Sunday, December 2, 2007

We are home!



Skyler came home late Saturday evening! He cleared all of the requirements for coming home, so out the door we went! Skyler was ready to be home. He had been very moany, groany all day until the nurse said that he was free to go. Kathy and I were cleared on the 2 person lift and the rest of his care.

It was little bit of a fire drill getting out of there, it always seems to be that way when we check out of the hospital. They called in pills for his pain meds instead of liquid to King Soopers pharmacy. Stupid Resident... The pharmacist was great at KS. I called the hospital for a new prescription and she stayed 10 minutes late so we could pick it up.

Skyler is tucked into bed. He was very, very tired. He came home and tried to do all the things he usually does but was too tired to do it. He is using his left arm better, but his fingers are still weak. He is frustrated with it but we will keep working on it and hopefully it will get better in the next few days.

The week has been a whirlwind. Monday seems like a year ago, I barely remember it. Sometimes I feel like they rushed us out but I guess they went with Skyler's progress. The new hospital is beautiful, family friendly, and very comfortable. The nurses and doctors were wonderful. They all did an outstanding job with Skyler, and preparing us for the return home.

Skyler did a remarkable job through the surgery and his immediate recovery. He has a long recovery, with many frustrating times ahead of him, but I know he will do well. He is very brave and strong, with a lot of stubbornness in him also!

Thanks to everyone for your support, positive thoughts, energy and prayers. Please keep Skyler in your thoughts and prayers.

We'll keep you posted on the upcoming adventures at home!

Before we left the hospital, Kathy went outside to try and see where our room was. She called and told me to wave out the window, but to do that I had to crawl up into it.

5 comments:

Suze said...

Well at least now you all can sleep in your own beds tonight. Nothing feels better than that! Get well Skyler.....you're a rock star to me.

Suze said...

P.S. I wonder how many people thought you were going to jump?

Hot Lemon said...

See? I asked the Flying Spaghetti Monster to touch Sky-mon with His Noodly Appendage an' bring him swift healing, an' it WORKED!! HA! Lemmie hear a YARRR, MATEY!!

Speaking of left hand-- I couldn't USE my index finger for most of the AM-- whuz that all about? I'm internalizing Sky-mon's plight too much??

Being home has GOT to be nice. I mean, ifn' you're going to be in pain, you might as well be in pain AT HOME and not in some hos-SPITTLE!!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Yeah, home at last!

Congrats you guys for making it through a tough one.

Grant Miller said...

Great everybody is home.