She’s Doing Great!

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092017

I am happy to report that Tiffany is doing great. They moved her from the intensive care unit to a regular room yesterday and they have already had her up and walking down the hall. When we went to see her she was out of bed and sitting in a chair. Seeing how much progress she has made in such a short time really puts our hearts and minds at ease.

She is still a bit groggy from all of the meds, and she can’t remember the original heart attack itself or the second one she had while in the hospital. I told her that’s okay, some things don’t need to be remembered. And, of course, she already wants go home, but that’s not going to be for a while yet. She still has a lot of healing left to do.

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that Terry’s sister Dani is letting us stay in her fifth wheel here at Hon- Dah RV Park, a little over 12 miles from the hospital. Dani is a nurse practitioner and a flight nurse with Air Evac Services, Inc., which operates a fleet of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters from 18 bases throughout Arizona and New Mexico. It’s a high tech company, and one of the goodies they use to be able to get to patients in need anywhere, day or night,  are night vision goggles that take any available light, be it  the moon, stars, or whatever, and multiplies it thousands of times, turning darkness into daylight.

Dani can be anywhere in the region, but this weekend she happened to be stationed in Show Low. So when we left the hospital we drove a couple of blocks to the home/office where the flight crew stays when waiting for a call and had a nice visit with her. We are hoping to get together for breakfast this morning before she leaves to go back to Phoenix.

Back at the RV park, we stopped at Terry’s parent’s fifth wheel, where her mom treated us to some delicious strawberry shortcake. Then it was back to Dani’s trailer to catch up on emails before heading to bed to catch up on some much needed rest. We are both still pretty worn out.

Thought For The Day – It is impossible to live without failing at something…unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. – J. K. Rowling

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  16 Responses to “She’s Doing Great!”

  1. The progress made is AWESOME!!!

  2. So glad Tiffany is on the mend. Key to living a good life after heart attacks is to do the rehab and listen to your body. Terry has been living with ICD’s since 2003. It is definitely better living through technology. It’s been 19 years since he was brought back from the brink. His ICD’s have allowed his heart to heal and actually become stronger, although it will never be back to normal. She is so lucky to have gotten help so quickly and to have had excellent medical care. Continuing prayers for her continued recovery.

  3. Good news comes one day at a time = thank you Lord

  4. EXCELLENT news!!! So glad to hear she is on the mend.

  5. Wonderful news! So glad Tiffany’s healing and looking forward to going home – that’s a good sign. Glad you’re with family for support too. Prayers continue. <3

  6. So glad to hear Tiffany is out of the danger zone. She is young and will recover quickly and has great support. Get some rest. Thank you for the updates you guys are amazing 🙂

  7. So thrilled to hear this, Nick! May she continue to improve!

  8. So very thankful for wonderful news. . .God is good.

  9. That is good news….we will keep up the prayers.

  10. Thank goodness! Now you and Miss Terry need to get some much needed rest.

  11. Excellent! Now the trick is too keep her from trying to do too much too soon. Maybe she can follow your example for taking naps.

  12. SO glad she is improving, Nick…we have been praying for her and will continue…those little girls need their Mama!!

  13. You must be so relieved. This is wonderful news.

  14. There is no greater healing than that of a parent! And prayers, of course. She is much too young to leave this Earth. Your news is wonderful!

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