Day 8 – part 2

I forgot the most important part. Today I am beyond grateful for my friends – near and far, recent, and those I have not spoken to for a while. In particular in the scrapping / card making / mixed media group. I went there today and they just held up my arms – not literally, … [Read more…]

Day 8

We have mixed news today. He is back on the ventilator, but on the other hand, his bed is at a slight angle, and he was not able to tolerate that before. It means he is in much less pain, and his muscles are able to support him better, even with the loss of feeling … [Read more…]

Day 7

Today I am grateful for how stubborn my hubby is. The Doctor said he would not breathe again on his own because of the trauma of the crash, and the added trauma of the operation to stabilise his neck, even though he was breathing mostly OK on day 0. BUT we had another win today. … [Read more…]

Day 6

Ok, so today I have lots of hope. It may have something to do with the fact that I just woke up form a 2 hour nap. But also, Colin’s tracheostomy went well, and he is awake and feeling better. Today I am grateful for the wonderful staff at the hospital – each and every … [Read more…]

Day 5

Today i am grateful for my Dad. He is just awesome. So far, since he has been on the ventilator, it has been frustrating for Colin to try tell me what he wants or when he needs medical assistance. I have been using the spelling thing – where I say the letter of the alphabet … [Read more…]

Day 4

I just got home from the hospital now – we were there a bit longer because the doc wanted to chat to me. It is not great news. He is still on the ventilator, and they say it may take a bit more time before they can take the pipe out. He is awake, and … [Read more…]

Day 3, part 2

Ok, so part of the learning curve has already begun. Colin has a fever of 39.9, and they had just started him on a new antibiotic this evening to try get the temperature down, and of course, the tube from the ventilator is not pleasant. He was trying really hard to tell me he loved … [Read more…]

Day 3

Day 3 Today I am grateful for support structures – friends, family, our animals, the nurses, the doctors, the paramedics, and the water in the taps. Colin likes it when I put a cool facecloth on his head and while he has been in his coma, I have been doing this for him. To be … [Read more…]

Day 2

Hi friends My hubby was involved in a serious car accident on Friday morning, on his way to work. That is our ground zero. Today, being Sunday, is day 2. I initially intended this blog to be a site for my creative endeavours, but it would appear that it is the tool I will use … [Read more…]

Gratitude journal

There are so many people I have not been able to tell, and too many I have not updated enough. Colin (my husband) was involved in a bad car accident yesterday morning, and he has a significant injury to his spine and neck. He is currently undergoing a lengthy surgery to perform a 360 degree … [Read more…]