Diario de Joshua Horky
Home sweet home.
Escrito el Mar 2, 2014 10:00pmWell Josh has made it home! He came home on Saturday night. Really it is sooner than we both expected, but realistically Josh was made ready for it during therapy. Though he does have lifting, bending, and twisting restrictions on him, he is generally able to move about at home. He will have PCA help regularly during the week and Whitney home during the weekend. Generally he will not be without supervision/help for very long during a normal day, at least for these first few months while his back really starts healing up and fusing right.
So now we look forward to warmer weather and snow melting!! It's been a record cold year for us up in Duluth, making it the second coldest winter in recorded history. BRR! The sooner the snow melts, the sooner we can start building the garden raised beds, and finish that blasted fence!
House renovations are coming along nicely and the kitchen is getting near to being finished, though slowly. Cooking out of a microwave is tricky when you're used to a full sized stove and oven!
Thank you to every person who has supported us and left us kind notes and called and sent us cards! We appreciate it! Updates will be a bit more sporadic from here on out- we will be checking in from time to let you all know how things are going. First checkup is at the end of March! See you soon!
Escrito el Feb 23, 2014 9:30amThe snow is done (all 16-18" of it!), and josh is moved into rehab in Duluth. He made it up on Wednesday last week. It's different this time around- his back is "straighter" and because of that he is a bit taller sitting up. This makes his arms "shorter" so he is having to relearn how to boost up and move. Without being able to turn his body, or bend much, it makes other activities tough too! It's a learning process this time around, for sure.
He is slated to stay in rehab only 7-10 days, although that may change. We are hoping he stays a little bit longer so that he has time to really figure out his bathroom routine. But our house is also in shambles with a kitchen remodel going on right now! It's moving along quickly, but still renders it useless- I am cooking out of a microwave and a hot plate. It's like college all over again! I just need a water hot pot and I'd be set!
The wood pile is dwindling with all of this cold weather- we have had a bit of respite lately but we are plunging back into the cold again. Brr! I'm hoping a real spring comes soon!
Escrito el Feb 17, 2014 10:13amIt's a snowy day up here today, so Josh will be moving up to Duluth and Rehab tomorrow morning! So get your visits in today if you are in the cities.
He is feeling well and his last chest tube was removed yesterday. No more lines!
He has had lots of visitors lately and that's fantastic. He says THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
See you all in Duluth in the future!