Post Spinal Fuse – Day 2

Today was a much better day than yesterday.  It was so much better that Titus may even be discharged tomorrow.  I feel both excited and anxious about that.

Titus was up and walking on his own today.  He was in pretty good spirits most of the day, so long as we stay ahead on the pain curve.  He was asleep during one of his dosage times and we decided not to wake him – it was the wrong choice.  His appetite isn’t quite back to normal yet, which is too bad because he can’t afford to lose any weight.  Hopefully tomorrow he will feel more like eating.

If he does get discharged tomorrow, please pray for all of us.  It will be wonderful to home, together.  All of us miss each other.  But it will also be all the work and care taking we are doing in the hospital with less help and adding in the other usual household demands.  Care taking is difficult with anyone, and with a child like our dear sweet boy, it’s even more difficult.  We will need a lot of wisdom, patience, and endurance.  I keep reminded myself “Courage, dear heart” and I won’t be stopping just because we will be leaving the hospital.

A friend sent me this and it really spoke to me.  “…God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions SO THAT we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we have received…”  One day, I hope I can comfort those who have need as we have receive such gracious, lavish love during this time.