Thursday, January 28, 2021

Day By Day...

 I thought I better try to up date all of you.....even though I do not know much more than last time.  I have spoken to nurses and doctors at the hospital where Ted has been since the 12th.  Ted was given high doses of medicine for the shingles, which may or may not have cost his numbers to become so low. He  was given high flow of oxygen also. 

   Last week the lung dr at the hospital did a bronchoscopy  on Ted. They did not find anything. Started saying he may have some fibrosis...yet they want him to see another lung specialist, when he is ever released from the hospital. ??? In the mean time his cancer dr wanted a bone biopsy...but his counts were so low he could not have one, for fear of bleeding. Since that happened, he was  barely able to talk long on the phone. 

  This week the hospital has been allowing one visitor a day.  You have to gear up and absolutely be safe. Ted's son Heath has been to visit . It must have been just what Ted needed, because he has had two good days in a row. Heath set Ted up to face time with me and Angie came out to help me. My gosh Ted and I are dinosaurs, don't have the right phones or stuff to do that on our own.  But the face time was a great help to all of us. Lots of tears and smiles. Ted and I didn't have to talk, we just looked at each other, almost like we did not know what a phone was.  Heath said he could tell we didn't need to talk, just needed to see each other.  So I will be going to spend a bit of time with Ted. His catheter was removed and his oxygen was lowered too. He seems more alert. 

  Thank you to all who send well wishes and prayers, kind thoughts. You are all so wonderful. I am sorry I have not responded to comments at times....it's just been a depressing time for me without Ted here at home.  I want to think that things are starting to look up. I thank God for giving us these good days.  Take care, wear your masks, get those shots. XO
 

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  1. I'm hoping and praying these good days are a sign is is getting better and will soon be home. Glad you are able to go see him. Hopefully he'll soon be home.

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    1. Oh yes, me too. I want my Teddy back home. He was so pitiful when I did get to see him. But smiled really big when I opened the door to his room. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Oh Susie, I’ve been thinking of you, such a difficult time. I keep you both in my prayers. 👍❤️

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    1. Thank you sweet Laurie. I did see my Ted this week. Oh he was so happy when I got there. Blessings, xoxo, love you, Susie

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  3. The thoughts and prayers keep coming your way, Susie. I know the not knowing is sometimes even harder than knowing something truly challenging because at least then you can make a plan. I hope you can find something to give you a little joy and pull you out of the dark hole. It's so important to take care of you right now. I know those facetime moments help a lot. No words needed. Hang in there.

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    1. Jeanie, You are so right...once we know the problem we can tackle it. A lot of times it's the many tests that lead no where that is so unbearable. Blessings to you and thanks for all the kind wishes and prayers. xoxo, Susie

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  4. Thank you for the update, Susie. It's good that Ted's son came to see him. It sounds like it was just what he needed. I chuckled when you said you both were dinosaurs with technology. Me too! You're going through an emotional and difficult time, and you have handled things so well, Susie. And you keep smiling through it all. I love what your little block says; stay humble, work hard, be kind. They are special words.

    I moved for the last time up to the mountains and loving each and every day here.

    Thinking of my blog sister and hoping that Ted has better health this year. And that both of you have peace in the days ahead.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, You have been i8n my thoughts and prayers with all the bad weather there. The fires and now mud slides worry me so. Please always be safe. Trust your gut when it comes to evacuating . Thank you for your good wishes. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  5. Holding you both in prayer, Susie! Hugs and love!

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    1. Thank you dear Nellie. All the prayers give us more strength. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  6. AAAAhh, that is sweet. I love that "Ted & I didn't need t talk, just look at each other!" We love that. Just hearing Ted had two good days in a row is nice.Thinking of you guys. Sherry & jack

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    1. Thank you, we are counting good days as blessings. Ted is truly a brave fighter, trying to give it a little more each day there at the hospital. I did go see him and we just talked and laughed. It was tonic for us both. Blessings to you both, hold on to each other. xoxo, Susie

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  7. I'm glad Ted has had two good days. I'm keeping you both in my prayers. I think just being able to face time each other and have a visitor can make a big difference!

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    1. Jan, I do believe when they let Ted have visitors, it did indeed make a big difference. He smiled so big when I entered his hospital room. We both cried too. He got to walk in the hall today. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. What a terrible time you've had. I'm so glad that you've been able to "talk" over the phone though. I'm glad the younger ones can help. We are dinosaurs too when it comes to this. I do hope things turns out well for Ted and that he's able to go home soon.
    Love Elzie

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    1. Thank you Elsie. I got to see Ted in person this week and oh boy..we cried, then talked and had some good laughs. I am going to have my granddaughter come over when it's safe and teach me some techy stuff. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  9. Sweet Susie, I am literally wiping tears while reading this. You two are just the sweetest couple!! So glad you could facetime. and I really hope he will be home soon. You are in my prayers. ♥

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    1. Thank you Doris. Ted and I saw each other yesterday. We cried and laughed and had a good visit. He is getting some PT now. They say he can leave the hospital maybe Tuesday., Thank you for those prayers, they are so helpful and we appreciate them. Blessings to you. xoxo, Susie

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  10. God is good, all the time! I am glad Heath got to visit and that Ted has had a few better days. It is so hard to not be able to be with our loved ones when they are in the hospital. Take care and we will all keep praying! xo

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    1. Terri, God is good. The visitation opening up at the hospital has helped Ted. Wish you could have seen his smile when I opened his door yesterday. We both cried. Of course had had on my gear. Thank you for your kind prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. I think of you both often and send my very best wishes for great times together. It’s SO hard I know... bee

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    1. Thank you dear Bee. I am hoping that Ted will be leaving the hospital this coming week. He is more into doing his PT now. His oxygen has been turned down lower and his shingles are healing. Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  12. I am so glad he is doing a bit better! What a struggle for both of you! I am sorry to hear he is still in the hospital. I think the hospital should bring in another lung specialist themselves!! Please contiue to keep us posted

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    1. Ginny, I so agree with you. Call in other specialist or doctors as needed. They all need to join together to help people . I did see Ted yesterday. My that smile on his face as I opened his hospital door...we both cried. Later we were laughing. We just need that. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. Thank you for the update, Susie. Good to know that the hospital is allowing one visitor and Ted's son was able to see him. Glad to hear that you were able to Facetime with him, as well. Hopefully, things will continue to improve and you will be able to visit Ted. Please do keep us posted.

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    1. Honey, I did get to visit yesterday. What a day. We cried when we could see each other ...later it was talking and laughing...making it a good day for us. Ted is getting PT now and he so needed it. Possibly getting out of hospital next week. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  14. It's so good to hear your and the updates. No need to respond. We all understand and will keep you in our prayers. Facetime is wonderful for you and Ted. Love and Hugs.

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    1. Hi Wanda, I did visit Ted yesterday. It was a good day for us. He has started doing PT. possibility of leaving the hospital next week. Of course he will be having PT at home too. Hope your Don is doing well. Blessings to you both, xoxo,love, Susie

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  15. So sorry to learn what's been going on since Jan. 12 in your corner. Ted's son is such a help as are your daughters. Praying that Ted is soon on his way home. Praying for healing, comfort, and peace.

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    1. Thank you Vee. I know you fully understand. Ted is doing better and giving more of a fight , now that his spirits have been boosted.We had a fine day together at the hospital yesterday. Some crying, talking and even laughing. Boy did we ever need that. Blessings to you honey. xoxo, love, Susie

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  16. We all love you and are praying for you both. Thank you for the update! Things are looking up!

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    1. Hi Linda and LD, thank you always for your kind prayers and sweet thoughts. Ted and I did have a good day together yesterday. He is more eager to do PT and get back on his feet. Possibly coming home soon. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

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  17. Hang in there Susie.. Things will start to look up soon.. XO

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    1. Hi Robyn. Thank you so much for words of encouragement. Ted is trying harder now with PT and talking of returning home soon. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. You were both on my mind this morning, and I'm grateful for the update Suzie. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers, I can only imagine the silence with Ted being away from home.
    Bless you both,
    Jo

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    1. My apologies I misspelled your name Susie xx

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    2. My friend in Australia spells my name that very way. Jo, thank you for the prayers and thoughts. I spent the day with Ted yesterday in the hospital. We had a good day. He is doing PT and eager to get home . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. My heart is up there with you, Susie. I've shared every one of those moments, including having to get the kids in to help with the Face-Time. Prayers and thoughts for a smooth recovery and quick return home.

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    1. Thank you Racheld, it's nice to know Ted and I are not alone in our tech knowledge(lack of) our in our battle to get him to good health. We so appreciate the prayers and good thoughts. It helps me to come read some comments when I feel blue without Ted here. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Oh sweetheart, you're in my prayers. God bless you both.

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    1. Hi Connie. Thank you for your prayers. I know in my heart you understand my worry. I feel this is our toughest battle. In all the other tough times, we knew Ted would be getting better. Now I am holding my breath again. I want to see him off the oxygen , praying . Blessings , xoxo,love you, Susie

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  21. Hi Susie - my thoughts and prayers are with you both and hoping Ted will return Home soon and be recovering well. Best Wishes. KEV. (Sydney-AUSTRALIA).

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    1. Thank you Kev. Your prayers and thoughts of good health mean so much to us. We appreciate them too. Hope all is well there for you and yours. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  22. Oh Susie you have really been stressed and alone at home. I am glad you can go and see Ted and that he is doing much better. With his immunity down it just will take him more time to recover from things which is hard. Hoping things are going in a better direction. Prayers continue sweet friend. I wish I lived closer to take you for a coffee and give you a little cheer. Hang in there. Things will continue to get better. xoxo Kris

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    1. Kris, You are so kind. I am thankful for my blog family. It would be wonderful to meet for coffee. I told Diana we need to do that when the Covid threat has lifted. It's been tough, but we just have to keep going. I am hoping clean houses and frumpy housewives will be the in thing one of these days. LOL Ted just called me , just now...he is stronger in his voice and looking forward to his PT today. God is good. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  23. My gosh...all I can say is I'm sending you all of my love...xxx

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    1. Sweet Rain. You are so kind honey. Thank you. Ted is slowly getting good days and that is so promising. Our Lord is helping and all the prayers are helping . Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  24. sending prayers for you and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much Ann. I hope and pray you and your loved ones are well and safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Thanking the Lord for Ted's improvement. Continued prayers for you too.
    So glad you could do Face time and see each other. that really was an emotional boost for both of you. (((hugs)))
    Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue. It was wonderful to see each other on the phone and even better in person on Friday. We had such a good visit. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Glad there is a couple good days for Ted, Glad you cound "Face Time" with him ! I do that now when I go to the Hospital an Anna Mae is Home due to no visitors !. Keeping you in my Prayers !

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers. It is good to have all the techy stuff..but boy do we need some lessons on how to use it. Blessings, xoxo, be safe, Susie

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  27. I’m glad Ted is improving.. i’m sure this whole thing is tough on both of you. Glad you were shown how to use FaceTime. It really helps in times like this. I hope he will be home soon. I’m sure he’s going to need to regain his strength after all of this..I think of you often.

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    1. Thank you Missy. I need to visit your blog and see some pretty birds. Ted and I got to visit in person Friday. He is slowly improving..or it seems. Praying he gets his PT , I know that will help his wobbly legs. Blessings to you, stay safe. Oh and warm, it's been cold this weekend. xoxo, Susie

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    2. We are in the 40's today ut that is going to be short lived..After that...highs in the 20's.I guess it's winter!! Be safe

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  28. Oh Susie i think of you and Ted daily. So glad you were at least able to FaceTime. Isn’t it wonderful?? I know how much you have to miss him. My prayers are with you both.

    Blessings
    Gert

    PS I love your photo

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  29. I pray that each day is better than the day before! I will keep praying for you and Ted! HUGS!

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  30. I hope Ted gets out of the hospital soon-so much more healing happens at home I think. Hugs

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  31. Oh Susie, I'm so sorry to hear what you and Ted are going through...of course it is depressing. Being in the hospital right now is so hard, with so little visiting going on. I pray he is doing better soon and back home with you. Sending a BIG hug your way, sweet friend. xo

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  32. Hello my dear friend,
    You have been on my mind. I am praying each day for your Ted, you and your family.

    We received over 5 inches of snow today. And a cold blast is coming. This will be the first big time negative temperatures our hens will endure. I am hoping all goes well. I really do dislike when we get these negative temps. YUCK.

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  33. Susie, I did not realize all the woes you and hubby have been coping with. I'm sending prayers that hubby gets well soon and comes home. I'll send you an email. Hang in there sweetie, hugs, Edna B.

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  34. ooooh susie, maybe you need to get new phones so you can face time more often, i think that would help both of you!! i was in the hospital in mid january and was not allowed any visitors, it was so hard!!! i hope ted improves, he has been away from you way too long...and also so he can get the tests he needs!!

    love and hugs to you susie, i will continue to send warm, healing thoughts to you both!!

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  35. Just checking in to see how you're doing, Susie. Can't believe it's February already!

    love ya and have a nice weekend.

    ~Sheri

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  36. thinking of y'all, Susie. How is Ted doing??

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  37. Oh Susie, I just read the last post and this one. I'm so sorry that you both are going through this. This not being able to visit is crazy. My sister was in the hospital nearly a year ago and no one could visit her. It was early covid times but it seemed so cruel on both sides. I pray that Ted can start turning the corner, it sounds like it's going to take a lot of time though. Big hugs and lots of prayers, Liz

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