I talked to Mike twice today, and both times he was very positive and upbeat. It sounds like occupational therapy went much better today, so it’s I did the right thing yesterday in requesting a new therapist. Mike is anxious for me to get back up there as he thinks he does better when I am there. Hopefully I won’t take the flu bug with me! A few people have been wondering about what will happen when Mike is discharged from St. Marys. I had mentioned previously that he would probably transfer to an inpatient program in Des Moines. That is not that plan now. Last Friday we were told that the rehab team believe he will be ready to come home. The main issue is the number of stairs we have to get to the shower and bedroom. I am hoping that he can lift his leg by the time I get back and those problems will be solved.
Two more came down with the stomach virus today. Jared did not feel well all day and Benj started vomiting at about 3. I am beginning to think that the bathroom is a large petri dish and plan to go clean it as soon as I am done with this post! Elisabeth is much better, so it looks like the girls will be able to join my mom and sisters on a trip to Kansas City. I am glad they have something fun to look forward to as I leave again.
A friend offered to run some errands for me in Des Moines today. What a nice surprise that was! I was wondering how I was going to get that done, and she took care of it for me!
I’m off to clean the bathroom and go to bed. I have been doing laundry nonstop, thanks to all the kids getting sick. I’ll even get a load done before I wake up because my washing machine has a timer on it. What a great feature! I’m still going with my thought that this is the same strain of flu that Gabbie had a couple weeks ago, and planning on no one else getting sick tomorrow. That would be a great day!