Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Geoff's update for Sofie

This is Geoff writing for Sofie with an update.
Sofie went to the hospital last Friday, March 9th via the Leland Fire/Rescue crew. Those men gave her excellent care and treatment for a very frightening event. She had shortness of breath and an oxygen level of 80 (healthy is between 96 and 100). It took some lidocaine to get her heart under control. Arriving at the ER around 4:00, the physicians ran CT scans, x-rays and concluded that Sofie has pneumonia. She was admitted and we made it to a room by 12:45 a.m. In addition to her breathing problems, heart issue, and pneumonia, she had a great deal of pain in her left chest, right side and upper back. It was a difficult night.
After a couple rounds of IV antibiotics and IV pain medications, the hospital transferred her from the 10th floor to the 8th floor for cardiac issues. That transition was not smooth to say the least and it was frustrating dealing with some of the problems with it. Our minister stopped by around this time, which helped keep us from expressing ourselves with inappropriate language. Saturday and Sunday were tough days and it is no fun to watch someone who you love suffer with such pain.
Yesterday, Sofie improved some and her doctor expected to discharge her on Tuesday. After getting that good news, there was some sobering moments, meeting with some staff from Hospice and arranging for additional help.
Sofie will have oxygen at home. She will have it in a portable bag. She will also have a cane and a wheelchair because of all of those complications that come with heart and lung problems.
We are sitting here now, waiting for the discharge orders. Thank you to all who stopped in and visited with Sofie, especially during those times where I had to slip away. Thank you to all who have kept us in your prayers.


  1. Geoff, you are an amazing man - husband and dad. Please, please, please, let me know what you need and it will be done to the best of my ability. I will get meals brought to you, sitting with Sofie, girls picked up, whatever.


  2. You both are amazing people. You Have had seasons of many Trials and pain, Rest, Rest in His loving Arms and encouragement!

  3. Hey mommy it's Hadley. Obviously you can't see this but I just need to tell you how much I miss you. I just wish that when you were with me I could've spent more time with you and realized just how valuable it was. I want to ask you questions that no one else can answer. I need you. I know that you wouldn't want me to feel sorry for myself and although I shouldn't, I often seek pity. Unfortunately I have lost my way with the lord and I know that you want my relationship with him to be strong but I just don't understand how he could let these terrible things happen to people. I often feel misunderstood and alone.
    I hate to think about the things we couldn't ever do together and the things that you didn't get to experience. Like you I want to see and appreciate the world we live in. I want to have fun and experience things. Not to be basic but YOLO. Since your passing I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. have been up to. I forgot to mention that I am almost done with middle school and am moving on up to high school. I just wish I could've passed this milestone with you. I miss you and want you to know that I love you to the moon and back🌝