After a super sleepy day,
Amos was finally released from the hospital at 4:30 pm. Another Psychologist from the prison just visited and told him they came up with a new prison name for him…
We are so happy to have him home! The majority of the right side of his body is black and blue and the left side has the colostomy which will take some getting used to.
Evelyn woke up with a temperature of 103.6 degrees. Not only is this difficult timing because of the germs, but tonight is also her school’s musical The Wizard of Oz and she is The Wizard. We’ll see if she can pull it together before then so her teacher, the fabulous Faith Flores, doesn’t have to step in for her. Sweet Grandma and Grandpa Dance took care of the girls today and dinner and everything in between.
We came home to a beautifully professionally sanitized house thanks to Sister Wheeler – or Super Woman as we now call her! From the moment we found out what we were up against, our ward members, family and community have rallied around us and taken care of our every need. I just bought a large pack of Thank You cards and realized I still wouldn’t have enough. We are overwhelmed with your service and goodness.
Tomorrow Amos’s dad, Dean, goes back to Florida and I’d like to publicly thank him here for his boundless charity towards us. I believe possessing this level of charity is a rare gift. He also has a talent for seeing things that need to be done and doing them. I am amazed by his energy and grateful that he could be here with us for the past two weeks. Now we need to learn to get along without him here. At our last few minutes at the hospital today Amos said he was thirsty and Dean automatically jumped up, then stopped himself, sat back down and told me to go ahead and get Amos a drink. He said he was preparing me for tomorrow when he would be gone. That made me laugh. He reminds me so much of my sister Phoebe.