Finally! Although this is just the beginning of a 6-week recovery road, at least we are not in the hospital. Thank you for your prayers and support through this time. We can totally feel your prayers. Frances said that she could actually feel being carried by prayer - an amazing experience.
We also wanted to give a shout out to all of the nurses and the support staff from the hospital. If you're reading this, you know who you are. I think that nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical profession. We have experienced unprecedented care and support every step of the way. We have been able to bond with these ladies and see just how important they are. We also saw how hard they worked and how under-appreciated they were at times. Although they might be innocent looking in scrubs, let me tell you, the stuff they have to deal with (and clean up) is beyond me. And they do it with a smile. Amazing. Super. Human.
So, for all you nurses and support staff in hospitals out there, I want to thank you for all the long nights, early mornings, ungrateful patients, underpay, bad hospital food, crap you have to put up with doctors at times, unrealistic expectations, and everything else you have to put up with -- just so you can be there at 2am to change something, or turn a beeping button off, or answer a question from a drugged up patient (not that we have experience with that one) or fend off alligators or ISIS attacking under the bed (not that we have experience with that one either, haha). Thank you.
You may never realize the impact you're having on peoples lives, but keep on grinding. Keep on smiling. Keep on serving. You really are superheroes in my book. Thanks.
From a grateful husband of one of your (hopefully former) patients.
P.S. And to the midnight floor cleaner who finally accepted my begging to allow me to drive the Zamboni looking riding floor waxer, you're the best! I would have taken a picture of it but I didn't want to get him fired! But let me tell you, that was freaking awesome.