God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
(2 Corinthians 1:3b-4, NLT)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

No place like HOME

Today started out awesome for Faith, she got up this morning and was acting almost normal! Other than moving slower than usual, she was her normal, happy, playful self. Unfortunately, in our excitement over how well she was doing, it didn't occur to us that she was totally overdoing it. 
Tonight we paid the price for our oversight... The kids and I got home around 7 pm, after stopping briefly at my parents' house (Dave had to work tonight, so he left his parents' house earlier this afternoon). 
While at my parents', Faith threw up. Then when we got home (less than a 5-minute drive), she threw up in the driveway. Since then, she's thrown up probably another 5 times...
Between all of the throwing up, and trying to get Noah and Selah fed and put to bed, Faith didn't get her pain meds on time. Thankfully, I got her to take some anti-nausea medicine and eat a few Cheerios and the throwing up stopped long enough to get her medicine down. 
I am really impressed with how well the meds are working, especially now that I've seen how uncomfortable she is when they wear off! She was in quite a bit of pain, not wanting to move because of her incision, and complaining of back pain from the epidural. It didn't take long after she had her meds for her to relax and fall asleep, thank goodness!
I set up a temporary bed in our room for Faith, until she is feeling better and is less likely to need us in the night. Normally, Faith and Selah share a room, so this way Selah will be able to sleep through without being woken up by Faith.
I was pretty worried with the throwing up that she might need to go get checked out, but since she stopped I think she is alright. I actually am wondering if the throwing up was caused between the ride home, the heat (it was 90+ degrees here today), the smoke from the wildfires, and the pain from her meds wearing off...
Tomorrow she is allowed to take a bath and soak the dressing off of her incision. I am curious to see what it looks like under the gauze. In 4 weeks, she'll have a follow-up appointment with a kidney ultrasound to check things out and make sure she doesn't have any kidney scarring.
Please pray that her recovery continues to go smoothly, with no more nausea/throwing up, and that there is no scarring on her kidney ultrasound when she has that.

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