Friday, October 3, 2008

The big day

Well, tomorrow is the big day.  We are so excited to get the family all together again.  It is definitely time, as Elise is officially breaking down. She spent a lot of today crying, which makes me SO sad.  Going from your mom being home too much to just about never is tough stuff.  Plus, she has always been a major daddy's girl.  I think it will be tough for her to not be held all of the time by Chris.  She definitely needs her parents at home again, just as much as Chris needs to be home with his girlies again.  

I have to say that I am a little nervous about him coming home, as much as I am very excited.  There is the diet that I need to worry about, the making sure he doesn't fall, helping him get better without him getting stressed, making sure Hannah doesn't knock him over....little things like that.  This is kind of the second phase to this whole stroke business so there will just be new things to get used to.

We got the bed ready today, a house cleaner came and cleaned up (thank you, Lia!) and my mom went and bought lots of yummy healthy food for us.  Do you know how much sodium is in prepared food? (Canned veggies, soups, etc)  You shouldn't have more than 3000 mg a day and a serving of soup is normally around 800 mg.  Wow.  Pickles?  Some have as much as 1900 mg. Crazy stuff. 

Rachel spent the afternoon with us at the hospital.  She got to see Chris do his Physical Therapy and then we spent some time playing "Be mean to Mom".  She figured that since dad is in the hospital, she should join forces with him and beat me at any game we play.  Luckily, I am not the competitive type.  I acted like I cared just to make it more fun for them.  It seemed to work.  Picking on me seemed to cheer Chris up quite a bit.  Shame on him. :)


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Anonymous said...

I love being able to get on and check out your blog. If Madelynn sees me reading, she runs over so she can read the update on Uncle Chris. We love you guys so much.