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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mr. S Should Come Home Today

 

I should be bringing Mr. Sullivan home from the hospital today.  We had planned on him being home yesterday but had a minor setback with the pain meds.  He  had actually gotten dressed with the help of the occupational and  physical therapists ( what an ordeal when you  realize that you don’t have the mobility you are used to) and was  so disappointed that he had to stay another night. He is really tired of being in an institutional atmosphere and is glad to be coming back to a familiar environment.

Whew!  What an ordeal we have ahead of us. But it could have been much worse, given the massive infection in his leg, as well as trying to get everything else under control. We’re still working on all of that.  But we’ll have a home health care nurse coming several times a day to administer meds through the port he had installed in his chest, and I’ll be picking up a pharmacy load of  other oral meds.

Thank you for all the support and prayers being sent our way. It is amazing how a call for help can be answered by such a wonderful community of bloggers. It would really  be appreciated that you continue to keep us in your thoughts. 

Lots of hugs,

Sue

30 comments:

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Sue, I missed this about Mr. S ... been recuping myself. Hope all gets under control & he has a speedy recovery, sweetie.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh it is so disappointing when you think you are coming home from the hospital...and something interferes! Here's hoping today's exodus goes off without a hitch. Mr. S. will be SO much better off at home -- that's where we all go to get better!

Good luck to Mr. S and to YOU! Prayers continue...
Cass

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'll continue to keep you and your husband in my prayers. I hope he continues on the mend. I know, first hand, just how hard this can be. Be sure to take care of yourself as you care for your sweetheart.
xoxo
Donna

Stacey said...

Sue, you two have been through a lot in the last two months. I'm prayig for you.

Stacey

Jo said...

Hope today finds you getting ready to come home. Continued thoughts and prayers for you both.

Jo

Jo said...

My thoughts will continue to be with both of you..Jo

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Poor thing! I know your hubby must have been so disappointed not being able to go home. But glad he will to day and that you'll have help with him. You take care of yourself too. I know it's hard on us when we care for one of our loved ones. My prayers are with your hubby and you too, Sue.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

marmielu said...

Home will be good for him. Will keep praying.
Mary Lou

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'll bet you are both glad he's coming home. Staying in the hospital...even just visiting some one for this long is so exhausting. I'm sure he will get better much faster in his own home. I'm glad you have some help coming in to check on him. Hang in there...Sue

Frippery said...

More prayers coming your way.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Sue,
I am so behind on my blogging. I am glad hubby is coming home and will be on the mend. What a hard thing to go through, your in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I am thrilled that Mr. Sullivan is coming home. It will be much easier on both of you. What an ordeal you have been through, Sue. My heart goes out to both of you and of course, my prayers continue...

xoxo
Jane

Twice as Nice said...

Wow, you've had a lot to take in over the last few weeks. Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery and hope he's back to his old self soon.
The Twins

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I will continue to keep you and your hubby in my prayers. I am sorry to hear he has had the set back. I hope you are taking care of yourself also.
Glenda

Lori E said...

Even though you have a lot of work ahead of you it will be easier to be at home and not traveling back and forth.
It is also easier if we give in to the delays and setbacks.
"It is what it is" I always say. Take it one step at a time. Both of you.
Big hugs to you Ethel.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sue sweetie...
I am so thrilled you are going to be bringing Mr. S home today. It will be so nice for him to be in his own surrounds, and thank God they found the infection in time and were able to do the surgery necessary to get him back on the road to recovery. It will be wonderful for you to get him home, as I know what running back and forth to the hospitals and worrying about everything can do to a person. Please take time for yourself too. You too must rest and stay healthy. Do not run yourself down trying to keep up with everything. It will be nice to have health care folks coming by each day with assistance of things.

I will continue to keep you both in my prayers. Please take care of yourselves. God Bless You Both. Country hugs from Country Wings in Phoenix. Love, Sherry

Gwen said...

I am so glad that Mr. S is taking another big step on the road to recovery! I would sing and do a happy dance, but ya'll couldn't see it and probably wouldn't want to:)

My happy, healthy, & healing thoughts are continuing your way.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sue....You and your hubby have really had your hands full. Of course, my prayers and positive thoughts continue through this recooperation period.~Hugs, Patti

Manuela@TPOH said...

Hi Sue!

My you've certainly had a time of it lately! Just came by to see how you were doing and read about Mr.S! My goodness! I'm so glad to hear that he's well enough to come home. I'm sure it will be less stressful to both of you to have him home. Good that you will have a nurse coming in too.

Take care,

Manuela

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is good news, Sue! It's a good thing to come home from the hospital. J knows the disappointment of having to stay, after the anticipation of being released. NO FUN!

Hope things continue to improve. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dawn said...

Of course we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I'm sure this must all still be such a shock to both of you. I'm glad to hear you have some help. I know it's all overwhelming at first but take it one day at a time and you'll get through it. Besides the wedding you mentioned, St. Patrick's Day is not far off and I know you'll both want to dance a jig. I found the cutest little vintage Irish children figurines at Michaels. Can't wait to share them with you but I suppose it's a bit early so wait I will!
Big hugs for both of you,
Dawn

janet said...

I know you will take good care of him...be sure to take care of yourself also.

KBeau said...

So sorry you've been going through such an ordeal. I've been a little out of touch with my blogging buddies lately. Just haven't had the time to get in as many visits as I would like, and I'm trying to catch up.

Hope Mr. S will be better soon. I know he'll be glad to get home.

Lou Cinda said...

I hope he is home now and feeling much better! Being in his own environment is such good medicine.

I will keep you both in my prayers....

Lou Cinda

The Muse said...

Continuing to lift you both up in prayers.....

Twice as Nice said...

Still thinking of you and your hubby :o)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Dear Sue.

I've been thinking about you and praying for Mr. Sullivan's recovery.

{{{{Hugs}}} Pat

Balisha said...

I want to tell you that I am praying for both of you. Please get some rest, when you can. It's going to be hard on both of you, when he comes home.I wish that I could do more that give you long distance get well wishes. Take care, Balisha

dana said...

Sue, I am so sorry for all you and your hubby are dealing with! I did not know....I just realized we hadn't connected in a bit and thought I needed to check on your blog.

My hubby had a heart attack eight years ago on Valentine's Day.....I know the ordeal an unexpected major illness can take on you, the wife and, now, caregiver. He had triple by-pass surgery four days after the heart attack. Ever since, he has been devoted to exercising and (usually) eating well. He still has BP issues, due to the stress of his profession....and that keeps me worried a lot. However, we just keep doing the best we can and I watch him like a hawk. I am the Meds Nag....making certain he takes all that he is supposed to.

I do pray for you guys and the return of good health to your husband. L, Dana

Diane said...

Sue, I'm so sorry to hear all of this. I haven't been around here either. Thank you for stopping by today. I do hope Mr. S is truly on the mend and soon gets back to good health! These kinds of things are always scary and they sure do mess up one's daily existence of what we consider normal!

Do take care of yourself too.

Hugs and Blessings,
Diane