Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day #1 of recovery

The reports from Omaha continue to be very encouraging.  Shelley has had an uneventful day (which is medicalspeak for "nothing went wrong.")  She was taken off the ventilator fairly early this morning and was very glad to be rid of that thing.  She converses a little, but mostly takes long naps.  Her pain isn't real bad, but the morphine is quite helpful.  All the doctors and nurses are amazed at how well she's doing. She is even allowed to take some clear liquids by mouth.  Her face is swelling more and more as the evening progresses, which is just what they said would happen.  They've enjoyed a few visitors today.  Shelley is still in ICU--no real word about when she'll be moved out, but it likely will be soon.  Jim was going to bed down for the night in her room there, hoping for more sleep than he had last night!

Good night everyone!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah I like going to sleep with the thought of her doing so well tonight! Love to all!! Janet

Brenda Miller said...

Thanks for the updates!! Our thoughts are with all of you and hoping for a speedy recovery!

Unknown said...

Keep the good posts coming!! :>)
L & L

Renee said...

Good news. So thankful. Sleep well, Jim and Shelley!

Colleen W. said...

That is such good news- Keep up the good work, Shelley! Really thinking of all the family... Love from Colleen and Ken

Anonymous said...

So glad for all the good news. Hope all have a restful night. Thinking of you all and thanks for the updates.

Mike and Karla

The J's said...

So glad for encouraging news! Thank you!

Christa said...

So glad to hear the good news. Jim, I hope you get some sleep....the hospital is not the best place for that, especially ICU. It sounds like her strength is showing itself. We have surely been thinking that direction the last few days.

Raimie @ The Prairie Hen said...

Dear Aunt Shelley,
Glad to here the glas is half-full! Well, I mean, half full of of swelling-causing fluids is MUCH better than half-full of the "foul beast" that was in there before!

Love you and hope you both have a restful night.
Love,
Happy to hear in NE

Anonymous said...

Can't tell you how much you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are praying more than usual.

Love to all,
Grahams

Dan & Cyndie said...

its good to hear of uneventful days at a time like this. Hope you both got a good night's rest, Jim & Shelley. Glad to hear of your strength showing itself Shelley...never doubted it would :)
loving thoughts and continued prayers coming your way,
Dan & cyndie

Sharon said...

Thinking of you both, Jim and Shelley, for continued recovery. You have a lot of friends who love you and support you always, even if we don't always say it. Hugs!

Gramma Lorna and Grampa Garland said...

Will try this again..last time I tried to post, it evaporated! But, just want to tell you thank you for your effort in posting, Bon, and all the good reports!! "REACTIONS" Shelley's reaction to this beast that invaded her head is so motivating! Sometimes we don't see the value of our friends until they have a "beast" to overcome and just value Shelley and Jim so much!! Love you all!! Garland and Lorna

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all as you journey through this unknown territory together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope you know how much everyone cares. Remember you are not in this alone. God's strength will be there when yours is not! Hope to make it up there tomorrow so hope we at least get to see you,Jim. Take Care! Lynn and Jeanne

gkey said...

dear In the thick of it,

Wow! No words come easy tonight....just keep your chins up. Sounds like you are in a good spot with excellent care.

love,
watching & waiting with you in heart
in
NE

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and so glad you had good reports. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thoughts and prayers with you all! Keith & Darlene