Saturday, May 30, 2009

Out of Commission

**GUEST POST**
by Becky's sister Jenny

Back in the hospital.
This trip's for Becky.
She's making peace with her new condition...
She thought she'd have a summer.
A summer to play and be an activity planner for her kids.
A summer loaded with sunshine and day trips.
She imagined jogging behind that new stroller with Ben.
She pictured herself in her favorite spot on the beach.
You may (or may not) know how well her body handles pregnancy.
She's about eight weeks along.
Her experiences with not being able to tolerate smells, keep down liquids or stay hydrated have come rushing back. She is taking things one day at a time, but is not ready to talk about it. Please help by respecting her need to adjust.
She's happy!
Really.
Just feeling fragile, and not ready to chat about it.
Not ready for questions.
Not ready for visits; not ready for calls.She came to the hospital Friday to have a porta-cath surgically implanted in her chest. She needs to stay hydrated, and is allergic to pic lines. As a result of the procedure, she got a pneumothorax (her lung was punctured). They watched it for a day, but the hole continued to get bigger. So they had to insert a tube into her chest this afternoon, which allows the leaking air to be evacuated. The device on top is the catheter, the one underneath is the tube. She will be home soon.
And she misses you.

14 comments:

Wiggles said...

Love you Becky. Tell Steve to let me know if I can help.

Cindi said...

Much love and prayers...

ellen said...

I hope you are back in commission soon, Betsy. Lots of love from Lexington.

KeriLyn and Matthew said...

Congrats on the pregnancy.....that is a lot to have to go through to get your children here....i can relate to a lot of it, but not the pneumothorax part....hang in there, and take it easy!

FAMILIA FLANDERS said...

We love you very much, you are a very brave woman. I'm here to help with anything. Please letme know!!!

LL said...

Sending lots and lots of love!!!!!

LL said...

btw. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

April said...

We are so tickled for you, and our hearts are tender for you, too.
Oh I wish we could be there to do more, but know you are in our prayers always. We love you dearly!

Alana said...

OH my gosh, how awful. If the Lord knows what we are able to bare, you must be a strong woman. We'll keep praying for you Beck. We love you.

Browning Buzz said...

Oh my goodness...your family is never far from the hospital!! Congrats on the pregnancy - best wishes with everything!!!

N1RKW said...

Becky, my heart goes out to you. I understand precisely the pain of pneumothorax, and wouldn't wish it upon anyone. I hope you are able to recover quickly and go home to be with your family. Congradulations on the pregnancy.
You are in our prayers. Love from the Foleys.

Jenn said...

You are in our prayers...and I can't hide that I'm happy to have someone to be pregnant with for a little while! PLEASE let me know if I can do anything to help. We love you!

Heather O. said...

Becky, you're either incredibly brave, or...well, something else. I'm pulling for you though, all the way. Hope you get home from the hospital soon. Thanks for the updates--keep them coming!

Jane said...

Wow Becky! I have been super crazy busy and have not had time to check on my blogging friends. And I pop on here and look at you pregnant and in the hospital! Congrats, and I'm sorry (you're sick, not that you're pg). I will be praying for you and that little one that you will both have the courage and strength to carry out your mission. You are amazing Becky, I am so proud of your for following your heart.
Tell that sister Jenny to give you a hug from me!