It's about 6:00 pm and it looks like my mom's on the upswing. Down to a 5 out of 10 pain level, and it will likely keep getting better. Her surgeon Dr. M swung by and came up with a plan for the night. My mom looks relieved, and we certainly feel relieved too! Hopefully she'll get lots of sleep tonight.
Along with my mom and Dr. M, you all are my heroes of the day. You've prayed for our every need. You've brought meals, coffee, tissues, toothpaste, books, and beautiful flowers. You've run errands and taken on projects. You've sent encouraging words right when we need to hear them. We're overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our mom. We couldn't do this without you! As soon as my mom feels a bit better she wants to get online and write a blog post herself. Until then, she asked me to tell you that your prayers and well wishes make a tremendous difference to her. And she says she loves you all very much!
All right, I'm signing out and heading home. Daniel gets the luxurious hospital cot tonight, and my dad and I will try to get some sleep before work tomorrow. (Sidenote: Daniel's a trooper. He's been here all day and will stay until tomorrow evening when my dad and I get off work. I've been so impressed--though not surprised--to see the way he ministers so patiently and compassionately to my mom and still manages to make me laugh in between. I have the best brother!)