You’re probably wondering about the title of this email. We are in the hospital about to lose our cookies, waiting for discharge papers to go through. Lowell is feeling absolutely too good to stay in here any longer. In fact, he has been trying to run Panhandle Nail Benders from room 411 at Sacred Heart Medical Center. I do believe he’s went through at least a dozen cell phone calls and even had the nurses faxing a proposal for him from the nurse’s station. Although I am almost positive he is the first patient that ever had such a strange request after having surgery 2 days earlier. In fact, I have had approximately 3 cups of coffee this morning just to keep up with him! And it looks as though I might have to gulp another one on the way home since he claims he wants to stop at the job site yet.
Ack! I just typed up this whole email and lost it!
And as for all that sleep I was looking forward to, well . . . it didn’t happen. I didn’t take into account how very empty the motel room would be without my hubby and four munchkins. And it was so terribly quiet! There was nobody snoring, moaning, crying, or yakking in their sleep. I kind of miss those middle-of-the-night conversations with a sleeping person. So instead of the 12 hours of sleep I could have gotten, I have to be content with the 6 that I actually got. Although I am looking forward to my own bed tonight where there’s always somebody needing to go potty at 2 am or asking for milk at 4 am.
Lowell’s surgery went great. The doctor took out 18 screws and about 3 plates from his hip and elbow combined. Sometime I will have to email the picture. The doctor advised him to make a wind chime with his souveneirs. The doc also took out extra bone growing around his old hip fractures that may have been impinging the sciatic nerve. And then he ordered a radiation treatment on his hip to keep the bone from growing back. It was like a high-powered xray on the left hip to stunt the bone and tissue growth.
So we will probably be leaving here within the hour. Thanks to all who were praying and we give God the glory for a successful surgery and great recovery so far!
Talk to you later!