Yep, here we are. Dr. S came by this morning and wasn’t fully satisfied with the way things went over the weekend. Something I failed to pick up – there is a possibility I was told, but I don’t know how I could have missed it – is that Daddy ran a low-grade fever Saturday. His temp was normal today, and I think it was yesterday, but again, I may have missed something somewhere. At any rate, his white count is on it’s way down, and Dr. S wants to look at the labs one more time in the morning to make certain he is truly on the mend. I do believe we will go home tomorrow, as long as nothing else comes up. Daddy feels pretty good, and although he has lost some strength, he is tremendously better than he has been since Christmas. He will get home PT for three weeks, too – good news for his continued recovery.
We had a very special blessing tonight. Our nurse tonight is Carla, a beautiful lady with ebony skin and a truckload of love for Jesus! She came in while Dave’s pastor was visiting Daddy and commented that several of her other patients talked with her about the Lord, as well. The coolest thing followed… She began singing “Jesus Loves [You]” right to Daddy! Oh, my goodness! It was beautiful, filled with soul, and brought tears to all of our eyes!!! I can’t even tell you how beautiful it was. I hope she comes back later and sings the whole song!
Bill came tonight and brought my medicine to me. I have hypothyroid, so I have to take medication. A number of years ago, Bill had both of us change to porcine thyroid, or the name brand Armor Thyroid. It made a great difference in the way I felt, but because it’s natural, it becomes quite obvious that I’m low! Since I had hoped to be home today, I thought I could make it until we got home to take my meds. Well, that didn’t happen, so my sweet hubby came back out – in the nasty, cold, rainy weather – and brought my medicine to me. He stayed with us for quite a while, and it was really nice. I’m ready to go home with my Lovey!!
Please continue to pray for Daddy, specifically that we can go home tomorrow. He was pretty discouraged today when he realized we weren’t getting out today. I don’t want him to get too down. He has been encouraged a great deal by the prayers of the many who have called, come by, and sent notes via the computer. The prayers of the saints are what stands between Daddy and despair. Thank you all!
God bless your day!