We are so grateful for those of you who so faithfully read these updates and truly carry our family and my Mom (and Wilson :)) in prayer!
We knew this journey would be filled with highs and lows and steps forward and steps backwards. I don’t think I realized how many times in one day I could have the swing of emotions. Rejoicing over the smallest of things to wishing that there was something/anything I could do to relieve just some of her misery.
Today, due to poor scheduling, our therapy sessions felt like a step backwards. All three were back to back and she just felt lousy. Just getting Mom out of bed and into the wheelchair brought tears (first time that has happened in a session) and a horrible wave of nausea (even while on nausea medication). Our big accomplishment this morning was simply not throwing up. There are a lot of reasons why she may be battling the nausea. In my completely non medical opinion I believe some of it is tied to the swelling in her brain decreasing significantly in the last 72 hours. We have watched it as it is quite noticeable. During this same time period she has become more and more herself but that also marks when she started feeling lousy all over. This evening, however, Dad sent an encouraging report that she was feeling stronger and we are thankful for that!
Would you pray with us for her nights? Dad is with her tonight and I spent the last two with her. The nights have been rough with very little sleep. Would you pray for real and peaceful rest tonight so that she can make the most of therapy tomorrow? Would you pray that the therapy sessions would be at times that work best for her? (There is no way for us to know what parts of the day will be best for her as it changes every day…but Jesus knows!) Would you pray for her body as it continues to heal and regulate after so much trauma? Would you pray that Jesus would continue to minister to her as she grieves and processes all that has happened?
As we mark four weeks today since we started on this journey we can’t help but thank Jesus that she is still with us and that we are out of the hospital and in rehab. We have a long way to go but He has brought us through so much and we have no reason to doubt that He will continue to walk with us through every high and low.