Saturday, August 30, 2008
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul.
Praise the LORD! We are home.
When we awoke this morning...his mercies are new every morning....the swelling in Ellie's foot was dramtically better. Ellie ate very little, but we had only one hurdle left. She needed a bm.
We took drastic, um, suppository, measures. Once she had her bm, and the nurses knew the works worked, we were on our way.
As we waited for the works to work, Ellie enjoyed herself and felt more like herself than she had all week. We didn't have to keep her on her back all day, so she spent much time in her wheel chair. Once again, Fatima helped to entertain Ellie. She was so kind, reading to her, and again, giving tips on maneuvering a wheel chair. We went outside and the girls took turns in adaptive swings. They painted, well Ellie messed, with fabric paint on stuffed dolls. Shriner's is so good for kids. We visited with some dogs at pet therapy.
We left with a trailblazer loaded from the bottom to the top, with wheel chair, special car seat, walker, luggage, all the toys given by friends and Child Life at the hospital, 6 mylar balloons, diapers....on my! We had given Ellie a dose of her pain medication to make sure she was comfortable on the ride home. Until she fell asleep, she was inconsolably irritable. Nothing made her happy, until, thank goodness whe went to sleep for over 2 hours.
We stopped at the country's favorite, well for those 60 and older, and us, Cracker Barrel. Ellie was still not happy. Finally I took her out of her wheel chair, and held her. She gave up her supper, and ate out of my plate, not much but the most she's eaten since surgery.
She was relatively easily to entertain the remaining 1 1/2 hours home.
And, here we are! Thank you for your prayers, as they have carried us through. Please keep them coming throughout our adventures in Spicaville.