My youngest daughter Meghan snapped
this pic with her phone of the Cleveland Clinic helicopter
landing on the roof top of the ER building.
This was one of the things my husband was able to
see from his room window during his 19 day stay at the Clinic.
Personally I never got tired of watching the
comings and goings of these aircraft.
They are amazing, the pilots and their staff are AWESOME.
They are truly lifesavers for so many in need.
Yes, we are finally home.
It was so nice to kick the shoes off and just relax.
My husband has been doing well,
what a blessing!
His doctors and nurses have praised him for coming
through a difficult time.
He is still on the road to recovery.
I have to take his temperature and blood pressure
two times a day.
Because the transplant zapped his immune system
we have to be careful about anything he comes
in contact with, including certain foods.
His body is rebuilding it's supply of white blood cells and the other necessary components of blood.
You might be surprised at some of the foods he has to avoid
for the time being, one is strawberries, another is anything from the deli, Subway, buffets, fresh mushrooms, fast foods.
Anything that might be undercooked
or has the possibility of mishandling.
We don't realize how our bodies are able to fight off
even the smallest of organisms that the naked eye can not see.
Hand washing is imperative and of the utmost importance
(but then washing your hands should always be important).
I know for a fact that just because someone looks clean doesn't mean they actually wash their hands.
I recall years ago my husband telling of being
in the restroom at work and a clean cut guy, in a suit,
came out of
came out of
the toilet stall after having a BM.
He walked right past my husband and never washed his hands.
Later my husband saw that same man handling the fresh
fruit in a bowl in the cafeteria.
Now if that doesn't make you want to puke
I don't know what would, but it should also make you think,
and open your eyes to good hygiene and clean food.
I hope all of you have a good and healthy weekend.
Boy, it sure is good to be home!