Friday, May 18, 2012

Convalescing @ Home

Chris is convalescing at home.  We've been home since Tuesday evening and so far things are going pretty well.  He still has tape over the 18" long chest incision and then quite a few thread & wire stitches over the areas where the chest draining tubes were.

I spoke to Brandi at the new St. Luke's Cardiac Rehab Center.   It's the first in Idaho.  Chris has a 2-hour evaluation there on Wednesday the 23rd, and then they typically do rehab 3-4 times a week.  Brandy was a sweetheart on the phone and I know Chris will be in good hands.  I mentioned Chris' stitches to her, and she said that over in the ER area they can remove his stitches for free.  Woohoo!  I love a saved trip.

Chris has a benefit called WellDine from Humana that will be delivering 10 cooked & frozen meals to the house.  The meals will be tailored to his renal diet.  I think they'll be delivered tomorrow or Monday.

Other appointments coming up:
 - 5/24 his monthly labs & clinic appointment at DaVita
 - 6/5 back to SLC for a chest X-Ray and follow-up with surgeon Dr. Gomez-Abraham   (and perhaps another test -- waiting to hear from Dr. G's assistant.)

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