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So Where Are We Now?

We're home. We're getting better. We're grateful for all the good wishes, and the care he got while in hospital, that's where we are.

It's been a few days; I simply haven't had the energy to post. Hell, I haven't even had the energy to answer the phone - and I apologize to folks who've called, who I've ignored. It's not you, it's me, and that's not a joke.

But I need to let folks know that Bob's home. They let him loose on Wednesday afternoon, which was good, because, with well over 70 hours without sleep, he was already starting to become a little untethered to the world. He was given a nebulizer, and a list of physical therapists, and sent home. I was told that he needed to have someone with him, if not at all times, then pretty damned close to it, so I took some vacation time; I'm off all this week, and I'll be sticking very close to him, you damn betcha.

He slept much of the next day and a half, which was all to the good. It was nice having him back on our planet, and the sleep also helped his healing process. He's still weak; today was the first day he wanted to go outside. We drove over to Jarvis Beach, one of the lovely little pocket beaches on Chicago's north side, but we were only there for about 5 minutes; that tired him out, so we got him home, and he's now having a nebulizer treatment, since his oxygen count was down to about 90 percent, That's not horrible, but it's not good, either.

Despite his weariness, he got out, and the sun is shining, and we're listening to some lovely mambo music, and I'll be making a quiche for Sunday supper, and so the day is, on the whole, very good.

And thank you, everyone, for all the good wishes you sent Bob's way. They were much appreciated and needed.

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Apr. 30th, 2018 01:02 am (UTC)
Such a relief to hear that he's home and slowly improving! I can only imagine how worrying it's been for both of you. I hope the next few days lead to continued improvement, and that the weather will also cooperate so that some more short walks or trips to the beach will help with mental as well as physical recovery.

And, by the way, I mean your recovery as much as his!
Apr. 30th, 2018 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks on behalf of us both (since I appear to have caught the virus. So much for my predictive powers, with which I airily stated that I wouldn't get it. Ah, well.)
May. 1st, 2018 03:24 am (UTC)
I'm glad Bob is doing better. I mean, I imagine getting better is going to be... a process, but at least he's moving toward that. And Jarvis beach... I was going to say "isn't that mostly underwater," but I double-checked and I guess that no, the underwater one is Fargo Beach. But hey, either one is pretty nifty, and I found Jarvis Beach to be pretty serene the few times I was there.
May. 1st, 2018 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks; it's a slow process indeed, but hopefully it's steady. Jarvis beach was apparently named one of the 10 best little beaches in America by someone, although I'm not at all sure why. It's nice, but not spectacular.

It's funny you should mention disappearing beaches. I did a story about a month and a half ago about a Wilmette beach, Langdon Beach, that has suffered disappearance and reappearance over the decades. Right now, it's in the process of disappearing.
May. 5th, 2018 01:49 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear Bob is on the mend. You take care of yourself, too!
May. 5th, 2018 05:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I'm doing my best on the "take care of yourself" front.
May. 5th, 2018 06:21 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight* <3
May. 5th, 2018 06:28 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks!
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