Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Settled in to room 527

Now begin the adventures in room 527. Judy made excellent progress today. At 1:00 she made the transition out of I.C.U., which is excellent!
She had two small complications that were quickly remedied. The motion of the transition made her nauseous, but a dose of nausea medication called Phenergen eased that nuisance. Later on in the day her oxygen intake got a little bit low, so they put her on 2L of O2. Her O2 and pulse rates have returned to normal and she is stable. More great news is that she took a step in physical therapy this evening. The therapist had her sit upright in a chair for thirty minutes! She did a great job. She also had many loving visitors this afternoon, all of which I have not been able to add to the list to the left because I have not yet figured out how to manage that function! Debbie, Toni, Wes, Father Jim, Cheryl and Fred Weber, Emily, Becky and Phillip all came to give their love to Judy today. She was so thankful for all of her visitors, but, in typical Judy fashion, she worries about anyone wanting to help take care of her because she doesn't want anyone to be bothered! Hopefully we can continue to show her that it's okay to be in the spotlight of love when she has "S" for Superwoman on her belly!
I could tell when I arrived this evening that she was tired from all the excitement of the day, so I gave her strict orders to SLEEP! So we're having a nice quiet evening. She is still groggy and loopy from the morphine, but she is as sharp as ever. She asked for lotion on her legs just now and told me exactly where her "Honeysuckle" scented lotion would be in her back pack. She's all there, just sleepy! Her voice is week too, a result of the ventilator tube from surgery. It's notieceabley stronger though since yesterday. Our strong woman is trudging along.
Thank you to all of for your love and support.


Laura Worley said...

Hey there! Just checking up on you - so glad to hear you are now in a room with a view! I will check on you in person tomorrow to make sure the view is satisfactory :) Continuing to pray for you and Jurgen as you start your healing process. Whatever you need...

Anonymous said...

Dear Friends,

Not everybody may have noticed that Natalie B., who as Judy's field placement student at MHMR became her protégée, has posted the last two blog reports during my absence while I am filling in for Judy up here in Palo Duro Canyon. We knew it would be a team effort, but we didn't realize how many team members there would be—or what wood they'd be made off. Hats off to you, dear Natalie, and all the best to you, dearest Judy.


MTB_Chik said...

Yay! We are so thrilled that everything is going so well. Love to you both!

Cath and John Jett

Anonymous said...

Judy and Jurgen,

You guys are making tremendous progress, you should be pleased. And every new hurdle that you face, will only be a challenge that one time - it will be no big deal after that. Take each day and relish in your accomplishments and progress made. Remember what a friend told me "Yard by yard, life is hard; but inch by inch, life's a cinch".

You're both in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy L.

WayneLorane said...

Hey Girl,
Glad to hear you're progressing well enough to be moved "uptown." Judy, let all of these people who love you help take care of you. It is NOT a burden for any of them. They all want to help the person who has aided and abeted them so many times over the years. Matthew and Trent and their wives were here visiting this weekend and both guys said to tell you they've been thinking about you and hope that you heal quickly.

Take care dear heart and rest, rest, rest...I know that's hard for you...but now it's mandatory, so follow the doctor's orders.

We love you both, WayneLorane

Ronnie K said...

Hi Judy,

It's great to hear you're doing so well! Ryan and I got a chance to talk to Jürgen quite a bit today at PDC and we were really encouraged.

You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Ronnie Kimbrell

Jennifer said...

Hi Judy,

Wishing you strength, light and peace to get you through this time.

I only know you from the races, which brings up memories of your smile and your patience. It pains me to know you are Jurgen are going through this.


Dorothy Bukowski said...

Hey Judy and Jurgen, glad to hear all is well. Judy, I'm so happy that you have such a loving and supportive partner! Jurgen, you're a lucky man to have such a wonderful wife!My prayers and best wishes continue for you both. Please don't hesitate to call on me if you need anything!
Much love!
Dorothy, Alex and Ian

sally piseno-ellis said...

Hi Judy, Just want you to know that I think about you everyday!. I'm not with you but I am with you all the way my friend. I wish the best and my prayers to you and Jurgen on your way to recovery. I believe you will recover, I have faith in that. Hang in there, one of the strongest women I know. Love, Sally

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy! this site is a great way to keep tabs on you. I think of you often (even if i don't write). Race for the Cure is this Saturday, and you are my inspiration each step of the way!
Cheers to you!
Diane P