Friday, October 10, 2008

The New Digs 10/10/08 Friday 12:45 am

Here we are with a brand new "family" I like the people, already I can tell they are going to fit in well with Will. I know we just left a place that was our home and we trusted them with our son's life but we didn't have that trust over night. It took us some time to get there. So we are going to be just fine here. It will take us awhile to get over the loss of all our friends at the U. I know we might not see them again but they will always be remembered and thought of with such love because of the care and the love that they showed Will in everything they did. Okay, I'll wipe my tears off now and let you know how the day went.

First of all, let me tell you we left a hospital that had hundreds of patients to come to this new hospital that has six--yes, you read correctly. That's all they have right now but they have full staffing for all. We have a one-on-one nurse, aid, RT, and maybe doctor. The doctor comes at 7:00 in the morning and leaves at 7:00 at night and all he does is work on these 6 patients. So nothing is going to be overlooked right now.

One of the bad things was that Will is in quarantine until 2-5 days culture grows out negative. So we have to wear gowns and gloves at all time. Angel really loves that. It's something they do and I don't know why. Also, they won't let Will have anything to drink until maybe tomorrow. They say they don't let people on vents drink because of possibility of aspiration. We tried to tell them that he's been drinking for about 5 months now with no problem, and that he's even eating pudding, jello, and mashed potatoes. But they were pretty adamant about it so we will see tomorrow.

The place is so clean and shiny with lots of windows. Angel and I were waiting for the ambulance to come and so we got to wait in the physical therapy room. Man, it is nice with all sorts of new equipment. It's going to be fun watching Will put them all to good use.

I am staying with Will tonight and then when Angel gets here in the morning, I will go to Grandma and Grandpa Atwood's house to sleep for a few hours. He is more comfortable with someone he knows here. I bet it won't take long for him to get to know these people. We meet with the care team tomorrow at 2:00 pm and they let us know what the plan is. So I will let you all know what they say.

This feels good to be this close to home. I know all of you want to come and see him. We want that too but we will make sure he can handle visitors before we can say "come on in" I hope all of you understand. We have really, really enjoyed all the comments, and we hope they keep coming.

God opened this door (this new place) for a very good reason. We know He has good plans for Will. I am very much at ease now that the transport is over. Thank God.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures I put up earlier. Take care
God bless


Karen Atwood said...

I waited with anticipation for the blog this morning as I do every day, but this morning is different. Yes, the Utah medical teams did a wonderful job for Will. Will's family and friends will never be able to thank them enough. However, it is so so great to hear that you are comfortable with the new hospital and how they operate. It's probably a good thing he can't have visitors for awhile because Idaho is ready to flood the hospital with family and friends!

Of course we have all been praying for Will, but just as much, we have all been praying for all of you--Terri, Tom, Angel, and Aaron--and now we know you will all be resting easier knowing that even when you aren't with Will, you are very close to him. GOD IS GOOD!

Nichole Rammell said...

I am so glad you are back in Idaho. I am also heading to Utah today and thought I would stop bye and see you, but I guess not. We are heading to Boise next weekend. but I will wait for the go ahead on visitors before I come visit. I hope your mom is reading you my blog. I just got back from Cancun, so much fun. Hang in there!
love ya,

whitehouse said...

Welcome back Will, I am so glad you are closer! We can get together much more often now and discuss coaching stuff. I know I have been able to talk to Coach a lot, but he is so old school. Have a wonderful day. I can't wait to see you !

Angel great picture. Just like old times at the house. You talk Will right to sleep. Love ya all!