Friday, October 5, 2012
The Beat Goes On...
Dear Friends and Family,
A few days after we arrived in Vava'u, Tonga, Karen began feeling poorly. Heart palpitations and extreme fatigue got worse and worse over several days of rest, so we flew to the capital of Nuku Alofa on Tongatapu, where she was admitted to Vaiola Hospital for 3 days of evaluation and stabilization. Yesterday we flew from Tonga to Auckland, New Zealand, and will see a cardiologist on Monday. Karen is doing okay now, though she will not be able to make the passage from Tonga to New Zealand. She will undergo a more thorough evaluation this week, and will stay in New Zealand to rest and await Sockdolager's arrival sometime in November. We'll have more information for you when it is available. In addition to stressful, this has been a very interesting experience about which Karen will write in more detail when she has the chance.
Jim and Karen
Posted by Karen Sullivan and Jim Heumann at 3:34 PM
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Our best wishes and thoughts to Karen's speedy and complete recovery!ReplyDelete
Our prayers for a speedy recovery.ReplyDelete
Rest up, Karen. Sockdolager will look after Jim just fine.ReplyDelete
Took your advice. Getting GUST-O ready for San Juan's in spring. Meeting other Dana owners there soon. Will be thinking of you.
Ray and Anita
Karen and Jim,ReplyDelete
I have very much enjoyed participating in your adventure. I am sorry to read about Karen's illness. I too will be praying for her speedy and complete recovery.
Ugh so sorry to hear this. Karen, hoping for a speedy and uncomplicated recovery. Jiim, tom is in christchurch at least until monday..try emailing him if you're in the moodReplyDelete
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I am wishing for the best for Karen. I hope she will be up and going soon. It's hard to imagine such a vibrant person as Karen having to stay in a bed long. Take care. HarrietteReplyDelete
Wow - I didn't expect to read that when I checked in with your blog. Our thoughts are with you both for a safe passage and full recovery!!ReplyDelete
Cold Feet has splashed down in the Chesapeake - the average depth of 21 feet still freaks me out.
Keep us posted as you can.
-Kevin & Ginny
Sorry to hear about this episode, but glad you made it to NZ for evaluation and that the prognosis is good. We hope for a speedy recovery so you can resume the adventure together!ReplyDelete
Mark & Vicki, sv Southern Cross
Same here, hope you start to feel better soon. Would Fiji be an option for the storm season. Nada Point Marina is bullet proof and very reasonable for long stay. Just a thought!ReplyDelete
Hoping for the best
Sorry Vuda Point Marina not Nada. Web address is correct.ReplyDelete