Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday Phil Update

Hi to everyone!! You are true friends to me, and I cannot tell you how much your comments and prayers mean to both of us!

Now for our update. Yesterday, we went to the surgeon's office. The good news is that Phil does not have an infection! But there is a hole in his incision. The nurses taught me how to clean, pack, and bandage it twice a day. They even gave me a bag with all the supplies, including surgical scissors and tweezers and sterile gloves. They also will be sending Home Health out twice a week. If all goes well, the hole will be healed in ten days. And Phil should be healed by mid to late July. I think of you all every day! And I plan on returning when we have gotten rid of this hole. LOVE to you all!! I miss you all! I am wondering what is going on in your lives.

26 comments:

Linda said...

Ginny, you are well loved by myself and many others, my cherished friend. Thank you so much for sharing this update, and I will continue to keep both yourself and Phil in my prayers. It is nice that the nurses showed you what to do and even gave you the supplies to do it with. Much love and hugs to both of you.

Linda said...

By the way, your header is gorgeous. :)

From the Kitchen said...

Good news Nurse Ginny! We'll be unplugging the computer later this evening. The movers come tomorrow. We are busy moving the books, pots, pans etc.!!

Best,
Bonnie

Catherine said...

Dear Ginny, I read all of your updates on Phil and glad that he is doing better.
Please take care of yourself as well. It is so difficult on the caretaker and I know that often you feel like you should be doing something other than rest; but it is so important for you to keep up your strength for both of you.
I am keeping you and Phil in my prayers. xoxo Catherine

Patsy said...

Home health came out to see all was going well for the Bennie.
They were wonderful and so much help. So happy Phil going to get better. You take care of Ginny and rest more. Home Health will
make sure he is doing well.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Thanks for updating us all...but seriously, Ginny....don't fret over us, we'll be here when your time allows. Take care of loved ones first and foremost!! And yourself too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Praise God that there is no infection.Now you will become a nurse as well as a wife.May God strengthen you for the days ahead.

Sandra said...

so thankful it is not infection... and he has the worlds best nurse...YOU and home health to... so glad to hear this. will be praying for that hole to go away sooner than 10 days... love you both and think of you many times a day.

photowannabe said...

Good news about the infection and you will be a great nurse to your Honey.
God is good and will give you the inner strength you need.

Mildred said...

I am thankful there is no infection and I know you will be the best nurse for Phil. Thankful for the home health workers too. God bless you both and I hope recovery is even sooner than predicted. Love and hugs. Mildred

Ann Thompson said...

That's great news that there's no infection. Sounds like you are getting quite the education in nursing :) Be sure to give yourself a little pampering in there too. We'll be here when you're ready to come back. In the mean time take care of yourself and Phil and know that I'm thinking of you and wishing you well

Shug said...

So sorry that Phil has had to endure this terrible illness. Prayers for both of you.....as I know that you too have had to step it up and learn to be a nurse. so glad that there is no infection. Hoping for a very fast recovery...Hope you both can rest.... Love the header!

LC said...

Oh, Ginny, I am so sorry I have been MIA for these many weeks and didn't know about Phil's surgery. My computer is finally fixed, and I will be checking on friends more often.

Tamago said...

It's a great news that Phil doesn't have infection. And the hole can be treated, that's a relief :-)
I hope he will make a very quick recovery. Please take care xoxo

Margaret Adamson said...

Good to get good news Ginny. it will just take time for nature to do its healing. you will make a great nurse.

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Ginny, thank you for the update on Phil and thank God it is not an infection. Praying Phil will be completely well as soon as possible. I like your header too. Take care Ginny and will remember you and Phil in my prayer.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well a hole does not sound good but at least it is not infected, and you know what you need to do to care for it! You both must be exhausted. Hoping for much healing!

Tanya Breese said...

at least it's not an infection! glad it's something you can fix and sending prayers for quick healing!

DawnTreader said...

Thanks for the update, and I'm glad there's no infection. Good that you will get some professional housecalls as well - I imagine that if nothing else that makes one feel safer when one is not really a trained nurse oneself. Keep up the good work! :) Oh, and another postcard is on its way... Remains to be seen whether it travels fast or slow!!!

Rose said...

I am sure glad it wasn't an infection...not that a hole is good. Just both of you take it easy. And get rested and healed.

Linda said...

Praise God! He is so blessed to have you taking care of him! No one knows him better than you do!
Love and prayers from Texas!

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Ginny, must admit that I have been away from the blog for a bit doing other things and was horrified to find that you have been having this awful time. I do hope that all goes well for you both from now on, my prayers are with you both.
Thanks for continuing to play the Scrabble with me Ginny, really appreciated especially when you have other things to get on with.

Lots and lots of love
Briony
x

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad you don't have to mess with an infection - surgery is hard enough! Best wishes.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I've been thinking of you and happy to hear that Phil doesn't have any infection! I'll be praying that the hole heals up quickly. Take good care of yourselves! Hugs, Cheryl

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, That is good news. I am sure you will take outstanding care of Phil! You both are in my prayers. Love and hugs!

SweetMarie said...

so happy for the good news! you've both been on my mind! what a supportive staff! take care!!
hugs!
Marie