Monday, January 28, 2008

Day 25 in ICU!

I'm back in San Miguel! Got in earlier this evening and with very mixed feelings. I hated to leave Amanda, still in ICU, and Patrick who is driving back and forth from near Galveston to Houston on a daily basis, BUT I also needed to get home after being gone for 18 days.....I've always wished I could be in two places at once!

From emails I've gotten it sounds like more tubes have come out and that is good news for Amanda. It is a slow process. I would imagine that it will be May before she is home just thinking of how long she'll be at Hermann and then at TIRR (Texas Institute for Rehab and R something else (I don'tknow what the other R is for)........SO keep on sending all those positive thoughts.......PUH leez.

I have to confess the drive home was beautiful. GREEN! Once I turned off the highway and headed to San Miguel down the very narrow two lane road, the green fields were exquisite and breath taking. It's that green that is so intense that they use it in St. Patrick's Day decorations - it was so GREEN it made me want to take off my shoes, stop the car and run through whatever the crop is, barefooted. What crop could be that green? Asparagus? I have no idea.....

It's also WARM here - oh blessed warm.

It IS always nice to get home - I don't care where I go or what I do - I have a great time, but I"m ALWAYS happy to be home!


Gypsy Girl said...

Glad you're home. And glad that Amanda is doing better. sounds like she has a long row to hoe yet. She is lucky to have a friend like you!!And thank God she has family closeby.
How long of a ride is it from Houston to SMA? You drove through the night?

Billie said...

I'm glad you are back. Welcome home.

Babs said...

Hi Gypsy Girl and Billie - I guess you could tell I'm SO happy to be home! GG, the drive from Houston to San Miguel is 14 hours, more or less. I drive to Laredo, spend the night and then cross around 7:30 in the morning and I'm here by 4PM. Not bad at all. I take books on tape and the time flies........The sound of the birds and the purring of the cat this morning were such a gift!

Kay Cox said...

What a relief! Hated to see you go but glad to know you are home safe and sound. And good to know Amanda is in such good hands and now improving.