Jul 7, 2008

On the Mend

Surgery was a success and I am so RELIEVED!!! Skip checked into the hospital at 5:30 AM and then the surgery took place about 8:30AM. It only lasted about an hour and a half, and the doctor said he did remarkable. Can I just say, "OUR GOD IS AWESOME!!!"

This picture of me with Skip was taken right after they moved him out of recovery and into his room. He was still a little loopy and said he wanted to get up and walk. The PT walked him down to the end of the hall and back. He was doing great until he realized he was about to pass out. His blood pressure dropped dramatically down to 65 over 36, when just a few moments before the walk it was 120 over 90. Yikes! It totally freaked me out, but once he laid back down it went back to normal. This surgery is so different from the one 2 years ago. He feels so much better, well other than the fact I almost lost him after his show-off walk a couple of hours ago.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and love you have shown us. We love each and everyone of you, and thank God for such wonderful friends.


Tiffany said...

You got me right in the heart with the hand holding and being there for your husband. Oh My you know how to bring tears to me. Thanks!!! I'm so relieved he is doing good. As well as you. Keep me posted. BYW love the shirt!!!
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Bard said...

Hey Sus,

It is so wonderful to hear things went so great!!! I was praying for him this morning before I got up. What a great blessing this is!!! Keep us up to date.

Love you both,

Denise said...

Oh I'm so glad everything went well today! I thought of you all this morning! Praising the Lord with you!

Debbie said...

Praising God today! I am so thankful it all went so well! It so awesome when we see our prayers answered! I am praying the recovery will be speedy and he will get back to his goofy self, only with a lot less pain. I'm praying he will never have that pain again!

Please tell him how much we love him and how happy we are.

Love ya,


Julie Gillies said...

Praise God, Susie, for this good report! I'm so happy to hear that Skip is doing well.

"Lord, I pray that Skip will continue to recover well by your grace. Grant him strength and allow his pain to be minimal. Bless his wife and children and keep them in your protective care. In Jesus' name, Amen."

Pam said...

So glad to hear the good report. Praying right now for you both as the road to complete recovery is not a speedy quick one. Blessings poured out in abundance for you and your whole family, dear Susie.

Lyndy said...


I have been praying for y’all and I have been hoping for an update. I am so glad to see this one. Praise God that it is going so well and especially much better than last time.

My mother had both her hips replaced at the same time and I swear she came out of surgery looking like she had a face lift. All that pain was gone.

Praying for a speedy recovery. I know you are both so pleased to be on the other side of this journey.

Hugs, Lyndy

Linda said...

So glad to hear that all is well Susie. I pray he will have a quick, uncomplicated recovery.

DA Wagners said...

Wahooo!!! Love, love the photo of the hands over the medical bed! A marriage lasts through thick and thin, AMEN!

MissyT said...

So glad the surgery went well. Much love to all of you!! Still praying for you. Love, Mel

Robin said...

On vacation so I'm a little behind on blogs, but I'll be continuing to pray for you guys!!