Friday, September 18, 2009

News from the Hospital

Hi folks -
Alex's wife Nancy here. Alex is still in the hospital after complications arose post-surgery. He has peritonitis and is very seriously ill, so it may be a while before he's back at a computer. At this point he is still in the ICU and has been kept fully sedated. He has made small improvements every day, and we are hoping for a full, if long, recovery. Many people have asked how they can help. I'm in the process of figuring that out; as his proxy I have had to focus on decisions his healthcare during this very critical time and haven't had much time to think ahead. I will certainly let folks know what I need when I have the time to think about it! I feel so lucky that we belong to such wonderful communities; the clay community, the community of Ithaca/Trumansburg, and the Cornell University Library community. Everyone has been so supportive and helpful during this difficult time.

Please keep Alex in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time, and thanks for your support and care.

-Nancy

10 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

Nancy -- I'll keep your entire family in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear Alex is in ICU. Please keep us informed and definitely let us know how to help. Whisper in his ear - how much he is missed in our blogging community!

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Hi Nancy, So sorry Alex is sick. He is in my prayers.

Linda Starr said...

Thinking of you, Alex, and sending healing and infection fighting thoughts along.

lal said...

Thinking of you Alex!. Nancy, although we haven't met, hang in there!
Best wishes, Lori L.

Matthew Katz said...

Wishing both of you the best. Get well Alex.

Ron said...

Nancy, I'll keep Alex in my thoughts. I hope all goes well. Thanks for letting us know. Ron in NC

Alex Solla said...

Thanks, everyone. Your good wishes and prayers are MUCH appreciated.

-Nancy

jimgottuso said...

nancy... so sorry to hear that alex is having a go of it. i'm sending good vibes and hope that he is well soon and back to doing what he loves, hope you're doin' ok too.

richard aerni said...

Nancy,
So sorry to hear about all of this. I will be sending you guys all of my positive energy, and please let me know if there is anything I can do.
richard

Alex Solla said...

Thanks, Richard and Jim. We're so lucky to have so many wonderful friends like you! Thanks for the good vibes!

-Nancy