She’s awake and talking!

CaringBridge journal entry by Stephanie Fay — 8/8/2016

They removed her respirator. She’s doing SO well!!! Whispering to us. Her voice is hoarse from the tubes. She is an amazing patient. Her nurse will get her up and moving about in a few hours. We can hear you all cheering from here!!!


Best. Birthday. Present. EVER!!

terry aarsvold | Aug 9, 2016 8:05am

Love and prayers !!!!!

Penny Flatin | Aug 8, 2016 11:37pm
We are so relieved to hear this news. Lots of hugs from Norway!

Chelsey Johnson | Aug 8, 2016 11:33pm
God bedring, Nancy! Tenker på deg!

Mark & Barb Ellertson | Aug 8, 2016 9:27pm
Great news. Happy and relieved to hear of Nancy’s progress.

katia mcdonough | Aug 8, 2016 6:50pm
Thanks be to God!!!! We have been praying and hoping. This is making our day.

Kari Evenson | Aug 8, 2016 6:44pm
Sending prayers your way.

Helene MacCallum | Aug 8, 2016 6:06pm
I’m so happy to hear Nancy is better!

Linda Silver | Aug 8, 2016 6:03pm
Yay!! A birthday to remember.
Spence had cardiac arrests in 1982 and 1991 – and last Friday he biked 10 miles!! So stay hopeful. The technology is wonderful and Nancy is in the best place for it.Call me if you fancy an early morning swim!

Ragnhild Jepsen | Aug 8, 2016 5:51pm
Wonderful news on your birthday!

Susan Donohue | Aug 8, 2016 4:38pm
Yippee, yippee, yipee!!!!!

Mary Ellen Erlandson | Aug 8, 2016 3:53pm
Great news. I was praying for her this morning. A good birthday present. Prayers for continued healing.

José McClanahan | Aug 8, 2016 3:15pm
Fantastic news. Good thoughts are being sent your way!

Amanda Ellertson | Aug 8, 2016 3:12pm
What a fantastic birthday gift for you. We are cheering for the whole family.

Mary Coyne | Aug 8, 2016 3:05pm
That is great news! I hope it is just the beginning of good things for your birthday, Stephanie. Happy birthday! You and Nancy will deserve one heck of a celebration once she is feeling well again.

Felicity Evers | Aug 8, 2016 2:29pm
Really good news!

dorothy bocian | Aug 8, 2016 2:04pm
Nancy, god speed with you recovery! You are in my thoughts! (Dorothy Brown)

Shirley fasching | Aug 8, 2016 1:52pm
Thanks so much for sharing this great news; your bride certainly is a trooper. Wishing the best possible outcomes for the MRI. Happy Birthday Steph — there is much to celebrate today! Love to you both.

Hanna Emerson | Aug 8, 2016 1:32pm
Great news !

Jan Ellertson | Aug 8, 2016 1:10pm
We are all jumping for joy! Go Nancy💓💓💓

Roberta Lentz | Aug 8, 2016 1:03pm
Hugs and love!!!! Great news!!!!

Kari Lipke | Aug 8, 2016 12:56pm
Yay, Nancy! Way to go!! I’m delighted to hear of your strength and of the love that surrounds you. Joanne and I are holding you in our hearts.

Ann Dyellig | Aug 8, 2016 12:53pm
Such great news! Prayers for continued progress and that they can do the MRI soon and know more. ❤

Lauren Bear | Aug 8, 2016 12:45pm
I came to see how Nancy’s doing and to wish Stephanie a Happy Birthday, what a wonderful gift! I’m so glad to hear Nancy’s improving. I still owe you ladies some Thai food, so let me know when I can feed you. <3

Laura Secord | Aug 8, 2016 12:33pm
What wonderful news!!!! Happy dance!

Kirsten Aarsvold | Aug 8, 2016 12:27pm
Glad to hear this great news! Thinking of all of you with lots of love.

Solveig Zempel | Aug 8, 2016 12:14pm
Thanks for this great news! We are all cheering you and Nancy on here at our house!

Laree Winer | Aug 8, 2016 12:09pm
So happy to receive this news Stephanie. Your friends in Washington have been praying fervently since Jess alerted us. We have been with you all in spirit and are believing for a FULL recovery. Best birthday present indeed. Please hug Nancy for us.

Lynn Mickelson | Aug 8, 2016 12:08pm
Sending you lots of good energy and wishes Stephanie and Nancy! Keep going with the best birthday presents!

Mary Beth Lake | Aug 8, 2016 12:02pm
I am so glad Nancy is improving every hour and day!! We have been thinking about you since last Friday. Steph, take care of yourself. Love, the Lakes

Karen Fagerstrom | Aug 8, 2016 11:57am
So very glad.

Andrea Gleason | Aug 8, 2016 11:53am
Happy happy happy!

Claudia Gordon | Aug 8, 2016 11:52am
What a beautiful, beautiful message!! Keep going, Nancy! Hear me cheering you on…..although I am probably being drowned out by Stephanie! Love, love, love the great news!

Deborah Padgett | Aug 8, 2016 11:49am
Oh my gracious! Wonderful news! What a birthday gift, Stephanie. 💖💖💖

Tim Baker | Aug 8, 2016 11:27am
Good to hear, prayers from us.
Happy Birthday too !

Barbara McCauley | Aug 8, 2016 11:22am
What joy-filled news!! Love!

Thomas Parkinson | Aug 8, 2016 11:06am
Awesome news!!!

Nancy Montgomery | Aug 8, 2016 10:56am
What wonderful news!!! Best birthday present you could have been given, Stephanie! Our love to both of you!

rhonnie mccauley | Aug 8, 2016 10:45am
Good morning. I just saw your post about Nancy. I logged into caring bridge to see your status. I have no idea what has been going on but I’m thinking about you both. Hang in there Nancy.

Donna Dingle | Aug 8, 2016 10:43am
That is so incredible!! So happy to hear that. Go Nancy! Love from the Swingles!!

Michele Whetstone | Aug 8, 2016 10:43am
Lots & lots of love! Happy Happy Day🌼☺️☺️🌼

Debbie LeFever | Aug 8, 2016 10:35am
Nancy love you and continued prayers.

Su Smallen | Aug 8, 2016 10:32am
HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGS ALL AROUND!

Hanne Moesgaard Skjesol | Aug 8, 2016 10:31am
Happy, happy news and happy, happy birthday!

Elizabeth Ankeny | Aug 8, 2016 10:18am
You better believe you can hear us cheering loudly!
Thanks for sharing the wonderful news and happy birthday Stephanie!

Dolores Peters | Aug 8, 2016 10:18am

sandi pettersen | Aug 8, 2016 10:18am
Thinking of you both. Prayers from Mom and me.

Lisa Fay | Aug 8, 2016 10:16am
Love Love LOVE!! ❤️
Happy Birthday Aunt Fluffy!

Kristina Medina-Vilarino | Aug 8, 2016 10:15am
That’s great news! Much strength and continued healing energy to Nancy!

Kris Grangaard | Aug 8, 2016 10:14am
You’re in our hearts and on our minds.

Tonya Katcher | Aug 8, 2016 10:13am
So much love, Nancy!!! You’re doing great!!

Elaine Kinnard | Aug 8, 2016 10:10am
Cheers and blessings!

Jonathan O’Conner | Aug 8, 2016 10:01am
What fantastic news! Sending love to you all.

Mary Cisar | Aug 8, 2016 10:01am

norma aarsvold | Aug 8, 2016 9:58am
Praise the Lord, Our many prayers have been answered. God`s blessings to you Nancy, as you continue to recover.

Mary Moen | Aug 8, 2016 9:50am
Yay!!! Well done Nancy! Thinking about you all! Still sending prayers!

Jane Anglin | Aug 8, 2016 9:47am
What a birthday present!!! Happy Birthday, Steph!

Abby Brogden | Aug 8, 2016 9:39am
flooded with relief and happiness. oh joy!

Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak | Aug 8, 2016 9:37am
So so so glad to read this!

Mona Olson | Aug 8, 2016 9:33am
OMG! God is good! Great news.

Connie Ford | Aug 8, 2016 9:32am
Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.

Jason Menard | Aug 8, 2016 9:31am
That’s amazing. Happy birthday to you, Steph, and so glad for Nancy!

Amy Boxrud | Aug 8, 2016 9:29am
Excellent news!

Patty Selenski | Aug 8, 2016 9:28am
Yea Aunt Nancy!

Pat Saltsman | Aug 8, 2016 9:27am
That is good to hear !!! A person couldn’t as for a better birthday present. Happy happy day to you Stephanie!

Mary Barbosa-Jerez | Aug 8, 2016 9:27am
Oh, great news!! Continuing to send healing vibes!!

Marcia Swinney-Shay | Aug 8, 2016 9:17am
Yay!!! That’s fantastic!

Deb Gottfried | Aug 8, 2016 9:16am
Wonderful wonderful news to read this morning!!! I was up in the night sending much strength and love your way. Step by step……

Samantha Bavage | Aug 8, 2016 9:16am
Yay!! 🙂

Patricia Sween | Aug 8, 2016 9:15am

karla jean miller | Aug 8, 2016 9:13am
WOW!!!!!!! UP AND MOVING!! TALKING!!! Hurray!! Hurray!!! Thanks be to God and all of the beautiful energy and prayers and love and light!

Lori Ellertson | Aug 8, 2016 9:12am

Sveinung Moesgaard Skjesol | Aug 8, 2016 9:10am
In a minute I will be. Right now I am crying. Thanks!

Aimee Brown | Aug 8, 2016 9:09am

Susan Hadley | Aug 8, 2016 9:06am

Karil Kucera | Aug 8, 2016 9:05am
Hooray!! That’s fabulous news – tell her we’re all sending good vibes her way. What a great way to start the day!!