Monday, April 21, 2008

Doing Better

After a very scary couple of days, Dad is feeling better. When I left the hospital yesterday to come back home to MS, he was sitting up in his chair, enjoying his first meal of "real" food. The doctors are trying to regulate his blood thinner medication so he can go home. We think that might be another couple of days. He'll be glad to get back home and off this roller coaster ride of health. I know he'll be as scared as we are of another blood clot going to his heart, but the filter is in place to block 99 percent, and he'll be on coumanin (the blood thinner) for many years.

He feels good except that now he's having pain in his right knee. They took an X-ray today. We'll find out what's going on with that soon. He may have twisted it when he fell.

I have thanked God so many times for sparing his life that the prayer runs through my head over and over and over. Thank you for yours.

Here's a picture of Abby Kate and William playing in the "Carnes' waiting room." It was very comfortable and our family pretty much took it over for the last week.


Anonymous said...

You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Glad it looks like things are looking up again. Take care.
Brinkley Oliver

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to read good news when I got home today! We'll continue to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

That is such great news. I continue checking your blog to get the daily update. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. Hope Mike is doing better too!

BJ said...

That's a great picture of you and your dad. He looks so good, I can't believe it. I wish I could have gotten to see him the other night but I know I will again soon. It was great to see you and I'm so glad things are getting better.

Carrie, Brian and William said...

Lookin good!! Gary, hang in there you'll be back home again soon. Casey, glad to see you made it home to MS safely.
Love, Carrie

Meg Palmer said...

Case, I am so glad your Dad is doing better. We will continue to pray for all of you. I check your blog constantly! John thinks I'm stalking you:)Anyway, take care!

Carrie & Sean said...

Casey, We are so happy to hear your dad is doing much better and back on the road to recovery. We will continue to pray for him and your family. I am glad you made it back safely to MS. AK and William look like they are having some fun! Take care and talk to you soon! Tell you dad he looks great!!: -)) Carrie

Lyndsay said...

Gary - you look GREAT!!!! We missed the Carnes family in Florida this past week, but we are so happy to hear that things are looking up to better health again. We thought about you all constantly and kept telling old times stories that brought on some good laughs! I think I've worn Mom out calling every day with "what's the update??" I hope to see you all soon. Love you all! And Case -- give Ms Abby Kate a kiss from Aunt Lyndsay!

The Moremans said...

casey, bless your heart! i will continue the prayers...let me know if you need anything!

Marge and Brent said...

Casey, I am so glad to see your dad is doing better. That is a great picture of you both. Your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hope Mike is feeling better as well!

Anonymous said...

As always, in our prayers!!
Ellen, Robbie, and Reese