Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We're Home

Well, two weeks ago today Stephen had the massive heart attack and here I am sitting in our office at home thanking God for seeing us through the very dramatic events of the last couple of weeks.

We got home about 8:00 pm last evening. Jason came home with us to help get Steve in the house, settled and make sure he could climb the stairs. Steve got in the house fine and he climbed stairs beautifully (slowly, but beautifully). Jay stayed with his Dad while Jayna ran to the pharmacy to purchase all the new medications that Steve will now be on - Woah - Two weeks ago Steve took 2 pills, last night he took 10 pills. . . and I'm not even going to talk about what it cost!

The night was quite wakeful as Steve tried to sleep in his own bed - not so good, the Lazyboy chair that we bought from Grannys furniture last summer was the place of comfort - so about 4:30 this morning, we moved to the chair and he has been sleeping ever since. I know we were up about 15 times before the chair move, so he needs good sleep today.

I am hoping to keep things quiet around here for a few days. My mother is coming today to help me get groceries, laundry, clean out the refrigerator (you know 2 weeks with no one here - not a pretty sight). I will enjoy spending time with mom. Then Stephens mother is coming for awhile. She is helping with the elections today so it was nice that my mother voted early and could come to spend the day with me.

The kids are all home, Steve is home and my greatest nightmare of coming home alone was not a reality. I have great joy and the sun is shining. The trees are beautiful and someone came to the house and raked my leaves. God is so good that it brings tears to my eyes. If you see me and I cry - just know they are happy tears.


Anonymous said...

Wow, so glad that you are home. It is wonderful and scary at the same time, isn't it? But still there is no place like home. We know how great those lazy boy chairs can be after surgery and injuries.
Hope you can enjoy these beautiful days at home together.

Beth said...


Welcome home! It is amazing how quickly they discharge after open heart surgery. Wow! Thank you for sharing and your beautiful spirit. Good heavens, Steve had no choice but to recover fully with you in his corner.

Still in my thoughts and prayers-

Kathy Heeter said...

I have been inspired to leave a comment to all the readers of this blogspot over the last two weeks, and to those in the future. If you have felt like me, you wanted to DO something useful for Steve and his family, but you didn't know what it was. An idea has come to me that I think would be a tangible, practical way to show our love and support. If you would like details, please email me using Steve's name in the subject line and I will reply. I am hoping for a big response. My email is kgheeter@juno.com. Thanks for your help.

Michelle said...

God IS so good! I am so glad to hear you guys are home. I love you all very much, miss you greatly, and pray for you often. May God continue the healing he's begun :)

Love, Michelle (Baker)

Anonymous said...

There'll be blue birds over
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see.

There'll be love and laughter
And peace ever after
Tomorrow, when the world is free.

The shepherd will tend his sheep,
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep,
In his own little room again.

There'll be blue birds over
The white cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow, just you wait and see.

I've always thought the Purdue Glee Club sang this best!

We missed you this morning, Jayna!

Ann Bradshaw