Uncle Phil Update

Elaine just texted – Shed spoke with the Nurse and Doctor and Phil.  He is awake and alert.  He is still in the ICU but they expect to move him to his room later this afternoon.  He says his throat is dry and sore but otherwise OK.  So I guess we can say he is doing as well as can be expected after a long operation.  She plans to visit him this afternoon and will let us know how he is then.   Patty flies out this Sunday and will stay with him for ten days to get him home and settled with a nurse that she approves of.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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3 Responses to Uncle Phil Update

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    Carol, what was Phil’s operation? so good that Patti can help him. So many need a hand at this age. I find I am using my nursing skills with old friends and acquaintances more than ever before. Running errands for them so I am grateful that I can drive. Life certainly doesn’t get easier.
    2 things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving 1. You’re not a turkey 2. You’re not a football !!
    Happy Holiday to you!
    Love, Nancy

    • Hi Nancy, Phil had a tumor in the esophagus that turned out to be cancer. He went through the cemo and the radiation then he had the surgery. He thought it would be fairly easy and after a healing time he would be back to normal but they found things not so good and they had to take the end of the esophagus and ALL of the stomach. It was a 6 hour operation on the 18th. Yesterday he was awake and in the ICU. They were hoping to move him to his room by afternoon. I have not heard a report today. Patty goes up Sunday and will stay ten days. I’ll let you know when I hear more. Love you Carol

  2. Greg Bray says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all, great pictures.

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