Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday noon

We are now transferred out of ICU and Derek is resting. Dad Sauder headed home, and there's just a few more tubes to come out...drainage from incisions and cath and iv antibiotics. Jello for breakfast, and no nausea thus far. We are glad he is taking pain pills by mouth just fine. He sat up for a couple hours already this morning and came up a floor in a wheelchair to his room 746 on the 9th floor of St. Mary's hospital.

Derek is talkative and feels pretty good overall.

Tomorrow his brothers are planning to come and my parents. It's mild here, 40 degrees, we are glad for good travel roads.

Psalm 103. Especially verse 2 meant a lot to me this morning. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.



  1. So thankful for the good report. Thinking of you often

  2. I am thankful that the surgery when well and will be praying that Derek's body starts healing from the trauma of surgery. Leann I pray that you will have courage as you spend time at the hospital and I am guessing away from your kids. Such a huge blessing to have family support through these trials.

  3. We are so thankful that your recovery has gone so well this far. May God continue to hold you up in moments of fear and doubt and bless you with an abundant measure of His presence at all times. Our love and prayers are with you constantly.

  4. Praying for you and Derek and your family and you go through this intense journey of faith. Find comfort in the fact that God is in control! Love you!
    Jill Gerst