Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hospital Stays, Amazing Medical Care, and Wonderful Visitors -- Why I am Not Blogging

Joni Culp Larsen's photo.

Dear Red Couch Readers, thanks for dropping by.  At the end of May my son became very ill.   Last Friday,  after three MRIs, two hospitals and a 12 day stay, two surgeries, and many other procedures, he came home.
Our hearts are so thankful for all his friends who came to visit him in our local hospital.  They were so fun and cheered us up.  Our hearts are also so thankful that when he was moved to a new hospital to get more specialized care. 1.5 hours away, we were near family.  They visited us, brought us treats, and we had a place to crash when we weren't spending the night at the hospital  They really cheered us up.   As you can see, even Miss Utah County and Little Miss Utah County came to visit!  Little Miss Utah County is Jaqueline's grand daughter, my great niece,
Our hearts are so thankful for nurses and doctors who have worked so hard to be where they are and for the expertise they bring with them.  Our hearts are so thankful for modern antibiotics that helped him get better.  He will be on IV antibiotic therapy for at least 4 more weeks; the antibiotic costs $15,000 per week, but we are thankful it is available, and that we have insurance to help us pay the costs of his health care.

Our hearts are so thankful to our Heavenly Father who answered our prayers, in that he is healed.  Thanks to the many who prayed and fasted for him.
Our orthopedic surgeon said he was within a week of losing his leg, so we are very thankful he didn't.  Yes, he has a lot of therapy to get back to where he was, but he will make it thanks to wonderful medical care, new antibiotics, and physical therapists.

So I will be back to blogging soon I hope.