Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday 4/25/08 4:44 am

Wow, the blog counter should hit 30,000 today. That's unbelievable. When I started this, I wondered if anyone would even get on and read any of it. I wasn't expecting the friends and family support for Will.

So, sometimes when you have been in the hospital a long time you begin to feel a little frustrated. My dad has a saying that he heard somewhere, "The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." That's what we have been feeling like the last week or so. So frustration was pretty high in Will's room. We decided to tackle the drs. and let them know how we are all feeling. When they made their rounds today we talked to them. I think they saw our point and are going to do things a little different now. Dr. Cauhill came in and explained things a more fully and let us know she's not worried.

Drs. decided to put Will on some more antibiotics to cover some things that have been happening. They did take a mono test because Will has been sleeping a lot the last 48 hours. They also took some cultures and both those tests take a few days to get back to us.

Will sat up in the chair for 40 minutes today. That was very good for him. I think they are going to try to get physical therapy twice a day now. Then we had a couple of visitors from 2nd east and that made Will feel better. Also, he had one of his all-time favorite nurse today. She was the one that gave him a massage on his birthday, so of course she's one of his favorites.

Pray for the tests to come back negative and for Will to be able to handle physical therapy twice in a day. It would be so good for him. Pray for all of us not to let that frustration get to us. Any of you that has had to spend a long time in the hospital know where we are coming from.

Life is good and we feel very lucky, no not lucky, blessed to have been allowed to have Will's new lungs at this hospital. His nurses, drs. and respiratory therapists have all been working so hard on Will to try to get him over these little "bumps." We do feel that we are getting THE best care here.

My mom just came to visit today. She hasn't been able to get up here because she was in Reno the last 9 months taking care of her sister as she was fighting a battle with cancer. I was really glad to see her.She'll stay a few days with us. She was really happy to see her grandson.

Thank you for being a part of the 30,000 hits on this blog. God bless you all.


Brenda said...

I wish there was more we could do to help. I know that our Father in Heaven blesses us as we fast and pray for blessings. In the past our family has fasted for special blessings, like when the twins were born so early and when my mom was suffering. This brought us all strength and peace. Please join us this Sunday in a special fast for Will and his family if you would like.

KP said...

Thank you Brenda. Count me in!

Coach said...

Will, I know what you are thinking.It is easy to fast when Donna is doing the cooking.

Bina said...

hey family, just wanted to write you real quick and say hi. 30,000 hits!! that is so crazy! I had no idea you were so popular Will. I kinda feel a little more popular all the sudden just knowing you. Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend. My thoughts and prayers continue everyday! It's kinda funny but I never even worry about you Will.... I just know how strong and determined you are and I have no doubt I will see you soon- healthier and happier than ever. I can understand though how frustrating it must get being in the hospital day after day. Whenever I get frustrated in life I think of the quote, "Never, never, never give up." and I picture the frog choking the bird that is trying to eat him. That always seems to help. I love you all very much. Take care! ~BIna

Cyndi said...

May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. Our prayers continue for all of you.
Cyndi & Family

Mel said...

My mom, Mary Turner, wanted me to let you know that she has your family in her prayers. Also monday when they do rosaries they are praying for your family and the Wednesday night bible study they are lifting your family up in prayer. She asked me if I would write you and let you know you are loved. She just celebrated her 92nd Birthday & still loves to get out in the yard and putz. So I will tell her tomorrow morning that I did let you know. Will, you need to think of all that Pepsi energy your building up for. Get strong. We're rooting for you.- Mary-Nevada

Pug said...

Hang in there Tom/Terrie I know Will draws from your strength. Your both are amazing.