Well…We are getting closer to going home. We are both excited about that. We have the pain under control when we are here at the hospital. The problem is that some of these meds are IV meds. We can’t go home with an IV..so we have to transfer the med that are IV to pills that can be taken at home. Nothing is quite the same or in quite the same dosages. So we experiment and poor Kramer in the guinea pig.
Today was his best day ever. Last night was his best night but still he did tank a little in the morning. They ended up needing to give him an IV drug so….ugh. No going home today. So we try again tonight.
We had company with us Friday and Saturday….Seeing the boys is just what we both needed. Grandma’s “Carver Bucket” was running empty. I’m so used to seeing him every day that we both needed a little recharge.
To be honest, I think Kalissa has gotten used to me having Carver some so she needed a break from Carver!! He’s all of two and a handful.
I’m so thankful that Kramer is getting better at letting us take pictures. In the past he’s complained. Now he’s better.
What do you think of the Hawaiian shirt?? It’s not his usual. Plaid or striped western shirts have been his preference. When we left the house for the ER last Sunday our VERY last thought was for clothes for him so I was sent to WalMart to get a few things. As you know, WalMart does not have snap western shirts. Before I left the hospital I said, “WalMart doesn’t have western shirts. Would a Hawaiian shirt be okay?” He said yes.
I ended up finding some pajama bottom pants to match. I love the outfit. EVERYONE at the hospital did too. Seriously every person that came in said something about his shirt from the chaplain, to the nurses, to physical therapy to the CNAs. They all thought is was a pretty cool shirt to be wearing in the hospital.
I ended up having to back to Wal-Mart to get a few things…I got him another Hawaiian shirt. He’ll be styling that’s for sure.
Here’s a picture of Kalissa’s family with Kramer.
I can’t tell you how awesome our kids are. They have been the HUGEST support to us ever.
Friday night the kids wanted to take me out for supper because I got a good report on my cancer full body scan. We ended up at a Mexican restaurant here in Lacrosse. Spencer left the table early and unknown to us, paid for the whole table. Kayla later said that her and Spencer so appreciate all the Craig and Kalissa do for us, and wanted to somehow thank them and this was the only way they could think of. Isn’t that so sweet?? It warmed my heart. Kayla does underestimate what she does do though.
Today I’ve been put in charge of the feeding tube. The nurses have been great teachers for me. Kramer can’t do it himself as he can’t bend his neck to see to do it. I don’t mind at all and it’s really not hard. I just have to remember all the steps. I appreciate being able to learn under the help of some great nurses.
As I write my fingers are crossed and prayers are sent that tonight is a good night. We need a good night so we can go home. We need to start this new chapter of our lives.