Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hanging in there

Yesterday was post op day 1 and from what everyone told us would be the hardest day. I certainly hope it was because Troy really struggled to get his pain under control. He never found the balance between just the right amount of pain control and being completely zonked. The nurse doesn't want him zonked because then he doesn't want to move and do his breathing exercises yet he can't move or do his exercises when his pain is out of control. It was a real struggle. His heart rate is still very high and doctors are attributing that to pain as well. So please pray that his pain will improve, it will help a lot of things.
This morning was a little better so we hold out hope for day 2. He has been up to the chair twice and the pain is now below a 5/10. Please pray for patience and confidence. Troy needs encouragement that each day will be better than the last and that he really is making good progress (which he is!).
I am proud of his accomplishments and try to remind him that his body will need time to heal.
Most of the family is heading home today will a few short visitors expected in the next couple days. Please pray for safe travels. Troy is blessed to have so many people care about him including each of you reading this.
Thank you praying. We have felt the impact and hand of God on us our entire journey. I miss going to church today. I hope each of you were blessed with a special message. I'll have to catch Ron's sermon online soon.
Love to all,


  1. Margaret HohenbergerJanuary 10, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    I will continue to lift you and Troy up in prayer this week. I too pray that his worst days are past and each day will see a better one. Our church family is praying for you too. You are in our thoughts daily. Hang in there.
    Take care and God Bless.
    Love, Aunt Margaret

  2. Again a note to let you know that I continue to pray for a quick healing and decrease in pain for Troy. Also our church family is praying about these things for Troy as well. Also for strength for you Alicia.

    Pam Franklin, Andy's mom

  3. I'm glad to hear that Troy's pain level seems to be a little better today. I pray that it will continue to improve. I'm sure he still has a long road of recovery ahead, but at least each day he is continuing to make small steps in the right direction. I know that it's hard to see him in pain, & you wish you could take it away for him. I pray that the Lord will also give you strength as you help him through it.
    We love you guys!

  4. Thinking about you guys! Praying hard for less pain and a speedy recorvery!


  5. Hang in there Troy. We are praying for you. We can't wait for you guys to come back home. We will continue to pray that your pain decreases and that you gain your strength. If you guys need anything at all, we are here for you.

    Brian and Jill

  6. Continuing to keep you in our prayers. Will especially pray for less pain & more strength. You can do it Troy!! God will help you, and will strengthen Alicia also!
    Love you guys,
    Dave & Aleta

  7. Hi Troy and Alicia, So proud of both of you . Troy you are amazing. I know God will supply you with strenght daily to get stronger and feel less pain. With God all things are possible. See you tomorrow. I pray you have a restful night. Love you