Hospital Day 7
I’m in a lounge area on the 6th floor of Theda Medical Center. This has been a second home for the past week. Heidi is still here receiving care for her injuries from the accident and the surgeries that she had. She’s a good patient. We are preparing for a long recovery. We are grateful for the many visitors who came in past days.
We have begun discussions with hospital personnel about next steps related to long-term rehab and care. I don’t have details to share at this time other than we are working through this stressful process best we can and hoping for the best outcome.
Megan is hurting and each day is bringing a new pain somewhere in and on her body from the crash. She is resting and recovering at home. Continued prayers for all of us for physical, spiritual, and emotional healing are greatly appreciated. I also want to acknowledge our daughter, Erin, who is entering finals week at Illinois State University — she was my personal helper for a few days. Our daughter, Andi, and son-n-law, Andrew, helped so much with Megan after the accident and numerous family members from the Johnson clan (Heidi’s family) have been reaching out and loving on us — thank you! A tragic and traumatic event like this requires so much of so many people and we are truly blessed.
A dear friend sent me the following message a few days ago, I would like to share it with you:
I feel compelled to tell you that God knows. He knows and He sees everything you and your family are going thru. He cries over you and loves you passionately. At some point could you blog your needs and give the family of God a chance to respond to them?
I think the best way you could help would be gift cards for gas, groceries, or department stores. There are times when I’m on the run and just need to pick up something that was not expected. I am doing a lot of driving to the hospital and taking Megan to appointments. My main transportation is our old “beater” Astro van that gets 14mpg. We don’t have a routine yet, so it’s hard to do anything with meals right now, but we have local friends who are waiting to serve us in this area at the right time 🙂
We are simplifying our lives, getting rid of clutter at home, and doing what we can to prioritize the important things. We love visitors and helpers, but a phone call or text ahead of time is most helpful to coordinate. As we get our routine back we look forward to receiving all kinds of love and help.