Monday, April 30, 2012

Home Sweet Home

So, as most of you know by now, we are home.  I got lazy with the blog the last couple of days, and did not get to update.  It was probably a good thing for all you readers as there was nothing remarkable to blog about. I had a wedding to go to on Saturday, so I had to leave Steve around noon and didn't get back till about 8pm.  It was not too happy about me leaving.  He doesn't like hospitals as it is, not to mention being alone.  But, he made it without me :)  We didn't sleep well Saturday night.  Steve didn't feel good in the night, we were woken up numerous times, etc.  Same song different verse.

Sunday, one of the guys (Jory) that I met while I was giving platelets came by to visit with us and to give Steve a book.  It was nice visiting with him and he had lots of crazy, wild stories to entertain us with!  The lab was running slow on Sunday, so we didn't get all of Steve's lab results back until around noon.  Everything came back good and we were packed up and gone by 2pm.  Usually when we are discharged, Steve feels so yucky that he wants to come straight home and get in bed and send me to get the kids (or have mom drop them off).  While we were on the way home, he told me he thought he felt good enough to ride with me to get the kids.  He was having some pain from having his pic line removed and needed to take a pain pill.  He asked if I could stop somewhere and get him a drink.  I was starving since we hadn't eaten lunch yet and it was about 2:30 at this point.  We happened to be right by a Taco Bell, so I asked if he minded if I ran through the drive thru and I would get him a drink and me some food.  To my surprise, he asked me to get him a beef meximelt too!  He ate about 3/4 of it!  Other than cereal, that was the first "food" he had all week.  All of his other "meals" this week were milkshakes.

We picked the kiddos up from moms.  The car was packed FULL between all of our stuff and all of their stuff.  When we got home, I figured Steve would go straight in and get in bed.....NOPE!  Our neighbors, Shane and Karen were outside and he stood outside and visited with them for about 5 minutes and then came inside and sat in his recliner in the living room.  He looked at tickets to the Saints home opener - for our anniversary ;) - and also at hotel rooms.  He ate dinner, and stayed up till midnight.  I would say this was a very unusual first day home.  He pretty much seemed completely "normal" last night.  No complaints of pain, nausea, fatigue, nothing........ I have a feeling he will be wiped out all day today though, but we shall see!

We do not go to have labs drawn until Thursday, so I will let you all know how it goes.  Have a good week everyone!


  1. Great to hear that Steven had a good first day back home! Praise the Lord! Praying that this is his turning point. Steve, you are still constantly in my thoughts and prayers and we love you'll. We plan on going to Lake Charles this weekend to check on/see Darril, Ray and Joe--then to Houston Sunday to see you'll--we will stay in a hotel Sunday night. We'll check in with you'll when we get to town Sunday (not sure what time we will get in)depending on how you'll are doing, we plan on a visit for sure Monday, and maybe Sunday too if we get in early enough and see how you'll are feeling. God Bless! See ya soon. Love, Uncle Tim

  2. Uncle Tim, you guys are more than welcome to stay here. You guys do not have to stay in a hotel. We look forward to your visit. We will talk to you guys soon! Love, Jennifer