Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day 2: Feeling Better

Today was a better day for Krista. Her migraine went away and they managed to get the grogginess under control better. She was feeling good enough today that I actually did go home. I wouldn't do this normally, but the care she's getting has been excellent and that makes it easier to trust her into their hands.

Krista tells me that it has been a very nice experience being at the City of Hope. The staff seem to really care, and treat her like a person rather than a number. Today, without any prompting, they sent first a physical therapist and then an occupational therapist to determine her physical capabilities and provide exercises she can do while getting treatment. She has seen physical therapists previously that weren't that helpful, but this one was excellent -- asking the right questions and offering the right kind of help. She also got to meet with the pain management specialist who has been helpful in identifying ways of helping her with the unusual pains she has been experiencing. The theory is that her body has saturated the pain threshold so that it doesn't take much to set her into strange whole-body pains. The pain management specialist has her taking a medicine that should bring that threshold down. So far it seems to be helping, though they're still trying to get the dosing right.

It's good to see the family again. The boys are doing good, and Glenn and Jannelle are doing great taking care of them. Thanks to Alyssa for dinner tonight. Pray for Trevor who just came down with a small sore throat. We were hoping to take the boys to visit Krista this weekend, but if he gets sick that won't be possible. Plus, if I get sick, I won't be able to go back to stay with Krista when she needs me. Also, please pray for my father who will be getting his abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired Tuesday. It's not supposed to be too risky, but it is in a dangerous area. My mother was going to visit us next week, but will need to take care of Dad for a bit. Glenn and Jannelle have agreed to stay longer, so we've got the kids covered. It's just a change of plan and we trust that God is working even in the things we didn't count on.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21)


hew wilson said...

Michael -
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Krista and your darling family. I am amazed by your strength. Don't give up! You can do this and so can Krista. It is true that God is working behind the scenes allowing even the tiniest of miracles to happen for us each and every day.
We love you!
Heather Wilson Duncan (and family - Rob, Spencer, Emerald and Isaiah)

Regina said...

English Family,
I'm praying for Krista's healing and I'm happy she is feeling better. I'm bringing dinner tomorrow and it looks like perhaps some chicken soup is in order to help clear a sore throat! I will be happy to bring that for your family.
Keep trusting the Lord to get you all through this.