A Gary Update
(Or also-- "You Guys Rock!")
I just gotta start off this update by saying we have the absolute BEST friends in the world! I was inundated by phone calls and emails today from so many of our best friends and family members; between our friends at church, girlfriends, ball friens, and Gary's friends (including dear, sweet Bobby, who has been his best friend from kindergarten!), we have felt so very blessed to have so many special people in our lives!
And THEN, I come home from a very, very long day and decide to check my blog and I have almost 40 waiting for me here. And what sweet, sweet messages from all of you. You really have no idea how all of your concern, good thoughts, and prayers mean to both of us! To know that there are people out there who we've never met (and some great blog friends who we DO know otherwise, but who we stay in touch with via our blogs--Kelly!, Ryan!, Jeff!), it just boggles my mind and makes me SO very appreciative for this wonderful computer!! So, thank you SO much all my dear blog friends--you just absolutely made me night when I came home to all of these well wishes!
Now for a quickie update: Gary spent pretty much all day being poked and prodded and wheeled around to various tests. He had another MRI done, a couple of heart echoes and tests done, and ultrasound done, and a ton of bloodwork done. The only results we know so far are from the additional MRI; Gary's neurologist told him this morning that they found TWO mild strokes (one of them in almost the identical spot as the one he had three years ago). We don't have any results from the other tests back, but hopefully tomorrow!
Gary is very antsy and anxious and really wants to go home, but I'm trying to help him see that we need him to stay in as long as possible (even if he doesn't want to at all!) so they can figure out as much as they can! I think he will be in until at least Sunday!
He is still having problems putting words together. At times he's able to say several sentences in a row, and then at other times he gets stuck on a word or two. Very frustrating to him! (The bright side of all of that? Yep, I'm getting to finish his sentences for him and he can't get mad about it! hee hee!)
On my side of it all, I am just VERY tired and also feel guilty that I haven't been able to spend my entire days with him. I had to get the kids to school, pick them up from school, take Delaney to softball practice, and get ready for our big Scrapbook Event at church tomorrow. I had a good little cry over it all this afternoon--just felt overwhelmed at everything to do, but also sad that I wasn't there for Gary as much as I need to! And tomorrow I will be at the church all day for the scrapbook event. Just a little overwhelmed here! (But, of course, Gary reassured me that I was doing my part in "holding down the fort" so he's very understanding. But I really just wish I could sit on his bed tomorrow and hold his hand all day long!)
Keep thinking of us and I'll get on probably Sunday sometime and give another update!! Hopefully, Gary will be home by then and giving us all grief again!! LOL
We love and appreciate you all so much!
Hold your loved ones tight tonight!!