moving on up

rick for sonya. Sonya had a long night, waiting for more tubes to come out and enduring poke after poke after poke. The good news is that all signs are good, so they moved her on up to the 11th floor, out of ICU. Obviously she is in some discomfort (duh — they cut into her and took most of her liver yesterday) but pain meds keep it manageable. She is tired, slipping in and out of sweet sleep. Next short term goal: get on her feet and take a shower. It’s great to see her with fewer tubes, making such progress.

Gay is doing well. They did an ultrasound to check that her newly attached liver “tubes” were flowing, and all looks great. Preliminary blood/liver tests look good, too. She is still pretty medicated. Generally they expect her to take twice the time to heal as Sonya, so hopefully they’ll move her on up out of ICU either later today or tomorrow.

It’s nice starting out this today in a normal hospital room instead of that waiting room. At this time yesterday we were anxiously awaiting a call from the OR with information on patient “number 82.” What a 24 hour journey! It’s sunny and freakishly warm here in Chicago — almost 50 degrees — and as we look out over Lake Michigan the sterling day seems to match our encouraged and recovering spirits.

Pray for Sonya’s blood counts to return to normal, healing of her liver/incisions, and for the pain to lessen so she can become more active to recover faster. And pray for Gay’s new liver to be fully happy and productive, as well as for her lengthy recovery.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for you.

Psalm 139:1-14 “For you [God] formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

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10 thoughts on “moving on up

  1. Sonya and Rick,
    What great news that Sonya is already out of ICU! This is an incredible journey you have undertaken and we continue to uphold you in prayer with great thanksgiving for your generosity. We knew you briefly at LEFC and hold all the Scotts as dear friends. Our constant prayers will be for rapid, uncomplicated, complete recovery for both Sonya and Gay.
    Sandy Faulkner

  2. Dear Rick and Sonja,
    What a delightful testimony of God working in you and through you to those around you— especially Roger and Gay and family!!! We are dear friends of the entire Scott Family and so appreciate your love to them!! God’s richest blessings to you all!
    Because of Jesus, Bob and Clare Braband

  3. Mom & Dad are much relieved to hear the good news. Many, many central Kansans are praying and will continue to pray. Weather is fantastic, good feelings all around. Love and hugs,

  4. Praise God for the good first 24 hours!!! Long may the lack of complications last. We will continue to pray as you have asked.

    Love,
    Miriam & Andrew & family

  5. You are in my prayers Sonya. Bless you for this generous spirit of giving of yourself.
    Look forward to seeing you back in the South.

  6. I’m so proud of Sonya!
    Praying that God will send His ministering angels to comfort Sonya and Gay.
    I love the Psalm 139 verse! May he continue to perfectly knit together their inward parts!
    Love,
    Beth & Rene

  7. We are praying for Sonya’s comfort and speedy recovery. I am still awed at the sacrifice she made for this friend. Hope to continue to hear good news in the coming days.

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