-Written by Anna-
Day 1 is now in the history books. Mom did great. I have been doing the early morning to early afternoon shift and then Dad comes in and does the afternoon shift until she falls asleep at night. This morning I walked in at 7:15 and occupational therapy had already started. She did a great job!
Three weeks ago today we went in for lung surgery and she has not sat up on her own since. Today she sat in a wheelchair and was able to hold herself up for several minutes! She is a champ! Due to the craniotomy she has to wear a helmet and her head always hurts. She keeps telling us it feels like a bowling ball. So the process of sitting up and holding herself and her head up is a huge ordeal. But she did it. We then did physical therapy which was harder. The pain got intense enough that she became nauseous so we didn’t make it through the full hour but for the first day I thought she did well. The third hour was speech therapy where we connected with our fill-in therapist who has family serving in Kenya. It is always amazing to me how small the world is when you follow Jesus.
Mom fought hard today and did a great job. But she was in quite a bit of pain afterwards and unable to really rest, which is something she desperately needs. Can you pray for her body as it adjusts to being out of bed again and continues to heal from her surgeries? Can you pray for protection as she pushes herself in new ways? Continue to pray for restful sleep at night and emotional and physically energy for doing it all over again tomorrow.
We started an Ebenezer Wall in her room. Each day we are writing down a victory and raising our Ebenezer. Today it was sitting in a wheelchair for the first time. We look forward to seeing what the Lord has for tomorrow!
Thank you all so much for your prayer!