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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 2- Post Surgery

Brooke is doing ok today.  Pain has been pretty bad.  It is hard to see your child in pain.  It is also hard to keep asking for morphine and valium for your child.  But she is more peaceful after the meds.  Her face just completely relaxes.  You can tell when she needs the meds again.  They are already having her do neck exercises so she does not become stiff.  She sat up in a chair for 30 minutes.  This was very hard.  We painted her nails.  Just in case you are wondering- black with silver polka dots.  Her blood sugar is still fluctuating.  But she ate 4 jello cups, 1/2 cup apple juice and 6 bites of buttered noodles.  So we are making progress. 
Aidan was able to come say hi to her today.  This helped a little too. 
Short post because I need to go cuddle with Aidan.  Please just pray for her pain relief.  I just can't imagine what she is feeling right now.  As a mom I just want to make it all better.  Her daddy is trying to comfort her now.  They are watching all the famous princess movies.  Thanks again for all the prayers.  She told me today that she was like David with her stones from God.  :)
Love to all!


  1. I completely understand how you feel in dealing with her pain. I went through the same thing when Jaret had his surgery. I made sure that they kept him on a schedule. It's not like they neglect the children it's just that they get busy. Keep on them!!! Sending prayers for all!

  2. Melinda- I am so glad to hear that all went well! Brooke & your whole family have been in our thoughts & prayers! We will continue to pray for you all as Brooke recovers! Please let me know if there is anything that we can do for you! We would love to have Aidan over for a playdate too! Love & Prayers...The Hartson's

  3. Melinda, My heart has been with you all every minute--I have lived and breathed it. I wish I was there to support you more. Know I am lifting you up continually. Much love, Monica Snyder

  4. I keep sharing your posts in hopes to get you more followers. We are praying for you all. Brooke will have a new prayer team member tomorrow when Baby Girl Neely arrives!