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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 18 ....There Is No Place Like Home!

Louise entered her home about 1:30 today. Everyone was so excited to have her home. Even our dog Sport was all over her. There were no complications today that would keep her in the hospital. Her white blood count was down to the normal levels. The doctor thought that she had probably walked too much the day before and then had had so little sleep because of the Mexican party going on in the bed next to hers to all hours of the night. Otherwise she probably could have easily gone home the day before. But she is doing so well. She had to lay down and catch her breath in the hospital before she left because putting clothes on herself for the first time in 18 days was a much bigger job than she thought. The doctor was very pleased with her progress and his prognosis was very good!

Emily flew in from Utah last night to take care of her for the next 4 days. She and I brought her home today and I finally could go back to work and try to start my recovery from under a lot of back-up work. My company has been so patient and supportive through this.

So thus ends a big chapter in Louise's road to recovery!!

Spence

11 comments:

  1. Oh hurray!! I'm so glad she got to go home. She wanted to so bad. I'm glad Emily is there to take care of her too. Great news!

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  2. Yeah!!! Now I can officially shout hallelujah!!! HALLELUJAH!!! So happy for all of you! I can totally relate to the exhaustion of putting on your own clothes!!! It's good to push oneself, but not too hard! (I overdid it on Monday and have been totally out of steam all week.) So take it easy and very slowly. Baby steps and you'll get there!!! And Spence, who would have thunk that going back to work would actually be a break from your hectic schedule of being #1 nurse?!?! So glad Em is there, as much for you all as for her! Love you all, Deb

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  3. Hurray Hurray! I'm sure Brady and Kelsie are so happy to have their Mom home even if she will be laying around for awhile. David and I are so happy that the hospital is in the past.
    Love to you all, Becky

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  4. Welcome Home!! There's nothing like your own bed...we are all cheering for you here. Big smiles all around. Have fun with your Emily and take it slow and easy. Love you.

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  5. wonderful news!!!!! welcome home!

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  6. Thats Great News Here's to continued progress. Al

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  7. So happy Louise is in the comfort of her own home and is hopefully able to get lots of rest. Much love!

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  8. Home at last, how wonderful!!! So glad that Emily can be there with you. It sounds like Spence did a marvelous job, he can probably use a break. Take good care and heal well.

    Love,
    Annie

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  9. So glad you are home, my friend. Just keep getting better and better - Love you, Janet

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