Monday, September 7, 2009

In Which Jer is Home!

So in a totally crazy turn of events, Jer is now home. Surprise!

And when I say "home," I mean actual home and not another hospital this time; currently he is sitting in his wheelchair in the middle of the livingroom, reading this blog. I know, I know, he was supposed to come home on Tuesday. Here's what happened.

Some guys in his old unit stopped by to see him, and they'd just come from the airport and so they had one of those huge army-issued vans. They heard about the problems we were having with finding a way to get Jer home, and said "Well, we can take you home now. How about that?" Jer, totally and completely fed up with hospitals after spending almost a month in them, jumped at the chance.

These guys don't waste any time. Twenty minutes later he and all of his things were loaded into the van. Forty minutes after that he was home.

So here we are! I'm really excited to have him back. Currently the transport guys with his new unit are hoping to have some sort of cabulance system set up for us before Tuesday of next week. In the meantime Jer will be staying at home, embarking on exciting new adventures such as figuring out how to turn around in the middle of the apartment without banging his feet on something and teaching the cats that leaving their tails directly in the path of the wheelchair is Not a Good Idea.

Logistics are crazy. His wheels slide all over the apartment carpet. He can't reach anything-- he doesn't even have a table at which to eat. At the moment, we don't care.

So glad he's home!

~Jess

11 comments:

Kierstyn said...

YAY!!!! Thrilled that he is home! I hope this helps your life slow down, just a tad. ;-)

Noel said...

How many mats would you need and what length?

Julia O'C said...

GREAT NEWS!!! Connor must be beside himself excited.

TexanInOK said...

Glad you are home Jeremy. Get well soon.

Niksmom said...

Congratulations! What an awesome holiday surprise!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Jeremy!

therextras said...

WOOHOO!!!!

Julia said...

Welcome home, Jeremy!!!!! I know it's been a long and painful season, but thanks for your service to our country and your heroism. And, as if you hadn't noticed, you have an awesome wife.

Anonymous said...

Knowing army types I see a nurse going into the room soetime in the future and wondering where the patient went.

conharm said...

There is no place like home. Glad that you are there. Hopefully things will settle down some for all of you.

Constance
(Daniel's grandmother)

Anonymous said...

Look at those cute piggies!!

 
Blog Directory