My hubby was released from the hospital on friday evening and I must say, we have a happier dog. I made DH wait in the car while I took everything inside and placed Vallie in her cage. When she saw him come thru the door she went nuts. As soon as I got him comfortable, I opened the cage door and she ran so fast across the living room that she couldn't get stopped in time and went face first into his chair. It was the first time he really smiled since the surgery. We have a nurse that will be coming in for the next two weeks to check his vitals and the incision. My DH is 6'2" and weighs 220 and as the surgeon put it "he's one big boy". Well I wish the surgeon was here to help me get him to his feet. Whew! This morning was shower time and by the time I got him dried off and dressed I was exhausted. He is making a pretty good patient though but I expect that to change as he gets better. John and Peyton came over yesterday and John helped me get the walker fixed up for him. It was the kind that had 4 wheels so I had him take them off and put tennis balls on them. We have no carpeting in our house so it glides very well for him.
I want to thank all of you for your prayers and best wishes. I do believe that with all the prayers that were being sent to Heaven, he came thru this ordeal in pretty good shape. We don't have to worry about his body rejecting the parts. I talked with someone at the hospital and this kind of tissue has never been rejected so that eased my mind.
Over the course of these past 2 weeks, I've gotten alot of knitting and crocheting done because that was one of the best things for me to do while visiting and sitting with him. I'm going to be selling these pieces and more because let's face it.....I don't wear alot of wool here in Florida. These will be in my store in the next several days, so if you're looking for Christmas gifts or something for yourself to help keep you warm, check them out and you might find something you like.
Blessings Abound, Barbara