Well, today is the day Roger goes into the hospital. We expect it to be sometime tonight, since they wait for discharges to be completed. Meanwhile, we head back over at 7 am today for another platelet infusion. I am going to have to get back to the blood donor room and begin donating platelets again. It just takes a while, and I have not had the time yet.
I can't say we haven't dreaded this day to some extent. Knowing what you face can sometimes make the process more difficult than it was the first time. Please pray specifically today that Roger will NOT be on Floor 12. While we get the greatest of care there, it is the Protective Environment, and it is extremely confining. We are hoping for Floor 11, where there is a measure of (relative) freedom......i.e., fewer masks, gloves, shoe covers, and the ability to walk around the nurse's station when he feels able, etc., etc....Otherwise, he is confined to his room for the 3 weeks + that he is in there. At least, we hope if he IS on Floor 12, that he will get a room with a window!
Okay, so we know his new address for the duration, but I finally was able to go and get a mail box, so I have an address for those of you who asked. This will be our mailing address while we are in Houston this time. It is:
ROGER AND DEBBIE BENNETT
2260 W. HOLCOMBE BLVD., #314
HOUSTON, TX 77030
Some of you may realize the similarity to our last address. I chose a place that is pretty convenient to the drive to and from the hospital. Not to mention that they have a bulldog as a mascot, so I get to pet a puppy head when I go in there! (That may have been more of a draw than the other, truth told....)
Gotta run, time for a shower and then it's off to the clinic again. It will be a busy day, getting packed and filling out papers.
Feeling kind of nervous, but still firmly
In His Grip,