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Old 02-18-2020, 12:00 AM
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Fabulous news. Thank God. Here’s hoping for more and fast improvements. So happy to read this. [[[[[O-W and Ruble]]]]].
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:28 AM
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Chocolate cake for breakfast and now this?

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Old 02-19-2020, 09:37 AM
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kopek is always very kind. Sounds like he's still himself.

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Old 02-19-2020, 02:14 PM
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Old Wench, please tell that idiot man of yours to stop roller-coasting and get on the up-up-upslope.

May the inevitable downslopes you'll have in the upcoming months be real tiny.
Old 02-21-2020, 07:46 PM
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Sorry, but I didn't realize how long it's been since I last updated. There have been a number of ups & some serious downs, long days, tests, more tests, decisions, etc.

He is still making progress, moving a bit more, awake and responding for longer periods, but still has a long way to go. The current objective is to get him off the ventilator to a tracheostomy, then a heart stent, then off to long-term rehab.

Meanwhile, I tell him he's getting the full spa treatment. When I went back this afternoon, his nurse told me that she'd bathed him, washed his hair, changed his gown, fluffed his many pillows, swabbed out his mouth for minty freshness, pretty much everything short of a manicure/pedicure. I pointed out to him today that I have to walk all the way over to the bathroom in the corner of his room while he gets to just lay there and pee. I got "the look." I also refer to his feeding solution, which looks like a melted chocolate shake, as Soylent Green (to the amusement or confusion of the staff, depending on their age). He just rolls his eyes and grins.

I tell the staff that his first words when he can finally talk will be "Woman, what the hell have you been babbling about all this time?" I can't wait.
Old 02-21-2020, 08:10 PM
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Yay for progress! Also I agree. The lazy bum needs to get to the point where he has to go to that bathroom and pee like any decent human being should! Tell him I am jealous that he gets the chocolate flavored Soylent Green. Plus, he still has to get well so he can finally solve the mystery as to whether or not I am actually gay.
Old 02-21-2020, 08:34 PM
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I am happy to hear he is progressing.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:47 PM
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Glad things are going better!
Old 02-21-2020, 08:48 PM
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Thank you for sharing the update, OW! Continued prayers and positive energy for you and him.
Old 02-21-2020, 09:21 PM
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:23 PM
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Much thanks for the update, he and thee have been in my thoughts, sounds like he's still in there, just got to get the rest of him working again.
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:26 PM
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So happy for the update and good news.
Old 02-21-2020, 09:28 PM
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The important thing is it sounds like he's definitely still in there. The physical stuff will come.

Every step forward is worth celebrating.

Old 02-21-2020, 09:37 PM
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:51 PM
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I am so happy to hear this.

(When I read the OP, I was in a Tim Hortonís having a coffee and teared up. I am so glad to hear of progress.)
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Old 02-22-2020, 02:48 AM
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I'm so happy he's doing better! Thanks so much for the update!
Old 02-22-2020, 07:25 AM
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Past time for him to get his lazy self better and writes his own updates!

Glad to hear there's progress - hope you're doing OK, too! ONWARD!!!!
Old 02-22-2020, 09:21 AM
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Thank you for the update
Old 02-22-2020, 09:41 AM
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He must be improving if he's rolling his eyes and giving "The Look."
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:45 AM
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Yippee! He's still in there. Hugs to you both. <3
Old 02-22-2020, 04:17 PM
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What great news!!


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