Saturday, March 6, 2010

DAY 258

I do not like being in the is not a fun place to be. Rick has held down everything he's eaten yesterday and today and no more diarrhea. He's had 3 bags of fluids and should be well hydrated. Dr. Wolcott will release him either tomorrow afternoon, or first thing Monday morning back to TLC...and I cannot wait to get there. Rick got out of bed and sat in his chair for a few hours this morning, then napped and laid in bed the rest of the day. He is extremely wiped out from the bug plus we started him on the anti-seizure medicine called Kepra this morning. It is supposed to be the least sedating anti-seizure medicine there is, so hopefully his system will adjust to it quickly and we can continue to make progress. Hard to believe, but I had really forgotten what the hospital setting is like. At TLC Rick is never in his room. His day starts at 7:00 for breakfast and he's in therapy all day. No TV in his room at TLC either, and all meals eaten in the dining room. And he's much better attended to, he's just a number, 206, at TLC he's Rick.

Dean Gfeller came by to see Rick today, but he wasn't really up for much visiting, and I understand. Rick just now fell asleep in the middle of watching the PBR, so that will tell you how tired he is!

We continue to take one day at a time, and trust in our Lords plans.

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:1-3.

Dear Lord, thank you for all the healing you've done in Rick and for all the healing yet to come. We praise you and thank you for your mercy that we do not deserve. Please continue to fill Rick with your holy spirit and give him the strength he needs to overcome this so that all the glory can be yours. In Jesus name we pray...Amen.



  1. Crystal,
    I am so sorry that Rick caught the bug. Lots of that going around here to, but short lived, so maybe he will be rid of it very soon.

    Church at Guthrie is celebrating 100 years tomorrow. Wish ya'll could be there. I think often of the first weekend we were at church there. It was last Easter and Kent Ballard had an egg hunt for the kids. Before we left, Cade came over to share his eggs with Brittany. What a touching moment for Brit and our whole family! It was really sweet.

    Anyway, this summer, the folks at church are planning a bigger anniversary. Maybe ya'll will be there! Praying for that!

    Ann (& Cliff, too)

  2. Praise the Lord for the progress that Rick has made and we pray that there is more to come. We also praise the Lord for the wonderful dedication, love and support he has received from his loving wife and children. And Heavenly Father we look forward to hearing that wonderful giggle that only belongs to our boy Rick. Thank you Lord

  3. Crystal,
    Well, when the bug gets under control and you find out what the kepra is going to do, then everything is going to be back to healing
    and everything is going to go back to working.
    Always remember Irma Bombecks' line, the only thing that is "normal" if the setting on a dryer! God Bless, keep your chin up, just another speed bump! later, Rick

  4. So so sorry that you both have had a rough couple of days. We love you and are praying for the stomach bug to leave and Rick's progress and healing to begin again.
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan