PEG Tube is in!!

Well, I wanted to update everyone.  They were able to place a PEG Tube this morning.  Between our surgeon and his fellow, it took only about 1 hour.  This was such good news.  By doing this, it was much less invasive.  He is in some pain back in the room right now, but he also seems to be resting pretty comfortably.  I got here at 545 this morning because they wanted to take him down to pre-op at 6.  By 730, they had all the paperwork done and were ready to start.  Dr. Martin told me to wait up in Stef’s room and he would come speak with me once everything was done.  Shortly after 830, he was walking in the room.  He seemed really pleased with how things had gone.  He gave me a brief hug (which is not really his style) and said everything looked good.  By about 1010, Stef was brought back to the room.  I am so thankful to those of you who have continued to pray for us and check in with us.  That means so much.  We’re hoping that with this PEG Tube, he will be somewhat more comfortable. 

I also want to say THANK YOU to all of you who helped make our anniversary so special.  It was absolutely overwhelming.  The nurses and PCA’s on our unit, Dr. Martin’s nurse, Shelly, our doctors and our wonderful friends all did things to add to the day.  We had flowers delivered, cards sent, little gifts brought up; and thanks to a dear friend, we were able to watch a movie and eat a little dessert.  Three nurse managers had set up a little room with some music, candles, streamers, and cake & ice cream.  We wheeled Stef down there for about 15 minutes, so we were able to get out of his room for a short time and “celebrate” 14 wonderful years.  We actually agreed that even though we wouldn’t choose to celebrate our anniversary in the hospital, if we had to do it, this was the place. 

Finally, I want to thank some amazing friends at my Mom’s group at church and amazing community members of ours.   Between the two groups, we received some cash and an absolutely amazing amount of gift cards.  I was truly speechless.  So, thank you for being so thoughtful and caring.  I was truly floored by the number of people that gave from our community.  Several of the names I didn’t even recognize.  They had either heard about us through the school or through friends and neighbors of ours.  It was truly amazing.  I only hope that everyone reading this is as blessed as we are with such amazing people in their lives. 

Sorry for such a long post, but I just wanted to update and say thanks at the same time.  Take care and have a great day!!


5 Responses

  1. Sandi and Stefan:

    That is great news! Praying that the pain will subside and you will return home in a few days.

    Praying for you always,

  2. AEWSOME! Glad you had such a wonderful anniversary and that Dr. Martin could get that tube in. Pray he will be home soon:)

  3. That is great news.

  4. Sandi
    Not a day goes by that we don’t pray for you guys. Lean on the Loard – He is in control.
    Praying for you

    Mitch and Mary

  5. Sandi,
    You are on my heart today and I am praying for you many times each hour. He will be your strength. Kristi

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