Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nov. 8, 2008 Saturday

Will looks so good. I have still not seen him up in a chair or walking the "loop" around the nurses' desk. That's because when I got up here, he was on dialysis and then when he's done he's pretty tired. Wednesday they got 3 1/2 liters off, Thursday they got 4 liters off, and today he got 4 1/2 liters---that's almost 25 pounds of fluid off. Of course he can breathe easier and move easier. He had a great day. He rode the bike for five minutes straight without stopping. Then he even topped yesterday---he stayed off the vent for 13 hours 10 minutes.

Well, you know what really got to me, when I got up here he was wearing pajama bottoms. We look forward to the little victories like this. He actually put the pj's on himself. It took awhile but he got them up. It's been so long and it was a good step. What determination this guy has!!!

Tomorrow, Saturday, we are going to try to get him in the shower. I know it will feel so good for him. Then he's going to take me on a walk around this loop. I don't know if Will is going to have dialysis on Sat. or Sun. Maybe we will play some games or something. I'm looking forward to the better days coming.

His Uncle Dave came up to visit today. He's the one that flies for Delta and this is one of his stopovers this month. (Usually he goes to Cancun or something like that). It was good to see him and he had seen Will in Utah quite a few times so he was impressed with what changes there are in Will.

Dallas Cowboys have a bye this week so I don't have to share Will with the Cowboys on Sunday.
I am definitely going to have some pictures up this weekend. I know he would have lots of company but there seems to be a bad cold going around the valley so a lot of Will's friends won't be able to come up (and we want to thank all of you for being so careful of the germs).

Our friends in SLC are experiencing snow already,but we had a gorgeous fall day today. Will had his massage from Teresa (yes, she's back after being off for a week) so he's almost asleep. He will have sweet dreams tonight.

Please say a great big thank you to our great Creator for the wonderful change that's happening with Will. What a blessing He is giving us right now and we give all the praise and glory to Him.

God bless


Katie Lardy said...

Hi Will!
Oh, there's nothing better than putting on comfy pajamas for lounging. That's great news. Keep up the wonderful progress. I hope you continue to feel well.

I don't have a cold right now. I wish I could travel to come and see you now that you're in Boise. I'm sorry I haven't been to see you yet. Your move just came right about the time that I'm supposed to limit my travel.
We might be looking at this new little baby arriving within the next 2 - 4 weeks!!!
It will be better to wait for a visit anyway when I can bring baby to meet you.
I hope you have a great weekend. I love and miss you all.
Great big hugs,

Molly said...

Way to go, Coach Will! WOOHOO!
Im so glad to see that your on your way to better days.=] keep up the good work!

T*A*N*Y*A* said...

Wow Will I love that you are doing so good.. 13 hours that is way way good.. I cant wait to hear how you do tomorrow.. You seem to be doing better everyday.. All my family says "yahoo wait to go Will" ou have lots and lots that love you Will.. Keep this up Buddy!!
Love T