Friday, October 28, 2011

Post Op

This girl of ours never ceases to amaze me.  She's had a really good night.  I have kept the pain medicine coming and she has seemed very comfortable.  Her throat from where she had the breathing tube during surgery seems much improved, she is no longer crying when she coughs. Overall, she has a pleasant look on her face.

She is truly the strongest person I have ever known.  The strength God gives her encourages me to come along side of her and help in any way I can.  Her strength gives me strength, because believe me she has every right to be flailing around in a sea of tears and if she did I'd jump right in there with her and flail around too.

There's a different feel to this surgery, I can sense it.  With Sophie Kate's previous surgeries it's been on me to learn how to care for her, especially when she got the feeding tube.  There was lots of equipment and bags and nurses teaching me how to do it all.  Us getting discharged was largely based on how quickly I learned and how well I did doing it all on my own.  This time however, I feel like SK is leading us out of here.  She knows what it takes to get out of here and I am just following her lead and her example, cause like I said before if she were to get down and wallow in this mess I'd get down in there and wallow with her. She's got me by the hand this time and she's showing me that we can do this and that we are going to do this and there is no way that I'm going to let that sweet thing down.

I have to share with you one of the pictures that is hanging in our hospital room...

I know it's poor picture quality, but I took it with my phone.  It's Tink and at the bottom is says "Just a Little Pixie Dust."  How fitting for a princess just coming back from Disney World.  Now in our world "pixie dust" actually translates into a continual work by the hand of God in the life of his daughter, it translates into prayers sent up by so many covering us and lifting us up to the very throne of the Almighty, it translates into a hope that no Disney magic or Disney wishes can compare to and it translates into a love that is so real and so tangible that it stirs your heart and moves you into action.  

I am called once again to that familiar spot by her side, I am called to action.  I will stand by her and I will care for her and it will be my privilege, with the strength God gives me, to do so.

Thanks for praying for us, loving us and caring for us.


Kristi M said...

So glad to hear SK is doing great!

Michelle said...

Praying for you and SK. Praying for God's strength for both of you and for a remarkable recovery.