...Unless something drastically changes.
Just got off the phone with my dad's nurse.
can put his right left over his left leg which is a good sign. The
neurosurgeon is sure that he'll walk again. I know I've said that
before, but it's a big deal. It'll be a long road with physical therapy
and such but he'll walk again.
He is still having a lot
of trouble with his left side. He really can't move it, but it moves a
little more each day, so they think it will just take a while for it to
completely come back.
I asked the nurse how he looked
mentally and emotionally - being all by himself. I cried when she told
me that she loved taking care of him, and knew that he had lots of
people who loved him so she'd been taking care of him how she would take
care of her own father. She said that she sits in his room and keeps
him company and they talk about their families and such. She said she
knew who I was and said that we were lucky to have the family that we
have. Which is absolutely correct. She told me other things, and I know
he's in good hands.
I broke down after that phone call and cried in my room for about 25 minutes.
guesstimated that he'll remain in the hospital for maybe up to a month.
But with having a daughter recently in the NICU, I know that when they
give dates like that, they never actually know. When caring for a
critical patient, it changes daily. Hopefully, it's much less than a
month. I'll be praying for that.
After he's released,
she's hopeful that he'll be able to travel and come home. My family
flies into Phoenix May 15th, which is about a month away, so I'm hoping
we get there around the same time. Hopefully they beat us there.
My aunt Dana is now in Hawaii. She's an angel.
It's the same with my mom as previous posts. Hopefully they get to Honolulu this week sometime.
We are all emotionally exhausted. My brother Cole is supposed to go home to Phoenix this Sunday, but I'm hoping that we'll be able to find a way to get him to Chicago so he's not alone. At least that way he can stay with me until he leaves for his summer job.
As always, Heavenly Father knows what he's doing. We have faith, and we know there must be some lesson to be learned for our family. We have grown closer and are ever aware of the already numerous tender mercies that have come upon my family during this time. I, as I'm sure we all are, are incredibly humbled and feeling incredibly loved. Although a good hug every once and a while are always appreciated.
Love to all