Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hello and Blessings to all,

Today was really something. Sandy and I got up real early, stopped at Shipley Donuts, and arrived at the hospital around 7:30am. The donuts were a bribe for the staff on 7C and it worked, because we didn’t have to wait long. Before we knew it I had given blood, had my vitals checked, and was in a reclining hospital chair waiting on the results.

There was definitely a motivating factor for our actions. On Friday, my APN Deena mentioned that if my lab values were stable enough, she would let me go home until Monday. We had done all that we could, it was now up to the lab….and well, I got paroled !

I was so happy I ran out of the room and down the hall yelling “I’m free, I’m free, I’m free”. Then I turned around and went back because I had left my coat and my mother-in-law in the room. I found out later that no one had ever done that before. What can I say? I’m a trend setter.

So, today was really a good day. We left the hospital, packed up quick and hi-tailed it to Memphis. Great timing too, because we got home just in time to see the kids off as they left on our church’s Ski Trip.

After that the afternoon was filled with regular ol routine stuff, but if you’ve ever been away from home for a long time, you can relate…it just feels good to be in your own home.

So for now the plan is to rest up and report back on Monday for more tests and an MRI in the hopes that the values will impress Dr. Barlogie on Tuesday. If he likes what he sees, then I’ll be getting discharged!!!!



Anonymous said...

We were a little worried when there was no news on Fri. or Sat (until late). Glad to hear it was good news and Frank is home for a couple of days. We are expecting to hear great lab numbers and MRI results next week! God Bless! Sam & Margaret Martin

Lou Sanders said...