Monday, October 8, 2007

Will It Ever End?

Thursday morning my husband went to our local hospital before work for a routine stress test. He failed the test and was transported by ambulance to another hospital. After a cardiac catheter procedure we were told he needed bypass surgery, which he had the next day. He is doing really well and should come home from the hospital tomorrow. I'm going to be working from home for two weeks until he can stay by himself.

Which means --- I have a computer! Stef still has mine so I borrowed Kylee's (which she recently bought from Kris --- gotta keep them in the family).

Jorge is out of ICU and getting better every day. Tonight he made some good connections in his healing brain and said "you still make the BEST buns!" (I'm famous for my homemade yeast rolls at family get togethers.) Hopefully he will be able to leave the hospital in a week or so. Poor Stef has had to visit two hospitals: Jorge is in Tampa and her Dad is in Lakeland.

Austin will have knee surgery in Germany sometime soon. We're hoping the Army will just send him home. Kris only has 9-10 weeks left in Iraq! My husband and I want to make the trip to Kansas to welcome him home. What a relief that will be. I cannot imagine how lonely Katie has been this past 13 months.

This has not been a good year for our family. I'd never seen a person on a respirator. This year I've watched the rhythemic up and down of mechanical breathing on three people I love (Kenny, Jorge, Steve). We're still grieving the loss of Kenny. I've imagined over and over what Kenny would be saying to Steve during this ordeal. But Kenny is gone and I still have trouble accepting that fact. Of all the people in all the world, why Kenny?

Thanks for "listening", caring and praying.


jan wesner said...

To say you've been through a lot is an understatement. Good god.

I'll send my positive thoughts your way. You're due for some good luck.

Army Mom Times Three said...

Thanks Jan

I've become so numb that I haven't even been able to cry. But I'm going to bed now exhausted and think I'll cry myself to sleep. A good cry always helps.

Jo Ann

Sarge Charlie said...

sometimes it just comes in bunches, it is time for a turnaround...

Not a Granny said...

Good news on Austin! I'm thinking R&R at home would be a good thing..

Glad hubby came out okay. That's what those tests are for, it is just so scarey when they rush them in like that!

Dixiechick said...

Will continue to keep y'all in my prayers... and as Sarge said... It IS time for a turnaround!

Anonymous said...

I love you.
- Kelli

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