Friday, September 5, 2008


So just got out of the meeting with all of Carol's medical team, and much of Carol's family and mine and Chloe down for a nap. Carol was at the meeting as well in her wheel chair and looking very good, and inputting on the future plan. So here is where we go from here.

Carol will be completely tubeless a little later tonight and the hospital feels her acute care is over, as do we. Her arms hands and legs are healing well, she brushed her own teeth for the first time today. The general situation is that she is not quite ready for inpatient rehab yet. We want to wait a bit until she is prosthetic ready, which may be weeks or a couple months away. Hospital care during this time is not needed. So we have decided to bring her home and have in house interim rehab (Rehab without walls...thanks amy) for the time being. And then get her back up here for inpatient rehab when everything is right. We have much coordination to take care of before we can do this, and this will be done over the next week. Rehab will come to our house for a scope of reasons. Vision stuff, mobility stuff, etc and figure out what we need to do at home to make this work. Her wound care at home will be minimal, and will mostly be hygienic stuff. Exciting but a little nervous at the same time. Carol is a bit nervous for it, but it should be great having her home. The goal is a week from Monday. Thank harborview and swedish for everything you have done to make this happen.



Candie said...

This is so awesome that Carol can finally come home!!! I bet she is so thrilled to be home with her whole family!

As always my prayers are with you!!


Nicole said...

WOW!!! What great news! I know there is still a road ahead, but what a wonderful feeling to know you will all be home together.
Congratulations Carol!
Love and prayers.

Stephanie said...

This news is so exciting!!! It will be fantastic to have Carol home with you, the girls and your extended family. Carol will be
re-charged for inpatient rehab when the time is right! I am sure you are excited that you won't have to commute so much, too!

Good luck getting everything organized at home and let me know if you need anything.

So happy for you Carol!!

Stephanie and family

Amy Storch said...

I have goose bumps!!!! Yeah Carol :) I'm so excited. I truly think that Rehab without walls will be great for her. She should have a case worker and they are great! I hope that you take advantage of the in home counselor that is also available.
Now that Carol will be home please post about how we can help with transportation to appointments and such.


Erica said...

I know how much Carol has wanted to be home! How Wonderful! Tears, tears and more tears!
Love you guys,

Willow said...

omg scott that is so freakin awesome! i havent checked the blog in a bit and this is what i get to read, yay!

Ally Van Leuvan said...

The plan sounds perfect!! We are so happy that Carol doesn't have to spend all of her time healing in a hospital. Her risk of picking up any unwanted infections are so much lower at home, and her ability to rest is much greater. This news is wonderful!!

Lots of hugs and kisses to you both!

Ally & Pete

Kellie said...

What wonderful news! You all must be so excited, especially Carol.

Always thinking of you,
Kellie & Eric Walgreen

megan said...

Yay!!! We wish we could be there to welcome her home!

marie bailey said...

Absolutely the best news in a very long time!!! Way to go Carol. Praise God and thank you to all who have been sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

Love and Hugs,

Lori said...

THis is Awesome. Carol is going to love being home. Just to know she is back in her home with her family. And I'm even excited to have her a little closer where we can help. Would love to help with anything. Good luck with getting things ready. Always praying for you!

Lori Stafford

Tracy Alter said...

That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you both!


Denise said...

Just reading your blog postings for the first time. Your wife and family will be added to my prayer list.

Blessed Nest said...

I came over from Design Mom. Praying for recovery and the trip home. So excited that she gets to go home soon. Blessings,

nailbiter said...

That is so exciting and wonderful! It's always more comfortable being home. Congratulations!
Trish Thackham Roberts

The Journey said...

Best news ever! Thanks for keeping us updated!

Sarah said...

That is GREAT news! Again, if you need absolutely ANYTHING-i'm your girl! Cant wait to see Carol in the Claw again!
Sarah G.

KariAnne and Benny said...

Congrats Carol!! what a huge mountain you have climbed, I am so excited for you that you are headed home, there is without doubt no better place to be!

Luv and hugs, Kari

Bryn and Blaine said...

I am so excited for you to be home after such a long wait. What a wonderful family and husband you have that have fought a valiant fight for you on all sides and you for not giving up. You have made it this far and I know will be able to handle all that comes your way. No matter what the challenge just keep taking one day at a time.
Bryn Wintrode Braithwaite

The Wellman's said...

I just heard of your story today, and from another blogger I've been keeping track of. I'm so sorry to hear about what is going on. You will all be in my prayers, and I'm so glad she is home! YAY! God Bless