Thursday, March 30, 2006

Denise is finally home!

Here's a photo of Denise with some of the crew at the SNF. These are just some of the people that played a part in her getting better during this last phase of her hospital stay. After taking pictures & saying goodbye to other residents/friends, Denise was discharged from the skilled nursing facility about 6pm this evening. So far, so good. Denise's choice for her first meal at home: our favorite pizza (from Petrillo's in San Gabriel).

Well, part of me wants to put "The End" with this post, but past experience tells me that it might be wise to keep this blog going for just a little while longer. And at some point, Denise & I need to write a big long "Thank You" episode on the blog to thank everyone. And there should also probably be an "Invitation" episode on the blog to let you all know when & where there'll be a big reception or something so Denise can meet a bunch of the new friends she gained by going through this ordeal. When the dust settles...

Happenings today: There was an appointment with the retinologist today to see about her vision damage. But there was a mix-up and an opthomologist came to see Denise instead. So we're going back again tomorrow to see the proper specialist. That's a biggie appointment. Another biggie appointment will be next Tuesday when we go to see the infectious disease doctor again. In the mean time, we're watching Denise for headaches, dizziness, and anything else that might signal a problem. Liver enzymes went down SGOT & SGPT were down about 20 points. AlkPhos was slightly higher than it was last time (in the low 300s).

Denise says "Thank you for all your prayers. Because of your consideration and prayer and God's strength, I've made it home!"
Love, Denise
She also says that compared to the hospital beds & Gore-Tex mattress pads she's been on for so many months, our bed has got to be the most comfortable in the world. I'm going to see if she's right. G'night.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


March 30, 2006 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


March 31, 2006 6:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glory to God!

March 31, 2006 6:16 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Hope your first night home went well. Been keeping up with you all this time and have never left a comment.

March 31, 2006 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God Praise God Praise God. I sit here with tears of joy and gratefulness to Him. We will keep on praying for complete recovery.

March 31, 2006 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You JESUS! {:

March 31, 2006 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Lisa James said...

Praise God!! I am so happy that your family is all together again, in your own home!!! Continued prayers of strength and blessings for all of you!!

March 31, 2006 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Denise, from a PCS mom who has never met you but has kept track of you from the start. Praise God for all the miracles he has performed in your life! Marcia

March 31, 2006 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Highest praises to our Mighty God!!What a Mighty God we serve!! Denise, you look FABULOUS and we all know that God is bringing you through!! I could not be happier that you are home with your husband and children!! Just keep on getting well and we'll keep on pullin' and prayin'!!

March 31, 2006 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home Denise! May God continue to do his awesome work while you finish recuperating at home.
The santa Barbara crew

March 31, 2006 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus...You are mighty, gracious, faithful, and worthy of all glory and honor and praise.

Welcome home Denise. It is wonderful to know you are back with your husband and precious children.

God's continued blessing's on each of you.

Athens, GA

March 31, 2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Dave said...


March 31, 2006 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


March 31, 2006 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Beki said...

:) Glad for the good news!

Please continue to keep us posted!

Thank You, Jesus!

March 31, 2006 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am overwhelmed with joy and thanksgiving for what the Lord has done! Welcome home. Petrillos pizza sounds wonderful! I moved away 23 years ago and hadn't thought of that in ages. My husband and I had our first date their! I love you guys and will continue to PRAY! from Joan in Seattle

March 31, 2006 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!! I am so happy for you all. May He continue to surround you with His love and care.

Former PCS Mom

April 01, 2006 10:42 AM  

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