Sending prayers and good wishes your way. And I especially hope YOU are doing well too. It can't be easy watching all of this go down.

Again, you and Da Old Man are in my thoughts and prayers.

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Mrc. C -- Thanks for the update, and like everyone else, I'm thinking of you both. Tell him he's got a posse praying for him here and over at HumorBloggers. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

Jenn Thorson said...

Well wishes sent to both you and Joe, Mrs. "C". And thank you so much for keeping us posted in this way. I know it's sort of an unusual situation.

I'll be cheering him on today from a state away.

Hang in there.

Lauren said...

Thank you for keeping us posted. I hope Joe is doing better soon. I too was very upset with Joe for ignoring his situation and I am so glad he is where he needs to be now. Positive thoughts!

Deb said...

Nice to hear that there really is a Mrs. C!

Nothing but good wishes and happy thoughts(I watched too much Mr. Rogers when my son was little) from Maine sent your way.

One day, even one hour, at a time. You will both get through this.

Get well soon!

The Peach Tart said...

Healing thoughts and prayers to you both.

shyne said...

Thank you, Mrs C.
I'm keeping you and Joe close in my thoughts.

Give him a huge hug from Grasshopper and keep one for yourself.

Venom said...

My F-I-L was a crotchety old man, he lived well into his 80's despite a myriad of health problems. He used to say he had a lot more nurse's bottoms to pinch before he checked out. Crotchety can be sustaining.

You're both in my prayers.
((HUGS))
Venom

barb said...

It's a good sign that he's missing his internet! Sending prayers and healing wishes.

unfinishedrambler said...

Thanks, Mrs. C. for the update. Much appreciated. As Kathy said, over at Humorbloggers, he's got a posse of folks praying for him and wishing him well. Let him know we miss him. :(

Jessie said...

Ooo Keepin you in My prayers Joe and Mrs.Crotchety.
I hope the surgery goes through ok

Lady Sarcasm said...

*sending the strongest, wellest, happiest vibes to you and Joe* :)

Kate said...

Stay strong, Frannie. We're thinking of you both. Lots of love.

Don said...

I talked to him Monday, and he certainly was "crotchety". Not at all happy to be there.
Tell him I'll call him again this weekend will ya. Thanks for the updates too.

Kirsten said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!! :(

ReformingGeek said...

Thank you for the update. Positive healing thoughts headed your way.

Pricilla said...

So very sorry Mrs. Old Man. All of us goats are thinking of him.

Hospitals are full of icky germs.

Tell him to think happy thoughts so his blood pressure calms down.

Goat hugs!

Swirl Girl said...

Mrs. C - please send my best, even though neither one of you know me .

I am a longtime reader - illness sucks.

Stacie's Madness said...

WHOA.
hugs to you both!

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Please pass along my good wishes, and tell him I'm yelling at the Yankees just a little extra on his behalf.

Lola said...

So sorry to hear this Mrs. C. I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Sherry said...

You both are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my husband a week ago today, so I spent quite a bit of time in the hospitals over the last month. In one I had easy internet access; in the other I didn't. It made a big difference in my ability to stay in touch with family and friends from the hospital and to let them know what all was going on.
Hope the surgery goes/went well.

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

Tiggy said...

Take care, both of you!

FishHawk said...

It might be a good idea to let us know if his hospital phone number has changed, or at least that the previous number is no good. That is, unless there are some people at the hospital that you-all want to get even with, of course.

Melanie said...

You are both in my prayers. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Peggy said...

Joe;

Get better soon, I just found your blog and I want more of you Joe!Good thoughts and healing prayers are coming your way!
Nanny Goat sent me over and I'm glad she did!

Isk8Jewel (~Julie~) said...

Visiting via a link from "Nanny Goats in Panties." Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

Collette said...

Sending good wishes & prayers to both of you!

Marvel Goose said...

I am impressed. Mrs. Goose would just give me "the look" if I asked her to update my blog!

You get extra props for being such a trooper.

Love to Joe,

Merrill

Kyddryn said...

I just came over from Nanny Goats...

Is there anything you need, Mrs. C? From the wilds of redneck central in Georgia? A can of Skoal, maybe? Peach flavored white lightnin'? Perhaps just some well wishes, then, and what passes for prayer here in Casa de Crazy, and an offer of a shoulder and/or an ear should you suddenly be underwhelmed by the desire to unload on a complete stranger.

Heal swiftly, Mr Crotchety, sir...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Me-Me King said...

Mrs. C,

Thank you so much for the update. Please know that you and Mr. C are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Please tell Joe "hello" for me!

Me-Me

dizzblnd said...

I pray for you all every single night! Positive thoughts and vibes coming your way. Thank you for the update

ettarose said...

I think you can see from all the comments how much crotchety means to all of us. Don't feel like you are left out of that either, we love hearing how you shovel the snow! Hang in there, I don't think God is quite ready for that old man just yet. We all need him for a while longer. You are the one I worry about, he at least has doctors and nurses looking out for him. You have to take care of yourself too don't forget. Hang tough Mrs. C!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Thank you for updating us! Thoughts and prayers still with you and Joe!

nipsy said...

I'm taking every happy thought we've got over here and sending them his way..

*waves* and hello to the Mrs. C..

Phillipia said...

Thanks for the update Mrs. C. - Praying for you both.

savvy said...

Hang in there, guys! I'm getting nervous, no update recently! How is the big man doing?

Lin said...

Thinking of you both and hoping that this all gets sorted out and he's feeling better.

I'm sending you lots of prayers and some wish that you get some sleep, and that Joe can come home soon. We miss him here.

Is there a new phone number??

Secondary Roads said...

Prayers and good wishes for Da Old Man. Ditto the phone number inquiry.

Michelle said...

Hang in there old man!

JD at I Do Things said...

Thank you for the update. We're all keeping Joe in our thoughts and prayers. With all this support, he's going to be just fine.

nonamedufus said...

Having gone through cancer with kidney and diabetes complications I get a sense of what you and Joe are going through Mrs C. These things are hard on both spouses, for sure. Best wishes to you both and I look forward to further updates.

Sandee said...

You've both been in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for the update. :)

Margo said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both! Thank you for updating :)

shyne said...

Hoping all is well with our friend!

((((COM))))....looking forward to your return.