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Sunday, November 30, 2008


Today they started Dad on the pirate eye patch! They are switching it a couple times a day but Dad says it helps him concentrate on things, especially on people's faces.

He was able to be taken off of the IV heparin so instead of three IV's he now has only ONE!! This morning I was able to comb his hair a little and make him look "nice" for his visitors. He ate some eggs with cheese... of course, and said they were ok. He said tonight that lasagna sounded good... so maybe that is something we will try tomorrow. But he didn't have much of an appetite today. I think he looks like he is wasting away in the bed. He will just need to eat more ice cream when he feels better to put back on the pounds. I don't think he will mind.

The Wilcox' brought the sacrament to Dad tonight. This was so sweet of them and meant so much to all of us.

Dad said he had a really bad headache today and wasn't able to do much in regards to moving around and such. We think it is because they reduced his steroids dose too soon. The doctors are saying that he will be discharged this week but we don't know exactly what day. He will still need to go to inpatient rehab for a few weeks. We are going to try and work out all the details for that tomorrow. We want him to go to the VERY, VERY best. Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions about different rehab facilities Lindsey is checking up on some places. We will let you all know where he will be going.

Keep praying for our dear dad. He is starting to get really bored.... what are fun things to do in a hospital bed when you feel dizzy, tired, and are in pain? Thanks again for everything you are doing for our family. We cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate it.



Deb Kennedy said...

Thanks for all the updates. I was at Bible study this morning and we prayed for your dad and your family! I also sent a note to my friend that is a CCU/ICU nurse at Swedish, Debbie Oberg. She will pray...and maybe she has cared for your dad and your family!

Scott and I will come see you all when your dad gets to move to the rehab facility...in the meantime, we will keep praying!

Suder said...

Your family has been in our thoughts as prayers this past week. The girls always remember to bless Brother Ellsworth and their sweet Primary President.
Tell Joe that I'll make his cinnamon rolls and bring them over whenever he feels up to it.

Love you all
Kristi Suder and Family