Husband spent almost a week in the hospital waiting for a stent to be inserted in a blocked artery. The adventure began with chest pains. I will admit to all readers that, yes, in addition to my purse I grabbed my knitting tote and stuffed in a project on my way out the door to take him to the ER. I carried that bag back and forth with me every day to and from the hospital. Some knitting occurred. Just some.
He's home now, much improved. He's got a renewed sense of life with all its glories and riches. We both have a greatly renewed sense of the power of God and the talented, caring people He has placed in the world of magic medicine.
In summary, take one 86 yr old guy who walks every day.
- Give him a blocked artery (and won't we all have them after 86 years despite diet and exercise? 86 years is a long time for a body to work on itself!)
- Take him to the ER with chest pains.
- Transport him by ambulance within the hour to the main hospital and have him scoped and cathetered to discover three arteries blocked.
- Work on him for a week to get BP and hemoglobin and kidneys at top form.
- Send him back for a catheter procedure to ream out the worst of the three arteries and insert a stent.
- 90 minutes later have him back in his room, awake, alert and enjoying a visit from grandson.
Now them's some miracles and wonders, dontcha think!?
We're home and glad of it. My week looked like this
- Try not to worry; he's in good hands.
- Knit and pray
- Wait and pray
- More knit and pray
- More wait and pray
Well, you get the idea.
I worked on a pair of sox and the Arimono shawl. Both were non-taxing to my brain but allowed my hands to be busy.
|Fabulous color wave and great pattern.|
Blessings on all who serve. I wouldn't be knitting or enjoying my new husband without your contributions and sacrifices.