Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Steven made it home this evening and he is so glad. It was not an easy process. He needed to get into a wheelchair and then into the car. It took about an hour to get him into the wheelchair. He had some serious pain and probably more than anything, some serious anxiety. The nurse was really pushing him--he wanted to stay and she wanted us gone--and he was getting bugged by her. When she left the room (and he was sitting on the side of his bed), I said, "Don't you want to go home so you don't have to have nurses boss you around?" That did it (and the mention of the Christmas tree). And then he overcame whatever it was that wouldn't let him move into the chair. It wasn't easy, but here we are. Lets hope the days just keep getting easier in his recovery! I guess that is the general idea. They say it takes about two weeks until the bone has made enough fibers to hold it together so that it isn't rubbing against itself and irritating nerves inside the bones. Two weeks is when he sees the doctor again.