Thursday, March 22, 2007

we're off the critical list!!!

Well, it's been quite a day!

Mama called to tell me that they not only took big brother off the critical list, but they booted his butt out the hospital door and into a skilled nursing facility!

Apparently last night the doctors were trying to decide if home care or nursing care would be better. Their concern is that some of the nursing facilities in their group are not good. They were afraid that he might end up in one of those... but they simply could not say which ones those are. But... his wife has to work and Mama could not get big brother back up if he fell. He simply can't be at home for this level of care.

Mama has a neighbor, Mrs. E that we've known since I was a baby. Mrs. E is a retired nurse. Of course Mama has been over there with questions every single day during all of this stuff. Last night, after hearing about the nursing facility concern, Mrs. E started calling her friends who are still working. They gave her a short list of 2 facilities within that particular healthcare system that they felt are still good and they would allow their family members to stay for care.

The facility that big brother was taken to today is on that list. Yay!

He will be monitored for his IV antibiotics, his neck issues, his brain abscess and will get physical therapy while he is there.

Mama said something about already set up doctor appointments scheduled for the entire time he is there. This doctor wants to see him in 2 weeks, that doc wants to see him in 1 week, etc.

I'm thinkin' they finally decided he's gonna live! Yippppeeeeeeeeee!!

He's got a long recovery ahead of him, with more surgery once he gets stronger, but I'm grateful that God has spared his life for now.

Now the biggest thing is continuing to pray about his eternity.

...may there be mercy and an answer while he heals.


Jennifer Olwin said...


Will still be praying... especially about the eternity part... but it's so good to hear this!


SuziQoregon said...

Great news. Still sending lots of love and hugs.

Karen :) said...

Yipppppppeeeeeee! His next card is in the mail!

The Surly Bookseller said...

More things are wrought by prayer....


Pleased and honored to be on your Team with that, Cheri!