Dear Family, Friends, and Followers,
My family is going through quite a bit these days.
My husband had a heart attack a week ago.
I have left the hospital once to wash myself, a load of clothes,
charge the phone, and sleep once.
I take so much for granted with my spouse
and the realization I could loose him
in just a minute is unbearable.
Nothing but family matters at this moment.
A husband who will be released
from the hospital barely able to walk or breath
terrifies me. Open heart surgery with 6 bypasses
is a lot for a body to go through.
He has months of recovery to go through
but he is a strong man and we have faith!
While at the hospital I found out about a Nurse
who makes Open Heart Pillows
for the Cardiac Stepdown Floor.
Nurse Brenda does this on her own time
and recruits others to help her make pillows for the patients.
When you have your chest cracked for open heart surgery
it is very painful to cough, hiccup, and just breath!
Holding the pillow against the surgery incision
reminds the patient not to reach out
and push or pull with their arms.
It also helps during coughing
after being removed from the ventilator.
Lastly, it provides comfort to the
patient during a very traumatic time.
Since at this time, I have no time to sew but want to pay back
just a little for all the that pillow has done for my Husband.
While the laundry was washing I dug threw my stash
to donate 15 yards of fabrics,
a large spool of my favorite thread, Aurifil, of course and
a package of ThimblePads!
Thank you Brenda for going the extra mile!
If your looking for a helpful project
contact your local hospital Cardiac Ward and
make these wonderful pillows!
Thank you for waiting for me!
Our family could really use your prayers and good thoughts!