Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Working Out

I went to my gym, Dynamic Dimensions, here in Moss Bluff, this morning for the first time in over three months. Prior to Eric's illness, I was there most every day. So to say I missed it is an understatement. I pushed through Step class, a challenging but fun aerobic workout. My gym buddy/instructor Karen was there with GREAT BIG HUGS! Yay! Felt so good to exercise again, heart pounding in my chest, sweating profusely, legs screaming. Haven't felt that exhilaration, that high, in way too long.

You would think now that we're all home and Eric is recovering that we'd all be sleeping better, right? Wrong. Sleep, or the lack of it, remains a big issue for all of us. Except Andrew. Eric's ventilator alarm goes off every time he coughs or the tubing becomes disconnected. His NG feeding pump beeps when we need to add more food. Once he wakes up, he coughs more. When he coughs, he needs to be suctioned. And then it's difficult to go back to sleep. I think maybe we just need to work out a few kinks, tweak our set-up a bit, hire the sandman, then hopefully we'll all sleep better.

Have a good night.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's so good to hear that you had time for yourself this morning. It is good for the soul and body, albeit hurt somewhat. It sounds like Eric is a one-man band on occasion. I hope soon a good night's sleep comes to all. So glad you are home.

bev

Anonymous said...

Praise God Praise God Praise God for His Goodness and Mercy and healing Power and Life flowing into every member of the Dilmore Family bringing sweet peace and restful nights.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers' Day, Angie!!
What a gift that you're home!
Praying for slumber.
Grateful for the wonderful progress.
(Eric - I've never been to a Sonic; sounds like I'm missing something?!)
Love
Anne

Anonymous said...

Hi, Angie, Just adding my wishes for a Happy Mother's Day to you. What a gift to have your family at home together. Find some quiet moments for yourself and enjoy a good read. Katie and Chad are in NY this weekend to visit family--I sure do miss them--but the best gift I could've received was an 8:45 AM call with a little 2-year old voice shouting, "Happy Mother's Day, Grammy, Whatcha doin'?!" God is great and enriches us with such wonderful blessings when we have our children and grandchildren. My prayers go out this morning to all those women who are saddened or in pain, for whatever reason, that they may know the true love of Christ is with them on this special day. Blessings to you, Angie, and to all of your family. Willa