Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thankful Thursday: Hospital Team & One-on-One Time

It's thankful Thursday time! We all have so much to be thankful for and we love to take this opportunity just to write down each and everything that comes to mind. Please take this time to share with us what you're thankful for as well. If you have a blog expressing your thankfulness, please share the link! Without further ado, here's what we're thankful for:

Mandi's List:

Mandi is taking the day off as Mckenna and her make the trip up to Polar Express!!

Ronnie's List:

I'm thankful for the support of a comprehensive hospital team (hospitalists, nurses, pulm. doctors, RTs, etc). I've had a fairly normal stay here in the Hole and after two-weeks, I was at my lung function goal. The problem was that I still didn't feel up to par. It felt like I was still fighting off something. I expressed this to my team who then in turn changed up my meds a bit a will give me some extra time in here to see if it helps. I know many others in the community who get kicked out of the hospital the minute they're close to their "baseline". Some even get pressured to leave far before they're ready. I'm just extremely  thankful that my team seems to care about my health, well being and life as much as I do.

I'm thankful for water. We all know how important it is to keep our kidneys flushed when we have this poison, I mean antibiotics, running through our system. I've had some creatinine issues in the past, so this is of even greater importance for me. I'm not sure how much I'm drinking, but it's probably safe to say it's somewhere between 100 and 200 ounces a day.  

I'm thankful for special moments. When Mckenna and Mandi came down yesterday to hang with Daddy, Mckenna and I got some special one-on-one time while Mandi went for her run. We were able to have a special lunch together and then snuggled together for her afternoon nap. Being snuggled up to her during her nap is one of the things I enjoy most. 

What about you? What are you thankful for today?