Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 22

I am back to not sleeping. I thought with John here it would help. Well, it has helped yet last night was hard. Maybe it was because of last night. I kept thinking the phone would ring. I couldn't relax long enough to sleep. I should have gotten up and done something yet I just laid there.

When we arrive at the hospital Nicole is already in the cardiac chair. She has also been on the tilt table for 4 minutes. Our report from the hospital was good today. They took out Nicole's ART line today. They also removed her NG tube. All good signs.

Her nurse today is Shaun. He is awesome. Always so thorough. Makes sure he answers all of our questions. He said the night nurse, Hailey, reported to him that she had a really good night. She was sure it was because of the blessing John gave her. God is good.

Her PT girl came in and moved her limbs for about an hour and then John worked with her arms some more and got her right fingers to her forehead.

John had a talk with her nurse today regarding Nicole's desire to go to Heavenly Father. The hospital has provisions for Nicole's requests. He noted it and they will have the social worker review it with her doctors and Nicole. They want to make sure they are doing what the patient wants. The nurse told John that he has seen patients doing so well. Getting better, making strides and then one day it all turns. Maybe I should change this blog name to be......"Our Journey" instead.

The journey is difficult in all aspects of life. Not just what we are going through at this time but in all we do. Have you ever heard the saying, "I never said it was going to be easy, I only said it would be worth it." I have thought a lot about that recently. I know what we go through, the trials, the learning even the happy times makes us who we are and what we are becoming.

We ask God to bless those around us that in their trials they will know it is worth it.


The Winder's said...

We're still here and available at a moment's notice if you need us!
John & Lora Winder

Sandra McMillin said...

We just got back fro Lake Powell and I couldn't wait to get to the computer to see how Nicole was doing. It has been so up and down for you guys, it's amazing that when someone is going through so much, life every where else is still going as usual. I felt like that when my first husband John died, I kept thinking to myself how crazy it all was. You are right about life isn't always easy but we learn so much from our trials. It sucks at times, but it is what makes us who we are. I love you guys a lot....big hugs ~ Sandra