Thursday, July 8, 2010

Please Think of Us - Pt.2

It was exactly two weeks today that I shared with you our family crisis. A situation that has rocked this little family to its core and quite frankly, I was as raw as any one human can be dealing with the news that their partner is not likely to make it when I wrote that post.

The last 17 days have been a blur of hospital waiting rooms, meetings with doctors, the terms 'brain spikes', 'trachiotomy', 'pneumonia', 'elevated temperatures', 'sedation' and 'blood pressure', agonising decisions, intensive care units, shock, grief and despair. Of loving embraces, care and support, soothing handholding, gentle conversations, willing and praying and digging deep, the terms 'strong and healthy', 'excellent vitals', 'stabilising' and 'a real fighter'.
And through it all Stephan T, my beloved l'Homme, has hung on for dear life; has somehow found the resilience to stay alive and get himself to the Special Care Unit to face the next chapter of this new battle. It has been mindblowing to everyone from medicos to family, friends and acquaintances. The truth is, ST was never expected to make it through the first 48 hours, the bleed to his brain was so immense.

Not only is he here, but he is about one month ahead of where any expert thought he would be. The man is unstoppable! It is a miracle happening in front of our very eyes. Of course, there is a long way to go, but right now, from where I sit I know everything will eventually be OK.

I want to thank you so much for your support, I knew sharing this with the blogworld was going to help me make sense of it all and get some much needed love from unexpected places. You haven't let me down.

many thanks - shelley t - femme de m



pen said...

I am so happy for you
this is the start of the next part of the journey and all my love and support goes out to you
it will be hard and long but every small victory will be joyous
pen xx

Raina Cox said...


I'm so happy to hear that Mr. T is out of the woods and well on his way to recovery.

All the best to you and your family in the weeks and months ahead.



jules @ The Diversion Project said...

shelley, have been amazed reading your facebook updates at what things have been like for you. what a terrifying journey it must have been so far.

glad that the days ahead are looking stronger and full of hope! truly thrilled! jxoxox

handmade romance said...

my most positive thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. the mind and body are capable of amazing things and it sounds like your partner has the strength of spirit that is so important to get through these times as well. take care, evie xx

Kirsty said...

So happy to read this update Shelley.

Alison said...

Shelley what wonderful positive news

PottyMouthMama said...

Such happy news. Lots of love. x

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased to hear this Shelley - this is courage and determination on behalf of both of you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your l'Homme. Warm wishes, Susan

camilla@ Designalogue Blog said...

Im happy to hear this happy news.
All the best for the times ahead.

Samantha said...

Thanks so much for updating. I'm so happy to hear the good news. This must be so hard on you and your family, sending many good thoughts your way.

compulsively compiled said...

All the best to you as you continue on the road to recovery. I'm so glad to hear that your husband is doing so well considering all that his body has been through. Hang in there.

xx Karyn

Geisslein said...

Oh such good news!!! I am SOOO HAPPY for you! I wish you really all all of the best for the next part of the way and wish you all the strenght you need! geisslein