Monday, December 01, 2008

She (Harleen) Is Growing And My Sister Is Doing Well

Took Harleen to the vet today to weigh her so we could get the correct Heartworm dosage. She weighed in at 41.4 pounds. A month ago she weighed 27 pounds. And she's not fat, just growing taller and longer by the minute.

An update on my sister; if I could get the photo transferred from my phone to my e-mail I might have something other than words for you. But I can't make it work. On Thanksgiving Day she sent a photo of her husband, Max, her grandson, her son and another person sitting on the sofa waiting for the turkey to be done. Now this may not seem like much to many of you but, she was in her son's home (that meant she felt good enough to go out) and taking a picture which she sent to me. She is slowly but surely piecing herself back together again. It has taken a lot more patience than she thought it would, but she is making progress. She's even talking about a big family get together in Minnesota next year. We will be there.

For newcomers to my blog, here's the short version on my sister. She had a simple surgery on Feb. 6, 2008 to remove a cancerous nodule in her colon, stitches didn't hold, colon leaked fecal matter into her body cavity, kidneys and lungs shut down, in the ICU for 8 weeks and in the hospital and rehab facilities for a total of 8 months. That's why I'm so happy that she sent me a picture on Thanksgiving.

Out of all of this I did learn something important, ICU nurses are the most amazing health care workers. She had one nurse just for her 24/7. They did a phenomenal job of caring for her. After 8 weeks in ICU where she was paralyzed and in a drug-induced coma, she did not have a single bed sore. That is amazing.

So for all of you out there who prayed for her, I want to thank you once again. Your prayers, energy, Reiki, etc. all worked. She is going to be just fine.

6 comments:

Oklahoma Farmgirl said...

What wonderful news!! I am so happy that your family has been so blessed. IC Nurses are the best!

Take care & have a fabulously beautiful week.


Blessed be...

Vicky said...

Tears and picture with son's Mike and Adam. Your sister.

blogauthor said...

That is such good news, and WOW - welcome to CountryGrrrrl's blog Vicky! So glad you're doing much better. I'm the one who sent you all those silly letters and pictures. :)

No sores after that long is truly an accomplishment in an institutional setting.

Minna said...

"photo of her husband, Max, her grandson, her son and another person sitting on the sofa" - hehe, i think the other person is Adam. must have been the hat. :)

Lodahl Art Glass said...

OMG, I am so sorry about the trouble you have been through. My heart goes out for the pain you have felt and I am sending all my best for your family... and thanks for checking my blog through Tammy's site.. Kay

Mrs4444 said...

Wow-That's wonderful. Sounds like a lot of prayers have been answered. Let's keep 'em up! :)