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Friday, September 27, 2013

Murphy's Law is Alive and Well in Southern Maine!

I thought I'd give you an update, since so many of you have been kind enough to inquire how Mr. Eva is doing.

First, he had the knee replacement surgery which seemed to go well; the next day he had a TIA (mini-stroke).  He lost the use of his left arm for a couple of days, but did recover from that.  Then he was transferred from the hospital to a rehab facility.  Things were progressing well, except that his incision kept bleeding (a result of the anti-coagulants they started him on to prevent any further strokes; he has had A-fib (irregular heartbeat) for years, and that can cause a stroke.

Then he came down with an infection after 2 weeks in rehab, they returned him to the hospital for a week to get the infection under control.  While in the hospital, his incision was still bleeding, so they decided to re-open it, clean it out, and replace the movable parts to make sure there was no further infection.

Today or tomorrow he will be transferred back to the rehab facility, but he needs intravenous antibiotics daily for 6 weeks.  

I hope there is light at the end of the tunnel!!   Thanks for all the kind words and support.  I promise I'll be back once he's home again!

EVA

12 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I confess I am not one who has probed till now but am delighted to hear you are still on the go Eva - I do hope that things will go more smoothly for you from now.

Am about to move continents myself, so been a tad preoccupied also. prayers going up for all!! YAM xx

Stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for the update, although I wish things were going more smoothly for Mr. Eva. Keep us informed when you can . You are sorely missed.

Merlesworld said...

He has had a bad time hope it uphill from now on .
Merle.......... ...........

Al Penwasser said...

GOOD GRIEF, you two have had quite a lot on your plate! Keep strong!

The Dose of Reality said...

Oh, Eva! I'm so sorry that your husband's recovery has been so complicated. How awful!! I'm thinking of you both and sending all our well wishes and prayers! --Lisa

fishducky said...

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?

Brian Miller said...

i hope you find that light at the end of the tunnel in all you have had going on...and i hope that infection is gone as well...thanks for the update eva....

Steven Anthony said...

Jeepers, you guys have been through it. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Hugs

River said...

That's quite a journey he's going through, you too Eva, and I bet he's glad you're along to help out. I hope things improve very soon.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Wow, we were both wondering if you (And Mr. Eva) were holding up okay. Sorry to hear things have been so crappy, but hopefully it's all uphill from here and the worst is behind you guys. Hang in there!

lilicasplace.com said...

Hi Eva! I wanted to take a moment and thank you so much for visiting my blog with the Blitz Team the other day. I was truly inspired by all the positive thoughts that were sent my way. It looks like you've got quite a bit on your plate too. I'd love to share some of my Blitz offerings with you. :) I'll keep you and Mr. Eva in my thoughts. Lily

Sue said...

Wow. He's had a rough time with my mom. In the past six weeks, she has had two strokes and then broke her hip. She just went home from rehab and is working on regaining mobility.

At last, she is doing well. I will keep your hubby in my prayers.

=)