It’s a HUGE day for us guys…..drumroll….Jon was discharged as an outpatient today!!!!!!!!!! He will go back in for visits once a week. We worked on paperwork & discussing at home care & he cut his arm band off!
After some discussions between docs & the wound care nurse, the vac was decided to be removed, I was taught wound care & then Jon went all day without the vac. What fun to be free of wires & pumps finally!!!
We had a great lunch with Michelle Thompson & Steven Steven Thompson & PNG’s personnel director Phil & Fiona Emery. We had to go back into the hospital to pick up Jon’s meds & discharge papers only to discover the head doctor said the vac must go back on again. What a bummer after all the excitement. But, as Jon says,”It is what it is.” Good grief, I love this man–he is so positive!!
We ended our evening with dinner with our dear friends Jonie Mellinger & Jason Mellinger & their girlies. We met them during our training at the missionary training center where they are on staff. These folks are on their way to PNG to help our fellow NTM church planting classmates finish building their houses. Excited for all the work they will do for our dear friends in PNG!! It’s a bittersweet excitement as we wish we could be working alongside these guys. But have learned to embrace that this is not what God has for us right now.
Pray for us to finish well this journey/race God has put before us right now. Learning to trust Him that this is His perfect plan for us.
“He alone is my rock and my savior—my stronghold. I cannot be shaken. My salvation and my glory depend on God. God is the rock of my strength, my refuge. Trust him at all times, you people. Pour out your hearts in his presence. God is our refuge. Selah” Psalms 62:6-8 GW)