Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25th, 2009

Life can be blissfully sweet sometimes. I personally love it when things just fall into place in a really lovely pattern. I have said before how this blog has become almost like a personal journal to me and with that I have had to almost be careful how personal I get with my comments because sometimes I forget that the whole world can see what I am writing:) But right now I am so happy that I don't care what I write or what I say! HAHA I just want to scream it from the mountain tops, or at the very least the top floor of my hotel room!

David is taking a nap and I am supposed to be working on some projects on the computer but blogging seemed so much more appealing right now! I am glad he is resting, he hasn't been sleeping well at night and last night we had a minor scare. Jolting me back to the fact that we really aren't totally out of the woods and we never really will be. But that is ok, we have the mighty healer on our side and I am good with that. David's ankles started to swell up last night and they kept swelling as the night wore on and pretty soon he just didn't feel good at all and he no longer felt good enough to sit in a chair, he had to lay down. He and my brother both said they wanted me to call the doctor, this was at about 10pm last night. The doctor was fantastic on the phone, she had me take his vitals (b/p, temp. weight) all were fine so she said just to have him stay off his feet, stay away from sodium and high liquids, and mainly just rest until they see him Thursday. It was a relief but again a reminder that we still have to be very careful with his precious life that we have been given a second chance with.

Today my sister Sarah came down to visit with him and while he and my brother were busy on their computers she suggested that she and I go across the street and get lunch. At first I was hesitant, but I am so glad that I did it. What a blessing it was to get out in the fresh air and really have a nice hour outside of the hotel room and in a non hospital environment with another being that wasn't hospital personnel! Plus I got some sister time which I don't get very often, it was truly a special hour for me and I think she knew I needed it. I felt 100% better after that and much more recharged! I can now take on the world, just give me a cape and a tiara!

Shortly after that Doug's dad and sister arrived again for one last visit before heading back out of town. David enjoyed visiting with both of them, but was a lot more tired today. I know they were both glad to see him and I can only imagine how hard it has been for them to be so far away this whole time, so I am glad that they finally got to spend some time with him. After they left my brother Ricky also decided that his visit must also come to an end, so he packed up and left as well.

So now it is just the two of us. I am glad he is resting up, his body needs it. Tomorrow is our first "clinic" day, and the first day he will be poked and prodded. We have labs at 8am, clinic at 9am, then xrays, an echo, and his first biopsy to get done. Then on Friday we have to go back for him to get a special IV drug infusion that will take between 4-5 hours. So we have busy days ahead of us.

This is a picture of David, his Aunt Annette (Doug's sister), and his Grandpa Allen (Doug's dad)


  1. Hey hope all's well?

    I take it from ya last paragraph that David's new heart has CMV? I was told that my new ticker had the same thing. The IV time is a good opportunity to get some good use out of ya iPod or if he likes reading getting ya head down into a good book? "It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life" By Lance Armstrong I'd say is the most inspiring read any guy could have who has had a major set back and turn around in their life. My Dad purchased me a copy and I was hooked from the very beginning. I'm not a reader but that book had my from the get go and drove me to what I have achieved today.

    Anyways I just wanted to stop by and check in and if there is anything I can do to help. you have ma details and I have Skype so can call internationally pretty cheap as well = )

    Tell Dave to keep up the good work, and let him know that I'm here if he ever wants to talk to someone who was is the same boat?

    English joe

  2. Hi Bronwyn and David...I cant even begin to explain how amazed with God I am with this. David, I find things so hard to say right now! First and foremost, I am SO glad that you are in recovery and doing okay and I, along with my parents and uncle Ian are praying for every step you take with it. I have to say I am so thankful for your parents :) They are really amazing people! I just want you to know that we are all thinking of you and I have been keeping up with this awesome blog that Bronwyn does and pray for your recovery every day! If you ever want to contact me your parents know what my info is. I love you. Aunt Annie