Saturday, October 06, 2007

We are here at my parents in Illinois tonight!! Mother and I went shopping at the Outlet Mall and found some good bargains!! Now we are tired!! I just checked my email and was trying to get some things weeded out from it!! I thought maybe you might like to know how my hubby's brother is doing!!

We spent a LONG LONG day yesterday at the hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana!! My hubby has a big family and the majority of them showed up to support and be there to pray for Sonny before he went into surgery!!

Everyone in the room (some 17-20 of us) gathered together around Sonny and prayed for him. They came in and took him off to surgery around 8:00 am!! There was a lot of tears as so many of his family were really worried about this surgery!!

We all gathered in the ICU waiting room. The surgery did not completely start until 10:00. They came in and told us that they had him on the bi-pass and that everything was going great!!

We played games, read and talked for hours and hours!! I think I read almost every magazine in that waiting room!!

That room became like a cave eventually and getting out was such a wonderful idea!! Lunch and supper we finally left!! The operation was over around 3:00!! He came through it very very well!! I did not go back in but let the immediate family go!! I did go in later on and he looked and sounded great!! What amazing things the medical profession can do now!!

This morning we took off and came here to see my parents!! We are staying the night then heading back home. We will stop in the afternoon and see Sonny again before heading back to our home!!

Thanks everyone for your prayers!! We really, really appreciate it!! We feel like this is pulling Sonny through!! He told my hubby to be careful and watch himself!! This runs in their family!! Now we have to watch him carefully!!

FLIP FLOP SIGNING OFF TIRED TONIGHT!!

13 comments:

Lazy Daisy said...

Hey Babe, so glad surgery went well for Sony...hug your mom and dad for me. Know you are all prayed up for the trip home. Miss you so much and am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Baba/night owl said...

Hi Sandy, We just got home from my husband's military reunion which is held in Savannah every year.I am off to bed soon... I heard from Susan today and she will stay with me for our bloggers get together...She will come to my house on Sunday and stay until Wednesday afternoon.. Glad the operation went well.It is amazing how heart surgery has come along !!!
Have a safe trip home... Love ya, Barb

Melli said...

Ohhhhh that is WONDERFUL! I'm so glad Sonny's surgery went well! AND you got to see your Mom & Dad! That is GREAT! You're prayed up for safe travels! Seeeeeeee ya next weekend!!! I can't WAIT!!!

Denise said...

Praise God, so happy that sonnys surgery went well.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law, but so happy he pulled through so well. The power of prayer is a wonderful thing.

Linda said...

It is amazing what our medical providers can now do. So glad Sonny came through with flying colors. Have a safe trip home.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Sandy. It's wonderful to know that your brother-in-law had a successful surgery. The power of prayers and whole hearted support of the family must have helped a great deal.

Talk..to..Grams said...

I am so glad to hear that the surgery went well! Praise God! You have been on my heart this weekend. Sitting in a waiting room does began to feel like a cave after so long.
I am glad you got to get out and do a little shopping! and you got to see your folks! How neat was that! Love and Hugs, Carolyn

Saija said...

my goodness, what a gathering!

and yes, those hospital stays & visits seem to be tiring ...

i'm so glad that Sonny is doing better ...

blessings on you as you guys travel!

Peggy said...

What wonderful news! Have a nice visit with parents and be safe on the homeward journey.

Nancy said...

Great news, my prayers continue... I am also praying for safe travels!

Sandra said...

I'm so thrilled for you, that is wonderful news :)

Kathleen Marie said...

What a fabulous praise report. Enjoy your time with family. It is so precious!

Hugs!