Friday, December 19, 2008


ABE GOT HOME THIS AFTERNOON, DOCTOR SAID HE THINKS THE LUNG IS COATED GOOD THIS TIME, BUT STILL THERE IS NO GUARANTEES. NOTHING WE CAN DO TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. NOTHING HE CAN DO TO MAKE THAT LUNG STRONGER. I ASKED ABOUT REHAB LIKE I DID WHEN I HAD SARCOIDOSIS OF MY LUNGS AND HE SAID THAT WOULDN'T BENEFIT HIM. SO WE ARE HOPING THIS IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR ABE, COATING THE LUNG WITH SOMETHING THEY CALL TALC. THEY COATED IT THIS PAST MONDAY AND AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR WELL WISHES, COMMENTS AND PRAYERS.

14 comments:

Beth65 said...

Glad he's home, best wishes to you all,

Columbo said...

Good luck Abe, our prayers are with you. Hang in there!

Gramma Ann said...

I hope Abe will heal and have a speedy recovery. So glad to hear he is home with the family. May you both have a quiet and restful week-end.

Wanda said...

Oh I'm so glad Abe is home, and you won't have to be trapsing off the the hospital in such cold weather.

Maybe if he just relaxes in his recliner, and sips hot chocolate he'll get stronger. Please tell him he doesn't need to blog...he needs to get his strength back.

We will all be waiting to read his wonderful posts when the time comes... Just enjoy Christmas as best you can with all that's going on.

Love and Hugs
Wanda

The 4th Sister said...

pray, pray, pray

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for the update on Abe!
I am hoping and praying this treatment lasts a long time.

Enid said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear this. Still my prayers are with you all this holiday. I wish you a peaceful holiday season. :)

Mental P Mama said...

Am praying so much it works this time. Take care...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am home. I sat/laid in bed for hours, days, weeks and never saw the sky. Heard noises all hours of the day. I had tests of all kinds at all hours of the day and night and I met so many fabulous people who share their skills in making people well that it made me believe that there are many who do so much for so little because they like their jobs.

I cannot say that I liked low salt food menus but I am learning to like it. I also found that a meal of fruit and juice filled me up and was more satisfying than a plate of fried meat and potatoes.

And I gave my coffee up altogether. No longer do I drink it or maybe half of cup of decalf. I think this hospital experience changed my life for the better. But I still have countless weak spots on my lungs and while I hope no more break, the doctors think they will.

I don't look forward to another long hospital stay.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank the Lord he is home, Patty. Hopefully, things will be okay from now on.

Have a great night!

Renie

Tomate Farcie said...

I saw Abraham's comment on Paris Daily Photo just now. Great news! Best wishes for the best possible recovery!

Rinkly Rimes said...

'Talc' sounds dry and dusty and not soothing at all, but if it's working that's great.

claude said...

I am glad Abraham came back home.
Tell him Hello for me. I fully hope he will get better very soon and I wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Claude from France

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ I am so glad that Abe is home and pray that the talc will prevent any further collapse of his lung. I hope you both have a lovely Christmas and a nice quiet recovery time for you both. Much love, Merle.