Although no sculptured marble
should rise to their memory,
nor engraved stone
bear record of their deeds,
yet will their remembrance be
as lasting as the land they honored.
Just a note to update you on Adrienne’s shoulder surgery today. But first, let me thank you for your prayers on her behalf. The Lord’s presence was certainly with us today.
We arrived at Providence Milwaukie Hospital at 8 AM for pre op preparation. At 10:15 she was wheeled into surgery. One hour and five minutes later the Dr. came out to the waiting room to tell me that all went fine. Two large bone spurs had been removed. After a few hours of recuperation in the hospital, I brought her home where she is resting comfortably. Her voice is raspy from the breathing tubes, so she must limit her talking for the time being. Her pain is controlled with the nerve blocking shot she received in the hospital. She has started a regimen of pain meds as the shot will wear off by tomorrow.
Again, thanks for your prayers.
God is Good,
(He didn’t sign it that way – I did because that's what my mommy calls him.)
Some things have changed since Daddy wrote that email. I’ll try to tell you what I heard them say when they were talking this morning. Mommy is resting comfortably. She had trouble sleeping last night because she slept so much during the day. I snuggled next to her for awhile but she kept moving around and getting up so I decided to move somewhere else where I could sleep without being disturbed. Early this morning I found her sound asleep on the sofa in the living room and I woke her up. My daddy said it was time for her to wake up and take a pain pill so I had to do it! Even though I wanted to let her sleep.
The shot they gave to make her arm numb has worn off (I don’t understand that – I thought things that are worn are tattered and look old but she looks pretty good!) She has been up walking around and doing a few things by herself. My daddy fixed her a nice breakfast and she liked it a lot. I heard her tell Daddy ‘thank you’ and she said it was very good.
I’m so glad my mommy is home again. She is resting and taking it easy. She told me we will be able to do all kinds of things again. I like that. I love to do things with her.
I think I’d better go lie down – it’s time for me to rest!P.S. - My mommy looks so pretty! My daddy bought her some new tops that zip or snap up the front so she can get into them easier than some of her other clothes. She has a new purple top on today. It has a shiny butterfly near her heart. I don't know what she means but she told me it adds just a bit of 'bling'! Oh, I have so much to learn!