Pollen, Antibiotics And Explosions!!

It’s that time of year in Georgia…..pollen time!  Our porch, driveway and vehicles are now yellow.  Sometimes when the wind is blowing slightly, you can literally see the pollen blowing through the air just like a yellow haze!  It’s causing itchy eyes, runny noses, scratchy throats and aggravating coughs.  Unfortunately, I think it has gotten to Greg and has led to a respiratory infection.  As you can imagine, coughing is quite painful for him at this time.  He is presently taking antibiotics…today is day 3.  We are praying that it will clear up soon!  Also because of the pollen, he’s not been outside  to walk like he would like to.

Other than the respiratory infection, he is doing pretty well.  He’s taking very little pain medicine.  He’s getting up and down better, but still can not get comfortable in the bed.  Instead, he’s been sleeping partially sitting up on the couch.  He has much more energy and his appetite is back to normal!  There is still some swelling in his right lower leg and ankle.  The seroma does not seem to be getting smaller, but thankfully is showing no signs of infection.  He spoke with one of the surgeon’s nurses and she said that it takes quite awhile for it to resolve and to just keep watching it.

Greg even felt well enough to do some work today!  And speaking of work, his coworkers have been so kind to send cards, emails and gifts.  Here are a couple of things that were delivered yesterday and today from some of his friends at work!  He also got another delivery from Edible Arrangements today, but I didn’t get a picture of it. (My family already gives me a hard time about taking so many “weird” pictures! 🙂 )

A beautiful gift from Edible Arrangements!

A beautiful gift from Edible Arrangements!

 

A delicious package from Honey Baked Ham!

A delicious package from Honey Baked Ham!

 

 

Jacob loved playing with the dry ice that the food was packed in! Great science experiment!!

 

Breaking up the ice to put in the bottle.

Breaking up the ice to put in the bottle.

The bottle of dry ice before the "explosion"!!

The bottle of dry ice before the “explosion”!!

 

The bottle after the "explosion"!!!!

The bottle after the “explosion”!!!!

We are so thankful for all of the kindnesses shown to our family over the past months….prayers, cards, gifts, meals, visits, etc!  It has not been an easy road to travel, but the Lord goes with us.  He is faithful and He is good!  Please continue to pray that the infection that Greg has will clear up soon and that his recovery will continue with no further complications.

Trusting His Plan,

Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

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