rick posting for sonya. At 5:50am this morning we met Roger and Gay in the lobby of the hotel. We hugged and prayed. We were alone in the lobby, and the moment brief, but it brimmed with anticipation. For the Scotts this was day they had dreamt of for over a year, a day that might give them the hope of growing old together. We were newbies in this dream, somehow brought along by the tender workings of God.
We strolled side by side into NW hospital in the dark, needing special passes because the building was “after hours.” Now, 15 hours later, it is after hours again. But it has been a very good day.
Gay is at the other end of ICU. All of her liver function signs look good. Tomorrow morning they will do an ultrasound to see if they can see the liver working properly. Pray for that test; it is important. But all looks good now. Bless her heart; she is beat.
I sit by Sonya’s bed as she dozes. She, too, is tired, partly due to the surgery trauma. But I’m sure the anesthesia recovery is hard, and her body is working non-stop to try to rebuild the missing liver. They made her sit up in a chair, which she did well. Now she so wants to return to the bed but the nurses aren’t exactly jumping to her rescue. Sweet Sonya needs to sleep and sleep and sleep. Tomorrow we should move to a regular hospital room and jettison some of those gnarly tubes, especially the one going down her throat.
It’s quiet after hours in the ICU. The drone of a few machines is interrupted by the staccato chirps of others. There is no hustle and bustle, just the steady breathing of very tired patients.
It’s hard to imagine how the day could have gone much better. Would you thank God with us for this good day? Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
And will you pray for the challenges of tomorrow? Though much has gone well, both are in the ICU, and there are very real dangers ahead. We’ll know more after tests tomorrow.
We so appreciate you!
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