Greetings to All of the Many People Who Are Caring and Offering Encouragement to Darrell & Bob;
It is now Day 29 post-op…..and the evening Darrell is being moved from Tucson Medical Center to a 34 bed Intensive Care Hospital called Cornerstone. For those Tucson people, it’s near Kolb and Speedway; the first right turn off Speedway after Walmart. It is a much more relaxed atmosphere to an Intensive Care Unit. It is here that Darrell will be weaned from the ventilator and stabilized for Rehab.
Bob and I visited Darrell at TMC this afternoon. He continues to have problems with secretions and coughing given his ventilator situation. When his breaths come easier, it is so delightful to catch one of his smiles and facial gestures…even a smile. I do also believe he has a grimace for ” bug off” or some similar sentiment.
There has been such an outpouring of support, that it is humbling to absorb what an impact our dear friend has had on so many. Bob is also comforted by many cards and acts of care.
I’ve sent this for insertion in 5/7′s blog…along with a humorous thought about life.
I will keep sending updates….it feels like it’s been forever…. I think Darrell must feel it is too.
He does have spirit.
Love to All, Diane
PS Please check out the following website: http://www.frontiernet.net/~jimdandy/specials/life/life.htm
Titled, “As I Have Matured” I found it inspirational.