Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Missing Home

Eric slept in late today. Sort of. Till around 10:00. And it was a perfect day to sleep in. A dreary dark rainy Saturday. He'd say he wasn't sleeping, but he sure looked like he was sleeping. He said he didn't sleep much if at all between 3-7 AM. He wakes up every morning saying he's tired. Sleep is a big problem for Eric. And he's not quite as comfortable today, with more coughing and secretions, shortness of breath. Good days and not so good days.

Have you ever been away from home for an extended period? I have some friends who travel for work, sometimes up to six weeks at a time, and I know they understand the insanity being far from home base for weeks on end can bring. Eric's been hospitalized for ten weeks now, five weeks in Lake Charles, five weeks here at TCH. And we're homesick. Eric and I want to go home. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. The doctors have started talking about transferring Eric to a rehab facility, but we don't yet know where or when. Probably it will be here in Houston since there are none suitable in LC. I remember a phone conversation with a friend not long after Eric was admitted in Lake Charles. I knew Eric was critical and we were facing a lengthy stay. My friend asked how long I thought Eric would be in the hospital. I said, "I don't know, but probably a month?" And I thought that would be an awful long time. Little did I know . . .


Kimberly said...

Oh Angie...I understand the longing for home...I am such a homebody nowadays that the prospect of a long weekend away is getting me overwhelmed. You have adjusted my perspective. Praying that the Lord will hold you close on these wet, lonely days.

Paula said...

(HUGS)and continued prayers. It rained all day in LC today too.

Anonymous said...

Praying for a restful, restorative night's sleep for Eric and yourselves...what a testament Eric's story has become and praise God--He'll be seeing you all through! I, too, have been away from home for very long periods and can completely understand your frustrations and longing for the comforts of home. Hang in there as your brothers and sisters in Christ continue to lift each and every one of your needs up in prayer. Keep sharing and we'll keep praying!!

jess said...

Praying for you today in SS class. I hope you all have a good one. Wish there was something more I could do. If there is... if i'm just not thinking...please let me know. Love you and miss you.

Mindy Blanchard said...

hey friend, I spent 2 days in your beautiful hometown of Philly and I must say I'm in love with the city. I had philly cheesesteaks and belgium beer and spent the last hour or so of the hectic day (since we walked just about everywhere jeez - no wonder everyone is so darn skinny there) with a glass a wine, sitting by the pool and journaling about our day. I couldn't remember those things you always talked about missing from back home so I guess I missed my chance to try it.

I love the city of brotherly love. Think they can use a transplant????

hugs and prayers!!