Friday, June 3, 2011


I'm finding it hard to type cause I'm a 1 finger typer and the MS has kicked up causing my hands to tremor,but I'll manage. I felt the need to update because of the very kind comments here and emails about my last post.
I got up today at 6:15 and thought,why are you getting up so early,but less than 10 minutes later the hospital called. John took a turn for the worse and they told me that he had to be put on a ventilator.
Yesterday morning the hospital called our son Mike and told him that he needed to bring me up to the hospital. So he told me that Mary Jo and him were coming to get me at noon. My friend Marlene had also come to do some work here,unpacking and organizing.
When I got to his room the oxygen mask that they had on him looked like something from Star Wars. His nurse was with him and when Mary Jo wheeled me in,she said there's what you wanted!!!
I felt so good that I was able to tell him that I got the other house emptied (well mostly Ron did). I said,we're DONE with that place!!! He manged to say,really? and he started to cry. I knew it would make him happy and releived.
3 of our grandsons and their Dad and Mike's wife came in too.But all the beepers kept going off,so the nurse came and said that there were too many people and he was getting too excited. When John and I were alone he told me that if he had to be put on a ventilator he wanted to do it because he wants to live and come home,but that if he had to come back to the contraption that he had on,he wanted to die.
When I called the hospital last nite,his nurse told me that he was doing good and that there was some improvement.I guess through the nite he took a turn and the Dr. said he had to be put on the ventilator. Our Dr. had called me the other day to check on me and see if I felt like he did about trying to bring him back by putting him on the ventilor and giving his lungs a chance to rest and then after a few days the family would have to make a decision.
I'm going to be 64 and I've been with John since I was 16. Yesterday may have been my last time to talk to him. I feel so lost. It's all in God's hands now


  1. Prayers and thoughts sent to you!

  2. As you said Sherry - it's in God's hands. It's hard I know. Will be thinking of you and praying for the best

  3. Sherry,
    Keeping you close in thought and prayer today.
    Cathy G

  4. BIG hugs and prayers for you and John!!!...My heart just aches for you both!!!

  5. Sherry, I am so sorry you are going through this, my mom had MS and she struggled with it until she was 75. You sound like a strong person. My dad took care of her, they had been married since she was 18. She was his whole world. So I know a little of what you are going through, by watching my dad. It is so hard to watch our loved ones struggle, but it is in God's hands now. Luckily it sounds like you have alot of support around you. Lean on them and they will help you through it. HOping everything will turn around and he will be home with you soon.
    God Bless you,

  6. Oh Sherry~

    Keeping you & John in my prayers.

    Big Hugs~Becky

  7. Dear one,
    I am keeping both of you strongly in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bless you,

  8. I was very sorry to hear about this latest turn, and will keep you and John in my thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you both....

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lean on your family for support. They will be your greatest source of strength. I went thru this 6 months ago. God Bless You and John and keep yourself strong.

  10. Wake up in the morning is always refreshing. That's great. There is always an inspiration and a desire to do something special.
    Your notes very interesting!

  11. Praying that you will find comfort and peace through all of these trying days. Hoping John is feeling better soon.

  12. Oh Sherry bless your heart. I pray God wraps you up in a warm blanket and gives you strength and support.

  13. You have an informative blog. I’ve learned something from it. I do have mine too Thanks

  14. Dear Sherry,
    I just discovered your blog and may I say, What an "INSPIRATION" YOU ARE. I will place you and John on my prayer list. I am so sorry for what you have endured.
    Our stories are similiar...we are trying to empty a husband and I started going steady at age 15...we married after high school and we will be married 38 years this September. Both our health is shot...I have an electric wheel chair but have not had to use it in a year.
    I have 3 blogs...There's An Angel On My Front my journey with my daughter as she went to war with cancer for the second, third time and went to heaven. Simply Debbie is my journey without her...I have had tremendous trouble with blogger...My two blogs disappeared and then came back but in the mean time I started a blog called Angel Hugs
    but now on none of the blogs will it upload photographs...grrrr
    It doesn't compare to the real life situation but I have found I am blessed, whenever I reach out to someone else.
    I noticed you have not posted since June 3....I pray all is well
    Angel Hugs
    Simply Debbie

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