Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Joyful Report

It's late and I'm very tired, but just had to post a little good news. Yesterday, Bruce had surgery to repair his broken femur. But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. Prior to the surgery, with his daughters and wife watching, he moved BOTH of his legs. That's right, both of his legs.

The spinal surgeon had told Shelly earlier that he was sure there was some spinal cord activity, but to see it with our own eyes was a wonderful gift. The surgery went well. They did not repair the shoulder as they want to wait until the breathing tube is out as that will make the surgery easier.

And did I mention the other good news? His peep (I have no idea exactly what that is) is 5 (and I do know that that is good). They are hoping to remove the breathing tube tomorrow. They may or may not do a temporary trach depending on how he responds.

I cannot be grateful enough. I am praising God and standing in awe of the work going on in Bruce's life.

Thanks for your prayers. Please keep on.

~Hippo Hugs~


Dagmar said...

Hi Pam;
Wonderful news, prayers and blessings!

Dana said...

praise Jesus! That is great news.

Diane said...

That is great news. God is good! Prayer is SO powerful...and will continue for Bruce and family/friends.

PEEP is Positive End-Expiratory Pressure. Been out of the ICU area too many years to I only remember the acronym.


Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, Pam, I'm so happy to read all the good news about Bruce. My payers continue on his behalf, and for Shelly as well. God is so good!

Hugs and blessings your way! You're such a great friend!


Sharon said...

Oh what wonderful new for Bruce and Shelley. Prayers for his continued healing.
Thanks for sharing this news.
God bless.