Thoughts & Well Wishes

Peggy Carmichael | Jan 13, 2019
Hi Matt, You are a great communicator! I’m a friend of Anna Threadcraft from Halifax NS. I’ve worked in Cardiovascular ICU and looked after many patients that are where Heather is now. Everyone is very different in how they react to trauma, medication and surgery. I cared for one man five days after we turned his off his sedation and encouraged his wife and daughters with those words while in my head I was hoping it would prove true for him as he wasn’t waking at all. Finally he woke and was fine. Another young woman was on ECMO after collapsing post pregnancy from heart failure (similar to Heather) and was on it longer than we were comfortable with because of bleeding risks. She too fully recovered and brought her baby in to visit months later. 
Most importantly many people are praying to our God of mercy and love who holds her tenderly in his hand and isn’t worried even a little.
Look after yourself, eat well, sleep as Heather will need your strength later to continue recovering physically and emotionally. I’m so sorry that you and she are having to go through this but she’s blessed to have a caring husband and so many others who love her, that makes a big difference! Love and prayers Peggy Carmichael Mastin
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Mary Bullwinkle | Jan 25, 2019
Heather and Matt,
My prayers and thoughts are with you and have been since Pam in the office told me what you are going through.  I will continue to send my prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery, health and stamina.
If there is anything that I can do for either of you I would be so happy to do it!  Just let me know!
I thought I posted an earlier message but I am not sure that it "sent" so I am either sending the first one or another.
You do not need to reply unless you have a request for something that I can do for you!
My best,
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Anna Thomas | Jan 25, 2019
Matt - What an incredible writer you are, and what an incredible job you're doing at mustering the energy to share these informative and well-crafted messages with us.  Your explanation as to where Heather is at right now is proof positive both body and mind are completely connected, and now Heather has entered the very predictable phase where her emotional health and soul need a little extra tending to. Having cared for family for a long time under very difficult circumstances, I've learned that you have to manage the rougher days minute by minute. You can't do more than this, and it sounds like you're doing it very well. I'm sending wishes for strength, energy and resilience to both of you. I hope that the next couple of days will find each of you resting a little easier.    
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