Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 5

It's been a tough day today. Yesterday, when we all prayed that my stomach and all related systems would "wake up", maybe we should have prayed for a slower awakening. A delicious dinner of Jell-O and a popsicle did the trick, but I was sick much of the night. Dr. M came in this morning and was delighted with my misery! I graduated from a clear liquid diet to an all-liquid diet...the main difference is that I can have milk-based products. Brother brought me a vanilla milkshake when he came by this morning, but I just couldn't drink much. Hubby is promising some applesauce later this afternoon. I know that eating is the ticket out of here, but today it just seems to be more than I can bear.

If I'd known I would go through all of this, I might not have been working so hard at the gym over the last few months. This is a much more time-effective weight-loss plan...

Hubby has pointed out--and he is right--that I am out of place on the 9th floor of Medical City. All of the other patients are older women whose visitors are their elderly husbands or grown children. My babies being here the other day was probably a breath of fresh air to the staff!

There is a patient down the hall who apparently does not understand how the nurse call button works. Every time she needs a nurse, she just starts hollering, "HELP! HELP! HELP!" until someone comes. People in my room think that is pretty funny.

The central line came out today. Good news: No more wires and tubes sticking out, giving me that Bride of Frankenstein look. Bad news: No more Demerol on demand.

I am weary, and my spirits are low. Please pray that I will be faithful in looking for Jesus today. And please continue to pray for the ultimate--complete healing and deliverance from this disease.
"You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him." -St. Teresa of Avila

17 comments:

Amanda said...

Praying for you and your sweet family today.

3 Girl Mommy said...

Praying without ceasing....
LOVE YOU!!!!

Heather Ashley said...

Praying constantly... I hope you enjoy the applesauce tonight!

Heather

Gran said...

It is hard for a grandmother to be so far away but I am sending HUGS & PRAYERS & a KISS on the cheek.Love you bunches!!!

Amy said...

Maybe I should help you make a chart complete with illustrations of things we have that are good (a sweet little home) and things that aren't so good (a lawn to mow with a pretend push mower). I know the good will outweigh the bad.
Praying for you, Allyson...

Amy said...

The above probably doesn't make much sense if you don't know it's from Amy HARP! lol :o)

Reckless said...

You amazing woman, you! While I am sorry that our eating prayers kicked your system into gear a little too fast for comfort, I am delighted to hear that you have graduated to opaque liquids. Since you could not be there to see it (and I wish I had a camera, but alas...), your little man & my little man rejoiced at seeing one another on Monday and gave one another abundant hugs (read: they almost knocked one another over the love was so good.). You know he is being loved on there in a tangible way by his friend. I pray that you have looked for and to Jesus today, and that you found deep rest for your weary mind and body. Thank you for updating us and encouraging each of us woth your amazing attitude and sweet spirit. You are loved!

sami said...

We are one family of many who are fervently and faithfully praying for your healing. We also pray that the Lord strengthens your faith during this time. We are carrying you to our merciful Lord on a daily basis. He is faithful. Sami and Jacqueline Lahoud

Anonymous said...

The "Help!" paragraph sounds like it could be directly out of the movie "Steel Magnolias". It made me laugh out loud!!! I'm thankful that you are surrounded by family who is helping you laugh!

Love you!
:) Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Only you Allyson could have me read a blog entry with tears welling up in my eyes and then busting out in laughter at your description of the patient down the hall. I keep thinking of the phrase 'standing in the gap.' That is what all of us are doing - standing in the gap to pray for your spirit to be lifted and standing in the gap to pray for your total and complete healing.

Love you dear friend -
Shellie Mac

Momma Wolg said...

Praying tomorrow is a better day.
Praying you can eat tomorrow.
Praying you can go home.
Praying you will heal quickly and completely.
Praying I, all of us, trust the Lord...even when I don't understand and pains me to watch my dear friend endure.
Praying with thanksgiving that God gave me such a dear friend.
Praying that you know how much God and I love you.
Hugs, Kelly

Stephanie Click said...

Still praying Allyson ... May this be a better and stronger day!!!

Kandice said...

Hoping for great things today!!! Are Margaritas in the liquid diet? That might help ALOT of things!!!! I love you dear friend..hang in there!!!

The Horton Family said...

I'm with Kandice - Margaritas are ok right??? :) So, did the applesauce cause you discomfort or was it successful? I hope success. Love you H. Praying.

Melissa P. said...

Sweet Allyson,
Your Goliath came by yesterday to play with my boy. I was so happy to see his smiling face when I opened the door! They played at the park and then came back for some cookies I made them (although he whispered to me that we should probably put Si on a "low-sugar diet," cracked me up! So true! Please know for lack of knowing what else to do, that like the lady down hall, I am crying out to God on your behalf for "HELP!HELP!HELP!"

Melissa

Michelle B. said...

Allyson, I'm with whoever said that only YOU could have me crying and laughing at the same time.

I love you so much, my friend, and am praying so hard and trying to life you and your family up. I'm glad to hear that the boys are handling things fairly well. It sounds like there are a LOT of wonderful people taking care of them. I wish I could be one of them! I am praying for you - for your body to heal and for your faith to strengthen.

I thank God that you have such wonderful family and so many wonderful friends to help you through this.

I love you, my friend!

Michelle B. said...

Ok, that should be "trying to LIFT you and your family up"

ha ha ha