Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Steady as she goes................

Another day, another nurse, another physical therapist.......................

I must say I never know what a day is going to look like ahead of time. I am learning to "roll with the punches" and realize that my schedule is just that MY schedule, not anyone elses :-)!

Yesterday, I was going to run to Costco in the AM real quick, come home, and then head to work for a couple hours, but between the nurse and the physical therapist that kept changing what time they were coming - by 5:15 Em and I were just heading to Costco.

Nathan got ALL the rest of his staples out and that left only the stitches in his left arm and left knee UNTIL dad got home and he took the stitches out of the arm............NOW, don't get all excited (like I did ), the Dr. was going to take them out on Tuesday, but Nathan was too worn out and needed to get home and out of the wheelchair, so Dad just took care of that. I hope he plans on going with me to Harborview next Wednesday so he can explain himself! I'm a rule follower - I did not do this!!!

The physical therapist told Nathan that he needs to be up in the wheelchair for 2-3 times a day for a minimum of 30 min. We have not been doing this. He's been up once a day (one day not at all) and not for very long. So today we will ramp it up a bit (no pun intended :-). Pray for Nathan as we work on this. He gets light headed and he starts to hurt. Think about sitting on a repaired pelvis, hip, tailbone, etc............................doesn't sound like a party to me.

This afternoon Em and I are heading to Spokane to bring Brandon home - I am so excited to see him and have him home for the summer.

Pray that things go smoothly while I am gone.

Psalm 145:9
The LORD is good to all, and HIS mercy is over all that HE has made!


Katie Bedient said...

I hope you guys have a wonderful drive and I'll pray for safety and that everything at home will continue to go smoothly. :) Safe travels and we'll see ya when we see ya! :)

Jude 1:24 "All glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault."

Abbie_Marie said...

Let Nate know we are praying for's going to take so much time for healing, but working to being in the chair is a good start to more independence! :) Love you!

Cynthia Bateman said...

I'm glad you and Em are getting some time away. I know your thoughts will naturally drift to Nathan and how he's doing, but I hope (and I'm sure) you can focus a bit on Em and on yourself. It's a nice long drive, so you'll have a little time.

Healing is never easy. God has some lessons in store. Prayers will continue.


Susan said...

When I was in rehab, they got a gel cushion for me, because I had the same problem with sitting up. I was so excited to get to be up in a wheelchair instead of flat on my back, but I couldn't do it for more than 20 minutes. The gel cusion made such a difference, I purchased one when I went home. You can get one at a medical supply store. They are a little pricey, but well worth it. Get a good one. The cost is probably around $100. I used mine for months--even after I could walk again.

Sue Spinks

Abbie_Marie said...

Okay I think we need a post just on Nate's haircut...I saw it on Molly's blog when Macy came for a visit!!!