Sunday, January 31, 2010

There's no place like home...

Neil made it home today!!! It's sooo nice to be home and resting and not running back and forth to the hospital!!! I did have to go back out and get some of his meds filled but it wasn't that bad... especially considering ice cream was on sale! LOL..
My in-laws have had the boys since Friday after school and they brought them home a little bit ago. It's so nice to see them and to start getting back in the swing of things. I'm really glad I have another week off work though.. I have to take Neil for his first blood draw tomorrow and then I can start going thru the mail, do taxes, catch up on my classes I'm taking at Ashland and whatever else comes my way... sleep.. that's def one thing I need to catch up on!
Thank you everyone for all the prayers, good thoughts, support and love shown this past week! It's amazing how many people were praying for us that don't even know us! I'm glad this week is over and we're on our way to a new life!!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Sorry for not updating sooner! Neil was moved to his regular room yesterday... he got up and walked with little problems. He had a few visitors last night and some tonight.
His Creatinine was 3.7 yesterday and 2.8 this morning.. it's so hard to grasp all this good news! His BP was 139/77 about an hour ago!!!!! I'm soooo happy and soooo thankful for Candy giving us this new life for Neil! Candy has been sleeping a lot and still feeling sick to her stomach. She is slowly getting better. It stinks to see her not recovering as quick as Neil since she's the one to sacrifice so much. But I know it's harder on them and she'll come around and be back to her 'ol self again soon!
Keep the prayers for recovery comin!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Neil is back in the special care unit... sleeping on and off with the help of some Morphine!!! He's eating some ice chips and is begging for ice water but they won't let him have any 'til tomorrow! He's in good spirits when he comes around... joking for a minute or so and being silly then passes back out! He's producing urine and it's not super bloody, which is awesome!!!!
Thanks for all the prayers! I couldn't have survived without all of YOU supporting me and having my back when I needed it most! XOXOXO Jennifer

Monday, January 25, 2010

what a day

I am home and very tired. I have to be back at the hospital at 5am!!!!!

The news station did a wonderful job with our story! If you haven't seen it, here it is:

settled in..

We're here and settled in the hospital. Neil got his central line put in his neck and that was ok.. I actually had to leave the room for it.. I was more nervous than he was so I decided I would be no help freaking out so I went down to Candy's room to visit her. She was getting about a million tubes of blood drawn. She worked last night and is really tired so I think she's in her room resting now. Neil's room doesn't have a TV so we're going over to her room to watch the news since our story is supposed to air tonight!!!
Thanks to everyone who has sent emails, text messages and commented on FB. Knowing you're all behind us is awesome!!!! Also thank you to the parents at school who are sending home food with the boys... while I'm not there to enjoy it, I know it's good food!!!! I'll be home later so hopefully they leave me some!!!!
I'll update if anything else changes tonight!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The final countdown....

This is it.. tomorrow is the day Neil will be admitted to the hospital for his surgery! Please continue prayers for him and his doctors & nurses, Candy and her family, all the people who have offered to help, the boys and me. I've not had much time to think about it because I've been soooo busy getting all my tasks done! I still have some schoolwork for my college classes that I have to complete and email to my professors tonight... laundry is still churning and I my list is slowly dwindling down...

I hear there's a big football game on right now but I just don't have time to sit and watch it so I can gauge what's going on based on Neil's outbursts!

For those of you who were aware, my mom is out of the hospital and recovering from her surgery slowly. She is not able to come and help out so I have several friends who are here and helping me this week.

At this point, I can't write a long-winded post because I hear the dryer going off and I have to get my school work completed by midnight.

NBC4 interviewed us 2 weeks ago and we are told they're airing it tomorrow (Monday) at 5p and/or 6pm. I believe you can watch their live stream on their website of their newscasts. Their website is We were all so nervous for the interview and I feel like I totally babbled but if you know me personally, you know that's nothing new! :)

Depending on if I can take my laptop to the hospital and get WiFi depends on if I update here this week. If not, I'll be updating on my Facebook page. If you want to see my updates on FB, search for me and send me a request to be added. I had originally sent up a caringbridge site but decided I liked my blog better than using CB. If I am able to get online at the hospital, I will be updating here and on FB.

Thank you immensely for all the help and prayers. They've helped me through my anxiety moments and through the times when I felt like I was going to 'freak out'. My mantra this past week has seriously been, "I will not freak, I will not freak, I will not freak"... and I repeat it until I feel better... it's helped!

Hugs to all ~ Jennifer