We are all on a huge learning curve. But we are learning. Learning what parts of the day are best for Mom. Learning some of her ‘tells’ for when she is in pain because she NEVER complains! Learning new nurses (so far we have yet to have the same nurse twice), learning how this rehab works, learning what Mom can and can’t do, learning how to help her do simple things, etc.
We are learning that the moving around has increased Mom’s pain significantly (primarily in her head and shoulders). Today her pain was severe and a level ten (and she has a very high pain tolerance! she has only had a ten once and that was after brain surgery). But we are learning what meds work, what things can soothe, etc. And also learning that we can trust Jesus with those things. At our lowest point today my cousin and aunt walked in and prayed with us, brought lunch and held Mom’s hand through the worst of it!
We are also learning in a new way that Mom is a hard worker! Our ‘Ebenezer’ today was that in the midst of her pain PT was gracious and worked with her in bed and we saw her foot move more than once. It was slight movement but it was movement! We thank Jesus for these baby steps that encourage us on this journey!
Jesus is helping us! Hour by hour day by day. As life has ‘moved on’ so many of you continue to write, text, call, read the blog, and most importantly pray. Please know that we do not take that for granted! Especially as we enter week 4 of this journey! We are humbled and eternally grateful for those of you who carry my Mom (and all of us) so faithfully!
A verse that was sent to us and strengthened us through our day was II Tim.4:17a “The LORD stood at my side and gave me strength…” He stands with us even when we can’t stand on our own! And He gave us strength for today! Trusting Him for tomorrow!