Today was the hardest day for us to be away from Amos. We were traveling home from Utah with patchy cell service when we found out Amos was back in the ER.
His stomach had filled up with fluid again but the home health nurse didn’t have doctor’s orders to drain the new port. Sunday is a terrible day to have issues like this because no one qualified is around to help on weekends. To make it worse, the ER didn’t have the right connection part to connect to his specific port.
Sandi and Evan were worried about leaving before the hospital could track one down and it took almost all day.
In the mean time Dean and Connie arrived from Florida and went directly to the hospital.
Phoebe went to comfort my kids at my house after church so they wouldn’t worry. Kirra and Evie were with me in the car and were really worried because they couldn’t talk to dad when we stopped at a place where the cell signal was good.
Kirra cried for miles and we all attempted to comfort her. Soon, Evie showed Kirra a text message she got from dad…
“I am hurting and very uncomfortable but I am trying to be patient and once they drain some fluid I think I’ll be ok. I love you so much. I was just sitting here about an hour ago and woke up thinking “I need Kirra.” Can’t wait to see you.”
He must have been prompted to help comfort her and it was such a special tender mercy today.
We went to church in Amos’s uncle Kevin’s ward and felt such a beautiful and humble spirit there. There is an addiction recovery home in his ward boundaries and it was amazing to hear testimonies from them. There was also a lady who had suffered many years with MS who said she woke up one day with this week and heard a voice say to her “Choose a Feeling.” She pondered on how far she had come since being unable to move or walk without a cane and decided that she would be grateful for how far she had come and choose happiness today over frustration or bitterness.
As she spoke I pictured Amos giving the same testimony someday in the future when he can look back on his days when he couldn’t move or walk and be so grateful just to be able to walk or even run again.
After the meeting we went to Uncle Kevin’s house and they spoiled us. They have the most beautiful home and we got lots of cool design ideas for our future home.
We love the Millecan family and all they have done to support us. Kevin is the one who set up our Go Fund Me account and he had us come by to pick up a rifel that Amos’s dad had given him. He wanted Amos to have it.
We are almost home and I can’t wait to see for myself that Amos is really ok. They got him home from the ER and he is doing better. On Tuesday they will train me to drain his stomach at home.