Mike is making progress. He is no longer in the ICU. He has been eating regular food for a couple of days. Tubes for oxygen, kidney draining, bladder draining, and stomach pumping are all gone.
He still has an IV drip for some of his medications. There is still some lingering infection and his heart rate never drops below 100. He is weak, but he is doing physical therapy each day.
He looks like himself again...and he is getting a teeny bit cranky about having to be in the hospital so now I can believe he is going to be okay.
I have had a lot of support--my family, my friends, our neighbors, my blogging community, my library cohorts, and all my various writing pals have rallied around.
My dear friend Ginnie loaded me up with delicious comfort food. My son took me out for a sandwich supper and a walk around funky downtown Burlington. Another friend is having me over tomorrow for a lunch and a tour of her garden. The librarian brought me a copy of Anne Lamott's Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. I liked it so much I went out and bought my very own copy.
And the prayers and positive, healing thoughts--I gratefully accept these on Mike's behalf. I am most fortunate to know two women who are conduits for the healing energy of the universe. Mike believes in the medical treatments. I do not discount them, but I wanted and needed more.
I came home today early and did some sewing and a bit of reading. I almost feel normal again for whole minutes at a time! The fear has been driven back for now.