Wednesday, October 28, 2009

One Year Anniversary and eleven days since . . .

I wish that I had a photo of something to post, but alas my computer is in sick bay, again.Today is cause for celebration being that it's Stacy's first anniversary of her kidney transplant. On Sunday afternoon mom, Stacy, and I went to see Cirque Dreams Illumination which is a traveling performance of students of Cirque. Students? Perfection magnifico!

Eleven days ago was one of the worst days in my life. My man, my rock, my sanity, my companion, my love, suffered a small stroke that was doable, some speech slurring. He was able to walk into the ER at 9am. At 3pm he had a severe stroke and is now paralyzed on his left side, no speech, and not much life. But he is reponsive. His three sons arrived within 24 hours and we started to prepare ourselves to have Palliative Care help us through the end. But Roger kept giving us thumbs up that he wanted to fight. He indicated that he wasn't ready to give up. A feeding tube procedure was done last Friday, yep, can't swallow either, and on Monday he was moved from the hospital to a transitional rehab center. The prognosis continues to be unfavorable.

We had gone to Redondo Beach to stay with my grandsons while my daughter and SIL were in Norway celebrating their 10th anniversary. I don't know any of my neighbors but my daughter lives in one of the best neighborhoods ever. Two neighbors came to my rescue and stayed with mom and Stacy and took care of the boys. I came home on Sat. to take care of numerous things and will return to Redondo Beach on Friday. Driving freeways isn't something I'm crazy about, but I know longer have anyone to do the driving.

I'm devasted . . . .

6 comments:

Doreen K. said...

Oh, Gail, I wish I could give you a big hug. I was so happy to read about Stacy's 1yr anniversary. That is so wonderful.
But, I am so sad to read about Roger. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Penny said...

I have only just got to read your blog, and I havent had time to get the yahoo group up so dont know what the outcome is ut oh Gail I feel for you.
All my love.

PAMO said...

You remain in my heart and mind, thoughts and prayers. My cyber hug is sent out with each digital pulse. I'm SO SORRY you have yet another burden to shoulder and I'm SO SORRY Roger is experiencing such a life altering illness. Please keep us updated. Be safe and hold on to today. Tomorrow will figure itself out.

Val Foster said...

Hi Gail. I'm so very saddened to hear about Roger and what you're going through. I sent you two personal emails, but as you said, your computer is down.

You and Roger are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so very happy that Stacy is doing well. That is such wonderful news.

Love and prayers and hope,
Val

I need orange said...

What a shock. Of course you are devastated.

Sending good thoughts to all of you.

Kim said...

Gail, I just popped in to catch up on life in your neck of the woods and am so sorry to hear this news. You will be devastated of course. I myself arrived home from work approx 18 months ago to find my husband had suffered what turned out to be a minor stroke. He was unbelievably lucky and has since made a full recovery. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. I wish you both all the best and hope for a turn around in the prognosis. Best wishes from Oz.