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Posted 2017-12-10T16:14:03Z

Going home!

It’s been a long slog, but things started looking a little brighter yesterday, and this morning Erik got the word that he could go home today!

I mentioned Erik was able to start having sips of water the other day; he’s since graduated to clear liquids (broth, jello), and that’s been nice for him. Friday they stopped his epidural pain relief, and that was pretty miserable for the rest of the day as all the heretofore masked pain started making itself known. With a little fine-tuning of meds, and his body adjusting to the new normal, he felt much better yesterday in that department.

They were then mostly waiting for a few things to stabilize, and still measuring various things, which made yesterday an extremely long day. In the evening we enjoyed another visit plus fiddle concert with Nacio, Chris, and Barbara, which was really nice.

Unfortunately, last night had many interruptions (such as the 5 am xray happening at 4 am), plus noisy snowplows outside, but then this morning they said the chest tube could finally come out, and we will be able to leave this afternoon! Erik was finally able to have a long-awaited shower, and has graduated to a lowfat liquid diet for a week or We are both looking forward to home, family, cats, and a full night’s sleep.

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Comments (13)

  • Amanda Legare
    Amanda Legare

    YAHOOOOO! I am amazed he is getting out of there so soon after that surgery. I know, it feels like forever for you guys. Clapping like crazy - and he is looking good. Fingers crossed that all goes smoothly and he is back home this evening.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Chip Taylor
    Chip Taylor

    Ahhh, great news! Please let me know when he is up for a short visit. Can do this at his convenience anytime.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • jessica Offir
    jessica Offir

    Hooray! 🎉🎊🎉

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Andrew Peterson
    Andrew Peterson

    Huzzah and happy day!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Maggie Bye
    Maggie Bye

    It will be so nice to home in your own bed. Sweet dreams, and no 4/5 a.m. x-rays!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Farley Smith
    Jennifer Farley Smith

    Bravo all! Welcome home! Wish we could be there to greet you but have sent a trusted emissary....Look for it on your doorstep in the next day or two.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Chloe Bird
    Chloe Bird

    This is so good to hear! May you both rest well tonight and have an easy day tomorrow.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Mark B Kaminsky
    Mark B Kaminsky

    Great! Congratulations on your Dartmouth graduation!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • barbara grandberg
    barbara grandberg

    i'm so happy for you all :}

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Rebecca Gould
    Rebecca Gould

    Yay!! SO glad to hear it. May the gifts of being home continue to surround you and heal you. 💚Becky

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Sally Denmead
    Sally Denmead

    Praise be! I''m getting a little thrill just thinking you may already be home -- how wonderful!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Kara Pekar
    Kara Pekar

    HUZZAH!! That's great news. Thank you so much for keeping these updates coming. I look forward to hearing about Eric's continued recovery, which I'm sure will proceed in leaps and bounds in the comforting, supportive atmosphere of home. (Not to mention, he'll be able to sleep better!) I continue to hold you all in the Light.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Judith Plotz
    Judith Plotz

    Dearest Erik: It's so great that you're coming home. We can't wait to see you! We'll be up from DC next Tuesday. Is there anything we can bring you from the Big Wicked City? All love, Judith and Paul

    4 years ago · Reply