My Husband is Home!

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
  • Forgetfulness
  • Poor concentration
  • Trouble organizing and problem solving

Emotional symptoms:

Physical symptoms:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased mobility
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Insomnia”

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.

14 comments

  1. I am so glad for all of you! I was thinking (and praying) last night while I was mowing for you. Thought came to mind to shoot you a quick e-mail to check on how he was doing..so this is even better! whoot- whoot. DM

  2. Oh thank God!! I was praying for you all last night and was hoping for an update! So glad it is a positive one!! God always provides, so glad you have had help and people to support you. Now to take some time and try to rest up a little. God Bless!!!

  3. Praise God, indeed! Such wonderful news. I am so happy for you and your family that you can be together again. I am sure he will recover so much faster now that he is surrounded by your love and encouragement.

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