Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Day of Rest

Yesterday was a big day of activity and improvements; today was a day of recuperation. Alex was very sore from all the "stands" he did yesterday, and had to have extra pain meds to sleep last night and to stay comfortable today. That being said, he still had a shower, some PT, and a trip to get his chest and shoulder xrayed today, for a total of 10 "stands". He was pretty whupped by early evening today.

He saw Carol and Marc, Leah and Aurora, Lydia, Cheryl, Rachel and Garrel, and Mom and I today. Whew! (Did I miss anybody?) Thanks to everyone who came, and for all the goodies and flowers. Alex loves having company. Apologies for his need to cut some visits short today; as I said, it was a long day.

Tomorrow the massage therapist will be working with Alex from 6 until about 7:30, so you may want to plan your visit accordingly. Earlier in the day tends to be an easier time for visits for him, anyway.

Today we received an anonymous donation through "Giving Anonymous." Many thanks to our mystery donor. We appreciate the "band-aid money"! So many people have been so kind and generous. It's somewhat overwhelming, trying to find a way to express our gratitude. Thank you for all the gifts of food, most recently a HUMUNGOUS pot of homemade chicken soup from Darlene and Don. YUM!

I still can't get our @#$%ing laptop to connect to the wireless network in the hospital. I've had a few friends play with it, and we can't seem to reproduce whatever my techie friend managed to do to get it to work at Cornell. So bear with us; when we get it going, you may start to see posts from Alex on this blog!

1 comment:

jimgottuso said...

been offline for about a week and it's great to hear of alex's progress. sounds like a painful procedure but still good to hear of him getting better.