Can you imagine being told that all you had to do was follow a road and you would get everything you ever dreamed of? I feel like thats what has been happening here, after finally getting out of ICU we are on this road to the Emerald City of Health for J. Even making plans for this whole interview today and figuring out how to get the girls to see her. Yesterday was a bummer because while the plan was for them to come things didn’t work out, still she did get to talk to the girls and that helped.
Several good things did happen yesterday, J had Physical therapy and actually was able to put her feet on the floor. They changed her diet from thickened everything including water to real food that was a huge deal for her, and she was able to sleep for a while off and on throughout the day. She will go from here some time in the next two weeks to a step down resident facility for phyisical therapy and then to her moms and then home hopefully by mid FEB, the mid feb thing is my hope this is NOT a dr’s time line.
Then last night it got a bit scary and it is making me second guess this whole trip. After they did some routine stuff J had a hard time catching her breath, said it felt like an elephant sitting on her chest. I know this feeling as I have asthma. She got an x ray this am and they did some counts and while I know that we agreed for this short trip home for me for an interview and for a chance to rest I’m worried about it now.
Please pray that the whole thing goes the way it should and that it’s not a huge mistake for me to leave for this time. I desperately need the rest and the chance to be out of here for a bit so i can be strong for her but I also need her to know I’m not abandoning her.
The Wizard sent the travelers on a quest when they got the the Emerald City, showing us that nothing is free. I know that J’s health is not free I know it has to do with her and with prayer and her doctors and my ability to be here and help her after the hospital. Lets just hope when I get to the end and am faced with the witch whatever that witch may be there’s a bucket of water handy.