Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quick Update

Ryan had a follow up Dr. Appointment with the Cardiologist today. They did a chest xray and found some fluid "sort of" in his legs. He said, "The fluid is not IN your lungs but it is in the area your lungs are." Too bad I'm not remembering anything from those Anatomy classes I took. Anyway- the Dr didn't seem too worried about it. They are giving him some medication that will make him pee a lot- and they're hoping he'll just pee out the fluid. I don't know how you pee out fluid in your lung area. But apparently... You can.
So Ryan has passed his Physical Therapy. They no longer come to the home since Ryan seems to be doing just fine on his own. Same with Occupational Therapy. The Speech Therapist who helps Ryan with his memory said she doesn't think she needs to come anymore. His memory, although not PERFECT, has gotten so much better. Everyone is SHOCKED about how quickly he is recovering. And I know it's due to all those prayers.. so THANK YOU!
As far as returning back to work.. a tentative date is December or January. Of course... right around Christmas. Gurr. I think this year I'll be making all my gifts. I'll try anyway. Luckily Jayden is young and doesn't know the difference so that makes me feel peaceful about the whole lack of Santa this year :). It sucks but considering everything we have been through. Im just grateful that we'll all be together- and honestly nothing else matters.
Still no word on Disability or Workers Comp. I'm starting to get nervous. We're okay right now... but won't be in a few weeks. I'm trying not to think about that and I'm hoping everything will just work out. I don't have the energy to freak out about anything. :) I know it'll work out. I didn't know it would be such a long process. Jayden has his well check appt next Wednesday and I'll get some more diabetic supplies before our insurance is gone at the end of the month.... Not that our insurance covers that much to begin with. Stupid insurance. Maybe I should go full time? ... Yeah I can't.
We're plugging along. Im doing better. Getting into a schedule and I can change an IV now in two minutes. (I hope Im doing it right). Ryan can now shower by himself. He's still sleeping in that recliner. When he comes back to bed it's going to be hard sharing it. I have been sleeping smack dab in the middle every night. Poor Ryan.
Oh one more thing... Ryan went to three hours of church on Sunday!! What a stinkin pro :) I was so proud of him. He even sat in a bench.


kelley family said...

that is great! I am so glad that he and you are doing a little better! Oh and no worries on no Christmas gifts-the past two years we only got Kurtis one little gift and I knew that he would be getting some from his grandparents so it all worked out!

Emily said...

Yes, we were so excited (and surprised) to see you guys at church on Sunday. You have been missed!
It's so great to hear about Ryan's progress, thank you for keeping us all updated. My kids always remember to pray for the "Swordensens", we all really care about you guys and are rooting for you.

jamirodana said...

I was so shocked to see him at church that when he passed me quickly, I just touched the sleeve of his coat lightly and said "whoa, hey" and he probably thought I was weird. haha.
I'm glad he is doing better:)
All the rest will work out, I know it!

Rachel said...

We were shocked to see him on Sunday too! But really, really happy. Just imagine how many people's testimony and prayer have been strengthened by this. I know mine has.
Things will work out. You know you're still in our prayers.

Shane and Linda said...

It was SO good to see you on Sunday! We are happy to hear things are improving and that there is a little more calm in your world!

dave + kirst said...

We were shocked to see him Sunday too! Oh wait... we weren't there ;D But we wish we could have seen him! Glad you guys seem to be doing better, at least healthwise. Ya know gifts do seem to be less important each year for Christmas (I can't believe I'm even saying that and don't tell Dave!) but I'm sure Jayden won't even mind ;D

PLEASE, again, let us know if we can do anything to help.

Chris and Tara said...

Yea for getting better! I know things will work out since I'm still praying for you. Ü How's that for faith? Lol.