Quick Update

27 Feb

Chip is still in ICU but has been moved to a step down room. They now have his pain under control and his BP has stabilized. I went home for a couple of hours to love on our babies, shower and eat. Felt good to recharge my batteries. Joe made lots of kisses for me to bring back to the hospital to his Daddy so I gladly delivered those. Right now, Chip is resting–snoring away actually. I would usually elbow him to make him stop but am being gracious and giving him a pass since he has a drain tube hanging out of his ribs and all. Thanks for all of the prayers and messages today. Have read every single one. Love all y’all. (For all you Yankees, that’s plural for y’all.) 😉

– Sheila

(Reposted from Sheila’s Facebook page, where she wrote this in the wee [wee!] hours of the morning)


25 Responses to “Quick Update”

  1. louisebhenry February 27, 2013 at 10:39 AM #

    So excited he is doing so well..hugs to everyone.

  2. Roger&Jerry Sawyer February 27, 2013 at 11:39 AM #

    Our love & prayers are with you all!! Stay strong,Chip can do this. Love, Roger & Jerry

  3. Vanessa February 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM #

    You and your family are in my thoughts and never ending prayers.

  4. Jana Whealdon February 27, 2013 at 12:39 PM #

    Very happy to read that there has been some improvement. I pray that he continues to improve.

  5. Diane Rossi February 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM #

    Sheila Shine,
    Love you and your wonderful family, even virtual members. I’m even praying for Chip- hoping lightning won’t strike . Big hugs to you and Chip. Di

  6. Mandy February 27, 2013 at 1:28 PM #

    Glad to hear the news. Hugs to Chip and those beautiful babes!

  7. Molly Wilkinson February 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM #

    Keeping my fingers crossed, throwing salt over my shoulder, looking for four leaf clovers, and saying prayers. Love to you both! Molly

  8. cluffnstuff February 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM #

    Glad to hear the positive news. Get home soon. Stay focused Chip, this too shall pass. Just another test of strength. You got this buddy. Sending lots of Yankee love & light.

  9. Dan & Darlene Bailey February 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM #

    So glad to hear he is doing well. hugs & prayers to you all.

  10. King Family February 27, 2013 at 6:33 PM #

    A BIG shout out to the Amazing Kennett family!

    If a snowflake was a GET WELL wish, The King’s are sending you a Blizzard!!!!!!!!!!
    Wishing you a lighter heart,a brighter day,a smile to chase your cares away.Positive thoughts to keep your spirits high.We wish you the BEST of health as the days go by.

    Thinking about you and your beautiful family! Love, The King Family. XOXOX

  11. Ann Quinton February 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM #

    HI Chip and Sheila,

    I’m thinking of you all the time here in Freedom, NH. I’m sending you all the positives brain waves I can. Meredith and I want all good things to happen to you.
    We often tell the story that at Coach Millen’s memorial service you were the only one that remembered that Meredith and I always came out and gave the coach a big kiss after the game, win or lose.
    Please get well soon. Ann and Meredith

  12. caroline February 27, 2013 at 6:53 PM #

    Chip, you are constantly in my thoughts. Caroline

  13. Poppy Driskell February 27, 2013 at 8:05 PM #

    Praying for you guys Sheila. – Poppy

  14. Katie Creedon February 27, 2013 at 9:05 PM #

    Thinking of you all every day and sending lots of love and prayers. Stay strong! Katie

  15. Shannon Davis February 27, 2013 at 9:19 PM #

    Thinking of you and Chip as I head off to bed tonight. Please know that you enter my mind a dozen times a day and I offer up a prayer each time. Praying for good rest for each of you and a swift end to this hospitalization. Soooo much easier said than done, but praying that you can take it a day at a time and keep your hope well kindled.

  16. kristy February 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM #

    sending so much love and good thoughts your way!!!

  17. Peter and Joanne Kennett February 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM #

    Chip and Sheila-

    Kristin and I tapped a few maples at Chapin and Kristin’s last week. It’s one of the first signs of Spring and something we’ve looked forward to doing for many years. May the that sweetness, the longer days, the hope Spring brings and the sense of renewal be with you all. We think of you regularly. You’re always in our prayers. With our Love, Peter and Joanne.

  18. Jen Burita February 28, 2013 at 12:07 PM #

    Team Collins is routing for Chip and keepin you all in our prayers.

  19. Jim Sawyer February 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM #

    Jen and I are thinking of you and sending prayers your way. The power of the human mind and positive thought is incredible. Stay strong.
    Love Jim and Jen

  20. mayra garcia February 28, 2013 at 7:26 PM #

    My prayers will be with you and your precious children. God will never let you down..

    Ms. Mayra Garcia (bears teacher)

  21. Kathy and Bill Ela February 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM #

    Finally able to find your blog….have known the Kennett family for year’s and I am sure Chip has no idea who we are, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and so hope to read in the next few days that Chip is even doing that much better. You have a wonderful way with words and this must be so hard for you. Please stay strong – –
    Bill and Kathy Ela

  22. King Family February 28, 2013 at 8:41 PM #


    The King Family is thinking about all of you to the MAX!!!!!!!
    Mike is taking care of the plants and the birds no worries!

  23. Steph Ueng March 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM #

    Thinking of you all really hard! Will manifest good energy and health into our breakfast delivery tomorrow. Xoxo

  24. The MacMillan Family March 1, 2013 at 8:49 AM #

    Thinking of you guys every day!!! Chip, stay strong! Kennett Family, let us know if you need anything! Love you guys!


    The MacMillan Family

  25. s March 4, 2013 at 6:06 AM #

    We are thinking of you a lot. Sheila, you sound amazing. I have been reading your blog since it began and feel compelled to reply now. You have great strength and humor and grace. Your family is so very fortunate to have you.
    Dana and Susan Haley

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