Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm Free Again

For awhile any way.
They kicked me out after my doctor said that I was the best looking patient in the Ward. (Mike told me that says nothing about my health.)

Anyway, it will probably be a few days before we know the lab results. I'm praying for good news but I'm ready to do what is necessary to clean out my system.

It will take a bit longer for me to heal after this attack on my body. Fortunately, Cindy is here to help me through all these hard times.


Ernie Update

This is a little late, but I visited Ernie yesterday, Sunday and here is my update.

Ernie was in good spirits, and he always is, so nothing has changed. :-)
He said he would be coming home on Monday, Jan. 26th, if all goes as planned. That is great news as he feels he can enjoy his recovery more there.
Ernie commented how nice the people were on his floor at St. Mary's.
He is recovering from the surgery and we did some walking and talking around the floor.
They are waiting for the results to find out what "Stage" the cancer is, but we are hopeful that he might not need chemo.

Overall he will have to wait several weeks before he has colostomy reversed. It may have to wait longer if chemo is needed.
Ernie is very thankful for all the prayers and well wishes. Keep Ernie in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ernie Surgery Update

I talked to Cindy about 2:30 PM today, she gave me an update for the family.
Ernie's surgery was successful, as they were able to remove all of the tumor. Unfortunately it is cancerous and he will need some Chemo once he recovers. They took the tumor and his lymph nodes, they also took a piece from his liver, though they do not think it is cancerous.
Cindy was very upbeat and said that it went as well as could be expected.
Ernie is on LOTS of medicine, including dilauded that is stronger than morphine.
He will be in the hospital for about 5 more nights. He will not want any visitors tonight as he will be out of it.
He is at St. Mary's in room 223.
Ernie has a long recovery, but he made it thru the first steps today.
Please continue to keep Ernie and his family in your prayers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Update on Ernie

I talked to Ernie this afternoon, just before 3:00 PM, and he asked me to update the blog. He had his colonoscopy and they were able to see the blockage. It appears to be a tumor. We are not sure if it is cancerous or not at this time. Tomorrow, Thursday Jan. 22nd Ernie will have surgery to remove the tumor. They may have to remove lymph nodes as well if anything has spread.
Ernie is in room 223 at St. Mary's and is very good spirits. He is currently on a liquid diet.
Please keep Ernie in your prayers.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Back from the hospital

I'm feeling much better now that my digestive tract has been emptied. The biopsy that they took turned up as not malignant. I'm working hard now to improve my health before the follow up surgery in two weeks to remove the tumor.

Thanks to everyone for all the prayers that helped to bring me through another crisis.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Updates on Ernie

Mac asked me to post some information for everyone: Ernie (of Ernie & Cindy) is at St. Mary's Hospital. He had a blockage, and they did a colonoscopy yesterday (1/2/09) and found a tumor in his colon. They are doing a biopsy today (1/3/09) to find out what kind of tumor it is. Please keep Ernie in your prayers!!!