UPDATE FOR TODD THURSDAY 12/31/09 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Everyone,

Todd and I would like to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2010 be full of BLESSINGS for all!

We know the new year will bring BLESSINGS to Todd and me, Todd continues to show a little improvement each day. He is getting stronger each day and getting a little movement gain each day. Todd continues to hold his cheerful and positive attitude, knowing he is getting better each day. We all wish he would wake up any day with his diaphragm working to get off the vent, but it is just around the corner.

Todd and I discuss his progress each day and do everything we can to speed the process up. Todd has been a real trooper, but we all know that Todd we can expect nothing less from him.

God continues to deliver BLESSINGS to Todd and us each day, letting us know he is in charge, and Todd is recovering.

We are THANKFUL that Todd is here with us, I know I am very THANKFUL!

Please continue those prayers and GOD will continue to deliver as long as we pray for Todd’s healing.

Again, Thanks for every ones support, prayers, care, and love with your support and God’s Blessings this is what continues to carry us through this ordeal.

Love to all,

GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU!

Jeff N Todd

UPDATE FOR TODD FRIDAY DECEMBER 25 2009

Everyone,

Todd has experienced an excellent week. Todd has a little case of pneumonia the past couple of days, but the doctor has jumped right on it and started antibiotics to get Todd well. This is not uncommon due to being on the vent. Todd is working very hard to get off the vent, however he can only do what his diaphragm will allow, but he been doing 10-15 hours a day. This is working his respiratory muscles and will get him strong again. I see Todd getting off the vent within the next few weeks.

Todd and I had an excellent Christmas, we both have a lot to be “THANKFUL” for this year, the most important one is that God keep Todd here for us and God continues to answer our prayers and deliver Blessings each and everyday.

Our Family, Terry, Terri, Kevin, Lauren, Carol and Sheila Nauman came by today and celebrate Christmas with us. It was a really good day for Todd and I with my family spending the day with us at the hospital celebrating this special day.  They really made the day an enjoyable day and we both enjoyed the company and the things everyone has done in order to make this day special for us. THANK YOU ALL!

Todd’s health continues to improve a little each day, vitals are good and stable. They do complete blood work every three days just to stay on top of anything developing. I meet with the Doctors on Thursday and they stated Todd was doing very well, that now its just a time and patients before Todd really takes a jump to get over that hurdle. Its been over 110 days and the worst and longest days are over, THANK GOD!

JUST KEEP THE PRAYERS GOING SO GOD CAN CONTINUE TO ANSWER AND BLESS US EVERYDAY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, MAY 2010 BE A GREATER YEAR IN MANY WAYS FOR ALL OF US.

Thank you all for the support, care and love you all have shown us over these past few months.

Love to All
God Bless,

Todd N Jeff

UPDATE FOR TODD MONDAY 11/2/2009 9 AM UPDATE

Everyone,

Todd had a wonderful night and has weaned almost 24 hours @ 10 AM! THIS IS THE GREATEST IMPROVEMENT YET AS FAR AS WEANING!

What does that mean? Todd has done 85 % of the work on breathing, he takes 14-17 breaths per minute, which is norm for us, the machine is only a safety net during the weaning, and does provide a puff of oxygen for every 16 breaths he takes. The POSITIVE to this, Todd’s Diaphragm is working more and stronger which is allowing this to happen!

THE DIAPHRAM waking up and acting strong will allows Todd to work to get off the machine. Now he has to do this for 48 hours first, then four days with no issues and he will be on his way to physical therapy in house rehab, YEAH!!!!!

GOD answered several of our prayers today, THANK YOU GOD!
GOD IS GREAT AND POWERFUL!!

His vitals are great:

BP 119/2
Temp 98.6
Oxygen 97-98%
Heart Rate 85-92

Again thanks to everyone for their support, love and caring, and their time.

Love to all,

God Bless to all,

KEEP THOSE PRAYERS GOING FOR STRENGTH, ENERGY, AND MOBILITY AND TO GET OFF THE VENT NEXT WEEK.

Thanks Jeff N Todd

UPDATE FOR TODD SAT MORNING 9AM

Everyone,

Todd had a GREAT NIGHT OF REST!

AGAIN, Todd DOES NOT HAVE THE SWINE FLU or H1N1 FLU per the doctor today. I talk with the Dr and he said that due to Todd’s flu likes symptoms on SUNDAY AND MONDAY, they did a flu test and a small amount of influenza A was showing, but due to it was a small amount his system fault it off, his white blood count is normal as of Thursday.

They have to keep him isolated with the mask until Monday, their policy is 7 days. It is just to keep him from getting sick or catching something from us.

THANK GOD HE WAS NO SICKER THAN HE WAS. THANK YOU GOD!!

Todd is trying to keep a positive attitude, as far as recovery and getting on with rehab in physical therapy.

Todd’s mobility is a little improved, Right hand and arm, legs and feet. His elbows and arms are very tender at this time.

Vitas are good at this time:

BP- 117/7
TEMP – 99.5
HEART RATE 98-105
OXYGEN 98-100%

OUR dear friend Ms. Teri Winn is coming in from Dallas on Sunday to help give me a break to rest, she is like our own mother and everyone should have a chance to meet such a wonderful lady. She is a remarkable person and we both love her dearly and her family. Todd and her daughter Kaycee became friends years back and the family just took us in as part of the family and we are very bless to have them in our lives.

All you folks have been remarkable and very supportive and we will get through this for that reason and GODS BLESSINGS too.  My family, brother, sisters, and sister-in-law, as well as my nephews have been such a remarkable and supportive group for me in this time of need. I LOVE YOU ALL DEEPLY and we appreciate your sincere support and love you have shown both Todd and I.

I just wanted to tell everyone how lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives, you will always be blessed.

Everyone, my brother Terry just found out he has the possible cancer and I would like everyone to start prayers for him to recover totally and to be strong and blessed by the grace of GOD. Terry will get through his experience with flying colors because he has been a real big brother and a big supporter for Todd and I both during our crisis.

Keep those prayers going and help us get through this, we are both hanging in there!

Love to all,
GOD BLESS EVERYONE.