Monday, May 31, 2010
Many of us know when one has major surgery there can be up and down days. Thursday night and Friday were some of those down days for Fr. Steve.
After some adjustments with his medications, etc., Fr. Steve was feeling much better. He told me he felt he had passed some difficult hurdles. I am certain having his family by his side and all the prayers being sent up for him have been a real help during his recovery.
As of today, Fr. Steve has been able to walk more; he began to eat soft foods and, quite simply, feels so much better. Having some of “the tubes” removed has certainly been a most welcome relief!
Fr. Steve has been told he may be ready to come home by Thursday if his healing continues well. I will return to the hospital on Tuesday and stay with him until we’re given the green light to head home. What a joyous day that will be for so many!
Today, Fr. Steve celebrated his birthday with two Twinkies and two candles. It seems a good enough celebration when you are in the hospital and just beginning a soft diet! We can celebrate more after he returns home.
Once again, on behalf of Fr. Steve and his family, I thank you for your Masses, prayers and thoughts for him, especially during this past week. You are all sincerely appreciated. I know he remains so grateful to you … Your prayers not only help, they work!