Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Update on DadToCherubs

Good morning.

I just wanted to let you know that DadToCherubs was discharged to home from UT on Tuesday, after having strokes on Thursday night.

He is learning to walk again with the help of a walker, and is working through some speech-vision-hearing and a few other motor issues including continued swallowing-issues.  But all in all, it could have been sooo much worse. 

Home nursing and home physical therapy should begin in a day or so … and of course DadToCherubs’s determination to get better will help, at least as long as he doesn’t push too hard.  HA !

I have to say that it was truly wonderful to sit at the dining room table last night for dinner together, again … being one of those token-few families that eats together at the table every night.  After all of the excitement, the discharge process at the hospital, the drive home from UT, the longgggg walk into the house from the car ... and just the “homecoming” … well, it was  exhausting for DadToCherubs … he slept most of the night through (and is still asleep at 930am).

The children are thrilled to be able to see him with their own eyes  … it’s quite a scary process, a sick parent, to go through for a child … esp because our 3 older children well-remember last time.  They all pitched in and worked together as a team this past week while Kevin was in the hospital … we are both so proud of them !!

Thank you so much, everyone, for your thoughts, prayers, kind words, and help. 
Thank you L.E. and family for being there for us … again.   
Thank you for the delicious meals, B family, E family, and M family.
Thank you J.B. for standing beside DadToCherubs yesterday, just in case, as he walked that longggg path he chose into the house … that “safe” feeling meant so much to us.
Thank you McK family for taking the girls to 4H … and to the B family for offering to take the boys to Scouts.
Thank you R.G. for being out back-up plan for horses, and for A.B. for coming to assist Cherub 2 with horse-chores.

We have quite a challenge before us as DadToCherubs makes progress and begins to heal …. But we know that God has this all under control.
He has truly blessed us beyond measure … and we stand in Awe …

Please continue to pray … for healing, for recovery, for strength, for PATIENCE, for guidance …

We’ll keep you posted.


Mama Squirrel said...

Thank you for posting the update--I will pass it on. Having been through something similarly sudden and scary two years ago, I know what this is like for the Cherubs--I wonder sometimes if parent illnesses are even more stressful for homeschooled children who tend to have close family relationships...but the closeness and love is also a blessing on both sides.

Diane said...

So glad he is back home. I didn't know anything about this till today. Hoping and praying for healing and comfort.