Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Wheels

After all the high hopes of last week, this week let the air out of our balloon.

Monday two people called off work from Dwight's unit at Mill Run so he didn't get into his wheelchair and didn't get his 'Run' in the halls. Tuesday was dialysis, which tires Dwight. Wednesday off to a Dr and then the start of a new treatment, so no wheelchair Wednesday.

And then today--Unbelievable--off to an appointment at 7:30 AM. An hour of waiting on a stretcher in the hall for the Doctor to come in. The Dr just makes small talk, so Dwight asks--'why am I here?' to which the Dr says, 'I don't know, let me find out.' For real. He had no reason.

Back to Mill Run for breakfast at 10:30 and then off to dialysis.

Tomorrow is an appointment to have the ports replaced for dialysis, so it looks like the wheelchair will sit another day. Needless to say Dwight is disappointed about this after the progress last week.

Hopefully, this is just a short set back and he will be wheeling around again next week. Soon he will be out and about, making friends and bringing smiles to faces.

If you would like to send him a card:

Room 111
Mill Run Gardens and Care Center
3399 Mill Run
Hillard, Oh 43026

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Yesterday they got Dwight up into his wheelchair, but this time it wasn't just to sit and eat his lunch and talk with his neighbor. No, they added his foot rests and off he went. Down the hall (past the rooms of all the little old ladies that always stop and say hi to him!!). And then off and down another hall. And back......for three hours.

Needless to say he was very tired and feel asleep right after supper.

His roommate took pictures, but he can't text so I have no pictures. But Dwight is very happy. I must admit, this is the first time I have really felt like things are looking up, very looking up! I better start get things moved around for his homecoming.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Starting Physical Therapy

They started Dwight on physical therapy last Wednesday. Basically just sitting up: they swing his legs off the side of the bed and have him sit up. Both days he was light headed and dizzy. He is hoping to get into his wheelchair soon and maybe even to the physical therapy room.

I ask all of you who pray to help me pray for Dwight to be approved for Medicaid. I applied in June and the only thing I have heard is a request for some more paper work which I faxed them. 12 times. Just making sure....

I have called and left voice messages--(he doesn't answer his phone). I have faxed inquires numerous times. The nursing home says they have attempted to get a hold of him.

It is very important that we be approved. We owe huge amounts to hospitals, doctors, transport and now the nursing home bill came for Sept. Oct--$25,000. I am afraid we are going to have to bring him home. But we have neither the equipment nor expertise to care for him. The transport bill needs some paid on it or we may lose it, and we haven't gotten a bill for dialysis yet for the past three months..


Thank you to all who will be praying with our family for this important issue.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lesson in cookie eating

Thursday Aurora stayed home with me so she go play with Esther Faith after school. In the mean time we had a great time, including her reminding me she was allowed to have cookies. Give several choices, she demanded fudge stripe. She then taught me the correct way to eat them. They were followed with Swedish Kid Coffee (half milk, half coffee and sugar) I do believe she enjoyed her coffee break.