Friday, June 26, 2009

He Walked!

So no big changes today, but Jeremy did get to walk today. He was a little nervous but the first loop around went good. He had to walk a minimum of 3 times and after the third time he was done for the day. However about 8 he got his second wind and walked one last loop around. Still quite a bit of pain today and a lot of sleeping. I feel like tomorrow they are going to start him on a soft diet which means that he can begin taking some pain meds orally. These meds will not make him as sleepy as the PCA pump does. His spirits are good just very anxious to get the pathology report back, so that probably answers your question of no we did not get the results today. Frustrating yes, however we have 2 doctors that are watching for them to come through, so I feel really good that if they come over the weekend we will know immediately. They did remove his catheter today and his bladder was able to work on its own, so that was definitely a plus today. We saw the surgeon this morning and he is pleased with his progress and wants him to continue to take his recovery slow. The anesthesiologist came by today and wants to leave the epidural in one more day, so he will probably have that removed tomorrow. Apparently an epidural is the only way to go for this particular surgery. However it was slow in getting it to work, but once it did it was a lifesaver. Our wonderful PCP also came in today and is pleased with his progress and planning to check in on him throughout the weekend. So day by day and step by step he is making progress.

Had to add these pics today because when I was looking for some pics for a SUPER friend of mine that is spicing up my blog for me :) I found these pictures. They were taken on the day of Carter's last ear surgery. The first one made me think of Jeremy's face when they told him some of the things they would be doing to him and are still doing to him! The second one is what Jeremy looks like 90% of his day while being in the hospital!
A few thank yous today......of course!

*Thank you to Ross and Mary Ellen for a wonderful visit and comforting words you had for us and our family. Also thank you for your giving heart, we are truly blessed to have the 2 of you in our lives.
*Thank you to all the guys from the dealership for coming to visit JJ each day, it means a lot to him.
*Thank you to Jen and Tim for the good coloring fun you brought us to pass our time!
*Thank you to our amazing nurse that we have had for 2 days, she has been wonderful!
*Thank you for all the messages and emails. Please know I try to respond to some, but I just don't have the time right now to get to all of them. But please know we read ALL of them and they touch our heart everyday.
*Thank you to the sweet little lady that brings Jeremy his meals and always makes sure I have a tray.
*Thank you to whoever brought our trash cans up from the curb (the little things like that are so thoughtful :)

Well Jeremy is asleep just got his nightly meds, so thinking I am going to do the same. Last night was good, but he woke up at 4am very uncomfortable, so I want to be prepared for that just in case.

Today just gave me a small taste of the strength we are going need through the weeks to come, so my scripture tonight is on strength. Today was a little harder on me because the kids are beginning to notice our absence and they are realizing even though the grandparents are great and ALOT of fun, it is still not mom and dad. I broke down tonight when Ian said, "Mommy I am really missing you and daddy" yep my heart was broken and Carter had to call mommy because he had poo pooed on the potty and he wanted me to know that he was a big boy. So with this being said I knew that tonight my prayer has to be focused on strength. Strength for the boys as they continue to endure mommy and daddy being gone. Strength for Jeremy as he continues to recover and has to push himself a little more each day. Strength for myself as I have to be strong for all of us and balance my role as a wife and as a mom. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Psalm 105:4 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.


donnacr said...

My thoughts are with you and your family throughout this Jill . I especially can understand all of this being we just walked this path with my DH ... whom came home today :-) Just don't expect things to go quickly , lean on one another for strength both physically and mentally and know there are a lot of people praying with you !

Kate said...

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. -Psalm 31:24

It is wonderful that Jeremy is recovering and that he has such a strong wife to see him through this. Jill you are an amazing woman. Still praying for your family every night, and sending my love.