Friday, May 21, 2010

Improving With Each Hour

Hey, Y'all,
As you can see from the title today, Gramps (Dub) is improving even as we speak. I am sure that much of it is due to the prayers that are being lifted up for him and for my strength. I am so sorry that I am not having time to read and comment on other blogs, but I promise when there is time not filled with caring for him and running home to do laundry and sleep, that I will return to those.

Today, after I returned to the hospital, I was with Dub for several hours. When I got there, they were doing another ultra sound on his tummy area, and I don't have any reports on the one they did yesterday or today. Hopefully, they will report something tomorrow to me. They had delayed his breakfast until finishing the ultra sound, so I fed most of it to him and got him a fresh cup of hot coffee. Allie came close to noon, and they were getting him up to sit in a chair to eat. So he ate all of his lunch, and I left to go to take Laurie and Olivia to a local tea room for Olivia's 13th birthday today. We had a really nice lunch and enjoyed some time together.

Allie had insisted that I get some sleep before returning after lunch, so when I got back here and Laurie and Olivia had returned home (up the hill from me), I went in and got undressed and crawled into bed for a two hour nap, and when I woke up, I felt fairly refreshed and ready for a few more hours. I drove back over to the hospital and when I got there, I saw Dub being walked out in the hallway, and he was just finishing his walk. He was using the walker, and moving quite well, with the help of the therapist. He had taken something like (an estimate) about 60 steps, not having to be cued as to which foot to move. It was wonderful, like a miracle, even. I clapped my hands for him. Then the therapist helped him to sit in one of the easy chairs in the room and put his food tray in front of him. Dub ate every bit of his food, along with a Glucerna drink supplement, and a cup of coffee. I was so happy!

Later, after Allie left, he needed to use the bedside john, and used that successfully, so he is now "unplugged" (like the song says. ha). That is wonderful, too. After that feat, he was put back into bed, where it was not long before he went to sleep. It was close to eight p.m., so it was really time for him to do bed. I put all his rails up. Our friend, Ronnie, came to visit and we enjoyed that.

I came home to do laundry and to sleep. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things, but I am sure I won't be up very long this evening. My eyes are already heavy with sand in them (the old Sandman is at it again). I need to put my medications in the minder box, otherwise I am going to be having to do the dosing out in dribs and drabs. I don't like that.

More later. Much love to each of you. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Bye for now. P>S> I received the loveliest letter and "thinking of you" card from one of my readers yesterday. It was such a pleasant surprise! Thank you, Treva!
Talk to you all soon.


Ann Best said...

That is good news! Prayers and good care. They work together. May you get a good night's sleep, and may Gramps keep improving.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Glad to hear Gramps is improving.

Sleep well, dear Ruby.

Bud Ezekiel H. said...

Praise Adonai !!! thanks for keeping us posted, Ruby:)

praying that you get a real peaceful night's sleep in Him.

praying that Gramps continues to improve physically and in good spirits as well.

Trudy said...

Thanks for the update Ruby! Such wonderful news that Gramps is doing better and I will continue to send those prayers up. We have such a faithful God and Gramps is lucky to have such a loving and faithful wife in you!

Hope you are getting some much needed and well deserved rest my dear!

God's blessings to you all!


thanks for the update Ruby, good to know Gramps is improving.
Will continue with the prayers.
Make sure you get as much rest as possible.
Take care.

Barbara said...

Great news/hope things continue to improve in the days ahead,and you are able to get some rest.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a blessing to hear he is improving! I've been thinking about both of you a lot, Ruby.

aLmYbNeNr said...

This is GREAT news, Ruby! Ah, I a so happy and relieved for you! The good thoughts will continue coming your way!