Well today had some good and some bad. Good- Brooke sat up in a chair for 1 hour and 15 minutes. She had her arterial line, cath, and one IV removed. She got a sponge bath. We walked over to playroom and painted a picture. Bad- The pain is still bad at times. She is getting more energy which means she fights a little more with the exams. They are starting to switch her to oral meds. She hates these! She literally has to be held down, have her mouth squeezed open, nose plugged and medicene forced down her throat. One nurse commented she had met he match in Brooke. I said, "Yeah she has a lot of fight in her when she wants to." But she has to take the meds. Please pray we can bribe her with something to get them down.
I was reminded today, while watching "Up" that everything of this world should be held lightly. Even though we desire our bodies to be perfect, they are not. They were designed to rely on a higher power. We have been surrounded today by some very negative people. It is so refreshing to know that we are be watched over and loved. It is a blessing to have friends and family. I am so glad Brooke can have loved ones to wrap her up and lift up prayers in her behalf.