Steve was able to return home from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Jennifer was here during his hospitalization which was good for both the patient and the caregiver. Thanks to Gary and the kids for sharing her this past week. Steve is still having difficulty eating and drinking - the progress has been very slow. He does have an active infection at the central line site - cellulitis - this will be a slow healing process as well. We continue to visit the clinic at the Huntsman often for lab work and IV infusions as he is not able to take in enough fluids on his own yet. We are giving IV antibiotics at home and hoping to eradicate those nasty germs soon!
We would both like to thank the staff at the University of Utah Hospital they took good care of Steve. Below is a picture of Suzy who happened to be his nurse for four days in a row. As you can see she was a ray of sunshine - great sense of humor and a good nurse to boot. Bob gets the award for the consummate night nurse, he gets in and out quickly, doing his work efficiently allowing his patients the rest they need. Thanks for the follow up call Bob. Elma was his nurse again and he finds her very competent and oh so kind. Thanks to all and please don't take it personal as we hope we don't have to visit you again!!
Suzy getting Steve ready to go home.
Again thanks to our family and friends for your love, support, prayers and for participating in the fast this past Sunday. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter with your families.