Seven weeks is NOTHING in the grand scheme of life! We’ve only been suffering a short time, and life is just getting better by the day. Time has moved more swiftly than I anticipated.
We will be at our home shortly. I can’t say when, but it’s approaching rapidly. Perhaps a bit too rapidly. But that’s just the fear talking. We’re ready. As of now, we are pretty much independent. I’m handling almost everything that the nurses and assistants normally do, with the exception of medicines and IV. And since his IV antibiotics have been discontinued, and organizing meds is no big deal, we should be fine. Right????
So, today was ridiculously awesome! Nick got to leave the hospital for the first time in a car, and go do something fun! It’s called a therapy pass. The purpose (other than to have fun) is to learn how to maneuver successfully out in the community. We started with a short trip out to lunch. Yummy Thai food lunch! Other than the delicious curry, Pad Thai, Tom Yum soup, Ginger beef, homemade coconut ice cream and Singha beer, the BEST part was how easy it was. No big deal! Moving from wheelchair to car and back again is getting easier with practice. Nick’s gaining strength and endurance everyday. When we returned, he was definitely sore, but it was well worth it.
Lots of special visitors today. Normally I don’t mention specific people who come to see us, but tonight I make an exception. My friend Blue drove out to hang with us, and she brought Pat with her. She brought pictures, videos, stories and spirit. I felt Pat very strongly all day. For days now, really. I’ve missed him more lately than ever before. I know he was sending his love down to Nick and me earlier. Blue, you were radiant and electric today, buzzing with beautiful light energy. Thank you for lifting us up! I am so grateful to still have Nick by my side, and will never forget that. Yes, another reminder of the beautifully complex weaving of life, death, love and healing, and my position amidst it all.