Kevin is amazing. I was so thrilled to see him last night and felt frustrated that I could only give him a gentle kiss and touch his head. I wanted to hug him forever. It was a joyous moment to be together again.
His progress is going well. He doesn't complain even though he has alot he could complain about. I can see in his face that he is uncomfortable. He does tell me he is weak, tired, has pain in various places in his body and has discomfort in his chest. "Just a little", he says. Today he is less talkative than yesterday coming out of anesthesia. The drugs allowed him to be funny in that groggy kind of way. Kevin has the will to recover quickly, but has limitations as he should at this point in recovery. He did sit in a chair today twice and is on a liquid diet, yet isn't hungry, but plenty thirsty.
It seems redundant to keep saying that things always work out when they are in the Lord's hands, yet it's true. We have been astounded at how incredibly fast the new heart came after having the heart from Mayo turned down. This was a more perfect heart for Kevin and we are all close to home. He can see our girls and our families much easier. The best part is that he will be with Jeremy, Alexandria, Sam and Michelle in October at Rebecca's wedding! That will be a family reunion to remember. An anniversary to remember will be Sam and Michelle's. The day of their wedding is the day Kevin received his new heart.
His birthday is on Tues. this week. I asked him what he wanted; he responded he already got it.
More to come - I'm sure you all will be thrilled to see his next blog(s) . I know I will.
Bless you all,