Monday, February 14, 2011

I've always heard that life isn't fair

Bob, just before leaving the hospital

Our new home accessories

When my husband went into the hospital last Thursday afternoon to have his broken foot repaired with pins he felt very healthy and upbeat. And after three nights in the hospital he came out with an unknown pulmonary problem that necessitates his being on oxygen 24/7. Needless to say he feels like he's been beaten up.

That just isn't right. That just isn't fair.

And of course i went through my share of fright. His condition was so bad on Saturday night, I had visions of him never getting back to normal. Thankfully by the next day he felt and looked and acted better, and now that he's been home a night and a day he's improved immensely. I'm feeling more confident that his oxygen deprivation is only temporary and soon all we'll have to deal with are the no stepping down on his right foot issues. Plus we're seeing his own cardiologist tomorrow. Hopefully this man will have a magic wand and make him all better with just a touch.

If only I could believe that could really happen.

So the saga of the accident-that-could-have-been-avoided (I've made it all one word) continues. Please think good thoughts and stay tuned.


Jacqueline Howett said...

Sorry to hear the news! Healing is now a process and needs lots of faith and hope to hang in there as healing takes a long time. We'll send you up a prayer. Gosh! thats a horrible pain. I broke my leg once and have six screws just above my anckle part of the leg. Constant foot excercises now.

Glynis Peters said...

Sending healing thoughts your way!

Unknown said...

Oh, Bob! Oh, Madeline! I saw the oxygen tanks in your FB post but did not know the seriousness of it all.

Perhaps the broken foot precipitated the pulmonary event. Or perhaps you received a gift of simple and unexpected grace. Who can know?

My wish for you, though, I know: may you find some measure of peace in the not knowing and live from this day forward a "wild and precious life" together.