Where We’re Currently At

Okay, this will be the final detailed post on Wendy’s condition. The next update on Wendy won’t be until after she’s passed on. That said it’s been a very crazy week and as Wendy would do I am going to issue a TMI warning and say do not read any further if you don’t want the details. I only post this because I know this is what Wendy would post.¬†Okay, you’ve been warned

Tuesday the 7th our younger son Joe was up for an early birthday celebration. Josh and Megan brought him up and on that day Wendy was not in bad shape. She actually seemed to have more energy than expected. This was the night before Becky arrived. Josh and Megan took Joe back to Tahoe before returning home only to drive back up the next day (Wednesday) to pick Becky up from the airport. Again Wendy was doing better than previous days and was very happy to see her sister.

The next morning is where things took a down turn. Wendy didn’t want to get up Thursday¬†morning. She had been waking up with severe headaches on previous days, but today she said her whole body hurt. She was in a lot of pain and we were having trouble keeping her comfortable. It took Becky and I to get her to the bathroom and by 11 AM she was for all intents and purposes, unresponsive. We could occasionally get an answer about if she was in pain but for the most part there was no response to questions or talk.

All through the day she became less responsive and eventually spit up some. Later in the evening still unresponsive she lost bladder control and we had to call the Hospice nurses to come an install a catheter. During this she spit up some more and was still in a lot of pain. That brings us to today (Friday). Today Hospice sent a hospital bed over, but before it arrived Wendy lost more of her stomach contents a few times and it was painfully obvious her stomach had stopped working properly.

Because Wendy was in a reclining bed/chair back in a small bedroom and was unresponsive the local fire department was called in to help move Wendy to the bed. This took several guys with a special carrying tarp to move her down the narrow hall to the bed. All the motion of the move and getting on to the bed, then being rolled from side to side caused her to spit up again. Poor thing is finally in a more comfortable situation now and all we can do it keep her comfortable and peaceful.

Remember, this is the last “detail” post. More to come, but not on her condition. We’re still accepting prayers, well wishes, etc. All we want is for her to be at peace and comfortable.

Chris Savage

About Chris Savage

Devoted Husband of Wendy Jo Savage. I am her rock, her friend and her soulmate. Rest in peace, my wife. You will be missed.
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9 Responses to Where We’re Currently At

  1. Alex says:

    My love and prayers of peace and comfort for you all.

  2. Zappman says:

    I am praying for peace and comfort for Wendy.

    Best wishes to Joe, Josh, Megan, Becky, Chris and everyone else providing Love & Care for Wendy.

  3. Shari Kirschenman says:

    My love and prayers go out to you and your family
    Please give Wendy my love.

  4. Stephanie Lindsay says:

    It is fitting that such a wonderful woman is receiving good care, surrounded by wonderful loved ones. Sending prayers for pain-free peace to Wendy, and strength and comfort to all of you.

  5. Joshua Donelson says:

    Thank you for sharing, and I wish you and Wendy the best. I hope she finds peace and comfort.

  6. frank says:

    Good night Wendy, it has been an honor to share this journey in courage with you guys. It’s pretty easy to say “I can handle this”, but some rise and some run. I hope never to face this sort of thing, but pray that if it comes my way I can do half as well as you have done.

    Frank

  7. Christine Personius says:

    Thinking of you all… wishing you peace…

  8. Hal Albach says:

    Very warm and steamy greetings from the jungles of Florida. During times such as these it is always difficult to come up with the words that actually can convey our thoughts and feelings. I wish I had the expressive talents of authors and poets, to be able to speak of the things that tear at our hearts as well as those that bring great emotional joy. Wendy, may your unexpected journey to the stars fill you with great joy and peace, you have so profoundly touched our lives in such a good way I know happiness awaits you. Thank you for making our world a better place.
    Peace, love, and joy to you, dear Wendy.

    Hal

  9. Tom Sisk says:

    Chris,
    I had missed a few critical days of updates on Wendy’s condition and have just learned of her passing. Please accept my condolences for you and the family.

    There will be hard days so don’t be shy about asking for help. You’re surrounded by caring folks and any of them would love to help in some small way.

    Tom Sisk
    stamptrol

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