When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and step off. Either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! How wonderful that we believe that with our whole heart!
Will is finally leaving Utah. His health team, that includes family, nurses, RT's, PT's and aides, thinks it's time to move him back to Idaho. He's not well enough to come home home but we have found a new critical care hospital in Boise. They can take care of all Will's needs and they specialize in vent weaning (getting people off the vent), physical therapy, and dialysis. It sounds perfect and they take Idaho Medicare. It's a new facility so everything is up and running and shining.
Several of us have gone and looked over the place-Grandma, Grandpa Atwood, Angel, Aaron, Tom, Will's cousins and myself. We have gone several times unannounced and dropped in on patients also. It has passed all those tests. The doctors seem to have experience in all of Will's "issues" --that's what term the docs are using now. I just know it's going to be a positive move.
He's still not doing so well, but maybe a new place might be the push that he needs. Who knows?
So this is the big news-Will is leaving the University Hospital at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning in an ambulance and Tom will be going in his truck behind him. Because of all the equipment Will needs and the people he needs to run the equipment, there's just no room for the dad. Angel and I will wait for them in Boise and we begin a new beginning. We took a few days off from school so we can help Will get settled. Our choice was not made easily and we need prayers that it will be the right choice for Will. Sorry we had to keep it a secret for so long, but Will wanted it that way.
The U of U has been our home away from home for the last 7 1/2 months. I can't even begin to describe how much we are going to miss all the people. There was a lot of tears these last few days, but we feel that it would be in Will's best interest to get him closer to home so he can have more family and friends to visit him. Of course we don't want visitors right away because he'll be settling in and getting his new schedule figured out. We will let everyone know when it will be okay to see him. It's going to be quite an adjustment for him, as you can imagine. I think we have to build Dr. Cahill a house so she will move up here with him, but we are willing to do that for sure.
Please pray for Will and our family. I don't know how much sleep we are going to get tonight but I will have a lot to say on tomorrow night's blog. Maybe I can even get some pictures up for you all. If not, I promise to do it real soon. How exciting and how scary at the same time. Will didn't want me to put this on the blog until he actually left because of all the times we have planned things and then something has come up and we couldn't do it. He didn't want to get everyone's hopes up. So I told him I would wait until the day he left to post it on the blog. I still can't believe he gets to do it. It will be good. It will be good. It will be good. Okay, I'm convinced now.
God bless and
Oh, Lord take care of us now. Amen.
P.S. Will's Grandma Cherie just had a big, big birthday(I don't know if she wants everyone to know just how big:). We wanted to wish her happy birthday with our love. Will said he will give her a foot rub when he gets to Boise. The hospital is only about five minutes from Grandma and Grandpa's house.