I feel so bad for neglecting this blog, but things have been a little out of hand for a while. As you might remember we went to Pittsburgh for hubby's valve repair on Thursday. They did a Cath to make sure his blood vessels were okay and well, they weren't! They found 5 vessels that were occluded, including the left main at 50% (they call that one the widowmaker, because a heart attack from that vessel is usually fatal). There was another one totally closed but had built collateral. anyway, the whole thing was a total shock for both of us and of course they were going to take care of it all the next day. Just the preparations were scary, the showering with special soap and shaving. It's like getting the cattle ready for slaughter! I was allowed to follow him downstairs into the preop room and leaving him there was the scariest thing ever. I was wondering whether I would ever seem him again. That was around 11 in the morning and aside from two little updates during the day I did not hear anything. I was told he would be done at around 4 - 4.30 and by 5.30 I was getting nervous. I called the CCU but he had not arrived yet. I called again around 6 and they told me he was on his way up. Long story short I was finally able to see him at 7PM. Poor guy, it was so sad looking, he was still intubated and tied down and he was trying to lift his hands all the time, blinking his eyes. I will spare you all the awful details. He had a lot of pain for a few days, but little by little they removed all the tubes and made him walk around and do breathing exercises with the spirometer. We finally came home on Thursday and he is really doing great! He isn't allowed to drive, but he is walking around, we have been to the Mall (just for a short walk), his appetite is great and he looks wonderful! Thank Heavens all went well and the blockage was found before any damage would have been done! so the valve trouble was truly a blessing in disguise.
Needless to say the first few days I didn't get much scrapping done, I just sat next to his bed and helped him with everything. I did one page in the CCU waiting room
I felt pretty alone that day, just me and my laptop :)
these are all at Designer Digitals. That last one is from a tutorial by Cassie Jones. She is pretty amazing. It was a lot of work, but gives a fun effect I think.
I just did this one for PixelCanvas. Those masks can be ordered for any name. I thought I might make one of these pages for each of my kids and have them done on Canvas for their rooms. ArsCow.com has a special going on right now for 9.99 a canvas (8x8) which includes shipping. I think that's a pretty decent price.
Now to get back into the swing of things. I seem to be running around a lot lately, especially since he can't drive. It's going to be worse once he starts wanting to go and make rounds or something. I'll be taking him around too then. Yikes! I am just so glad he is doing so well though, so I won't complain.
It's good to be home again!!!