His Journey with Cancer

Congratulations to this years NHL Alumni Ace Bailey Award for Courage our man Earl!!!!!

Darby and I (along with 26 others) were there to accept the award for him. It was a grand event, but could never compare to the grandness of Heaven.

Feb. 22, 2008

Surgery is Done!

Hi Everyone,
Earl's surgery was yesterday and the surgery itself went very well. Dr. Wunder said the prosthesis was very loose and came out easily. He said everything looked good, and that it didn't look like there was any infection. They still sent cultures off, so we have to wait a few days to get those results. Post surgery was a little rough, as Earls heartrate was up to 186 and his blood pressure was high too. He was in recovery for 8.5 hours and finally came up to his room at 11:30pm. His heartrate was still up last night but it had come down a good bit. They did allow me to stay with him in recovery, he was asking for me and they thought it might help him if I was there. They also allowed Darby and Christine to visit as well.

Today, Earl has been zonked out. He did get out of bed for a 2 step walk. He has a bit of a temperature and is still using his pain pump. They will start oral pain meds right away. He doesn't have much of an appetite, but is drinking well.

Thats it for today,


Ryan said...

Hey guys,
Its Ryan here. I'm glad to here the surgery went well! Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you guys. Cool blog by the way Earl. Kinda cool to let ppl be there with you cause even though we are not physically, my heart is with you. All the best Debby, Earl and family.
ps hope to see you soon buddy

Earl & Ramona Reimer said...

Hey Earl
Glad to hear that surgery went well. As I read your blog I remembered so clearly how I felt after my surgeries. I hurt with you as I remember the pain of recuperating. Keep fighting and hang in there.

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