Friday, July 17, 2015

Grieving period

I know many of you are wondering how I'm doing. I'm doing ok. I feel the need to stay holed up in my house. I think I need this to try to work through everything and hopefully let it sink in that Glenn is actually gone. So please be patient with me during this time. I miss you all as much as you miss me, but I think if I don't follow my instincts now it may postpone my grief period. And please don't be offended if you call and I don't answer,  just please leave a message.   Thank you so much to all of you for your continued love and concern. It really is a comfort. Eda

Friday, July 3, 2015

Memorial Service Details

Glenn's memorial service will be this Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm at Argyle Church of Christ in Orange Park. Thank you all for Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, and well-wishes.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It Is Finished

Glenn E. Boyles finished his work here on earth today, July 2 at 5:00p Arrangement will be  announced in the next day or so.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Two transfers

Glenn was sitting up in the chair this morning when we got to his room. He was sleeping most of the time but tolerated it well. He had an uneventful day and was transferred to a room out on the floor. When he left CCU he had a little rattle in his chest but not enough to be concerning. As the evening went on his breathing became more rattled and labored. He has just now been transferred to ICU, (1:00AM). As always I will keep you posted. I'm asking for no visitors and you can call and leave me a message, but I am not answering my phone.  Instead, keep watching this blog for updates. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Was that just yesterday?

You guys are all great! Thank  you for your love and support for Glenn and me. He made it through the night just fine. Today he was extubated, got the NG tube, (stomach pump) out, and a couple IV lines. He is pretty groggy and doesn't remember anything up to this afternoon.  And probably tomorrow he won't remember today. Anne-Marie arrived this morning and Joey got here this evening. As I said in the last post, we just wait and see how each day goes. He was stable tonight when we left and I have great confidence in the staff at the hospital. I can't believe all this happened just yesterday and today. Since we were all up most of the night, it seems like it was one long day, and yet seems like days have passed since all the events of yesterday. I'm pretty much seeing cross-eyed from sleep deprivation so I will cut this short. I think I've pretty much covered everything up to this point. Thank you all for your great love and support poured out on us at this time. It means everything to have all of you caring for us the way you continually do.

Now we wait

Monday at dialysis Glenn had another GI bleed so he is back in the hospital. He was found to have a perforated bowel. He had emergency surgery Monday night and is now in CCU. The Dr. has given a grim prognosis. I will try to keep you all posted but please no phone calls for now. The kids will be here in the next day or so. Thank you for your love and concerns. Now we wait.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ahhhhh. Sigh. Home

We finally got out of the rehab place and home by about 6 o'clock yesterday after waiting the day for the nurse practitioner to get there to discharge Glenn. We were told that the Dr. would be there early in the morning to do that, but we waited patiently until 4 o'clock when I took the rest of our stuff out to the car and pulled the car up to the front door because we were just going to leave. While I was out in the parking lot I saw two cars in the Dr.'s parking space. So I went to the desk and the nurse practitioner was there to do the discharge. We waited all that time because if we let the Dr. (or whoever was going to do it) discharge him they would write prescriptions for pain meds and a wheel chair,and set up home health care and PT. Otherwise we would have to try and take care of that ourselves.
So we are home now and both getting some good rest. Glenn will have dialysis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, to which I will be taking him. It takes about 4 hours for the whole procedure. Home health will come to the house everyday to change his dressing and observe his wound. I'm really hoping that it will heal within a couple days so he can get into the shower. You know how much better you feel after taking a shower when you've been sick. We don't know yet when PT will be coming. He has handled hemodialysis extremely well, considering he absolutely did not want to have to do it. In fact, he has handled everything thrown at him amazingly well. He lost 10 lbs through this whole experience; I really thought he had lost more because he looks like he lost about 20 lbs to me. He is extremely weak and tired, but he is able to get to the bathroom and kitchen without help. He is taking in more nutrition since he has been home, but not on solid food yet. So we are on the right road, just a slow one.