Saturday, February 2, 2008

Home Sweet Home!

Today, after an unexpected 24 hour stay, Evan came home from the hospital. All said, the extra time was very good for him, he got great rest, made new friends, and knew that when it was time to go, he could "blow this popsicle stand" on his time.

The graft donor site on the back of his right thigh is very tender, and quite painful when he moves around. But the amount of drainage has slowed down considerably. The grafted sites, where tissue was taken out, are not nearly as uncomfortable.

When Evan got home he found a package waiting for him. Lego! The last elements of his complete Mars Mission theme arrived. With the help of a mini folding table, he sat up and assembled legos for a couple of hours before enjoying a tasty meal brought over by Ms. Danielle and Mr. Jeremy. (Thank you to all who have provided meals, transport, shelter and love) After this wonderful meal, he retired for the evening. It had been a long, tiring and at times painful day.

Morgan, Evan's sister, having spent the night at Mr. & Mrs. Woodards with her friend Ryan (Sp? apologies) was taken to her soccer game by her mom, an unanticpated event that was good for both of them. We will now all lay low and take things one day at a time.

As always, thank you for your thoughts, words and prayers, Evan feels lifted up and encouraged by all the wonderful words of support by both those he knows and those who he will get to know.

There is no place like home.

By Him, Through Him, For Him, Thank you.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thinking of and praying for you

Wilson & Val

Melanie King said...

Evan I am so glad to hear that you're doing well. I miss you and wish that I could be with you Buddy!!!
The boys and I are praying for you and the family.

Anonymous said...

Hola Evan this is from your bud Tucker I'll be praying for you.It is pretty cool that you got every Mars Mission set.Feel better soon.

See You,
Tucker

Stokely82 said...

Buddy what up? I hope you are feeling ok. We miss you and wish we could be there to see you. Keep your eye out for a special package from the hogg's, there is some SWEET things in there. Lots of love XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO, Monkey

Blake said...

Glad you're home, glad you're feeling better and really glad to talk to you this evening.

Mr. Blake, Ms. Denise & William

Megan said...

You all are constantly in my prayers & thoughts. Glad to hear the procedure went well.

Anonymous said...

Evan, your uncle Jon was a pivitol source of strength for me and my family when we were going through a personal tragedy. He let me know about your situation. You are in our prayers out here in Denver Colorado. We'll be checking back frequently to see how your progressing. Just know there are people out here that really care and are praying like crazy for you.

~Sara, Jamie and Cayman Lightner Denver, CO.

Anonymous said...

Hi Evan! I'm Kevin and I'm a friend of your (very smart!) Uncle Jon Coleman. I work for a company that actually makes real spaceships, so I really enjoyed reading about your interest in Mars and robotics! Here is an interesting website from NASA and my company about our work on Mars! http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/present/odyssey.html
All the best,
Kevin Roots
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Washington, D.C.

Anonymous said...

Evan,

I am also a friend of your loving uncle Jon. I wanted you to know I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers.

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

Keep fighting and stay strong. Feel better soon.
Tara, Jon, and Halina Schulte West Chester OH

Anonymous said...

Evan,
I'm a friend of your uncle Jon. I got my first set of Legos in the late 1960's when I was about your age. I ordered them off the side of a velveeta cheese box for a dollar. There were 74 pieces in the set and I still have them. My sons now have about 10 star wars legos sets and I love helping them put them together. I am glad to hear you like legos too. Good luck with your Mission to Mars set! I know you will have fun with it. My prayers are with you and your family!

Mike

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Anonymous said...

Hello from England Evan,

I am really thankful for this blog, it keeps all of us updated with your progress no matter where in the world we are.

I hope you are not too sore and that its not frustrating being kept in whilst you recover.

I saw a programme on a certain topic that I thought you would be interested in, it may pass the time whilst you're 'stuck' in the house.

I have a link for you, but please ask your Mom and Dad before you use it.

http://factory.lego.com/

You can build projects on the internet and share them with a like minded community of builders.

You are in our thoughts - and we all wish you a speedy recovery.

Mick

Mike and Koren said...

Hi Evan! We are friends of your Uncle Jon. He was nice enough to share your blog with us and we just wanted you to know we'll be praying for you! As James 5:16 reminds us, "When a believing person prays, great things happen." God Bless you and your family!
Mike and Koren Furrey
Also you can check out our site at www.mikefurrey.net and you can send us a message so we know how you are doing!

Kathy said...

Evan,

You sound like an amazing young man! No wonder your Uncle Jonathan is so proud of you. If I was your uncle I would be proud too. (And I would give you lots of presents.--Tell that to your Uncle Jonathan.) My prayers and best wishes are with you and your family. I wish you a speedy recovery. Kathy Overbeke, Cleveland, Ohio (Friend of Jonathan Coleman)