Heading Home...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Colonel was released from the hospital late yesterday afternoon. 
 
BUT...

He still has to be seen by the doctors at Ft. Dix.

AND...

They were closed by the time we left the hospital.

SO...

It was back to the hotel last night.  
He'll be seen by the Ft. Dix doctors this morning and they will authorize his medical leave
 and we will head home as soon as we can!

There is good news!  
He doesn't need the wound vac anymore.  The wound is closing on its own.  
He had the PICC IV line removed yesterday!  
No more IV antibiotics.  
We have a few prescriptions to fill and he'll be on some sort of medication for a few weeks, but that's so much better than IV antibiotics.  

I'm grateful to the Lord for working in this situation.  
The Lord never promised that we would never experience hard or difficult times.  
He never promised that we would never face illness or surgery.  
BUT, 
He did promise that He would be with us 
and help us and comfort us.  

And this is what He has done in our lives this past week. 
 I will forever give thanks to the Lord for always being faithful to me.  

33 comments :

  1. So good to hear more and more good news!
    How blessed we are that our God is with us in all things and at all times!

    blessings and hugs,
    marcy

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  2. Great...my thoughts are still with you. It is wonderful the way the Lord is with us all the time.

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  3. That's great news!!

    Warm thoughts,
    ~Silver

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  4. Oh Lois, I am beyond thrilled to hear this good news!! Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!!

    This is simply the best news I could have heard today!!

    I'm praying that God will continue to heal the Colonel's infection and incision area, and get him back to normal soon!!

    Just make sure he follows Dr's. orders!! These guys of ours that are accustomed to giving orders sometimes don't want to follow them, ya know??

    Give the Colonel my warm regards, sweetie!!
    Love and hugs,
    Becky

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  5. Great Praise Report Lois!!! God is still on the throne!
    Hugs,
    AMY

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  6. GREAT!!!! So happy to hear that great news. God is good.....

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  7. Yay--thankful to read the good news!

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  8. Lois.

    So glad that the hospital time is behind you. Now, just to have Phil recoup at home.

    Stay strong, stay courageous! HE will give you strength and peace.

    Bill.

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  9. So great to hear the good news!!! Blessings abound!!!

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  10. So glad to hear that you'll be on your way home WITH the Colonel!

    He'll so much more comfortable there--with you!!

    Take care yourself:)

    Linda C

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  11. Yea!!! I'm so glad you take your family home today. Try to get some rest!

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  12. *HUGS & Prayers*
    as you head home!!!
    May the Lord give you strength
    and joy!

    Love Always~ Miss Jen

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  13. AMEN FRIEND, AMEN.

    HUGS AND PRAYERS FROM MAINE

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  14. Morning Sunshine,
    Amen, girlie
    So happy to hear your Phil is doing so much better and is able to go home off of all the IV,s and vac machine. God is so good!!
    Will pray for a safe journey home
    and until he is completely out of the woods. Glad to hear his wound
    is starting to heal on it's own.
    Course, we both know who is really doing the healing.
    God is a faithful God, and He proves himself thru each and every
    situation like this.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  15. YAY!!! I'm so happy for you! Glad to hear the wound is closing too:)

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  16. Wonderful news! So very glad to hear it!

    Jane

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  17. Good to know you are closer to getting home. I can't wait to see a picture of the Colonel resting in his own house!!!

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  18. What wonderful news for all of you.
    I will pray that things will keep going well for him.
    The Lord is our strength.
    God bless

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  19. Oh that is good news. I hope you both get some rest and have a quick recovery.

    Cynthia

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  20. Good news! It is always wonderful to see prayers answered. God bless. wb

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  21. What wonderful news! Yes the Lord is faithful and answers our prayers! Hope the Colonel has a speedy recovery and your life gets back to normal soon! Blessings, Loretta

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  22. that is wonderfull news, you must be trhilled. We will be praying for you to have a safe journey home and and for the recovery to contiue smoothly.

    I tell my kids exactly what you said that Jesus never never said the walk would be esy, he just said he would walk it with us. It is so true. So glad your walk has gotten a bit less stressful

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  23. Praise the Lord for his faithfullness to his children. Good news.
    Judy

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  24. Holy smokes lovey. I haven't been around much lately, the past 10 days. What the heck happened? I clicked on your blog and was scared half to death. I'll pray for y'all. I'm sorry for the frightening times your going through.

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  25. Praising God with you all!
    May our Great Physician bring him through this recovery quickly and thoroughly.
    HE IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME.

    Blessings.

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  26. That is such great news. Prayers are being answered. PTL He is always good.

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  27. Glad things are looking up. Praying for ya.

    Hugs, Renee

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  28. Just checking in to see how the Colonel is doing and let you know you all are in our prayers. Have a blessed weekend! <3

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  29. Much love to you all this weekend Lois. You be sure to go gently and get yourself some rest too. So pleased that finally the Colonel is home, and hoping that this is the start of a few weeks of rest, recuperation and togetherness. Fiona x

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  30. Hi Lois, how's the hubby doing today? Getting better I hope. JFYI I have a new post ut it doesn't show on blogroll for some reason.
    Have a great weekend.

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  31. im so glad things are resolving!! Praise God for keeping you close during this trial.

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  32. Been thinking about you and hubby. Glad to hear there is some good news. Praying for a full recovery, and soon. My DH had a terrible, awful cellulitis infection in his leg several years ago. In fact, it was about the time we were going thru infertility testing. And, the trauma of it all ultimately led us to not pursue having another child. (btw, I do believe if *that* were truly meant to happen, it would have anyway!) So I know somewhat the things and worries you've been going through. It was a scary time! And they never did figure out how he acquired the infection... Blessings, Tammy

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