Thursday, November 20, 2008

Brooke - Thursday, 6:00

The trach is in - horray! The surgery went fine and he's much happier now that we can read his lips. It's a learning process for all of us as he learns to slow down and clearly move his mouth and we learn how to interpret! As always he has a lot to say, but is quite exhausted as expected.

Especially post surgery, the ICU is insisting that visitors be accompanied by a family member, so if you don't see one of us in the hall (it's hard to miss our camp), please either wait or call us. Thanks.

Many many heartfelt thanks to all of you who have left food (and wine!) for us. We so need, and appreciate, the nourishment.


Marge Pett said...

Thank you so much for these updates! Art and I send our thoughts, wishes, and prayers for Brooke's successful recovery. We think of you often....
Marge and Art Pett

Johanna said...

Dear Brooke and Peggy,
we wish for more miracles, small and big, like the one today.
At the Humanities Happy Hour on Thursday night at Squatters (where Brooke presented the inaugural "intellectual hors d'oeuvre" 6 years ago), we raised our glasses to your strength and spirit.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you.
Doug & Johanna

Howard said...

Thanks so much for these updates.

I'll check this blog often, anticipating good news each day.

Dear Brooke and Peggy,

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Howard Mann

Gertrud said...

Dear Brooke and Peggy - Gertrud and I send our love -- she from Salt Lake and me from an overseas business trip. Today I'll be flying from Qatar to Kathmandu where I will be lighting a candle for you in some ancient stupa or pagoda. We will also be checking this blog regularly to stay current on your status. Our very best wishes, Paul and Gertrud

daisy said...

Dear Brookie and Peggy , Lisa and Sara... We're thrilled that the blog is here for all of us to stay in touch since we are so far. We are all praying for your recovery.

Lots of emails from friends asking about you... many cousins too including the Elliott/Buck side.

All of us sending much love.
xoxo Daisy and Gavin

Shelley said...

Dear Brooke and Peggy and Sara,

Thank you for this blog. I have been following it and reporting back to Fran├žois. Brooke--yay on moving your foot! Glad the trach surgery went well. Our thoughts are with you, all the time.

Love and peace,
Francois and Shelley

Kathryn Brunauer Horvat said...

Thanks for the updates. Brooke and Peggy have been in my thoughts and prayers often in the past week. I am grateful for the progress he has made and I hope it continues "apace." Please let me know when there is something I can do to help.