I intended to fill this post with loads of encouraging words, especially those from the Word of God.
Instead I just finished a phone call with Curt with a tight stomach. He doesn't sound nearly like the cheery guy I left in bed last night. So it's off to the hospital I go.
The photo at the right shows the bag of 'food' Curt started receiving yesterday along with bouillion-type soup at lunch and dinner.
I'm doing my best to keep all of you loving supporters informed, but it's a bit difficult to answer each message of concern and prayer. Actually I feel a bit guilty, so many messages coming in and so few going out.
Please keep us in prayer.
We are definitely NOT out of the woods yet.
May the Lord bless each of you for your loving kindness!!!
I made a hectic dash to the hospital and found Curt peaceful and calm. I nearly fell into his arms in relief.
Evidently the ragged breathing I heard on the phone was the result of the morning's activities - a walk across the hall for a bird bath, changed bandages on his wound, fresh johnny coat and linens, etc. PHEW!!
Now I'll recount all of God's goodness to us.
The nurses have taken the (itchy, too warm) ace bandage wraps off his legs with the reminder for him to continue doing the leg exercises given by the physical therapist.
He has only two IV Lines at this point, one for the lovely cream sauce pictured above, and his pain medication was administered with a syringe this morning.
We got to walk down the hallway together, with him pushing a small version of a grocery cart and me beside him - really. He paused a couple of times but walked the whole way down and back.
He ate a bowl of bouillon-type soup for lunch even though he doesn't particularly care for the taste.
We were even able to accomplish a bit of work together.
I was able to apply lotion all over his legs and arms this time since the leg wraps, IVs, and blood pressure cuff were off.
He said he was relaxing into a nap so I took my leave.
I stopped on the way home for a slice of pizza for lunch which would please my Honey immeasurably.
I'm home now for a rest.
I'm happy to have shared a bit of that with you. Now it's time for me to lie down, close my eyes, and catch a few winks.
"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13
May you also see the goodness of the LORD both here and in eternity. Amen