Praise the Lord, he is out of the hospital.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for him. I can’t express how thankful I am for all the encouragement and support. We have had friends and family provide financially, as well. Don’t let anyone tell you that there are no good people left !
As you can see he is still using the oxygen. He will wean off it gradually. He’s also on several medications for his breathing. I’m just so glad he’s home where I know he will be able to recover much quicker and more comfortably. He will go back for a follow-up in a week and have another chest X-ray and tests. The doctor said he might need to go back to work half-time at first, but his boss has been great so far.
Being hospitalized with a serious illness can be hard on people and cause anxiety and a type of PTSD called Post-Intensive Care syndrome in which people experience emotional and physical symptoms such as
Brain (cognitive) symptoms:
- Decreased memory, thinking problems
- Difficulty talking
- Poor concentration
- Trouble organizing and problem solving
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (nightmares, unwanted memories)
- Decreased motivation
- Muscle weakness
- Decreased mobility
- Difficulty breathing
I don’t foresee a bad case of that, just sharing the information, but I do think we all feel like we have been through some pretty intense weeks since the first son got sick August 1 and need to recovery from the strain.
As for me, I am pretty tired. After a full month of caregiving and having Covid myself, I am pretty worn out. I’ve been getting some walks in and trying to get back into my exercise routine. Because of all this, I was not able to start Bible study class last week. But it will all work out with God’s help, in His strength and timing.