Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Final Update

I am in the waiting room for 8:30 to come around because that will be the last time that we will be able to see Will tonight. I am so proud of him. When Liz, his sister, calls him Superman, or other people say that Will is Superhuman, they ain't kidding. He looks great, but he is in a great deal of pain. He has an incision from the middle part of his top chest to right above his navel. He is doing so well (considering his situation). He is truly a fighter. The nurses are scrambling around the other patients, and Will is just doing his own thing. They had to put a pace maker on him because his heartbeat went down to 39, 50 is where they want him. At one point, they thought he was anemic, but once again Will did a "Willpowerism," and he bounced back from that, so at this point, they are not going to give him blood. Dr. Reardon has visited him twice since surgery, so when I say that he is in good hands, he is in the BEST hands. This place is unbelievable! I can't say enough good things about this place. He drank some grape juice when I was in the ICU with him.

Thanks again to everyone for EVERYTHING that you have done for us. We wouldn't be where we are right now if it wasn't for your constant support. We hope that you have a great holiday and wonderful New Year... bring on 2010!

15 comments:

Joyce said...

Here's to a fantastic 2010 for all! You guys are sure giving us reason to celebrate! We love you and will keep the prayer train going full speed ahead.
Love to all,
Aujima Joy & Uncle Lenny

Anonymous said...

Shana-
You and Will are in our thoughts and prayers! All the best, and what a wonderful christmas present! Love you both-
Elaine, Theresa, Lori and Angelic

Phoenix Steve said...

Glad to know things are progressing positively. You are in our thoughts and prayers - continued good things ahead!

Jim and Debbie said...

Hi Will and Shana,

We are elated to say the least to hear such wonderful news about Will's surgery!!

We will be praying for a quick recovery for you, Will, and truly feel you are going to beat this thing. You are amazing, and your strength is a real inspiration to us!! You probably don't even know what a positive impact you have had on others as you go through this and share your experience.

God bless you both and have a wonderful Christmas!!

Love,
Jim & Debbie Burnett

Carolyn Kelly said...

Will & Shana -

Great news about the surgery - you will truly have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Keep up the great news!

Carolyn Kelly & Family

mark said...

Thinking of you both,

Mark from England

Anonymous said...

Just SOOOO happy! Hope Will had a good night last night and all of you got some rest! Love you all!!
Love-
Steph

Anonymous said...

Shana, thanks for keeping the willpower network posted on Will's progress. Get some rest. Will keep you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers.

Chip

G said...

He truly amazes me!! I cried with joy when I heard the great news. Best Christmas present ever - you ain't kidding!! Go Willpower!!

Anonymous said...

Been thinking of you all - and heard things went well. Get some rest - Merry Christmas.
Marianne

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you and Will. Lots of love and blessings coming your way! Angela Bolha

Paula said...

To Will and Family,
Thank you for keeping all of us updated on Will's progress - it means so much to us. This is very good news and I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers as he recovers. Best wishes to all of you. Will, you are one amazing man!
Love from,
Paula Gage

Anonymous said...

Good to hear everything is going well. We're all thinking of you guys here at school. Have a Merry Christmas. What a blessing you two have had. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan Gibbons

Anonymous said...

God is so good!!! Thanks for your update, Shana!!! Filling the space between Houston and Syracuse with prayers of thanksgiving and continued safe-keeping for Will, you, and the entire family!

Florence Schweitzer

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