It was nice to come home from a grueling day at Costco to find two messages from Terri about Sean’s progress. In the order they were posted, here you are:
Trying on patience
Posted at approximately 11:45 am PT
Sean is doing about the same, still fighting a temp but his ICP is at about 18 which is fine. They upped a couple of his meds so they seem to be having some success lowering the pentabarb.
Today on my way to the hospital for my 6am visit I was praying again for patience. I asked God to help me be patient and kind and loving to all people that I came in contact with. Well I got to the hospital and they said I had to wait 15 minutes to see Sean and you guessed it, I felt very inpatient. I recognized it right away though and resumed my prayer for patience. Today Sean has a new nurse and I don’t think that she is entirely comfortable with me hanging out in Sean’s room, so I am trying to give her space and also pop in from time to time to be with Sean. We have been here for so long now that for the most part Sean gets repeat nurses and we have established a rapport with them so they don’t seem to mind us hanging around. But you know what? This is the Sean show and as long as Sean is getting the best care possible the nurse doesn’t have to handle us. I think that today God intends for me to get my money’s worth out of that prayer for patience! As long as God is in charge (always) how can I question it.
As for us, we are taking good care of ourselves as well as all of you taking care of us. Yesterday my wonderful friend Kelly gave Kiersten and I much needed massages. Vince and I went for a walk with [our friends] and Kiersten went to our health club to work out. So no more worrying about us. Just pray for Sean. Thank you all as always.
Thought for the day:
Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever greivances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Terri, Vince, Sean & Kiersten
I’m listening God
Posted at approximately 12:15 pm PT
Just peeked in to see Sean and his temp, blood pressure, heart rate and ICP are all down. Okay God I’m listening. By being patient and doing things the nurses way Sean is resting well. Oh and when she suctioned him earlier he opened his left eye! I didn’t talk to him when I went in because he is resting and doing so well. [These] nurses rock!