Lots of people asked me over the weekend about Andy (husband), so here’s the latest:
He has been at home for a little less than 2 weeks. He needs little help getting around or taking care of himself, but he is still really tired. He isn’t capable of doing regular tasks yet.
I know a couple of you still don’t understand Andy is walking miracle. So here’s another story:
Yesterday we went to see the first nurse who took care of Andy at St. Joe’s. We had ONE special nurse at both St. Joe’s and St Francis – Barb was the one here.
Barb saw me first – then Andy. Her eyes teared up and she immediately had to give him a hug. Of course, Andy remembers nothing other than what we have told him. Barb called him a miracle and stated he gave her a really hard time. (His blood pressure got extremely high along with other problems that made him very unstable). Barb said she thought he would be hospitalized for at least 2 more months.
Then it dawned on the lady working the desk in ICU who he was – she referred to him by his old room number. Then she said she was going to cry. If you get a chance to go back and say thanks to caregivers, do it. They really appreciated seeing how great Andy is doing.
People don’t recover this fast from what Andy had. He still has some short-term memory problems, but therapy is working on it.
Thanks again for all the prayers – there is no other explanation for the miracles the last 6 weeks.
I got the first bill in the mail today. Apparently some doctors I’ve never heard of consulted early on.
My daughter set up a funding page to help with expenses. Even if you can’t contribute, read her version of the events: https://fundly.com/stand-with-andy-1