We were extremely blessed on Saturday afternoon as we first had a visit from Jane (complete with guinea pig = very happy Saraya :)), then from my parents who traveled all the way up from Brisbane to spend the night with us. Totally made our day, considering we'd missed out on our planned weekend away due to the accident! The children were so thrilled to have them here. We'd also had visits from Stu's Dad and two of his Aunts the afternoon before the accident which was so nice!
We don't know how the long the healing process will take. At this stage, the bleeding from the toe wound seems to have stopped which is positive. It had been bleeding more than we would have liked. I'm hoping I'll get better at changing the dressing............. man, I never could have made a nurse!! The nail will take about 100 days" (apparently) to grow back- and will certainly be tender for quite awhile. The breaks will take about 6 weeks to heal. Stu is still using crutches to walk around - though is spending most of his time in the recliner or on the bed. "Great Expectations" by Dickens has come down off the shelf and should keep him going for awhile. :) He's loving it and has said he's going to work through all our Dickens after this one! He's hoping to be back at work ASAP as they have so much going on out there at the moment. Praying the healing is swift for his sake. :)
As for the rest of us, we'll keep taking care of our wounded man of the house, and carry on with life. I'm about to start some reading and lessons with the children and get into some washing and menu planning for the week before we do the grocery shopping.
And maybe at some stage I'll have the heart to unpack our suitcases which were so diligently packed on Saturday morning - before we made the difficult decision to stay home. :(
Onwards and upwards!! Hope everyone had a great weekend!