Monday, May 7, 2018

The Furry Gnome Progress and Upcoming Birthday

Hello friends.  It has been a wild rollercoaster ride that the Gnome and his family have been on, but I am pleased to say that he is now out of ICU, after 75 days!  As one Dr. said of Stew - " You are a legend in ICU!"   He is now on a regular hospital ward and is able to do a few things independently, such as using a callbell to summon  the nurse!  It is a real tribute to his strength and determination that he has made such progress.  He remains on dialysis  and hopefully he will regain his upper body strength with physio and rehabilitation.  He is now complaining of feeling bored which is a good thing! His sister, Marilyn, our son Matt and myself continue to  share bedside duty, reading to him, playing music and providing support.  He particularly enjoys us reading nature related books and articles.
We want to thanks all his blogging friends for their support, positive thoughts and prayers.
On May 12, Stew will be celebrating his 70th Birthday, a milestone that we are most grateful for. Please send greetings and Birthday wishes that I will share with him on that day!
Kindest Regards from the FG and Mrs. FG.

40 comments:

  1. Good news and glad he is on the mend. We are waiting here in Blogger land.

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  2. " The Legend" !!! what a long time to be in ICU, and to know that FG is now in a ward, and getting bored, such welcome news to us in blogland. His inner self has shown that true grit, as recovery continues. FG, sending a heap of good wishes for the next week or so, and extra special birthday wishes for May 12th. Thanks so much Mrs F.G. for the news and update, I am sure that sewing and any quilting has been put aside for over 2 months now.I hope you will find life is getting back to something like normal, even if the "new normal" is so different to what it was before. Very fond greetings to you all, from down in New Zealand.

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  3. Wonderful news. That is a long road to travel! So glad to hear. Keep on fighting FG! We need you back in blogland!

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  4. That is good news. Happy Birthday to him. I hope the recovery process continues to go smoothly.

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  5. That is wonderful news! On the road to recovery at last! Please wish him well from me and a Happy Birthday on the day!

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  6. Wishing you many more days of good health it has been a long road. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON THE 12TH


















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  7. I was so happy to see a post!!!
    Many many good wishes to Furry...
    I am sure you are worn out Mrs Furry...bravo to you!
    Have the best and biggest birthday ever!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  8. Wow that is awesome Stew! I knew you could do it!!! Guess all this prayers and your determination did the trick.
    Would like wish you a very happy Birthday and the landmark of your 70th Birthday.
    And of course a more speedy recovery , looking forward to more of your wonderful postings and amazing photos.

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  9. 'Atta boy Stew' Was so happy to see that update pop up in my blog's sidebar this afternoon. Wishing you all the best my friend and lots of good thoughts for your birthday on May 12th.

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  10. What a winter you have had, I was getting worried. So glad to hear the update! One day at a time and I hope he gets to come home soon as he is strong enough. My husband was in the hospital the better part of three weeks and I thought that was a long time. Happy Birthday Stew!! Hope you escape that hospital soon and are as good as new:)

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  11. I am glad to hear of your progress FG. Take care!

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  12. I hope for a rapid recovery. I miss the posts.

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  13. Happy to hear his recovery. Prayers for him to get well soon. Advance Birthday Wishes for him:)

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  14. Well done, Stew! Keep up the good work. So glad to hear that you're on the mend. Happy Birthday for the 12th.

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  15. Special birthday wishes being sent your way, Stew! Hope to hear real soon that you will be on your way back to your home.

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  16. I was wondering how Furry Gnome was doing. Thank you for the update! Here's hoping for a quick, full recovery so Furry can get back to sharing his adventures (I've really missed them)! Oh, and Happy Birthday Furry Gnome! :)

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  17. Fantastic news! You are one tough fellow and there is no greater reward than your strength shining through!
    I'm doing a happy dance for you and let me tell you that is something to see! :D
    Have a wonderful birthday on the 12th, you are continually in my prayers.

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  18. Way to go Stew!! Both Pat and I have been wondering how you were/are doing and this positive news brightens our day even more. You are in our prayers every night and will continue to be until you are home. We wish you a HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY, may it be a great day with your family right along side to help you celebrate.

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  19. Thank you so much for the update. I'm happy to hear that Stew is on the mend, and I do so look forward to hearing from him in his own words at some time in the near future. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a fine blogging friend!! :-)

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  20. Wow!!! That's an awfully long time to be in ICU, but it's good to hear that he's been promoted to a more normal hospital stay. Now for physical therapy and the road back to normal. Here's to a happy birthday to Stew -- and many more.

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  21. Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear that he is feeling better and I wish him continued recovery. Sending healing thoughts!

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  22. Thanks so much for the update. Glad to hear FG is finally out of ICU, such a very long time to be there. Will continue praying for a complete recovery.
    Good to hear that he is complaining about being bored. That IS a good sign. : )
    A very special Happy Birthday to you, Stew.

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  23. Many thanks for the update. Pleased that FG is out of ICU.
    Continued prayers and healing thoughts on his continued road to recovery.
    Special Happy Birthday Wishes too.

    I also send good wishes to all the family too.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Special thanks and prayers for YOU, Mrs. FG. What a road you've been on for sure, and it sounds like there's a bit to go yet. Give my Happy Birthday love to that lovely Stew-ball ... and to you too. His getting bored is a great thing!!

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  25. oh dear, no fun at all. So glad that he is getting better! So good of you all to read to him and keep him company.

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  26. Many thanks for your update on Furry Gnome. I have been thinking about him and wondered how he is doing. I wish him a very Happy Birthday and tell hime continued get well wishes from me. Thank goodness he is doing better.

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  27. Best wishes to the Furry Gnome on his birthday! Thanks for looking out for him and letting us know how he's doing.

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  28. Very best wishes to all of you. I’ve been anxious for news and was pleased to see your post but oh dear you’ve had a terrible time. I hope you’re on the uphill path now. Even if very slowly. X

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  29. So glad for this update. Happy Birthday Furry Gnome. We miss your wonderful posts and will keep you in our get well wishes.

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  30. Happy Birthday Stewart. So happy to hear you are "out of the woods". Hopefully you will be able to get out in your beloved woods again. Wishing you strength and healing and so many best wishes.

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  31. Happy Birthday, Stew.... I have been wondering about you since your surgery in March.... I am so glad that we finally received an update... Bless your heart.... Glad you are out of ICU --and on the road to recovery... I have been struggling with heart issues also --but nothing compared to yours... Blessings to you --and the family.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  32. Happy Birthday Stew . I to have been wondering how you have been doing , I am happy to hear you are doing well , Hope you aren't driving the family and nurses to crazy lol ! I am rootin for you and I bet you cant wait to get back out there and take photos . Wishing you a speedy recovery my friend . Thank you for the update .

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  33. Best of birthdays, Stew. From the Texas lady that visited your area because of your wonderful blog posts.

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  34. I was wondering how Stew was getting on, so it's good to see this update - so many people are fond of FG who have never even met him! Please pass my best wishes on - and, of course, say 'Happy Birthday' at the same time! All the best from Mike and A Bit About Britain.

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  35. Happy belated birthday, buddy. Good to hear that you are making progress. You’ll be back to blogging before you know it.

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  36. So glad to hear you are out of ICU. We are sure the staff truly miss your wit. They knew then it was time to move you to another ward and share with a different set of nurses. Hope your recovery is better each day and that you'll be out of the woods health wise and into the woods with your camera. Sending huge best wishes your way. Lyn and Larry

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  37. Thanks for the update. A truly big sigh from all of us. Happy 70th and more to come. Good vibes going your way
    MB

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  38. Hi Stew,
    A message from Ed and Dale Stedman. You will hardly know us but we enjoyed your presentation a year ago and your hike about ferns. We have been enjoying seeing the Truot lillies and now the trilliums that are blooming on the Bruce Trail. I just found out that Trout lillies take 7 years to bloom, a fact I am sure you already knew. I had heard that you were in ICU and am happy to hear that you are now promoted to a regular ward. Continue to improve in your health and realize that very many of us are wishing you well.
    All the Best Dale and Ed

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