Mar 10, 2006

Quick Friday AM Update

You want to understand how hectic Roger’s days are? Cassie just called me at 9:55 a.m. and here’s what’s happened so far. He ate breakfast. He has already had a visit from the therapist and Dr. Rosenbaum. He already had OT and he was finishing up with PT. They already took him off the saline machine. This is great because now he can be free. He will keep the IV in for medication, but at least he’s not connected to anything at all now. He has to keep taking salt tablets until his sodium level gets up. But he was approved for a sleep aid so he can try that tonight instead of valium or morphine. Dr. Rosenbaum also approved him to go to other floors today in the wheel chair. No results from the MRI yet.

AND...they might move him to the inpatient rehab center on Monday!! This is where he will get intensive rehab 3-6 hours a day. And the social worker told us that most people get out of there in a week or two. Praise the Lord!!

See even in the hospital, a soldier does more before 9:00 a.m. than most people do all day. : )

He slept better last night, but it was interrupted. After he had the shot of Valium, he began to dose off before we left. But they had to draw blood and give him a new IV because his was causing problems so that woke him up. He had some difficulty getting to sleep after that but after some medication was able to finally fall asleep.

He is super excited today. See, it’s getting better and better, almost in leaps and bounds. Our God is awesome. I was talking with a friend here at work about it all this morning and we were praising the Lord. And I thought, “I’m so happy.” I told her I was so happy I could cry. Isn’t it amazing how He gives us joy even in the tough times. Praise Him!

Another friend here at work gave me two gifts that sum it all up.

The first was a magnet of a very happy turtle with cute pink cheeks holding a handful of wild flowers that read, “Bunches of Joy!” and quoted Psalm 118:24: “This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

The other gift is a heart that stands on my desk with a beautiful picture of white roses, greenery and purple flowers and quotes the first verse from one of my favorite scriptures, Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…”

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