Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Journey Continues at Home

Gary was paroled yesterday evening and is now resting pseudo comfortably at home. He is moderately uncomfortable. Somehow he got pseudo gout in his left elbow which is causing most of his discomfort. If I understand correctly it was probably caused from his kidney failure. So he is on pain medicines to help him control that pain. He really doesn't have much use of that left arm right now. So getting up from the bed, couch, or chair is difficult. He has a wound in his right butt cheek about the size of a lemon. It is healing nicely but is still very sore. We have a home health company coming in every day to dress the wound. I am actually getting pretty good at cleaning it up and changing the dressing. He is able to climb stairs and walk with the help of a walker. He loved sleeping in his own bed last night.

We have had many angels watching over us. Both here on earth and in heaven. Thanks to my family for their love and support. Dave has answered my every question and helped me make difficult decisions. Melissa has listened to my concerns and frustrations. Jim and Lisa have fed us multiple times and made many visits. Richard, Mom, and Dad we feel your love and prayers as well. Gary's family thanks for your love and support. We know you all have been concerned about Gary and wanting him to recover wholly. A few other angels are Joel Dall, Steve Crandall, Our Bishop, ward members, the Buds, and all the skilled medical staff at the hospital. We couldn't have made it without our strong children. They have been my rock through this whole thing. They make me proud. They each have their own way of dealing with the situation and helping with his recovery.

He will probably be working on recovering for the next 6 weeks. He is determined to get better and heal fully. It has been an interesting couple of weeks. I think we have all done some reflecting on what is really important in life.

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