Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hump Day

Yes I think we're over the latest hump on hump day, out of ICU and into a real room. We're in H-244, but Hope is still asking not to have any visitors (Aunt Renie (Maine) and Kris (CA) that means you too). So many of you have offered to come by and we really appreciate it, but she's still pretty dopey (I love that I can call her dopey and not get mad) sleeping most of her days away. Still no word on when we'll be coming home, latest guesstimate was Friday to Monday. A lot of that depends on not only her progression, but also what kind of home healthcare help we can get and that can be tough over the weekend. We're hoping for some Kathy Bates style nursing like in Misery. The last 3 weeks have felt about like that. Our room is a single but it's tiny. For me to get to the door I have to get frisky with Hope. As always, sick or not, she's just annoyed by that (I'm sorry I give out way too much information some times).

More importantly last night the Red Sox had a dramatic 8th inning rally to come back from a 4-1 deficit to win 5-4 to stay up on the Rays. Tonight our homeboy from Melbourne Tim Wakefield pitches on national television against Randy Johnson in Fenway so I know all of you will be tuned in (especially Shelby) staring and licking your lips like Hannibal Lechter with every Red Sox run. Both kids are still sick, my mom has them at the doctors right now. The kids were so sweet, they asked if they would see Mommy at the doctor's office. Reese has two ear infections and Nathan pink eye, so unfortunately even when I go home tomorrow for some work stuff I can't even see them. I just can't risk bringing anything back to Hope. I think when I do I'll pull a Dustin Hoffman from Outbreak and wear the full body suit and respirator to do my own Darth Vader breathing. Is it weird to this day I still want a light saber (John please let me know if I spelled that incorrectly). Both kids are not acting too sick, having a blast with both grandmas alternatively. We're lucky to have them and so many other loved friends and family around to assist so we don't have to worry about our kiddos.

They just weighed Hope and she is upset she's only lost 5 pounds so far. I'm shocked it's not more so I think the whole weighing someone on a hospital bed may not be that accurate. Don't worry about me, I still have my Slater physique from Saved by the Bell. By the way I caught an episode this morning while checking out of the hotel (I'll now be staying at the luxurious Tampa General Hospital with one of those twist you in a pretzel fold-down seats that is less comfortable then sleeping in the car). I think I'll ask Hope to switch beds with me each night. It was great to see Tiffani Amber-Thiessen again in her glory days (was on my list but now is off) and Zack was hooking up with the wife from King of Queens (I have never actually seen that show so any input from our blogging friends is appreciated since it seems to be on re-runs 24 hours per day) while they worked summer jobs at a beach resort. The "wish I didn't have the show on" moment for me was when Screech took off his shirt, I just must have repressed that memory from when I used to watch that show habitually because that one caught me off-guard. It was disappointing not to have Mr. Belding in the episode, but the swimsuits made up for it. The show has a special place in Hope and my history, we used to watch it all the time together in college when we weren't at church. Just a warning, grand and great-grandmothers may want to stop reading here.

And just for the record Jamie, hump day is only because it's the middle of the week. Funniest sign I can remember seeing at KSC in my life and I have pictures of it so you don't think I'm making this up, right behind the VAB is a small train yard and they have signs at the end of the trains that say "no humping." I don't know why that cracks me up so much, and you've got to be some kind of pervert to want to hump a train. I haven't been to the website yet that has that fetish, any suggestions Kurt? We love you all, thanks for the support.


Myra said...

Don't worry about the weight Hope. As long as you are healthy we don't care about your weight.

Keep on healing and you will soon be home.


Esther said...
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Esther said...

Congrats on getting into a regular room. I can't wait for Hope to be ready for company because I have some planning ideas to run past her, since she's the planning queen. When I grow up I want to be just like her.

Oh, Jake, if you need something like a Darth Vader suit to be able to visit the boys I'm sure John can let you borrow one from his closet. And if you want something to help Hope feel better you can borrow his Hans Solo costume. ;-)

Just kidding, he doesn't own any costumes, just every sci fi book and movie EVER made.

johntodd said...

Thanks so much for keeping everyone up to date Jake, it means the world! So glad to know that Hope is making her usual superwoman improvements!

Despite what Esther says, I don't have EVERY scifi book and movie, just a good start. And yes, you spelled everything correctly. :)

Lois Martin said...

The Massachusetts Martins are in Maine this week, checking the blog nightly and thinking about you a lot. Tonight we had Hope's seafood tortellini for dinner. :-) Hoping every day brings more sunshine to your lives. We love you.

Aunt Lois and Uncle Cliff

roo said...

Glad to see she is getting better. See you sooner rather than later. Rochelle

Anonymous said...

Jake, Do you know how many family and friends love you and Hope??? zillions!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us all updated; not only on Hope,but also you and the boys. Lots of prayers are coming from South Florida.Love, Aunt Nancy and Uncle Bill

CourtShea said...

Glad you are leaving ICU behind! Love and prayers from Tennessee Thompsons.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Hope is getting better. We can't wait for her to come home. Olivia is happy Nathan will be back at zoo camp on Friday, she really likes it. Let me know if you need anything now or when you get home. Cheryl

rach said...

We are still thinking about you every day!
Saved by the Bell was one of my shows, too. Did I just admit that?
Rach, Brad, Liv and Ethan