Friday, December 24, 2010

Quick Update to My Blog Buddies

My husband, my beloved Iwanski had a "mild" heart attack and ended up having a quadruple bypass surgery this morning.

It's been rough. It's been tiring. It's been scary.

But he's doing really well! They took out the breathing tube tonight (yay! You could tell Iwanski HATED that), and he is now resting comfortably in the ICU.

I am drained, exhausted, still a little freaked out, and deliriously happy. I thank God, all the prayers from my wonderful family and friends, and the talented and amazing surgeons, technicians, doctors, and nurses at Rush Hospital here in Chicago.

I am one lucky woman. God has blessed me by keeping my beloved here with me. It's the best Christmas present I could ever have hoped for.

And if ya'll are the praying type, please continue to send more prayers our way. I'm sure it's not a super-easy recovery, but he's on the mend, and the prayers and positive vibes can only help.

Merry Christmas to all!!


poet said...

So sorry to read this, but so glad he is recovering ok. Merry Christmas to you and Iwanski. Will say extra healing prayers and send them your way~

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Barb said...

Carla ~ again, so sorry to hear about Iwanski. I can't even imagine what you must have gone through. Know that I am thinking of both of you and definitely thanking the big guy upstairs that he came through all this and praying for a speedy recovery. Big hugs to both of you!

Lisa said...

We're thinking of you and Iwanski. I had dreams about him last night. He was improving and making jokes and oh so ready to get out of the hospital.

I hope you get a chance to take care of yourself too, time to catch your breath. I cannot even imagine how frightening this was for you both.

Sending love and healing thoughts your way.


Lisa, Doug, the kids and the cats

Citymouse said...

I am so glad he is doing well. Hang in there-- believe--

Anita said...

You know how much I've been praying for you both, but it's still a scary time I'm sure.
Take time to care for yourself too, a well rested Mrs Iwanski will be so much better.


Mom said...

I love how blogland and facebook could bring an army of prayer warriors to your side these past few days.
My beloved has had 3 heart attacks. The doc said they were mild, but we both know that when it is your husband having the heart attack it is never mild.
Glad things are looking better today. The prayers will continue to cover you both.

Bad Alice said...

Oh my goodness! I haven't been checking blogs over the holidays. I'm so sorry but so glad Iwanski was in the hands of some great surgeons. I will definitely include you both in my prayers.