Sally is still in the ICU at San Juan de Dios hospital in San Jose. She is much improved. She is spending ever longer periods of time conscious and disconnected from a ventilator. The IV antibiotic treatment is making progress against her pneumonia. She has no liver damage from the overdose of Tylenol she took.
She is in good spirits, retains a sense of humor despite not being able to speak for the volume of plastic tubing in her mouth, and is eager to leave the ICU and the hospital.
In keeping with her desire to be the best, she is now very likely the healthiest critically ill patient in the ICU. We still have no word on when she can expect to be out of that facility. The most optimistic assessment of her condition any doctor will offer is "delicada."
Sally has finally achieved her dream of an extended immersion in a Spanish language environment. The first word she wrote yesterday on the writing tablet she now uses to give me orders was in Spanish.
Sally and her family greatly appreciate the warm outpouring of get-well wishes and prayers both religious and pagan.
Sally, the entire country misses you and is praying for you to get well, get healthy and get back to us. They even have you on the front page of the Daily Paul 🙂http://www.dailypaul.com/node/131651
Your ears must be ringing ’cause everyone is talking about you lol
I miss you my dear friend whom I have never met* xoxo
This is such good news, Hal, thank you for posting it. We (and no doubt Sally’s myriad of fans/friends) have been watching every day for news. We wish her, Hal and the boys all good things from now on out.
Somehow Sally and delicado just don’t seem to go together LOL. Glad to hear she is getting better, we will be over to visit once she is up and around. Pura Vida!
Thanks for taking the time for the update Hal. We’ll keep the postive energy coming your way through this and long after.
Hugs, The Sheridans
Thanks for this really good news! I can’t wait until she can update us herself on her experience (in her inimitable style), which I’m counting on as sure as the sun rising. (Private to Hal: I think you should take a photo or two of the plastic tubing you mentioned; I’m sure you’ll both appreciate it someday. Her, maybe a bit longer. I mean, it can’t be that much worse than the post-plastic-surgery photos she shared with the world!)
Thanks again & prayers & thoughts continue,
So glad and thank you for the update! I’ve been checking back daily.
Continued love, prayers, and brightly colored happy thoughts coming your way!
Robin and Jer
Give her ‘delicata’ hugs from us – we are relieved to hear of improvement.
Maybe she will be speaking fluent espanol when she fully returns from the other side.
Keep us posted and love to all of you!!
Bija and Jay and Aliya
So happy to hear of steps in the right direction, regardless of speed. We included Sally in the prayers for health for those who are ill during services this past Saturday at Congregation B’nai Zion here in KW. Sort of like chicken soup from home. Get well, Sally. Stay strong, Hal and the 2 little men.
So happy to hear some news on Sallygirl!!
She’s a tough cookie and will be back SOON!!
I can just imagine some of her tales when she does get back in the saddle!!
Love ya! Teri
Now, will Sally be doing her blog in Spanish for the future?
Just wanted to add thanks both for Sally’s improving condition and to Hal for taking the time to post an update. I know it’s hard with so much going on, but so many of us have been eagerly awaiting news, that it’s great to hear.
Give her hugs from us all (delicada, of course) and keep those updates coming.
I am glad to hear this update as it sounds encouraging and I hope she can be home soon. BTW I hope her chickens are ok and continue to give eggs, they must be missing mom!
Great news, indeed!
I’m sure Sally will soon progress from ‘delicada’ to ‘free and frolicking’ until the Escazú hills are alive with the sound of (her) musing!
Fingers X-ed for continued speedy improvements.
Dear Sally, Soooooo glad that you’re improving now and on the mend! Don’t scare us like this again – ok!?!? Keep getting better but remember “one day at a time”. Love you, Mary p.s Hal, THANK YOU for the update!
Sending another bouquet of well wishes, healing light, and love.
Dear Hal and Sally,
So very glad for the good news! I loved your comment about her total Spanish immersion. Since she’s always on a diet, this should be her most effective one…Thank you for keeping me posted. She’s a very dear friend.
Well just another friend that’s so happy to hear this news! Hang in there guys I know you too have been through hell!
and what was that first word, miedo or mierda?
It took you getting pneumonia and me getting limited info. from your mom to inspire me to try and locate your blog. It had never occurred me to that I could just “google it.” Now it’s in my Favorites along with you. You always were a “Colette on the Chaise, cough and hankerchief in hand”, ready to happen, but this is a tough way to do it…..or to diet. As always, I love you and look forward to talking when you get home. Gayle