Archive for May 24, 2007

5/24/07 11 pm

i know i know it’s been a while since i have updated.  i feel like a chicken running around in circles with no head.  there is always something i am late with, missing, forgot or throwing together.  mike is still amazing surprising, annoying,impressing, and frustrating me.  he takes a random and sudden interest in something and then passionately grills me for details from our long unused hottub maintenance, the Young Life golf marathon this week, finances, anything that pops into his head.  he is still slowly but surely progressing with all therapies, physical, occupational, and speech.  and his pain is still mostly manageable with ice packs and position changes.

he goes in for a head CT next tuesday as a followup from his april surgery.  his scar is beautiful and his hair is growing back with highlights on one side from the peroxide i used to clean the wound early on.  he has had a serious cough (with clear congestion) for about a month.  could be allergies but i am hoping to get a pulmonologist to check the trach and its necessity while we are at the hospital that day.  my desire would be that with mike’s strong cough we might be able to risk removing the trach soon.  it has been a non issue since fall that it was better to keep it as a precaution should mike get very sick again.  the advantages would be that it would be less infection risk and would probably aggravate his throat less and produce less congestion.  please pray for continued unhindered progress, for relief from sudden spurts of anxiety, for that monstrous cough and for the right time for trach removal.  we are more than blessed by the amazing people we have been called to run this race with.  oh, i forgot, mike’s sister-in-law is staying with him this weekend while i galavant off for a young life work weekend helping prepare timberwolf lake in michigan for that first batch of summer campers.  it will be a different kind of work and i am excited to be able to go with relief that mike is well cared for.  and our daytime caregiver, Don, is plugging away doing all the new exercises the therapists have been working on.  he is an immense blessing as well.

full of praise (and occasionally that cranky complaining streak),  michelle

May 24, 2007 at 10:57 pm 5 comments


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