Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just a quick check-in...

So, we've been home from the hospital for a couple days now. Steve is doing very well, I think, considering all he's been through. He's moving v-e-r-y slowly and he is still very weak. But he's getting lots of rest and as much nutrition as I can get into him.

They sent us home with instructions to keep to a "mechanically soft diet." So he's had scrambled eggs, oatmeal, soup, soft veggies, fruit, applesauce, and a black bean veggie burger patty over the past couple of days. It takes very little to fill him up, so he's eating very small portions. But I am so happy to see him be able to eat and not feel nauseated. He's had no nausea and less pain than I thought he would, so we are feeling very blessed.

One night in the hospital, we were talking about Steve's surgeon, and I told him, "I think he saved your life." He said, "I think so, too." At the risk of sounding too dramatic ... I truly believe that. It scares me to think how close Steve really came to a life-altering and a life-threatening medical condition. Far too close for comfort, that's for sure!

Anyway, my days are very, very busy right now, but I'm happy we are over the hump and on the downward part of this journey. I'll check in again soon.


Vikki said...

God sent you to that surgeon for just that reason. You know everyone's boss doesn't recommend a doctor everyday...giggle
I'm just thrilled that he's able to eat. Now how do I go about getting my stomach to shrink that much??? giggle

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

Hey thats great news, really glad he is home and recovering as fast as he is. I am sure your both mucho relieved to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and find out its the sun coming out.

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