He is home! He is Home! HE IS HOME!!!!!!!
Paul arrived home last night around 6pm courtesy of our good friend Margot! She just happened to be in the area yesterday and offered Paul a ride home if he were to be discharged Tuesday, which he was, so an angel of God delivered my husband right to my front door! He looks great and we are still all amazed at the progress he is making!
I filled a prescription for Tylenol 3 (believe it or not, it’s enough!), served him some homemade beef noodle soup I had made and frozen before we left then I scooted off to Full monty rehearsal. But before I left, I had the pleasure of giving him his dog back.
Paul and I are dog people…..SERIOUS dog people……so separation from his beloved Lola was difficult but they both endured and I was witness to one of the sweetest reunions ever! All the dogs were outside so we could get him in and settled without total puppy chaos. After greeting the children and getting him all settled in on the couch with pillows over his tummy, I brought in just Lola. That little dog was QUIVERING with excitement but was so incredibly calm and gentle. I gently set her down on the pillows and she sniffed all over his face and gave him little kisses. She didn’t jump and get over excited …. she was as perfect as always! She did insist on licking his head (like she ALWAYS does!) and snuffled in his ear several times which we all know sends that a delightful shiver down your spine and makes a grown man giggle! It was darling!
So he ate very well and got a decent nights sleep last night and looks pretty refreshed this morning. There is no doubt in my mind his healing with begin to accelerate even more being able to sleep in his own bed and eat normal food and have his family with him.
Now LOTS of people have asked about food….what can Paul eat…his doctors said he needs to be on a Low Fat, Low Salt Cardiac Diet. Click the link for specific menu items. It’s really pretty basic. He can eat just about anything just lay off the spices and especially the salt. Low fat so no fried foods. Also NO RAW FRUITS OR VEGGIES at the moment. He has already eaten and tolerated eggs, breads, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, beef noodle soup, pop tart, fish, chicken…..so like I said, he can eat just about anything but it all has to be cooked. It’s really a relief since they told us to be prepared for him to be on a liquid diet so we were ready with Carnation Instant Breakfast so this is WAY better than THAT! 😀
Like we said, Paul feels pretty good and is definitely up for phone calls and visitors! Just call before coming by please in case he (WE! lol!) is napping 😀