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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Surgery cancelled

Holli's peg insertion got cancelled today. They will try again tomorrow I suppose. It had nothing to do with Holli's condition, they are just very busy. They are going to do more xrays on her brain either today or tomorrow. They moved her to a regular room late last night. Diane is staying full-time with her. She is having these "episodes" where she seems to be in pain. Diane says that she has tremors, grimaces her face and her heart rate goes up. (I remember Matt doing the same thing) When this happens, they give her pain medication and she settles down. She is being treated for a staph infection that she acquired in India. She also acquired a bedsore while she was in the first hospital in India and they are treating this. As anyone who has been through a traumatic event with a loved one knows, there are good days and bad days. It is such a roller coaster ride. I think today has been a "down" day for Diane and Harrison. Please continue to pray for strength and peace for them both.

Always in prayer



mountain kimmie said...

Well, let's see. Trying think about what this means in the positive scheme of things . . .if I recall correctly, she had a broken arm, a cracked skull (ouch!), a torn ear, now has a bedsore, a staph infection, hasn't eaten solid food in nearly a month, has been given a passel of medications, any of which might cause some discomfort of some sort as a side effect . . .I think there are certainly many reasons why she might be feeling pain. The fact that she appears to be reacting to it suggests she has floated closer to the surface than if she showed no reaction at all. It looks hopeful that pain is indeed the culprit (or perhaps even just general discomfort) if the pain meds seem to settle her. It's been less than a month since the accident, and I can certainly attest to the fact that nasty injuries, be they bruises or worse, take time to heal. I recall the stabbing pains in my knee that continued sporadically for 6 months after a bad fall I took. I imagine if she was concious she would certainly be having some pain at this point, as she heals from the various injuries. So perhaps, unsettling as it may be to witness, and as unpleasant as it may be on some level for Holli, maybe it is a sign of hope!

mountain kimmie said...

Sorry if the above falls under the "DUH!" category. I was just trying to look for the nugget of gold in the cup of sand!

Jill said...

thank you! we certainly can use reminders of hope! you are so right!