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,