Thursday, April 20, 2006

News about Cliff

This is Rachel, not Donna.

To repeat, this is Donna's daughter, just so nobody thinks Mosie typed this.  I just want to be clear.  Kevin will proof read this before I hit "save", but I'm so emotional and weird right now, I don't trust myself.

I won't go into great detail, since Mom will do it so much better, as she always does.  She's been snapping pictures (yes, even one of the surgeon, who said "Oh NO!" when he saw the camera...but he was OK with it when she said she doesn't post names.) LOL

Dad is good.  Dad is great, Dad is AWESOME.  He is recovering more quickly than anyone expected.  The surgery didn't actually start until 8:45, and they were done at 1:15.  He told us Dad did great.

His lungs were taking a while to take over power from the ventilator, which scared us a bit, but they quickly understood that they were in a very stubborn man.  He went from scaring us to doing better than most, according to two nurses.

I had to leave and head home.  I have since heard that he is awake, and responding.  He even winked at Mom! LOL  When they were kicked out for an hour and a half (shift change and procedures and such) his sister said, I guess these two young ladies want to be alone with you,"  he raised his eyebrows twice.  Dad is Dad again.

I'm so happy, but can't quit crying.  Thanks for the prayers, and Mom will update her OWN journal real soon.

Peace out. 

Rachel

50 comments:

inquestoftruth said...

Thanks!   I've wonderered several times about your family today!  Great news!
Meg  

ajoleblon said...

That is wonderful news!

sugarsweet056 said...

Yes, I got an email earlier letting me know all was well...so I posted it on my journal. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL! GOD BLESS!
SUGAR

amiragabrielle said...

Praise God, I have sent so many prayers up today.


In Christ,
Gabrielle

marainey1 said...

Thank the good Lord for His many blessings !!!  'On Ya' - ma

lanurseprn said...

Thank you for the update!!  I've been thinking of your mom and dad all day long.  I'm so glad he's doing well.  He is a strong man!
Pamela

countrylady4071 said...

I'm so glad to hear Cliff is doing well.  My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you today.  It shows the power of prayer.  God bless all of you.

Pat

mpnaz58 said...

Glad to hear that your dad is doing great!!  You are so blessed that this was caught in the nick of time...good news :)
xoxo ~Myra

plieck30 said...

glad things are going well. Paula

astaryth said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go Cliff!
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nanlynska said...

PTL !!!! We will continue our prayers til Cliff is 100% and we know he will be soon !  We thank God for answering all the prayers today during surgery.

Donna.....try and get some rest girl. Love ya !

Nance

ora4uk said...

and He said ...ask and it will be given you....we asked and he has given us four fold....you are a blessed family Mosie...take care...love and hugs...Ora and Mixon

mastersblynn said...

Thanks for the update Rachel you did great.  Tell your mom and Dad we are so happy.  I can breathe now.  Thank you and my prayers are still going strong here. Barbara

bmorrrick said...

I'm so happy everything is going so well!!  Thank God!!

~Bilinda~

readmereadyou said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. Thanks for the update. God is good.

Angela

msecz said...

Thank you so much for coming in and letting us know.. I have been praying and thinking of you all day today.... God Bless you all. SAndra

llbrown247 said...

Rachel you did great! Praise the Lord for a good report on Cliff. I know you all are relieved and so thankful. Keeping you all in my prayers!
Linda

bookncoffee said...

Soooo glad you posted for us Rachel and thank you Donna for giving her the password to post. He He.
I am so glad he is doing well.  I know you all are very tired.  May God give you strength and may His spirit keep you until things settle down.  I know the next goal is getting to come home.  
Take care....all of you.  Tell Cliff "hello" from Middle TN.
Sonya

am4039 said...

Thanks Rachel for updating us. You did a great job and so happy Cliff is doing good.

deshelestraci said...

So glad to hear that Cliff is doing well.  I thought of him this morning and was praying for him and the doctors.  Sounds like God was listening to us.  
Traci

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mumma4evr said...

great great news!!!
Becky

toonguykc said...

Amen!!

Russ

siennastarr said...

Rachel/Mosie..

Thank you so much for updating us on the status of your dad/Cliff!  I have been praying and thinking of him all day.. and your mom too!  God Bless her!  God Bless you All!  I had no doubt Cliff would pull through this!  He has motorcycle trips to take... long walks with Mosie... that extension to complete!  Oh.. he just has too much work and play left to do!!  :)  

My prayers will keep going up, as he continues to get stronger, and stronger!!

Hugs,
Jackie

cyandfayedavis said...

Praise the Lord!!  Thanks for letting us know.

artloner said...

Dad is Dad again.

Thank heavens for that!!!  Please tell Donna we love her!

Andi from SC

artloner said...

I'm so happy, I had to come back and say...YAYAYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

(My Dad had this surgery too, rachel, and I was a mess, so I know how you feel.)

Thanks for posting the good news!

ANdi

djzgirl71 said...

Glad to hear he is doing well!

Stacy

mindercella33 said...

Thank you so much for the update Rachel.. I got the message earlier to go to Sugar's  Journal for the News that your Dad was out of surgery. I could exhale. I will continue my prayers for your Dads speedy recovery. Send my love to your Mom and Dad. Tell your Mom to try and get some rest, you to. You must all be so tired. I am truly glad you saw your Dad wink at your mom and wiggle his eyebrows at  his sister. Sure sign he's going to be better then ever. Blessed be.
                               Hugs,Cyndy. Mendota,IL.

rb3987 said...

I am glad to hear all went well. I am sure he will soon be home and wanting to get the new alfalfa mowed. It is hard to keep an old farmer down

madcobug said...

I am so glad that Cliff came through surgery fine and is on his way to recovery. I have been wondering if Donna had that camera snapping away. Good for her to be in good spirits. I pray that he as a quick recovery and will be home soon. Helen

csandhollow said...

O happy day!

oldmanssubs said...

Good news Rachel:
So pleased to read your dad's doing well.
Now, all of you be patient and supportive. He's going to hurt for a while he mends all over.
I believe in prayers, good wishes, good thoughts. Any or all these concerns resting upon a sick bodies mind, I believe adds to that soul's spirit to fight the good fight and not give it up. You've written your dad a winner. He's bound to be with all you guys in his corner. May God Bless. Fernan and Frieda

gaboatman said...

Thanks for coming by and typing this update for your Mom!  I could not have had happier news today.  
Sam

chat2missie said...

Thank you for giving us an update for your mom.  Your family has been in my prayers.  Lots of hugs going out to all of you. (((Hugs)))
Missie

mutualaide said...

Thanks for the update and continued prayers for all!  So glad to know he's doing well.

jctopaz55 said...

Rachel,thank you so much for the update on your Dad . I have been praying for you all all day.  Good to hear that Mosie has the camera with her. I continue to pray for you all. God Bless.

Jctopaz55

jawojnar said...

Great news! I had been thinking of you guys all day. Thanks for the update.
June

springangel235 said...

Great news update!!!  Hope all continues to go well and recovery is fast!
Hugs, love and prayers,
Joyce

simwarford said...

Great news! And thanks for the update! You're all still in my thoughts and prayers.

lurkynat said...

hi I'm so glad to hear that your father si doing better. Please accept our prayers and good wishes
love,nat

midwestvintage said...

 I was directed here through Sugar and just want to say I am glad everything worked out OK.  You will be surprised at how fast he is up and around.  

                 Julie

robinngabster said...

Oh great news!!! Making me cry myself reading it.  Thank you Rachel for posting an update for us.  Love you all!

Robin

coelha said...

It's always nice to hear good news.  I'm very happy for you and your family!  :)
Julie

coelha said...

It's always nice to hear good news.  I'm very happy for you and your family!  :)
Julie

artloner said...

Well,   OK...ya' caught me!  I come back to see if I missed an alert, and if there is news.  Betcha Cliff is sitting up by now...

Much Love,
ANdi

naturegirlfromny said...

Wow, wonderful, I am so glad things went well and Cliff is recovering!  God bless and prayers coming your way!  Linda

countrylady4071 said...

I'm so glad Cliff is doing well.  Now, Donna you take care of yourself too.  Don't let yourself get run down.  God is so good!!!  God Bless all of you.

Pat

bhbner2him said...

Wonderful!!  Praise God!!  Great News!  Thanks for letting us know as soon as you could.  Word passes quickly here, and I heard it many places before I got to this page.  - Barbara

helmswondermom said...

Glad Cliff did no well!
Lori