My Health, Part 2

operationHealth. At long last, I’m home from the hospital, with a box full of IV antibiotics that I’m to take the next several weeks. Just finished getting trained by the home healthcare agency on how to push antibiotics through a PICC line (IV line that lasts for months).

I made a good down payment on my sleep deficit last night, but still have a way to go. I’m still pretty tired, but not nearly as tired as when I checked into the hospital. This is the usual hospitalitis — you know, the condition that comes from not being allowed to sleep for two weeks. (I’m pretty sure the Geneva Convention bans treatment of enemies of the state this way.)

In fact, of my several hospitalizations over the last few years, both DCH and UAB have dramatically improved in terms of patient care. The sleep interruptions were fewer. The food was better. The nursing staffs were consistently top notch. And the quality of medical care was excellent.

So, except for being really tired, I feel much better than when all this began. I’m thinking I’ve had a low-grade infection for a while, and so getting rid of that may put me on the path to doing much better overall.

Passing of Foy Guin. I know many readers knew my father, J. Foy Guin, Jr. I’m sad to report that he died two days ago, after spending the last several weeks in hospice care. The funeral will be Friday, Nov 11, at Palisades Church of Christ, Homewood, Alabama at 2:00, with visitation starting at 12:30 before the service.

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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8 Responses to My Health, Part 2

  1. JohnF says:

    Since I have both a niece and a nephew that are nurses there at UAB, I made sure they took care of you.

  2. Mark says:

    I wish you a speedy recovery and am sorry for the loss of your father.

  3. Chad says:

    Sorry for papa Guin’s passing, Jay. So thankful for your tireless service and commitment to teaching us those golden nuggets surrounding the scriptural diamonds.

  4. Price says:

    My condolences in regard to your father and my very best wishes for your own speedy recovery !!

  5. JohnF says:

    Not easy to lose a Dad, my deepest empathy is with you.

  6. Alabama John says:

    He’s home. You’ll be together again.

  7. Monty says:

    So sorry for your loss, Jay.

  8. Roger H. Howell says:

    Sorry for the loss of your father, and I am glad to hear you have gotten to come home. I pray you will continue to recover. Roger Howell

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