The past several days have delivered doom, gloom, and crap.... Today, it changed! I got to the hospital with my Mom to see a Clear-eyed, pink faced, HANDSOME MAN sitting up in a chair! I about cried when I saw him looking so well. He had a full liquid meal, augmented with 1.5 protein shakes I brought with me. All stayed down, with very limited burps. I assisted (very minor assistance was needed) Tom to get a shower. He had a dressing change. I can live with 2 holes in his tummy that WILL HEAL. He took NO pain medication while I was there. He napped briefly, but didn't moan, as he did the previous visits.
On our way to the hospital, my Mom asked if she could get him a magazine or crossword book to help him pass his time. I said that Tom really doesn't do any of those things, but that once he was online checking stats and reading posts, I would KNOW he was better.....Before we got there he WAS CHECKING STATS AND READING POSTS & EMAILS!!!!!!!
The Resident-Squad told us that if he continues, we might have him home this weekend on IV/Oral antibiotics and a Home Nurse every day or 2 for awhile. I do not care who has to come into our home to care for Tom....as long as the 3 of us are together while it happens.
Sue has been a ROCK. She is working full-time in the days and returning to the hospital each afternoon after school. Usually she looks exhausted and I feel guilty. Today, when we left them, she was radiant. She sees what I am seeing..... a NEAR future reuniting of our family in one place. I cannot ever express how much more I love Sue today than I ever have before. She has cared for the most important person in my life as well as or better than I ever could. Sue is who will bring Tom home. And I will be thrilled!
Thanks for all the prayers and well-wishes. This community ROCKS!!