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We thought this would be the best way to let you know what has been happening with Ken. He started feeling very tired and running a fever last Wed. July 17th. He had to fly to Utah for his work as executive director of Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountain District (a faith-based drug & alcohol recovery program). He was miserable with feeling so sick with chills & fevers. He was able to go to an urgent care facility in Ft. Collins on Saturday & drive himself. On Sunday, he was feeling worse & could no longer drive. I took him & again more blood work and tests. He was so weak by then. I took him to his primary care physician on Monday. They hydrated him with 3 liters of IV fluid and a strong antibiotic. His temperature went to 103. Blood cultures were drawn. His doctor tho't we should head to the hospital. Ken really wanted to go home so the doctor made him promise that if for any reason, I would think we should head to the hospital, that he would need to cooperate.
Today I administered my own antibiotic treatment, with Debbie nearby to a make sure everything went well. We also made a trip to the County clerk’s office to get our handicap stickers. Now we are official and can park without fear of a ticket.
I did some exercises on my own today. I posted a video on my Facebook page demonstrating the exercise I use for my arms and shoulders. It is interesting how I can do something with my arms and especially right foot if there is pressure in the right place. I seems to trigger the brain as to what is suppose to be happening.
Debbie is the one who had the doctor appointments today.She had a tooth pulled early this morning as part of a tooth implant process she is going through. This afternoon she had a physical with our family doctor.
As I reflect on being home, I am thankful for theprogress that is taking place. I have been sleeping better. I am able to transfer myself to most surfaces with little or no assistance, my endurance is improving. We are getting the attention and care from our doctors that are facilitating my recovery. We have had the strength to face each challenge with confidence in God’s care.
All this and more are issues we have asked prayer for. At this juncture, we are able to look back at old prayer lists and draw a line through them as answered, answered, answered! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness.
BIBLE VERSE FORTODAY…
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Debbie and the discomfort after the pulling of her tooth
Resolution of the infection, finding the source
Weight gain and muscle strength
Safe travels for Stephanie and Nathan and kids traveling from Atlanta
Sanity for Grandpa and Grandma when our home is invaded by 6 grand kids age 7-11 months