Sunday 3:30 pm

Both the surgeon and the nephrologist have been by today.  They have both been very encouraging.   They both say that I’m doing excellent and that my prognosis is very good.

Keith and Kate got home this afternoon.  Keith wanted to get home to watch a soccer game with his son.  He said he is doing better and better and was encouraged with his progress. Keith and Kate have continued to call and text me on a regular basis to check on my progress.   We really are family now…or so it seems.   They have just been an absolute delight to experience this with.   I really can’t imagine the bond that we will have for the rest of our lives.

I get to go home tomorrow.   It will be a long day.  Get my catheter and main line out in the morning.  I’m sure I will have meetings with the coordinator and the nutritionist as well.   Have to get all the drugs from the pharmacy.  I’m sure mom and I will be tried when we get home.

Looked at my incision today the the mirror.  It is much bigger than expected.  At least 8 inches. 

Sheila, Lauren and Allison are almost home.   Sheila didn’t want to leave.  I think the girls were about ready.  There is only so much hospital that little girls can stand.

I can’t say enough about my medical team.   I’ve seen more doctors than I knew existed in one place.  They are all very patient and caring.  The nurses and techs at Baylor are also awesome.  The care so much.    The are will to do anything to make you as confortable as possible.   It gives you much faith in our human race that people take this kind of job so seriously. 

Thanks again for all your post.  I’m reading them all.

Scott.

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About sskelton

42 years old. 2 lovely daughters. Married to high school sweetheart for 20 years. Interest included photography and motorcycles. Time is spent with family, church and youth soccer teams. And I practice law some too.
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11 Responses to Sunday 3:30 pm

  1. Connie Porter says:

    Scott, we have read your notes on how well you are doing. We all knew God was on your team and certainly believed that through him and the medical team you were in his hands and would do well. Even so, it is wonderful to hear how well you are doing!! We will continue to keep you, Sheila, lauren and Allison i our prayers.
    God be with all of you,
    Connie & John Porter

  2. Jim & Tammy Head says:

    Hey Brother!
    WOW, what an incredible journey you have had and continue on! We rejoice with you on the amazing recovery that both you & Keith have made thus far. We will pray that each day gets better & better! (Amazing recovery=Amazing God…could we expect any less??) It has been such a joy to pray with you and for you thru this and to have such quick & easy updates this way – this is GREAT!
    Wish we could visit face-to-face but want to let you rest as much as you can. Please know that you are never far from our thoughts and we trust that you KNOW how special you are to us! Take care of yourself and follow the doctors orders~Blessings, Tammy & Jim

  3. Nancy Blair says:

    So glad you’ve had a pretty good day. We think about you constantly and hope your Mom and Dad are holding up okay also. Tell my sister to call me if you all need anything. Love, Nancy

  4. Patrick, Nikki, Cole and Conner Miller says:

    Scott and family-
    It was so good to hear of your progress at church this morning. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and can’t wait to see you singing again with the Praise Team. Also, thanks to Keith and his family for all their love and gift of life. You, Sheila and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jim Denman says:

    Your progress is amazing! I know you will miss Sheila and the girls but know your Lufkin family is here for them if they need anything at all. God bless.

  6. Amy Corley says:

    Scott–we are pleased to hear that you are progressing so well! You and your family stay in our prayers each day! God works wonders! God bless you all, and we look forward to the Sunday when you are back up front with the Praise Team!!

  7. Robin Schubert says:

    We are thinking of you tonight! Maybe tomorrow you can get rid of all of those tubes and relax a little bit. We’re praying for a good night’s sleep and healing for your body. Praise God for his obvious hand in this whole process! We love you! Kelley and Robin

  8. Ann Watson says:

    Hi Scott,
    Just read your blog and I am so excited that you are doing so well. You are being a model patient. Bet the doctors and nurses just love you not giving them any trouble. So happy that your donor is already home with his family. You will be back in Lufkin before you know it. Hope you have lots to keep yourself occupied—maybe you can catch up on all those movies you have been wanting to see. Tara and I watched the Great Gatsby this afternoon. It is one of my favorites. Tara thinks that she must have lived in that time period because she loves all that look so very much—So happy that your family is there with you. What would we do without parents? I am so thankful to have had mine all the many years that I did and I know what a blessing they are to you and frankly—you are to them. You certainly did the right thing by asking them to help so that Sheila could come back to lufkin with the girls. We will continue to pray and check on you often. Please tell Sheila to call me if there is anything either Tara or I can do. Have a good day tomorrow getting settled in the apartment. This will make you think you are in college again to have such a cute little apartment.HaHa
    Ann

  9. Ron, Kathy & Megan says:

    When you guys get to the apartment tomorrow, it will be a much deserved rest! Continue to work on being a good patient for your Mom…I’ll slide by in the morning and give Sheila a hug at school. Continued Blessings! R, K & M

  10. buddy and janet says:

    Scott, you and your family as well as Keith’s family are in our prayers.

    Your blog needs a disclaimer: Before reading, make sure you have a huge box of Kleenex handy.

    You should definitely write and publish a book about your experiences.

  11. Jimmy Cloonan says:

    Scott,
    We are proud of your inspiration, keep the recovery moving along.
    You are in our prayers.
    The Cloonans

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