Monday, August 13, 2007

I think I'm ready, hope Eva is...

August 14 (Tuesday)
Okay a general update and I will put up a new post later. All went well during the night. Eva emailed me about 1:00 AM (no I wasn’t up). This morning she walked to the nurse’s station which was at the other end of the hall. Adam says he is so impressed with her attitude and strength, me too. He left a sweet comment this morning and was on his way back to the hospital. Talk to you guys later.

Best update yet! 7:15 PM

Adam called around 5:00 to tell me Eva was doing really well, talking with them, teasing a bit. He said they plan to have her up walking sometime between 8:00 and 9:00. He caught me while I was at the gym. When I was leaving the gym my phone rang again and it was Eva herself! She sounded great! A little groggy still but he was definitely her old self! She has her little pain button to push that she really likes.

Just a little while ago I got an email from Eva, remember wireless connection in her room! She said to thank everyone for their emails and good wishes and to keep them coming. She said she would answer everyone as soon as she didn’t have an IV needle in each hand!

Update 2:00 PM:

Just heard from Adam again, Eva is back in her room and although she is still groggy she has talked with him and the girls a little. She has had her one ounce of ice chips and can have another ounce of chips abut an hour later. He said there some pain but it seem manageable. He says he is letting her sleep now and that this evening he will call after they get her up to walk.

Update 11:00:
I just talked to Adam! The surgery is over and the doctor said she did great! She is in recovery now and will be in her room sometime after noon. Adam and the girls are just waiting to see her now and Adam mostly seems to dread seeing her in pain. Hopefully that won’t be the case and the drugs will take care of all that. He said the plan is to have her up and walking this evening!

I asked him to call again this afternoon and he laughed and said he already had his orders from Eva to call often and he wasn’t about to get in trouble with her!

More later…

Update: I got a text message at 5:15 that they were leaving the house. And then I got a call from Adam about 7:15 letting me know that they had taken her back for the surgery. He also gave me the room number and phone number and told me that she has internet in the room. He said she liked that!! So she may even be on in a day or so! More later.

I told my boss that I would miss the first few teacher work days. His response, “I hope you are planning on doing something fun and not something you have to do.” I have a pretty good boss. Is it going to be fun? I guess Eva can’t call surgery fun, but in truth, I just can’t wait to get up there to see them again! I expect to wait on her, bring her wonderful protein shakes, fluff her pillow, hand her her laptop, walk with her, hold her hand, talk to her, and watch her sleep – anything she wants. So yes I get to do something fun for me that I am doing just because I want to!

I also get to meet one of her daughters and maybe some of the friends that I have been hearing about this past year. I just hope I can understand Yankee enough to get by!

As Theresa and Suzy said – what a difference a year makes. Last year at this time I felt much like Theresa does now. My first born, my only son was leaving me to begin his college career. I was losing the person I was closest to in the house but also like Theresa I was looking forward to the new relationship I was forming with the wonderful man in my life. Now a year has gone by. LJ will actually be headed back to college while I am at Eva’s. He knows the way and thank heavens he knows the way home too. Because of email and cell phones I will get to talk to him as much as I do when he is supposedly ‘at home’.

Deep breath – surgery is in the morning and I have been assured that Adam will keep me well informed about all that is going on and I will post updates as I get news. I, of course, am mostly worried for Adam and me. After all Eva gets to sleep through the whole thing! Adam and her girls and I get to do the pacing!

Break –

I just got to talk to Eva! I am glad she called, it always calm me down. Gee I hope it does the same for her. I will give you all a report tomorrow.

Written by PK at 10:17 PM



At 9:50 PM, Blogger Suzy said...

Hey PK - I know it's going to be hard for you to be so far away tomorrow, but soon you'll be with Eva and that will make you both feel better. I'm so glad you got to talk to her tonight.

Keep us informed.. we'll be waiting to hear.

Take care of yourself, too! *hugs* Suzy

At 11:42 PM, Blogger Kallisto said...

Loved the pictures! I am so glad you will help keep us posted on what is going on with Eva.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Paul said...

PK. so glad that you are going to be with Eva. Please give her a big gentle hug from me.
You are all in my prayers.
I hope for updates as appropriate.
Warm hugs and love,

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Tiggr d'Amore said...

Oh PK, you and Eva just give me shivers with the depth and breadth of your closeness and love... that you BOTH have such amazing friends in each other to lean on and laugh and cry with... and mostly just to be quiet with... well, it is a miracle in itself...

All will go smoothly and the time will pass quickly... and you'll be hearing that it is over and all went well, then hearing her voice at some time after, groggy from medication, but her voice nonetheless, then, before you know it, you will be there with her again and all will be right with the world as you share the first few days of the very best part of her life with her!

Love ya both,

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Tiggr d'Amore said...

Note on update #2... OH how wonderful... I knew it would all be OK... Eva's a fighter... and the drugs will take care of the pain so she and Adam can focus on getting her up and out of that hospital and home to see you in just a couple of days!


At 12:07 PM, Blogger mthc said...

glad everything is turning out all right.Thank goodness for Adam and You..

At 1:19 PM, Blogger grace said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated!

I'm sure she's going to be fine, and with you around, NOTHING can go wrong.

When you talk to Eva, give her my love.


At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you are keeping us updated, PK. You're an angel.

Debbie :)

At 6:00 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

Thanks so much for the update. I am so relieved she did well. Actually she may not feel like blogging for awhile. But there is no reason you cannot take dictation for her. You can read her our blogs, and comment on her behalf. You can also type as she talks about her recovery!

I am on call for you guys 24/7! I'm sending you my number!

Give her my love!

At 6:54 PM, Blogger david said...

Pk, Thank you for the updates. Your such a great person!

*hugs and grins*

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Caryagal said...



At 7:50 PM, Blogger Kallisto said...

Thanks for the updates! So glad to hear that all went well and she is on the road to recovery!

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Cassie said...

Althought I expected nothing less I am still tickled to hear that Eva is doing so well! Make sure she knows she has our love and support!


At 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great News...Glad to hear all is going so well. You can breathe now PK. Thanks for the updates. Drive Safe!!!!

At 10:17 PM, Blogger Caryagal said...

Oh Such Wonderful News!! I am so releived everything has gone so well!!! I was really worried about her! Hated being out of contact until tonight! Thank you for keeping us so very up to date!!!!


At 11:11 PM, Blogger Suzy said...

This is the first chance I've had all day to check up on progress and what great news!! PK, thanks ever so much for the updates - I'll check back as often as I can.

My love to you both.


At 12:24 AM, Blogger AngelBrat said...

Thanks for keeping us updated, PK!


At 12:24 AM, Blogger AngelBrat said...

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At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Adam said...

I just want to thank everyone for their prayers and emails yesterday. Eva and I really appreciate it. She is doing great. She got up and walked down the hall last night. We are on our way back to the hospital. its awesome to see her great attitude. Her new journey, no our new journey began yesterday. On behalf of both of us, Thank you and thank you pk for keeping everyone updated. Look forward to seeing you this week.

At 9:37 AM, Blogger mthc said...

Congrats on your new journey guys.Thanks for letting us come along!

At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, PK! I was so touched by Adam's comment that I sent Eva an e-mail. Wasn't that nice of him to do that for all of us?

Debbie :)

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Tiggr d'Amore said...

Way to go Adam and Eva... and you, too, PK cause you know your twin draws her added strength from you!

Love and gentle hugs all around,

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Paul said...

PK, thanks for all the updates.
I really really love you.
Warm hugs,

At 6:36 PM, Blogger david said...

Adam and Eva thank's for letting us go thru this with you.

Pk, You will have to come up with a peach protein shake for her when you get up there! Thank's for your updates.

* hugs and grins *

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Eva said...

hey everyone...I've enjoyed reading all the comments here.... David, I already have a peach protein drink that I love...will teach PK how to make it when she gets here!!

I should be going home tomorrow... that's the plan anyhow. the pain isn't too bad so i think they might be taking me off morphine today. getting up and down is a challenge. i'm typing with two fingers and as you probably noticed, the shift key is too much of a bother right now.

i miss every one and love all these comments!!


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