Thursday, September 25, 2008

day after

this will probably be my last chance at the blog,the word maestro will hopefully be able to take over.
I would like to thank everyone who helped yesterday by sitting at the hospital or sending their words of encouragement.
Elyse was moved to the CICU unit room 276 yesterday at about 4:30 and gave the best smile and hug ever!!!!!!
she will probably be in ICU for 2 or 3 days.
the visitation is scheduled as follows: 2 visitors at a time at:
6:00am to 6:30,8:00 to 8:30, 10:30 to 11:00 12:00noon to 12:30, 2:00 to2:30, 4:00 to 4:30, 6:00 to 6:30, and 8:00 to 9:00.
please respect that the visits are short and are scheduled around the work that must go on in the ICU.
again, thank you everyone for being with us in your help and prayers,

love you all J.D.


Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo much for the information. It's great to know what's happened and how she is doing.

Steve Beagle said...

Elyse "Ali" - I know most times I blog in my voice and Merian sends you e-mails but for today this blog comes from both of our hearts as Merian knows the e-mail route is not the best for now. We are so thankful and ecstatic that the outcome was as best as could be possible and we want you to know we will be here in way, shape or form you need us in recovery. All our love - the Beagle Family.. JD - we would be happy to take Brent off your hands too whenever you need be. You know how special he is to us and Zack so please use us. ...

Anonymous said...

Elyse--I'm so grateful and excited that the surgery outcome is what you were hoping for. What an incredible blessing. I am sooo happy and will walk with some extra bounce in my step today knowing my dear friend is on a road to lasting recovery!! I love you--BIG HUG!! Bridgette

Lenore and Scott said...

Hi you guys!!
Such great news. I will totally respect the visitation hours and you won't be seeing my mug until Elyse is in a regular room and BORED to tears. But my thoughts, good wishes and cheery smile (HAHAHA) will haunt you :)

Steve Beagle said...

Here's a long topical comedy trail of some of the farcical things you have missed that John can read to you when you are

Yesterday at the U.N., Mahmoud I’m-a-nutjob blamed the United States for the collapse of the global markets. Well, that just goes to show you . . . in a crisis, you really find out who your friends are.

Top Ten Questions People Are Asking the John McCain Campaign

10. "I just contributed to your campaign — how do I get a refund?"
9. "It's Sarah Palin — does this mean I'm pars'dent?"
8. "Can't you solve this by selling some of your homes?"
7. "Hi, this is Clay Aiken. Is McCain single?"
6. "Do you still think the fundamentals of our economy are strong, genius?"
5. "Are you doing all this just to get out of going on Letterman?"
4. "What would Matlock do?"
3. "Hillary here — my schedule is free Friday night"
2. "Is this just an excuse to catch up on napping?"
1. "This is President Bush — what's all this trouble with the economy?"

John McCain says he wants to postpone Friday's debate. Not because of the economic crisis, but because TVLand is running a "Golden Girls" marathon.

Yesterday, President Bush gave a speech on the economic crisis. The title of Bush's speech: "Two More Months and It Ain't My Problem."

During his speech, Bush said, "We are in a once in a century crisis." He said we shouldn't worry though, because this once in a century crisis shouldn't happen again for 10-15 years.

Sarah Palin is in New York City this week. Her family took the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. When she saw the ferry, she said, "Can't we build a bridge to that thing?"

John McCain is putting his campaign on hold to focus on the economy. He wants to postpone his debate with Barack Obama on Friday. Seems like the old “my grandmother died” before the exam excuse.

When you have 11 houses, you take a housing crisis very, very seriously.

Bush has an interesting way to fix the economy: a bake sale.

More bad news today, from President Bush: Remember those rebate checks from a few months ago? He wants them back.

Barack Obama said today that the $700 billion bailout should not be a blank check. He said that $700 billion is a lot of money. In fact, it would take him at least 10Hollywood fundraisers to come up with that kind of money.

At a rally in Florida, Barack Obama was interrupted by a protest group called “Blacks Against Obama.” Actually it was a pretty small group — just Condoleezza Rice and Jesse Jackson.

Sarah Palin was in New York meeting foreign leaders at the U.N. Assembly. She was very impressed with all the landmarks in New York City. As she was driving over the Hudson River, she said, “Wow — your bridges actually go somewhere.”

Top Ten George W. Bush Ideas For Fixing The Economy

10. Why fix it if it ain't broke?
9. Drill Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for loose change
8. Sell cupcakes in front of the White House
7. Flip all them charts upside down
6. Encourage Americans to spend more — If they don't, Cheney peppers them in the face
5. Most things seem better after half a bottle of Jim Beam
4. Let's just say the Lincoln Memorial is now the Tostitos Lincoln Memorial
3. Invent a car that runs on root beer
2. Put on a pair of glasses and shoot a moose
1. Is Hillary still available for a 3 a.m. phone call?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also addressed the Assembly. He was completely humorless. Devoid of humor. So they’ve asked him to host next year’s Emmys.

All these world leaders, while they are in New York City attending the General Assembly, are doing some shopping. The Japanese premier, for example, got a great deal on Morgan Stanley.

Sarah Palin is also in town. She’s having a great time in New York City. Today, for instance, she shot and mounted that thing on Donald Trump’s head.

The first presidential debate is this Friday. Strategists say Barack Obama is going to try to get John McCain to lose his temper. He’s going to do this by repeating the phrase, “Matlock is gay.”

Sarah Palin was at the United Nations today. She met with foreign leaders to show her foreign policy expertise. Experts say the meeting took 90 seconds.

Yesterday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad challenged John McCain to a debate. McCain says that if he wanted to be attacked by extremists in a hostile environment he’d appear on MSNBC.

McCain said that illegal Irish immigrants in America should be allowed to become citizens. When asked why, he said, “My wife’s family owns Budweiser. It would be good for business.”

Clay Aiken announced in People magazine that he’s gay. He’s Clay; he’s gay; he’s here to stay.

Also in People magazine, John McCain announced he’s old, and Barack Obama announced he’s black.

Google is releasing a new phone. It’s called the G1. John McCain was very excited when he heard about it. When he heard G1, he said “Bingo!”

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Clay Aiken is on the cover of People magazine announcing that he’s gay. This on the heels of last week’s People shocking cover: Ruben Studdard announced he’s black.

President Bush made a farewell speech in front of the U.N. General assembly. I thought he spoke quite powerfully today, especially at the end of his speech when he said, “Could we borrow some money?”

They had the Emmys last night. There were more stars there than at a Barack Obama fundraiser.

The miniseries “John Adams” set an Emmy record last night — 13 wins. So a guy from the 1700s is still winning today. That’s good news for John McCain.

During the Emmys last night, John McCain asked, “‘Gunsmoke’ win anything?”

Autumn arrived on schedule . . . at least there’s one thing Bush hasn’t screwed up.

John McCain was introducing Sarah Palin to world leaders at the U.N. Assembly yesterday. It was nice — it looked like “Bring Your Daughter to Work Day.”

We’re learning more about John McCain — he has 13 cars. And he can’t remember where he parked any of them.

The past several days, President Bush has been speaking out about the Wall Street bailout, and today a reporter asked him what he planned to do about AIG. Bush got upset and said, "Why does everyone always spell in front of me?"

Yesterday at a big campaign rally, Sarah Palin drew a crowd of 60,000 people. After hearing about it, Joe Biden got new glasses and a boob job.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently said that in the 1970s he smoked marijuana. Apparently, Arnold got so stoned that you could understand every word he was saying.

Don Rickles and Kathy Griffin presented an award last night. It’s great to see that grizzled old timer still get the laughs. And Rickles is funny, too.

Last night were the Emmys on ABC. Best drama went to the Green Bay Packers, I think.

This is interesting: According to vehicle registration records, John and Cindy McCain own 13 cars, and Barack and Michelle Obama only own one. The McCains have 13 — which, to be fair, is only one for each house.

The have a Cadillac GTS, a Lexus, 10 rascal scooters, and a hearse.

Burton said...

Elyse, John, and Brent,

We are thrilled at your good news. Like others have commented, it is a bit weird being so pleased at learning your dear friend has just had her lung removed, but whoo hoo, hell yea, we are elated! Wish I was there to hug you in person, but am sending a big, but gentle, hug with Neil on Saturday.

XXXOOO, Jane and Burton

Anonymous said...

Hey Elyse,

Paige's and Laura's thoughts and prayers are with you. I ran into Vicki last week and got your blog address. You write beautifully and I am so thrilled that you are on your way to recovery.

Paige Golden

Bruce said...

What fantastic news John. Please give Elyse my regards. I want to come for a visit but I will wait until you both are home. Hospital visits can be quite annoying for those in the hospital.

Anonymous said...

How relieved to hear that all went well. A hug to you, Brent and Elyse. Love, Ellen and Scott

Robbie said...

I can't tell you how happy we are for you. Best wishes for all of you!
Love, Robbie & Brian

Anonymous said...

What a relief to hear the good news that I knew all along-even though I am not a fortune teller! Get well, get strong and put this all behind us-yes, we were all in this together.
Can't wait to see you although it won't be in the hospital...
John did a good job on the blog!