Day two of recovery is going well! Late last night they solved some of the problems associated with the aggravating pain dad was experiencing, so today has gone a lot smoother! His pain levels have decreased and he’s much more talkative today. Mom and I ventured to the parking garage and pulled out a bathtub-sized gift basket from the back seat. It was so heavy we had to plop it in a wheelchair and wheel it up to the room. THANK YOU to everyone who put this together, we have enough goodies and snacks to sustain us for weeks! Everything from the Burt’s Bees (which I just slathered on his lips) to the yoga mat are greatly appreciated. We may also have to jeopardize our hospital stay by breaking out those bottles of wine and beer tonight.
As if the gift basket wasn’t enough, we were graced with a surprise visit from our other two family members! Our dog sitter (and life saver) Dawn brought Olive and Nelly to come see us, along with their friends and siblings! Kyle and I were thrilled to see them, and they were just as happy to see us. It took all the restraint I had to not sneak them into the hospital to see dad, but they probably would’ve torn the building down.
These two gestures encompass the immaculate support we are blessed with from all of our friends, family, and community. It’s not just the doctors and the nurses, it’s all of you that make this happen. We really, really appreciate it!
Now we’re just in the hospital room watching the Masters, and it appears dad is doing well as he’s insulted a few players and the disagreement with my grandfather and brother is plentiful. Good sign that things are getting back to normal!