359. Home Again!

Just brought Matt home after getting discharged from Harborview Hospital.  All is well and peace reigns.  Deo Gratias!

Sticking with Latin, Gratias also is expressed to the superior world class care given by the gifted staff at Harborview.

And to all of you who provided the prayers and support that got us through the ordeal. And to friend Linda Lewis for offering her total unconditional support for any respite she could provide.

And to the other Linda (Covey) Atkinson – my “daughter-in-law-once-removed” for all her encouragement and hope.

And to my granddaughter Little Gretchen (Warden) and her husband Joe Stark who showed up one bleak day with one of Little Gretchen’s home-baked raspberry pies and time to stay for a visit with Big Gretchen, son-in-law Brad, and me.

And to all of you who have been helping author the blobs during the crisis: grandson Bryce Covey; granddaughters Elizabeth and Josie (who wrote about Little Gretchen and Joe’s anniversary – that blob had 420 readers, the most any of the blobs have had!); and daughter Susy, granddaughter Elizabeth, and niece Rene’ (Fitzpatrick) Melchior who wrote the stories about their dogs.

And I won’t forget to thank the drivers who kept patiently ferrying me back and forth to the hospital. First, daughter Susy who got us to the hospital on the night he was admitted, and then sat with me through the six or so hours the process took.

Next, was daughter Gretchen who is also painting the front of my house.  Several times, she got out of her paint clothes, jumped in the shower, and whisked me up there, and then climbed up on the roof once again.

Finally, there was the one and only T.T. Covey – my granddaughter from next door.  T.T. – just back from 5 weeks in Europe – hadn’t even got over jet lag before she got nominated to be “Grandma’s driver”.  She’s a good driver and also knows her way around a GPS. We always got there safely and on time.  And she’s fun to visit with!.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY.  And let’s hear it once more – DEO GRATIAS!

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4 Responses to 359. Home Again!

  1. Linda Atkinson says:

    Clap! Clap! Clap! Cheers to you dear Pat for allowing so many people to support you during this special time! Seems like crisis times turn into opportunities for people to come together and support each other. Isn’t that what life is all about? Hugs to you and Matt!

    This song always inspires me! Just like YOU do!

    Love, Linda

  2. Sherry says:

    So glad to hear that Matt is home.

    Love to all–

    Sherry

  3. Linda Lewis says:

    And thank you, Pat, for being the precious Mother to Matt, and all your daughters, who make up your wonderful, loving family with all the spouses and next generations. My heart is so glad that dear Matt is home back to his dear, dear self! More hugs on the way!
    Too soon for all of us (six more blogs) is your birthday, unless you decide to somehow, in some way, continue in your remarkable, daily expressions of love. I will miss my daily anticipation of first thing reading what is in store. I have a few to catch up on, since I did not know about them right away, so that’s what I will do for awhile.
    Now it’s time for quiet celebration and joy. So much to be grateful for, as you so dearly expressed.

  4. C Ford says:

    Thank you, God, for watching over Mathew and his mother and thank you, the stars, for getting Mathew home again! I am so happy to hear that all is ok now.

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