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.“