Dan Is Back Home Now

February 26, 2009 at 8:16 am 4 comments

We are thankful to God that Dan was allowed to leave the hospital today…after 23 days and 3 major surgeries.  The children made a huge banner with WELCOME HOME and lots of drawings on it which they hung from one of the huge redwood beans across the living room ceiling. He is so happy to be surrounded by loving family again.  Our first nursing job tonight was to find the leaks in the tape holding the wound vac sponge  in his body. When it has leaks, the machine sounds like a very slow popcorn machine. It can drive you crazy pretty fast!  I held the flashlight so Scott could find the leaks and correct the tape. 

Dan is very thin and weak, but he walks around the house assisted by his walker,”Texas Ranger.” (You know the TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger?”) He will have a Wound Vac RN come to the house 3 times a week to change the sponge in his pelvis and leg.  He will also have a Physical Therapist to help him regain good use of his body, and a Nurse’s Aide to help him bathe.

When we meet with Dr. T. Jahan next week, we will learn what the next step is to rid Dan’s body of the sarcomas still there.  Dan has a telephone appointment with Dr. O. Carl Simonton Thursday for further coaching on using Guided Imagery to help his immune system free Dan’s body of all cancer cells.  We are hopeful that God will see fit to allow Dan full recovery.  God is our Guide, our Healer.  We are tools in His holy hands. May we live so as to bring God’s Light wherever He chooses to send us. — Anne and Dan

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  • 1. Fern Doyle  |  February 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    HOORAY!!!! So glad Dan got to go home. May our Lord heal his body. I’m sure both of you can relax and rest better. Thank you so much for keeping us informed of how things are going. Modern technology is really great.
    Love to both of you,
    Fern& Dale

  • 2. Sherrie Hammond  |  February 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I am delighted Dan is home. I am delighted Dan has wonderful family who greet him with banners of loving support. Celebrate the good blessings from God, because God’s blessings are great indeed! I greatly rejoice with you. You both are in my daily prayers for God’s goodwill blessings on your life. May God grant you the serenity to overcome every obstacle, difficulty, and distressing event so that all may see it and give glory to God our Father for the good He accomplishes on your behalf. May God eliminate the cancer from Dan’s body, give you peace, comfort, and uplifting encouragement in His divine healing power.

    “Jesus was healing people of all types of diseases and sicknesses . . . These people had all kinds of diseases; they were suffering with much pain . . . Jesus healed them all (Matthew 4;23,24-SEB).”

    “May the Lord . . . increase you a thousand times and bless you as He has promised (Deuteronomy 1:11-NIV).”

    Love to you,
    Sherrie H.

  • 3. Dottie  |  February 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    What a wonderful welcome home for you all…Scott & Michelle are rearing beautiful, caring children. Grateful this family is there for you in all circumstances and grateful such wonderful mentors and physicians are available to you – God has provided much. I think you all must be two of his favorites.

    I send my love…

  • 4. Csilla Varga  |  February 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I’m so happy Dan is back home, with his loving family.
    I hope he will get strengs just beeing together with those you love him, care for him.
    You all are in our daily prayers.
    Dear Anne, try to rest a little more, now that Dan is at home.
    We send our love,
    Csilla and your friends


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