Sunday, June 29

Getting There

Today we tried to get Jackie back to a somewhat normal routine.  We got him up and out of bed for a tea, toast and banana breakfast.  He takes the most meds in the morning so having even just a little bit of nutrition in the belly helps.  After a short visit to the sixth floor terrace we came back to the room so Jackie could take a nap.  Jim napped with him.

We then got him up for lunch and he was able to eat a little bit more food.  Since it was hot outside we decided to just stay inside for a while.  Then it was time for another nap.  It was my turn to take one.  There is a chair in the room that pulls out flat to serve as a bed.  You may not think it would be comfy, but based on what we slept on in the hospital, this is actually not that bad.  Jim said Jackie and I didn’t move for at least 1.5 hours.  It also took a while for us both to wake up.  I think we both could have slept through the night.  Needless to say, Jim was persistent and we were up and ready for dinner.  Jackie ate a little bit more and also drank more.  PTL.  We decided to go to the second floor terrace to open some cards.  We are behind in opening them because we like to open them with Jackie but are limited to the number we can read at one time.  It is not because he tires, but because every time he cries.  When we ask why, he says that everyone is so nice to think and care about him.  It is tough for Jim and I to hold it together.  We came back to the room, watched a little TV and then got Jackie in bed early.

Jackie seemed very tired all day again. I know how I would feel after being sick, so adding his current condition to the mix must make him even more tired than any of us would feel. We started to see small glimpses of his beautiful smile tonight after dinner and he even laughed a little bit.  PTL.  I think it will just take time for him to get back to normal.  Tomorrow starts the new week and many therapy sessions.  Fortunately this weekend he did not have any scheduled.

I hope you have a good week, full of love and laughter.  We feel your love and support and we thank you.

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