Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 24, 2008 Tuesday 1:55 am

I think that in the Webster's Dictionary next to the word tough should be a picture of my son. He amazes me how one body can take so much and keep wanting to go through it because it's all going to be worth it. Most every night before I go to sleep I watch him breathing and I ask God how was it that I was picked to be his mother. I thank God that He has allowed me to be a part of this journey and I know that Tom feels the same way.

Will had another dialysis today and they took off four liters. That's almost 10 pounds of fluid. I will take a picture and put it on the blog because you won't believe what a difference it has made. All in all they have taken off about 26 pounds of fluid. Of course he's going to start moving and feeling better without all that extra baggage on him. I asked if I could borrow the machine but they really thought I was kidding. Dialysis really, really wears him out.

Will didn't have to have a bronch until today. They are going to go to every other day for the dialysis so today will be better to get the bronch done. He did walk several steps today. The first he's taken since he got this dumb pneumonia. The second time he stood next to his bed, he walked in place about 30 steps. He did two t-trials during the day too. See what I mean about being tough? He's exhausted and look what he accomplished during the day.

Angel is coming up today. Tom has to go home for a couple of days because his friend that he worked with for many year, Elias Cortabatarte, passed away. The funeral will be on Wednesday. So Angel will take Tom's shift at the hospital. Then Aaron will ride up with Tom on Friday.

So things are really looking so much better. Thanks for the love and caring, and of course, the prayers.
God bless


Mel said...

Way to go Will. Keep up that great attitude of yours. So happy you are starting to feel a little better. I can't imagine how I would handle the same obstacles. You are an inspiration to me and many others. Its ok to take it slow & steady. I hope and pray you get excellent news on all your tests today & you have lots to share with your sis. Oh, by the way, Terri, your great too and an inspiration also. I see where he gets it. Hope your both smiling!
God Bless you & yours. - Culleys

Culley's said...

Your whole family is awesome. Please let Tom & Angel know they are an inspiration too. You are all a major part of the greatness of your family. Its ok to pat yourself on the back & if you can't reach let us. I just realized my old email address had to be fixed on this too. This time I think I did it right. So to new posts and not miss bragging on every one of you.--Mary