Thursday, October 19, 2006

Going home

I'm going home today. The doctors said I'll be discharged by noon. Not sure if that is going to happen, but I'm trying to be patient.

I had surgery on Tuesday and have my new catheter placed. It has three lumens this time and is on the left side of my chest. They weren't able to place it in the same place as the other because of scar tissue. I'm still really sore from it, but they've had me off the IV since yesterday so I've just been taking Tylenol.

I have an appointment with Barnes tomorrow morning and will see Dr. Westervelt in the afternoon. I don't plan on being admitted tomorrow. I'm hoping for a weekend at home. I want to spend time with my family and try to put on some weight. Last I was weighed I had dropped to the mid-90s. I lost a lot this time and look pretty bad. Between my arms and bony body I think I look like a heroin addict. Thankfully I'm just sick.

Thank you for your prayers. Thanks also to Meam, Rachel, Anne, Aunt Susie and Kathie for the cards of encouragement.


Lauren said...

Glad to hear you'll get a bit of time at home. I'll be praying that all goes well at Barnes. God Bless.

Rachel Davis said...

I really really hope you get to spend the weekend at home...praying toward that end. Also that tomorrow goes well.



Tonya in KS said...

Amy, I had to laugh that you're thankful you're "just" sick and not a heroine addict! LOL Praying that your visit at Barnes tomorrow goes well and that you will be able to spend the weekend at home w/your family.

Your courage is astounding! God is using you to bless others through this horrible illness.

God bless you,

Barb said...

I'm so glad you'll get a little time at home. And I hope you put a little weight back on.

You're amazing. I suppose it is better to be sick than addicted to heroin. I'll just be glad when you're not sick any more and that day will come.

Meantime, enjoy this time with your husband and baby. They'll be so happy to have you home with them.

Still praying for you.

Abby Ymker said...

I'm really glad to hear you might be home for a few days! That must feel good!
Still praying for you!
With Love, Abby

April said...

What awesome news this is to read! I will certainly be praying for good things at Barnes as well as some time at home! I am sure that away from icky hospital food, you could put some weight on!

You are amazingly courageous and every day that I pray for you I marvel at how God has used you in the lives of so many!

God bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are going home. We have been praying every day that your body would respond to the transplant and that God would preserve you through this treatment.
2 Cor.4:7
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourrselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God and not ourselves.

Deut. 31:8
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you.


Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Psalm 71:20-21
(New International Version)

20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
you will again bring me up.

21 You will increase my honor
and comfort me once again.

Anonymous said...

dear friend I was SO grateful to read that you'll be able to spend a bit of time at home. Praise God for raising your counts!! Love you so much.

Faith said...

I'm so thankful that you will hopefully get to go home this weekend, Amy! We're still praying for you over here. You remain on our hearts and minds.

Matt S. and Faith B.

rachel d said...

Hey, hope all went well today. I was going to send you a card, but I guess now I'll wait to hear where you land. :)
luv, Rachel

Dawn said...

Yes, thank God you are sick of body, not of soul, as heroine addicts are! I know this first hand, because our son is a delivered heroine addict!! Praise the Lord.

Kimberly Marks said...

Hi to Amy, Mom, Dad, Brandon, and Gary:

From Nurse Nancy. Hope all is going well. The prayer ladies are here at the hosptital today and asked about you so Kim pulled up your blog. It is going to be a rough winter for you but then the spring will be that much better. Hope all goes well. Do they wear orange on Tuesdays there and is Friday the 2 for 1 enema day like here??

Hey Amy! I am keepping you and all your family in our prayers through mine and my husbands small group. Prayer is the only true way any of us can get through anything. -Kim in the SEU.

hi amy ,thinking of you.say hi to everybody .parvin