Tony’s Home!

We’ve been through this drill so many times we know exactly how to handle the possible discharge from the hospital.  What made this discharge massively tricky was that we had to have five doctors sign off that he was well enough to come home.

Before I left for the hospital I made a quick oatmeal with sauteed apples and a few toasted pecans – so delicious and this bowl is 7 points.

As I was walking into the hospital, I looked up and saw a helicopter and thought to myself “my gosh that’s flying really low!”

Um, I am a dork.  Because I realized the entrance I was going in was right next to the helicopter pad where critical patients are brought in.  Duh!

I got to the hospital around 9:30, and around 10:30 there were rumblings that he might get discharged.  We sluffed it off and said “if it’s today, great.  If it’s tomorrow?  That’s okay too.”  If either one of us had called or talked to anyone saying “he’s coming home!” it most definitely wouldn’t have happened.

When Tony got his sandwich for lunch, I went down and got probably my fourth or fifth bowl of chili for the week.  With a bit of cheese and a dollup of sour cream and 4 saltines, lunch comes in at 11 points.

And around two I had some kiwi and pears that I brought from home.

We passed the time by laying together in his hospital bed watching t.v., and he’d fall asleep every so often.  It was super warm in his room, so my cheeks were really rosy, so I made this pic in black and white. 😀

I have to say though that the snotty nurse from the day before yesterday turned out to be fabulous – we just both got off on the wrong foot and she ended up taking excellent care of Tony.  In fact, when she came in to bring us his discharge papers she said “I am not even going to put a gown on – how about that?!”

When so many doctors are stirring the pot, it took until 4:45 in the afternoon before we were able to come home.  Our dog who has spent the last five days hidden in our bedroom closet, or laying on our bedroom floor, only to come out to go to the bathroom?  As soon as Tony walked in, he saw him, then went to get his toy and was back to his old self. 😀

I obviously haven’t grocery shopped, and I really can’t remember what I had on tap for last week that night reappear this week.  Tony asked from some plain pasta with a bit of butter and Parmesan cheese, so I just made a quick red sauce with canned plum tomatoes, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.  I tossed in some fresh chopped spinach at the end for some color.

Tony is still so tired.  I am hoping now that he’s home and not in pain he will be able to catch up this week.  So glad he’s home!

I am looking forward to getting to the gym this week, as well as getting on a more normal eating schedule.  Tony has follow up appointments with three of his doctors in the next week or so.   I want to thank you again for all the virtual hugs – it made this week a lot better for me!

Our weather is so crazy – I was woken up last night to a thunder storm!  Right now its 44 degrees, yet tonight its getting down to 17 with snow flurries.  I really hate January weather in Chicago.

How was your weekend??  Make it a great day!


46 thoughts on “Tony’s Home!

  1. Great news! So glad your hubs is home. He should start getting some energy back with the infection under control. Continued best wishes!

  2. Rachel Palmieri

    Yay-Hooray for being discharged! Now, let’s hope his recovery and speedy…and PERMANENT!

  3. Congratulations! I hope the healing continues at a quick pace and he’s back to himself soon!! 🙂 Have a great week!

  4. I hope you never have to eat at that hospital cafeteria ever again!

    • Me too! Sadly, the chili I ate like five times? I realized that my serving was TWICE as much as the serving size – so I think my chili was 18 points, not 9 – yikes!!

  5. I know that’s a huge relief. January weather? I hate it period. Except maybe if I was in St. Martin 😀

  6. Hurrah! I’m so glad. Thanks be to God. I know he’s in great hands with you and Hannah and the dog to love on him and take care of him. Have a great day!

  7. Aww Biz, I’m SO, SO SO glad Tony’s home!!

  8. Welcome home, now the dog can relax thank goodness! I must say your oatmeal is very fancy, I need to remember to take a few minutes to saute apples, it brings out such a good flavor.

    And I am with you on the black and white, it hides a multitude of sins.

  9. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Whoop whoop! So glad hes home. Gosh, I love chili…so good. Every time I see someone post about it, I want to make more!

  10. I’m so glad Tony is home!!! You both look so cute together 🙂

  11. erintakescontrol

    YAY Tony! Been praying for you guys!

  12. Oh, what a relief for both of you! Tony is home, hurray!!! Here’s to him getting better and strong!

  13. Great news that your hubby is home.!

  14. Yay!! So happy that Tony is finally home 🙂 It’s 48* here right now, and then going to get cold again tonight or tomorrow…weirdest January ever.

  15. Hooray!!!! I’m so happy for you both!!!! 😀 Home is where Tony belongs!!!

  16. Yayayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you guys! Enjoy the time together (not in a hospital room!)………. 😉

  17. That so wonderful! Now Tony needs to stay put and out of the hospital!!

  18. I’ve been meaning to ask about Ed; glad for all that Tony is home!! 🙂
    Hooray for getting back to *normal* routines, and keeping bizzy in your kitchen!!!

  19. Great news Bizzy.

    And btw. . .when AREN’T your cheeks rosy girlie? heehee

  20. Yeehaw! Glad Tony is home and hopefully now he will really heal!

  21. Congratulations! So happy for you and your family.

  22. Glad Tony is home. Hope all goes well.

    We had a thunderstorm too. For the first time, it scared our dog and he tried to get under my legs while I was at the computer. I guess he thought it was strange having a storm with snow on the ground!!


  23. Hi Biz! On lunch & I just caught up on all your weekend posts since I was unplugged this weekend….I’m SO HAPPY Tony is home and feeling much better!

  24. Happy to hear he is home and glad the snotty nurse was actually not!

  25. Yessss!! So happy your honey is home and that the dog is back to normal! 😉 ❤

  26. So glad the meds did their work – welcome home, Tony!

  27. I’m so glad to see he is home!

  28. woohoo…glad to hear that he is home. 🙂

  29. YAYAYAYAY!!!!! So glad to hear that he is home! What wonderful news!

  30. Yes! Step in the right direction, go Tony!

  31. I am so happy that Tony got to come home! Best news I heard all day! I pray that he has a rapid recovery and I know he is in the best hands. There is no place like home Sleep well!

  32. Biz, that is such good news!! I am so happy to hear it!!

  33. Glad to hear Tony is home. Hope he stays away from the hospital for a long time now. I hope one day I can say things like “so I just made a quick red sauce…”. The only way that would happen these days is if I opened a jar of Prego.

  34. It makes my heart happy to know that Tony is back home. Sounds like the dog is happy too! 🙂

  35. So so so happy he is home. Now to a speedy recovery! I want to see more videos of him singing in that funny microphone thingy!!

  36. I am so glad he is home!!!

  37. I’m so behind on everything this week. I just read this post and I’m thrilled to hear that Tony’s home. Now for some calm in the bizzy household! Still sending lots of prayers Tony’s way.

  38. Oh my gosh I’m months behind on your blog and I come back (had foot surgery and haven’t been to the library) and I read all of this!!! So glad to hear Tony is on the up and up and you are doing well with all of this! Sending lots of well wishes to you up in the burbs!!!!!

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