Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hello everyone in the world,

This is Dougal's First lady reporting back to you because
I am sure you are all waiting with baited breath to hear about the infamous Dougal,the iron man who has survived the miraculous accident he had on the beach last year.Well .......here goes:

He had to have surgery last week to remove the hardware out of his head because his body was rejecting it.I arrived at the hospital after lunch on Wednesday to find him sleeping like a baby in his ward. I was told by the nursing staff that the op was a success,no complications and they managed to remove everything. In fact when they opened him up most of the hardware was floating around in his head,so it was not doing much good anyway!

I left him to sleep and therefore did not plan to go back to the hospital that eve,thinking he would be very drowsy. Well how wrong was I,he woke up,had some dinner and chatted to me on the phone as if he was at home after work. His pain was under control because of the wonderful morphine and he felt fantastic.He went through the pre- op process with me and he had a good feeling about what was going to happen to him which accounts for why he felt so good afterwards.

Its been 5 days since the surgery and because the infection was so bad,he is still in hospital and will be for at least this week. He has a pipe into his back dripping anti biotic onto his spine and only once his blood has tested negative for infection on 3 accounts,will he then be able to come home.

The surgeons have had lengthy discussions with us explaining that he has no support on his neck any longer and he has to be really carefully what exercises he can do,which at this point is just swimming.The cut on the back of his head should be used in a movie set,it is severely gruesome...wow,Vitamin E will come into play pretty soon.

He is recovering well and very bored,which is a good sign,so lets pray he comes home soon.Keep up your prayers and thoughts and I shall keep you posted if there are any changes.

Cheers
KAREN

13 comments:

juli gets happy said...

Karen & Dougal, I pray for you and a speedy recovery.

Alles sal regkom, Juli

Suzette said...

Karen, thanks so much for the update! Just knew all would be well! The power of prayer and a positive attitude! Will continue prayer for complete healing in his body! What do the dr's know?! He will come out fine!

Suzette said...

Karen, thanks so much for the update! Just knew all would be well! The power of prayer and a positive attitude! Will continue prayer for complete healing in his body! What do the dr's know?! He will come out fine!

Ron said...

This is very good news! Thanks, Karen.

Dougal, may you recover quickly and continue to inspire people around you.

Marbella said...

Hello Karen,
I can´t tell you how relieved I am to hear that the operation went well, and that Dougal is going to be ok. I do appreciate your taking the time to let us all know the latest. Tell Dougal that we talk about him on the RTP new site and wish him all the best in getting thru this. Have never known anyone to be so strong, so he´ll be our Hero from now on.

Tell us anything new, and let Dougal know how much he is missed. Best of blessings to you both!
Hasta pronto.
Lynda

Debbie said...

Thank you so much for keeping us updated Karen. Please tell Dougal that that we can't wait to see him back here.

Margaret2007 said...

Thanks so much for updating us Karen! So grateful that the surgery was successful and I'll keep you both in our prayers.

Blessings,
Margaret

Carlos said...

Thanks for the update Karen. It is good to know that the Iron Man is doing well, send him my regards.

Adam Waters said...

Hi Karen, that is great news, please let Dougal know that everyone in the ShredderSphere wishes him a speedy recovery and we all look forward to his triumphant return.

Cheers,
Adam

My 1-2-3 Fat Loss Solution said...

Hi Karen: Thanks for the giving us an update on our Hero Dougal's progress. We the shredders sphere will continue to keep him in our prayers and sending continual positive thoughts his way.
Best
Diane

buffedstuff said...

Karen,thank you so much for keeping us updated. I want you to know that our prayers are with Dougal and all of his family and friends during these difficult days. Be blessed and take care.

B said...

I wish Dougal a very speedy recovery and he's back to fighting fit very soon. Regards, Bec

Michael said...

Karen, please tell Dougal we love him and wish him a speedy recovery.