For, Layton, it was having Carson, Liam and Janine visit him in Kelowna General Hospital.
Layton is still in ICU but should be moved to the next less intense ward some time soon-I think it is called Surgical. He continues to need moderate oxygen support at night but is OK for that most of the day. He got his trach down-sized yesterday so his voice is weaker than before but that will improve.
Layton’s mom, Dorothy, and his sister, Lori, stopped by for a visit yesterday and that too was a relief for all parties. Layton’s nurse the night before, Christy, had graciously offered to help him shave and shampoo and he looked like a million bucks instead of a prospector with no gold!
I have found some really nice casserole dishes and containers at my house, compliments of friends and neighbours who helped feed the boys while we were gone. This is in stark contrast to twelve empty cans of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup lined up by the sink, waiting to be washed for recycling. Oh, and I think we could track the Domino’s pizza boxes to the day I transferred money into their accounts and to the day the phone books got delivered with the “buy one, get one free” coupon. Carson bought the first one and gave Liam a pizza. A few days later, Liam had friends over and one of them paid. Carson wanted to share in the “spoils’ (aka pizza) but Liam told him he couldn’t have any since Carson had already used “his” coupon. Good thing we get four phone books!
Layton has really wanted a DQ Blizzard! My compromise is a small serving of ice cream each night. I may have to start bringing a dish for his nurse as well.
Back to the real world for me a bit-paying bills, seeing what has been going on in our lives for the past three plus weeks…I, or Layton, will keep you posted. I thought he would be up to this, but still pretty weak. Thanks for the notes and calls.