Saturday, October 31, 2009

Outpatient Status Marks Josh Wege's Continued Recovery

Kay Wege wrote in an email today (10/31/09):

Josh spent his first night on his own with Joe in his new room at the Mologne Hotel. The room has two full-sized beds, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. This is where Josh will be considered an outpatient, probably, on Monday when he gets discharged. Joe is the primary care-giver and is in charge of Josh's daily medications. I have tried to write out exactly what Josh needs when and how many. Most of what he has to take is to keep him at a moderate pain level that is comfortable for him. He still sleeps a lot which is good for recovery, but he needs to try to stay awake during the day and get more than five hours at night.

This morning Josh felt a little down. I think it was because it was the first time he was on his own and it may have overwhelmed him a little. He felt better after his shower.

Joe and I helped him change his leg dressings today so he could shower. He has this cool shower chair that helps him get into the shower from his wheelchair. He does very well with the wheelchair. He also has cool gloves to protect his hands while he "drives" himself along.

Josh's new address is:

LCpl Joshua Wege
Mologne House Hotel Room 465
6900 Georgia Ave., Bldg. 20
Washington, DC 20307-5001

Josh's phone number the same as before 920-979-8623.

Joe and Josh will still need your prayers for courage, strength, and perseverance in these coming days. He and all of us appreciate your prayers and support already given, and I hope you can understand how important this spiritual and mental support has been for us. The Lord has given us this challenge that He knows we are able to handle, but we need to remember to take it one step at a time, one day at a time.

Thank you for all of your continued support and prayers; they are greatly appreciated. May God bless you all.

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