Tuesday, May 17, 2011

HE'S HOME!!!

It's the post  we've all been waiting for.  I've finally exhaled.

There he is having his first lunch home.

It was no small feat, let me tell you.  I almost went apoplectic yesterday.  He was in the nursing home chasing people down to find out the name of the company to deliver the equipment.  I was home trying to reach company to find out when delivery was going to happen.  The social worker gave the company the wrong phone number to reach and they had been trying since Friday morning.  7:30pm almost everything, the most important stuff, oxygen equipment and wheel chair.

He started on them when he woke up this morning.  My friend and I arrived at 11am and he was outside and waiting.

The at-home case manager came by.  It wasn't nearly as bad as everyone had made it out it was going to be. She was very friendly, helpful.  She just loved our animals.  She was surprised by how well is compared to most people she sees.  Thinks he was ready to come home a couple weeks ago.

The nursing home didn't set up half the stuff they said they needed to get done before he comes home.  It's all been left up to me.  Such liars they are.  Oh well, I'm writing everything up and soon they will be hearing from the State.  I have a website full of numbers to call in the coming days.

His first order of business was to pet his cat Bootsie, who ran away from him frightened with a big puffy tail.  They'll all come around.  The bunnies have more bravery and have been checking out the O2 equipment.  Nippit likes to lick the tanks.

Then he went to his office and read all those posts since February 16th when this whole nightmare began.  He says he will right a guest post in the next couple days.

I keep running down the hall making sure he's really here.  I think I might drive him sane with constantly asking are you ok, do you want anything.  Aaaah, he told me to go relax and I don't know what to do with myself, now.

15 comments:

Figaro said...

I have not read the post yet but I HAD to comment....YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Figaro said...

I was wondering after I posted that, did they ever find out what happened to him? Was there a name to put with all of the symptoms?

Denise said...

Figaro, no they never found out what virus caused all this all to happen. All we have for a diagnosis is all the symptoms. ARDS, acute renal failure, etc.

The Dr.'s in the ICU said it happens to 1 out 1 million people will catch a cold virus and their body goes into complete failure for some unknown reason. Very scary stuff.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

So glad he's home!!!!
Bet the pets are happy (and of course, both of you!)

Vicky said...

Wonderful news :)

Kate said...

Do the happy dance, where you shake your pants. When you shake your pants, do the happy dance!! This is my brother-in-law's favorite song to sing to my little niece when he swings her in his arms. Seems appropriate!

(zooms off doing the happy pant dance)

melbatoast68 said...

I have walked around with a stupid grin on my face all day. I am so freaking happy for you!!

by Teresa said...

Tell D that my D and I are very happy that he's finally home. He's a miracle man! I hope that you both can finally heal and get back to the happy antics with the birds and bunnies again. Hugs, Teresa :-)

nursenikkiknits said...

YIPPEEEEEEEE!! Best news I have heard all year.
Welcome home D! You have been missed, but I bet you already knew that.

Stitched Together said...

Woohooooo! That is SUCH good news. No more running back and forth. I'm so happy for you guys. It must be such a relief to be together again and get rid if all those interfering nuisances. Now all you have to do is get D better and better.

Susie said...

Oh wow what excellent news.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Welcome home! {Waves}.

Tink said...

I have got such a huge grin on my face now I've read this post, I shall be smiling all day. So pleased for you both.

Julie said...

YES YES YES, fantastic news ....

Rudee said...

It's about time! Congratulations.

Cookie said...

Woo Hoo!