We're so happy to be home!!!
Richie is doing pretty well. He's been feeling tired and nauseous, but is glad to be here rather than in the hospital. He said this morning that smells really affect him, so we need to be careful with what soaps/smells we have around the house. He is still able to eat good meals though, and food still tastes good to him.
Yesterday I disinfected EVERYTHING we brought into the hospital. I even washed the clothes we never took out of our suitcases, wiped down my laptop, Richie's shaver and Cpap, and all of the cords to everything with disinfectant wipes, and sprayed down all the bags, suitcases and shoes with disinfectant. Maybe that's a little overkill, but it makes us feel a lot better! It was also nice to take a shower at home. The shower water at the hospital will get to just over lukewarm, and when we'd finish our showers we'd almost feel just as dirty as before we took them. I won't go into details about why, don't know how strong everyone's stomachs are ;-) (*Hint...it's a shared shower with the neighbor*)
We had a great nights sleep last night. No alarms, beeping, buzzing, banging, sirens, other traffic noise, nurses coming in to make sure we're still alive, people yelling and laughing in the hall, or noise from the neighbor's cage fighting TV show every day. It's amazing how much more I appreciate the peace and quiet of the hill after living at the hospital for 6 days.
Today we're just taking it easy. It's just so beautiful up here. Did I mention how happy we are to be home?! Right now Rich and Janet are out putting chips around the blueberry bushes. The berry patch is full of berries right now. The wildflowers are blooming and the garden is growing well! I'll be posting some pictures soon!!!