Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Busy Day

Today Dick was busy from morning until night!  It was great for Angie and Pat to be able to spend some time catching up with their dad.  Thanks for coming up you guys!  I know it was a blessing that they could have time with Dick before returning to Omaha.  It seemed as if Dick had a constant flow of people coming and going this afternoon - surgeons, the cath doctors, a physical therapy doctor,  physical therapists, occupational therapists, cardiac therapist, nutritionist, and Shawn the LVAD coordinator (who we love!) and finally his PA who took out the last drain from his incision.  There was no way he could have slept even if he had tried.  The big news of the day is that they will be moving him in a week or so to the rehab facility across the river - this is wonderful news!  This will be his transitional home before moving into our apartment.  Dick, Robert, Richard, and I took our first LVAD instructional class today. There is so much to learn, but there's a test at the end which I must pass (probably score perfect, who knows) before they will release him to my care.


  1. I'm tired just reading about all of his activities and avdentures of the day. No rest for the wicked -- but Dick, I didn't think you were That Bad! The Good Nees is that God is definitely watching and taking great care to see that you have a successful healing. Prayers continue! Bren

  2. Way to go Dick!! We continue to pray for you all. Mary, your loving touch will be perfect for the LVAD. Blessings,
    Nathan & Megan

  3. Dick and Mary,
    You were missed at Eva's Birthday celebration last night. She is such a joy and really had fun eating her own little birthday cake. Aunt Dede had a great time showing her how to dig into all the frosting to get to the cake! It is such good news to hear that you are getting stonger every day. Take care and we look forward to your return to Sioux Falls. Julie & Pat Smith