Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas

I know I haven't been to active on my blog these past few months. My husband has been sick with pneumonia several times this year twice since October. He was critical and the pneumonia caused congestive heart failure. Then two weeks ago he was coughing up blood and they did a culture and found that the pneumonia was back in full force and worse than in Oct and it is a staph pneumonia which is very hard to treat. He was in the hospital for a week on two different antibiotics and medication to regulate his tacky heart rate of 150. He was poked and prodded with IV's blood tests, EKG, Cat Scan and Xrays.

Dec 14th was our 16th wedding anniversary and we spent it in the hospital. The kitchen staff made us a special meal of steak, broccoli, salad, bread and sherbert. They set a table in the dining room with a table cloth, a center piece, Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider in an ice bucket and wine glasses. This meant so much to me as my husband wanted to be home on this day. I will forever be grateful for what they did for us on our special day.

6 months ago I designed and ordered a wedding ring quilt for this anniversary. It was down to the wire on completion but it did get finished in time and was on our bed when he was released on Sunday afternoon.

 Here it is with the quilter Pamela Quilts and myself.
And here it is on our bed

My husband went to get a chest Xray today to see if the pneumonia is gone and it isn't. He sees the doctor tomorrow. If this doesn't clear up soon she will be transferring him to River Bend in Springfield where there are specialists because she says she has done all she knows to do for him. I am very worried for the simple fact that a body can only take so much and with his immune system being so weak due to his leukemia/lymphoma it is bound to happen over and over.

I am happy to have him home for the holidays and the good news is his daughter and three grandchildren are driving out on Saturday from CA. This will be good for him.

I am also happy to announce that my Etsy Shop Altered State of Tin , which I opened a year ago in December has done very well in the past year.

My First Great granddaughter turned two years old and I am expecting my first Great grandson in January. I have lots to be thankful for and am blessed in so many ways.

So I just wanted to update you all on what has been going on in my life and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My plan for the new year is to get my husband healthy and give my blog a face lift as well as keep it up more often. I so enjoy reading all of my blogger friends blogs .



Paxie said...

Oh, Patti...

I will keep Rooster in my prayers and congratulations! The hospital dinner was so sweet and the quilt is gorgeous!!

You sound tired and worried and I will pray that the New Year brings healing and lots and lots of love for you both!

Sending you great big hugs, sweetie!

Paxie said...

And Merry Christmas!! xoxoxo

BECKY said...

Patti, my goodness you have been through a lot lately and yet stay so positive! I know that's the best way to keep on keepin' on! Wishing the best of health to your hubby, and a wonderful Christmas to you both. And yes, may 2013 be less stressful! Hugs...Oh, PS the quilt is lovely!

Junibears said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Congratulations for that anniversary!
I am so very sorry your DH is poorly. Such a lot of worry...
Happy Christmas dear Patti and I hope the New Year brings better health for him.
Hugs to you!
June xxx

Bevie said...

Patti the quilt you created for your anniversary is gorgeous, and looks great on your bed...Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and pray for a better New Year with hubby's health improving with God's you sweetie!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

a few years ago we thought my hubby just had pneumonia that kept returning. turned out it was a cousin to a desease called Wergners p-anca vasculitis. you may want to have him tested just in case. my hubby survived so far but barely. its now in remission. best of luck in getting him better. hugs Lynn