Thursday, September 25, 2008

9/25/2008

So busy day for Carol. She had appointments with doctors at Harborview from 10-2 basically. They feel she has healed well enough to begin inpatient rehab already. It is up to us when to start it, but we are leaning too sooner than later. I need to discuss the logistics with doctors and family tomorrow. Carol of course is a little mixed on going back so soon, just getting back to see her daughters and all. But still the sooner it begins the sooner she can walk and do things she wants to do.

In 2 weeks her back wound has gone from about a 16x 24 in patch to a 4x4 patch and her right hip looks great as well. Will post on what decide tomorrow. Thanks again for all the support. I think I will be finding out how much was raised at the enumclaw fundraiser tomorrow, and will post on that as well. Thanks, and Carol says hello to all paying attention.

Scott

20 comments:

Erin said...

Paying attention for sure! Coming out of the shade to say Hi. I've been following your story for a few weeks now. I'm amazed by your great strength and courage. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. In life we are given trials, some greater than others...but the Lord knows us and walks each step along the way. Thank you for keeping us updated on Carol's progress...she seems like such a fighter!

Erin

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

Wow! Scott, Carol... this is awesome news. I can only imagine how returning to the hospital so soon must feel, but yippee to having the healing process going so quickly. You continue to be in our prayers.

Shane and Michelle said...

Thank you for the update. I know how busy you are. Visit your blog nearly every day as well. Thought about Carol off and on all throughout the night last night, praying for the Lord's comfort and strength to be with her.

marie bailey said...

That is exciting news! Will continue to send prayers and positive thoughts your way! Way to go CAROL!!! Hello to you too. Thanks for the updates Scott!

Love and Hugs,
Marie

Mikki said...

Absolutely paying attention, and praying for your sweet family every day. This sounds like good news, must be tough though to have to return so soon after coming home to her sweet family. Please give her our love.
The Firelein family

The Kotters said...

WE ARE ALL PAYING ATTENTION! I have been following your blog and love the updates! I am from SLC, UT, and watched Oprah yesterday. There was a lady on that has a similiar story to your wife's and I thought of her the entire time! Prayers are coming your way from Utah! You are an inspiration! Keep hanging on!!

Shannon & Eli said...

you guys stay strong you are amazing!!!

Shelbi Whittaker said...

I look at your blog every day. Some times 2 times a day. I watched the video of the fundraiser the other night and I look up to you guys so much. With everything you have been through you guys seem to be handling things well. I watched the news cast of Carol, and she is BEAUTIFUL!! she seems like such a nice girl and such a great mommy. I really look up to her. I wish you guys the best luck, and we will continue to pray for you and your family.

Cindy said...

Amazing news and progress! Keep up the good work. There are so many paying attention you would be surprised how far and wide your blog has reached. We are constantly praying and getting updates from Marie. Your strength and attitude renews my faith in the human spirit.

Chris Worthy said...

I hope this next phase is quick and Carol is soon back at home. It is a privilege to read your blog and to be able to pray for your family.

Ally Van Leuvan said...

Wow! That's great news, Scott! The physical healing is certainly moving along quickly.

Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Love you,
Ally & Pete

sydney said...

I am so thrilled to hear she is doing well and that things are progressing so quickly! I am a stranger who has been following your blog for a few days now. I have done a little research on my own about Carol's eyesight and have a few resources for alternative therapy (acupuncture and Chinese medicine) that may offer some hope. If you are interested will you please e-mail me directly so I can send you all of the info. I am really excited to hear how wonderfully she is healing! sydneystrickland@yahoo.com

shauna said...

So glad to hear that she's healing so quickly. It's exciting to hear how much support you're getting on the fundraisers. Your family will continue to be in my prayers as Carol gets up and about.

Jaina said...

I'm glad to hear that she is improving. Best of luck with your decision, I will be sending prayers your way to help make the best decision possible. And hello to Carol. :)

Diana said...

I found you from another blog and you have been in my thoughts and prayers!
This is wonderful news on how Carol is healing. She is AMAZING!!!

Gary said...

Hi,

My wife suffered from a similar illness last spring shortly after delivering a baby. Many of our friends have visited your site. I know you must need financial help so I have a suggestion, I hope it does not seem insensitive.

With all of the traffic that you are certainly getting on this blog you could make a lot of money with advertisements. Maybe they are here and I didn't see them. Just a suggestion.

megan said...

Yay! We heard how fast she is healing and are pretty pumped. Way to go Carol!

danahollis said...

I was referred to your blog from another blog and just read your story.

WOW! Truly amazing! Carol, you are so strong and brave... a real inspiration!

I hope you find comfort in knowing that, although I don't know you personally, I will be keeping you and your sweet family in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to heal and move forward.

Hugs,
Dana

Erin Kennemer said...

still praying for yall.... when i saw the Oprah this week with the lady similar to Carol's situation, i couldnt help but think of yall the whole time. Oprah and all her viewers would be just as inspired by Carol's progress and strength (as well as you scott and your girls)... she is definitely a MOMMY WARIOR like they were praising. keep staying strong!!!!

Gables said...

Thank you for sharing the progress Carol is making. It's so great that you have been a supportive and caring husband and father throughout this time. Both of you have displayed a lot of courage!

A few years back I had severe sepsis and it settled in my spine. Later, because of circulatory problems, I had both of my legs amputated below my knees. I only have the use of one arm (my non-dominant one), and I've had triple bypass heart surgery and a number of other health problems unrelated to sepsis; also, I'm not able to use prosthetics because of severe osteoporosis, so we joke that I'm just a 'decorative object' now.

Anyway, I'm still very much the person I was, and I really don't think of myself as limited in any way. It always surprises me when I can't do the things I used to do, but I've developed in other ways as a result and it's probably made me a more complete person.

Somehow, after my leg amputations, I didn't know about going to any kind of physical or occupational therapy, so I devised my own way of doing things that works well for me, and it's kind of a challenge. It's forced me to be more creative, and I like figuring out the logistics of everything.

I've had some precious experiences come my way - such as meeting small children who ask me, very frankly, "What happened to your legs?!" They're incredibly open and concerned.

I hope to find some kind of prosthetics that work with weakened legs, and maybe something to help me use my one arm in a two-armed world. If Carol would like to compare notes or share resource ideas, I'd be glad to communicate with her. My email is cityofenoch@msn.com

Thank you again, and you will be in my heart and in my prayers!