It’s been a rocky 2020 for many, Doug and I included. For the most part of this year, Doug’s health has been pretty good. His blood cancer has been under control. We practiced as many safety measures as possible, including spending more time at the lake and at the farm. However, in November, Doug and I both contracted Covid-19. I rallied through it and recovered within a week. Doug was not so lucky. He developed COVID-19 lung that landed him in the hospital. He received Remdisivir (same drug as President Trump) which worked well. After returning home, Doug wasn’t fully recovered when he returned to work for three days. He relapsed and after two outpatient trips to Park River First Care, Doug was taken by ambulance from Park River to Sanford on Broadway in Fargo on Christmas Eve, where Doug is receiving excellent care for pneumonia. I have been able to stay in Fargo to go up to the hospital and see him every day. We know that he will have a very long recovery, but, while he remains very weak, Doug is making some progress each day. And I continue to be his “nagging” cheerleader reminding him of all the things he has to do in order to do the things he loves to do, including fishing. I’m so grateful for our kids: Kimberly has assisted with a number of the financial and personal tasks in Grafton (where she also lives); Danny is busy taking care of the chickens at the farm; and Amie calls the nurses desks and gets the medical updates, asking the right questions that I might forget. We know it will be a long way back to full recovery, but we are taking things one day at time during this difficult, but optimistic journey. Please refer to https://www.caringbridge.org/public/douglascarlson
for any updates on Doug. Thank you for your prayers.
We wish you all a Happy 2021. Doug and Sue