Hospital Update

Today is MONDAY!  We’ve been waiting for this day since Friday when the doctors suggested that Monday might be the day that we could go home.  It has been a LONG wait.  Sitting in the hospital is absolutely no fun.

The first couple days I was going good.  By Saturday Kramer had enough and by Sunday, I had enough.  My patience was slim…..My bottom was sick of sitting in a lightly padded uncomfortable hospital fold up chair.  I am sick of food that I didn’t cook.  I swear I have stomach rot.  AH…like I said, I had enough.

I ended up spending a lot of Sunday trying to play catch up on the blog.  I had comments to moderate, posts to write and a sense that I wanted it caught up so once we get home, that would be one less thing that I’d need to do.

Kramer has good news.  He got his chest tube out.  He lost his oxygen later in the day too.

I have to admit that going home makes me a little nervous.  I’ll have childcare going on and Kramer will be around the house recuperating.  I think recouping is hard enough without having kids around…but I need my job so we have to figure out how to make it work.  Our kids talked about getting the basement set up a bit so he can hang out down there.  We have our bedroom that he can go to…or the garage once he’s feeling a little better.  I’m sure there will be a lot of trial and error going on.

I did get some more stitching done……My “LOVE” one is finished and now I’m on to this one….

While Kramer was sleeping he accidentally hit the remote and turned the television to a channel that was playing Grease….so, I made him watch it for a bit.  He was not impressed.  He’s not a musical person at all…Not at all.

We are both so ready to be home.  SO READY.  Hopefully as you are reading this we are either there or headed that way.  For those of you who don’t know, Iowa was hit by a blizzard Saturday night through all the way to Sunday night.  We are a little nervous and curious as to how the trip will go.  Thankfully we have highway all the way…most state highways. Our last three miles is always the worst but we’ll make it even we go VERY SLOW.  We want to be home so badly.

We are ready for a new chapter in this journey.

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15 thoughts on “Hospital Update

  1. Arline Hansen

    There is no better medicine than being at HOME. Everything is familiar there, and even a little craziness makes your feel glad to be there to hear and see it. Kramer will do so much better there than in the hospital.

  2. Linda Groth Olsen

    There really is no place like home….I hope you have safe travel and it isn’t too difficult…I hope Roger can get much needed rest and healing….There is never sleep in the hospital….I got woke up once at 4:30am to weight me…and my weight turned out twenty pounds less on the bed weight thing from what I really am…I so hated to fess up later…

    Hugs and prayers..

  3. Linda

    There really is no place like home….I hope you have safe travel and it isn’t too difficult…I hope Roger can get much needed rest and healing….There is never sleep in the hospital….I got woke up once at 4:30am to weight me…and my weight turned out twenty pounds less on the bed weight thing from what I really am…I so hated to fess up later…

    Hugs and prayers..

  4. Susan the Farm Quilter

    Be safe on the drive home!! Your area is supposed to be -32 with the wind-chill factored in. It’s going to be a difficult drive home, no matter what roads you are on.

  5. Toni Wood

    It’s always good news when they start taking medical equipment out of the room. Prayers for a swift and comfortable recovery.

  6. Joy

    In the NW tip of the state we are digging out. No school! Some said woohoo and some said oh no, I’m sure. The gravel county roads were full and full of drifts. Lots of scooping by hand and with tractors to get out to the main roads. I sure hope you get to go home soon! Everyone rests better at home. You’ll figure it out with the day care in the house. Safe travels

  7. Robby H.

    Wishing you safe travels! The childcare kids may surprise you with their behavior. Kids are so freely empathetic when someone is hurting. And you’ll be home in time for that new baby!

  8. Jeri

    Safe and swift travels home Jo and Kramer will heal up so much quicker with being in his own home and your good cooking!
    Jeri

  9. Kim J LeMere

    Glad you are making real progress on getting ready to go home! Yea!! and hopefully the snow will hold off and it will be a safe drive.

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