Monday, June 8, 2009

We are HOME!!!

Thank the Lord we finally got to come home today and try and get things a little back to normal. Getting Matt home took up a lot of the day as it is almost 4:30 and I just sat down to relax. Matt had about 7 perscriptions that I had to pick up at the pharmacy and we had to get all of his equiptment in the house and set up.
I have gained a new respect for those spouses that have to care for people that are disabled...not that Matt is disabled but he is temporarialy unable to do much for himself besides sit up, sleep, eat and walk small distances. I am also thankful that a nurse is going to come to the house to help me care for him as Matt is a big guy and hard for me to handle by myself.

I have also spoken with the home health nurse and the physical theripist and they will be visiting him this week sometime. Matt will not go back to the doctor until next Tuesday. I am just glad to have him home. Matt is not able to do much for himself as he cannot bend, twist or carry anything over 5 lbs. He has homework to walk 4 times a day and sit in a chair for about 30 minutes 4 times a day. The walking really is hard for him and takes a lot of energy but he is getting so good. He is starting to get feeling and movement in his left leg again which is great! The doctor seems to think that if we give the nerves time to settle down from all the trama from the surgery that things will go back to normal. It has been a long extended week and we are so thankful to all of you for your kind words, calls and texts. Matt is excited that we are on the road to recovery and that hopefully next month he will be healed enough to go to Lake Austin with our families.

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Anne and Andy said...

Yay! What great news! You're such a great wife to take wonderful care of him! :)

Life as a Stephens said...

we are praying for matt's recovery and for your sanity... jarrett wants to call matt - email him at work with matt's all your free time. :) no rush.