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Okay, just in Scotty had a good night. No episodes. They are weaning him off the breathing tube right now and they will test his blood gas levels to see if his blood is carrying oxygen.

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jals

Very thoughtful Sarah! They definitely could use a break!

skpy

I love the internet Dawn, so many possibilities. I had a co-worker that was moving to Chicago, we commuted together and he always drove. So, I asked my niece (who went to school in Chicago) of the name of a great, you must visit restaurant in Chicago, went online and bought him and his wife a gift cert to the restaurant as a going away gift - easy to pack and nice to look forward to! Such fun!

manicpuzzler

That was so very thoughful, you are a treasure :))

firstdawn

How clever Sarah!!

skpy

That's what I thought. They deserve a break but probably would not have thought of taking one unless someone gave them a gift cert and told them, 'Go, just go.'

ringleader

What a lovely thing to think of and do, Sarah. That's a wonderful way to help from a distance. ♥

skpy

It is but I've always been pretty good about putting worry on the shelf. There's nothing I can do in this case, nothing that 's going to make the worry useful so it's not helpful right now.

I did have fun on Saturday, I'm in NH and they are all in OK. So, I used the internet to do some research and send a gift cert for Scotty's wife and daughter to have a few hours off at a nearby spa. Felt like I was doing something!

manicpuzzler

Slow but sure, fingers still crossed. Make sure you look after you too, worry is draining.

ringleader

Thankful for each baby step toward recovery. I'll keep praying. Thanks, Sarah. Bless you. The waiting is so hard.

firstdawn

Hang in there. Remember that picture of the kitten hanging on the end of a rope?

skpy

They no0w know that the panic is coming from the fact that he has too much fluid in the lungs They think this will clear in the next day or so and he is aware that Angel is there, and also aware that they are going to take the breathing tube out soon and is encouraged. It's a slow slog!

firstdawn

Good news to hear!

skpy

Thank you all! Good news, Judy!

CJ45

Hi skpy it looks like your Scotty is on the recovery road at last. Do hope he pulls through.

jals

Sarah,
He called the first day, and told me how much it was going to cost to fix it and made me feel a little better by saying he had the same thing happen with his first laptop. I told him to go ahead and order the parts and fix it. He thought the parts would take 3 days to get there, so I'm hoping first part of next week, and I'll have it back.
Your crown will be safe! ;-)

nette10

Thanks for the update Sarah, hope the news continues to be good! ❤

gogogo

Thank you for the update, skpy. Am continuing with prayers and best hopes and thoughts. Hope you are doing okay, considering the stress you are under, with Scotty.

ringleader

Thanks, Sarah. Prayers continue. ♥

manicpuzzler

That's some good news. He's making good progress :))

skpy

Thank you, how's the computer issues going?

jals

Thanks for the update Sarah. Continuing to pray!

skpy

So, I was off to the office yesterday so not here to update. Scotty is doing much better and the nurses say he is in much better shape than when he arrived in Oklahoma City! (Not surprising,m I don't think he had anywhere to go but up.)

They started to wean him off sedatives but had to return to them as he awoke in a panic 2X and his blood pressure was bouncing around. Today, they will do a full test, taking him off the echmo machine entirely while monitoring his heart to see if he can 'stand on his own' so to speak.

skpy

Danke Leni

Thank you, Robin.

mackabroin

he sure has been through a terrible ordeal sarah......I hope this works....he deserves to have a bit of a rest now....good luck to him.......and to you..robin

HALLO SKPY !
MIR GEHT ES WIE DIR WARTEN MEINE MUTTER IST SEIT GESTERN IM KRANKENHAUS KANN NICHT MEHR ALLEINE LAUFEN KEINE KRAFT MEHR .VERDACHT AUF ARTHRITIS ES WERDEN NOCH UNTERSUCHUNGEN VORGENOMMEN.
ALLES GUTE FÜR EUCH.LENI.

skpy

Thanks, still no word... they might be waiting to tomorrow.

jals

I hope they find him doing better than they expect.
Still praying!

firstdawn

Slow but sure on the road to healing.

skpy

We can hope!

klocowolf

Fingers crossed here as well. It all sounds like way to much to deal with. So I'm hoping the next big thing is the trip home.

manicpuzzler

Fingers crossed :))

skpy

Thanks, Dawn!

At any rate,m we have heard that Angel and her daughter are headed back to Oklahoma City to be there when they start waking him up gradually and weaning him from the machine. Not sure if that is today or tomorrow.

Thank you for keeping us up to date, Sarah. Sending healing thoughts to Scotty and peaceful thoughts to you.

firstdawn

ECMO-ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation machine. Takes blood from Scott's body, oxygenates it and pumps it back into the body, giving the heart (and/or lungs) time to rest and heal. AKA heart and lung machine. Thanks.

jals

This is what I found when I googled that, Sarah:
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/treatments/extracorporeal_mechanical_oxygenation/

It bypasses the heart and lungs so they can rest.

skpy

Dawn, my sister called it an 'echmo machine' in a text, but she might have heard wrong or typed wrong... Originally, when they detected the blown valve they were going to insert a pump in an artery in the leg but could not insert it as the artery was too small.

jals

Oh Sarah,
He has really been through it all. Poor guy! And all of you worrying and waiting.
(((Sarah)))

firstdawn

Is the machine he's on called an Aortic Balloon Pump?

ringleader

Glad to read he is stable again. Prayers continue. Hugs.

CJ45

oh dear what a terrible set back. come on Scotty!!

skpy

That's what I keep telling myself, 'This too will pass.'

manicpuzzler

Gosh Scotty is really going through it. Sending healing vibes. Try to keep your chin up, he WILL get there :))

firstdawn

I am sure that these glitches are very frustrating for you. Hang in there. He's slowly heading towards wellness.

nette10

Glad to hear Scotty is stable again, continuing in prayer for him Sarah! ❤

gogogo

Thank you for update, skpy. Prayers continue, along with good thoughts being sent your way and Scotty's. Pam

skpy

Scotty is now stable again. He started to bleed around the catheter site so they needed to give drugs so that his blood would clot. That put a strain on the kidneys so he was put on dialysis to relieve that strain. Then the artery collapsed where the port was for the machine that is doing the work of the heart and lungs. So, last night 2 AM he was in surgery to move it to the other leg. That went well, no complications. So, right now back to where we were. Heavily sedated so that he stays calm.

skpy

Das ist traurig, Leni. Es tut mir Leid. Hier ist ein besseres Jahr.

CJ45

Wie traurig für Sie Leni und jetzt verstehe ich. bittet deine Mutter zu hören.
Clive.

AN CJ45 !
ICH KANN NACHVOLLZIEHEN WIE MANN SICH FÜHLT WENN MANN WARTEN MUß.WARTEN AUF DIE ANTWORT AUS DEM KRANKENHAUS.MEIN VATER STARB 1995 ER WAR ERST 60.MEINE MUTTER HATT DAS NICHT VERKRAFTET SIE KAM INS KRANKENHAUS 6 BEIPÄSSE HATT SICH WIEDER ERHOLT IST HEUTE 80.MEIN SCHWIEGVATER STARB 1995 MIT 54 JAHREN DAS WAR EIN SCHLIMMES JAHR.DESHALB DENKE ICH AN MENSCHEN DIE SO VIEL ERTRAGEN UND WÜNSCHE IHNEN DAS BESTE DIE GESUNDHEIT GRUSS LENI.

skpy

Definitely!

firstdawn

Slow and steady he goes. Looks like things have turned towards a good outcome!

skpy

Danke, Leni. Habt einen wunderbaren Tag.

CJ45

Wie nett von Ihnen Leni.

AUCH AUS WEITER FERNE ALLES GUTE LIEBE GRÜSSE LENI.

CJ45

Thank you for keeping us upto date skpy. Do wish him well.

skpy

Thank you. It's basically a wait and see right now. They will keep him on the machine for 5 days and then try to wean him off and see how his body does.

CJ45

Hoping he will be much better tomorrow skpy.

jals

Continuing to pray for him and you, Sarah.

skpy

Thank you, both.

gogogo

Skpy, Will continue to hold good thoughts for Scotty and thank you for all the updates. I wish you best of luck on the job scene. Take care. Pam

firstdawn

So the heart machine he's on has improved his O2 level to normal. A few days ago there was concern about kidney function which seems resolved. Sounds like all he needs is a little tincture of time to get well. (HUG)

skpy

Well, right now, my company is keeping me at full time through the end of the year. I might go the temp route - we will see.

manicpuzzler

Good luck on the job hunting front. Have you tried signing up with a temping agency whilst you look for another position. They sometimes keep you on :))

skpy

It was draining me but I'm now back getting good sleep and not worrying so much!! But, now it's out to find a new job. Just before this, I heard that my company is going to cut me back to part-time (not enough to do...) so must pick up on that front.

manicpuzzler

Sarah he is improving day after day, I have everything crossed that there will be no permanent damage. Hope you are managing to keep well whilst all this is going on, it can be so draining watching a loved one suffer. Sending healing vibes :))

skpy

This will be the last post unless there is a drastic change, I thank you all for your prayers and good vibes. Here is the latest from Debi his daughter and Angel his wife:
Debi reported: All his vitals, etc are improved from yesterday. They are still working to keep his low blood pressure up but the amount of meds they are using to achieve this is MUCH less than it was. His blood oxygen levels which were around 63 are now between 95-100%!!! They have him sedated again today so he's unresponsive but most of the excess fluids that had his body bloated yesterday have drained out and he looks much better. The prognosis is looking much better today.
Angel reported: We have found a great place to stay, It’s just across the road from the hospital and they work closely with the hospital. With a note from the doctor, we get a big discount and We eat free in the restaurant that’s open from 7 AM – 11 PM. Wow, that’s a big help. The doctor says he figures Scotty will continue to improve in the next five days. Slow recovery. Only then can that evaluate any permanent damage. Oh dear, oh dear.

CJ45

Do try to sleep well skpy and I will be hard to do.

jals

So glad to hear this, Sarah!!

spaklies

Hugs Prayers and Blessings dear friend .. what a wonderful thanksgiving for you ♥♥♥♥ thx for the update and keeping you all in my prayers ~~~~~~~~~~ big hugs

manicpuzzler

I bet you feel like you have been through the wringer. Here's for another good nights sleep.

skpy

I'm doing quite well, thank you. I'm finally getting some good sleep, it was a bit sketchy there for a bit.

firstdawn

Good news. Now how are you doing?

manicpuzzler

This is great positive news. Sending more healing vibes :))

gardening205

Very happy to hear Scott is doing better and better...prayers sent to yourself and your family skpy...hugsxx Erikaxx

ringleader

Thank the Lord. Thanks, Sarah. Prayers continue.

pasta

It sounds good, so glad to hear it.☺♥☺

skpy

It is a wonderful Thanksgiving!

skpy

Newest update from his daughter: Just came out of his room. He's on a LOT fewer medications. He still has the breathing tube and the rest of his stats are about the same as they have been but that's to be expected as it takes awhile to see results. They do still have him on a mild sedative mainly to keep him calm. But the best news is that he IS responsive to our voices and was able to answer yes and no questions with a shake if his head. This is the first time he's been alert since I got here Monday night!

klocowolf

What wonderful news for the late evening on Thanksgiving. One more thing to give thanks for.

pasta

Great news!!! One more thing to be thankful for.☺♥☺

ehes4160

Thanks to God! What wonderful news on Thanksgiving.

jeribar8

Thanks for keeping us updated,... Happy Thanksgiving!

mackabroin

great news sarah......what an horrible ordeal this has been for you both.....I am so glad of the good news.....for both of you....robin

jals

Great news Sarah! So very glad to hear this!!

(((hugs)))

skpy

Thank you all very much. The least I could do is keep you updated when I asked for prayers and good thoughts in the first place!

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Praying for complete healing. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to Scotty and all his loved ones.

Such good news! Thanks for sharing.

Jumble

That is great news, thank you for keeping us update skpy.

nette10

Wonderful news Sarah, thanks for keeping us updated, a Thanksgiving blessing to be sure! ❤

CJ45

I am pleased to hear his good progress skpy.

Just to say saholbein asked me on her last puzzle to ask about addresses so that she could sent Christmas cards if I remember rswestley and hismorts were both on the same puzzle. I only thanked her but said that I would like to stay anonymous then the puzzle disappeared.

skpy

Danke, Leni. Sie können sich uns anschließen und danken! Ich hoffe, du hast einen wundervollen Tag!

SÜSSER HUND DANKE FÜR DAS BILD.

LEIDER GIBT ES IN DEUTSCHLAND KEIN THANSKGIVING ABER ICH HABE VIELE FREUNDE AUS AMERIKA DIE DAS FEIERN.ABER ICH ESSE TROTZDEM GERNE (LEIDER).
UND ICH DRÜCKE WEITER DIE DAUMEN ALLES GUTE VIEL GESUNDHEIT EUCH ALLEN GRUSS LENI.

manicpuzzler

Oh dear. Sometimes things can be taken the wrong way, a shame.

gogogo

@manicpuzzler I'm not real sure of what occurred, Bonnie, but I was under impression saholbein might have left jigidi, because of something that was inadvertently said, that upset her?

ringleader

Good news. Thanks Sarah for the update. Prayers continue. ♥

gogogo

This is such encouraging news, skpy - truly a blessing - thank you for letting us know. Pam

skpy

We definitely do have lots to be thankful for.

Great news. Lots to be thankful for today!!!

wjl1015

That's wonderful news!! One more thing to be thankful for!!

manicpuzzler

Yes I looked for her too, I wonder what's happened. Strange :(

firstdawn

Thanks for tagging me.

Clive I tried to find saholbein, look at her old puzzles. It's as if she never existed. @CJ45

manicpuzzler

Brilliant news :))

skpy

Thank you, it is good news!!

irisriver

Smiles for scotty!!!☺☺☺

skpy

@bevpuzzler8 @jals @brightspark @CJ45 @cojac500 @djp @ehes4160 @farrell @gogogo @Hismorts @irisriver @Isaly @jeribar8 @Jumble @klocowolf @LibR1 @mackabroin @manicpuzzler @nette10 @oldandancient @pasta @RiverCity7 @ringleader @rswestley @wjl1015 @liz_F @MaggieMay_MMM @firstdawn @saholbein @Fishes @gardening205 and anybody else I have forgotten feel free to add. (Sorry, I forgot to tag you all as I moved on to another puzzle.)

skpy

I'm going to delete the other two puzzles as I don't want to try and keep three up to date.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, we truly have so much to be thankful for.

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