and still miraculous… i was so happy with that last post, and today’s post has no focus (as of yet) but i have been asked to update and i want to update…
the intervening dates have been tough… i was throwing up more, eating less, and growing so much weaker. My outlook was taking a nose dive. I was sleeping about 3/4 of the day.
Tony, girls, and I did random brainstorming… finally settled on soy protein shakes and gatorade infusion through the peg tube hourly. Add some liquid vitamins. Add Dr. D changing my prescriptions… it seems with the heavy doses of narcotics i was making myself nauseas and giving myself withdrawal symptoms when i didn’t need the medication… caught coming and going. He lessened the strength of the medication. He also prescribed something new for the phlegm problem. Early in the afternoon yesterday i was despairing, an hour later i was awake, alert, feeling like i might have a life after all. Seriously, don’t ever give up because things can turn around like that. Makes you think of Easter weekend, alot can happen in three days.
We are still coveting your prayers for the scan results, and what the next steps will be, and for me to be able to eat again. In all of this i really had not been yearning to eat. And recently, I want to eat. I want to wrap my hands around and mouth around a juicy burger, twirl up some creamy pasta, dig into a huge bowl of multi-coloured vegetables in a homemade salad. I want to eat.
Mary has taken my mom to Duluth today for an appointment with a retina specialist. Pray here also, good news, not the best news… but not what we were afraid of. Vague i know, but i don’t really understand it all myself.
We did not make it to Grand Marais for the fourth and i was fairly disappointed, but we had a super menu (again i would have loved to eat) buttermilk fried wings, yummy.
But as i wrote, things are turning around… and on the upswing. ANd always merciful, our Lord is to be praised.