Day number 2 in the Blogging through October. Today the word it Tell…so let me tell you a little about what we are going through…
Back in February, Daddy went through something I would not wish upon my worst enemy. He had his spine cut open to drain a buildup of spinal fluid. We are now in October and Daddy is still home, he is still suffering. He is still trying to heal, with no real signs of healing happening.
We were told that we should see some signs of getting better by now, but we haven’t. Daddy is still suffering, every day. While he doesn’t always say it. While he gets out and does things with the kids to see their smiles. Daddy is still in the middle of healing. He is still in the middle of pain, every day!
When you mess with the spinal cord, and all the nerves that run through there, you mess with a lot! I would never want to be a doctor who has to open a spinal cord up and decide what to do next. There is so much that could go wrong, but when you are wanting the best for your patient, you will do anything you think you can to help them.
Let me tell you a little more…
Daddy is still in pain. Every day. Daddy deals with not being able to sleep, or he sleeps for days on end. Both of these suck. Both of these drain a person. We don’t know what is happening. Now is the hurry up and wait time. We are in-between scans. We know what we see, what he feels, but we have to stop and wait for the doctor.
We pace the house. We pray all night and day, We try something new and jump when it helps, yet cry when it doesn’t, or when it stops.
Let me tell you, if you have a bad day, it is not that bad. If you have a small pain, it is not life threatening. If you have one night where you can’t sleep, it is not 5. Be thankful. You could be worse. Remember that if you can get up and move, you are having a better day than others. Thank God for that day. If you slept the night before, you have done better than others, thank God for that.
Let me tell you, if you are able to thank God for something, please pray for those who want to thank God for the same things you just did!