Monday, January 11, 2010

Finally

Finally a few good days in CCU! Saturday after coming off the vent Dad did great. We were pretty emotional having him back for the first time since surgery on December 29th! Sunday was an even better day. Today was good, Dad walked alot, but he is very tired and weak from spending so much time on the ventilator, and a total of 15 days in bed! Today he has some confusion, nothing compared to the ICU "Psychosis" though. Despite having a feeding tube, Dad has lost almost 20lbs and is SO skinny, a tiny 140lbs. We are just happy to FINALLY be moving forward. Thats all we can ask for. :)

I FINALLY have a sense of normalcy back! After spending a couple hours with Dad this morning in CCU I went to work for a few hours. I stopped back in to see Dad after work and then left the hospital early tonight to watch Hannah's Volleyball practice and start dinner afterwards. Ohhhhhhh.....the simple things in life make me SO happy. FINALLY moving forward :)

6 comments:

Hallie said...

I'm sooo happy to hear it, Kelly! Will keep praying! Hang in there- and don't forget to take care of yourself!

phonelady said...

I will continue to pray that your dear dad makes a full recovery . I will also pray that all is well again soon . So glad you are feeling better . Have a blessed day .

Tracy said...

Yay for progress in the right direction! Glad you got to spend some time with your family last night too!

I will continue to pray that his recovery continues to improve! :)

Jennifer said...

That is great news Kelly!

Meri said...

Horray for moving forward! I'm so happy for your family kelly. I know, still a long road, but so nice to see improvement! AND to have your father back communicating again!

Amy said...

GOOD!!! Things are looking up! :)