I just have to add Josh Groban’s song to today’s entry. I ADORE this song and in life we MUST raise one another up. I can say whole heartedly that Ava’s followers help to raise me up. I LOVE your messages of encouragement they not only bring me happiness but I have peace that ALL things will work out just fine. Please keep the support and prayers coming. Enjoy this beautiful song tonight as it is coming directly from my heart to yours! Ultimately God raises us ALL up but I know He send each one of you to help carry out that mission and I thank you.
Ava has been a little grouchy today. I guess I can’t really blame her. She wanted to move to the couch all day yesterday but we felt it might be too painful. So today I gave her a sponge bath, then we moved her to the couch. She was a little better but still has her moments. I think mostly she just hates being here. So the sooner we get her home the faster she will heal.
Here is her with her hair all washed.
FINALLY on the couch and out of that bed!
She is very upset about having a cathedar. She did this last surgery when it was time to remove the epideral. SO I’ll imagine they will come out tomorrow. We have Demeraol to fall back on if needed.
Her tummy is measuring 53 cm’s. That is the size she was before surgery BUT swelling is expected…….it will go down.
I did change her central line dressing today also. It had a lot of dried blood on it from Friday. It looks much better now. She did cry and as soon as I set up the table she just KNEW. I felt horrible but knew she would be better for me than any of the nurses…..plus no one can be more sterile than mommy!
So all in all we are just hanging out. Oh the University of Iowa Dance Marathon had supper for us catered in by “Texas Roadhouse”. It was very good.
A few have personally emailed asking how I have been feeling. I am still healing and the pain kind of comes and goes but I am much better. Thanks for your concerns.
Keep the prayers and wonderful messages coming they help more than you will ever know. We serve and Awesome God don’t we?