Wednesday, September 3, 2008

It's a Marathon Not a Sprint

I've heard this a time or two. Lest I wear myself out, I decided to spend the day at the hospital today and not go back this evening. I just called the hospital and Pete is sleeping anyway so it's a good deal.

We had all our therapists there today, speech, occupational and physical. The speech and physical therapists have each been branded "a pain in the ass". I suppose so, they are making him work, although the speech therapist did give him a bit to drink today. There was talk of moving him to a "real room", but they thought better of it because of worries about him not being able to swallow. Until that, he is not recovered enough to do so. Patience Kristy!

I am overwhelmed by the well wishes. Keep em coming, Pete and I feel your prayers with us.

9 comments:

Rozzie said...

YAY for therapy, especially Occupational therapy!! Make sure he does those exercises no matter what!

Amy said...

Sounds like a better day today! Praying for the swallowing and a new room!

Becky said...

those poor therapists don't make many friends! LOL We're thinking about you guys - hope Pete continues to improve everyday! Many prayers for you all

Kitty said...

ooh, does he get to drink that special thick water yet?

Many prayers that his improvement comes quickly!

Katie said...

Many hugs! He's getting there! I'm so glad that his Theropists are pushing him! Many prayers being sent from PA!!!!

(I just realized I could leave comments:))

Jack Farmer said...

Hello Petey, I hope you are doing well. Just letting you know that Triad, My Family, and I are thinking and praying for you and your family. We wish you a speedy recovery. Mrs. Beins, if there is anything I can do to help, please feel free to call me at 281-898-8031. I work with Pete out at Oxy if you are wondering. I am looking forward to future blogs to help in keeping us up to date with Pete's progress. Please let us know when he gets out of ICU so when can come and visit him in his room. Thanks and God Bless.

Diana from Dallas said...

I think a PITA therapist is a good sign. It is so wonderful that he is getting such great care

Linda said...

As much as we all want Pete to recover quickly, please remember to take care of you too!

Glad to hear he is doing well.

Billie said...

Hey Aunt Kristy,

I know that you are not necessarilly at work, so I figured this would the best way to let you know that Glen and I are thinking about you. We are both praying that Pete has a full recovery. It's good to see that he hasn't lost his sense of humor! :) Please know that I am only a car ride away from you, so if I need to I can be home. You know FAMILY comes first!!! Love you and will talk to you soon!