Skip to comments.Jeff Head Update for 4/29/10
Posted on 04/29/2010 5:31:17 AM PDT by Gail_Head
I have no idea if I'm doing this right, so I hope somebody can fix whatever I mess up. I am so sorry for not posting sooner, but the last couple of days have been a blur. The surgery on Tuesday didn't actually start until noon even though we signed in at 7:30 am and they took Jeff to the OR around 10:30. We got our final report at 10 pm. By 11:00 pm I was able to go to his room in the ICU. He did very well during the surgery. Coming out of the anesthesia was a little difficult and we have spent the last day and a half trying to get him on the right meds that will balance his comfort level with the need to "recover" before the next surgery. Last night was the first time since Monday night that either of us got more than an hour or so of real sleep. You wouldn't think six hours is very much, but at this point it was heaven.
Jeff is doing very well with vitals, breathing, etc. He has not had any food or liquids by mouth and today he will get some ice chips and maybe liquids. He's not too concerned, though, because he doesn't want to have to worry about the prep for tomorrow. The surgery for tomorrow will start at 6:30 am. It is expected to last about 14 hours. I will try to do better getting back to you after this next one.
Thank you all for the tremendous outpouring of prayers, love, and concern. It means a great deal to us to know you are there. Our faith, our family, and our friends have made it possible for us to get this far. I know they will carry us through.
I am continuing to pray for Jeff and for the family.
Thank you for the update and know I am still praying for Jeff.
God Bless you both Gail, and you will both stay in all of our prayers.
Thanks for the update — you did it perfectly.
Prayers for him and your entire family — Jeff is one of the most beloved FReepers we have.
Jeff has contributed so much to the FR community. Prayers up.
Thanks for the update Gail. You and Jeff are in our prayers.
You did just fine, especially considering what you and Jeff are going through. Thanks so much for your time and effort in keeping us posted on the progress. Prayers continue.
Wow 14 hours,we will hold him close in prayer,Fatima
God keep you both in the Hollow of His Hand.
In Jesus’ Holy Name,
Jeff is in my prayers every single day.
You did fine, Gail! All of our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff! He’s an internet buddy of mine, and we share a professional interest in naval history. I miss his informed and passionate posts greatly, and look forward to when he is able to return to FR following his recovery.
Thank you for the update. I am coninuing to pray for Jeff’s recovery and for your whole family.
Thank you Gail.
Be sure to let Jeff know that FRee Republic misses him.
Prayer PING for Palin supporter and FReeper Jeff Head!
I have been wondering where he went, I didn’t know it was something like this. I certainly hope everything goes well.
Considering Jeff’s status and following here at FR, is there anyway we can get these updates into an appropriate sidebar when Gail posts them?
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