Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pain Management is Key

Good morning everyone. Troy's day yesterday was a huge step forward. He started eating a little food and certainly got around a lot easier than the day prior. As I said they took him off the IV pain medicine and put him on oral meds. The oral meds don't work as well or as long so by the time he can have more he is really hurting. He ate part of a dinner roll at the end of the day yesterday and we think that was a bit much for him because he started having terrible cramps during the night. The nurse was able to give him some extra medicine to help him through but when I arrived this morning he is pretty exhausted. I've watched him sleep basically all morning. I feel bad for him. I can't do anything to take the pain away and I think that in small doses it is something he has to work through. I hope to help him get cleaned up and go for a walk later this morning.
The doctor came in this morning and said he was doing well. He can get the extra drain removed today and hopefully go home Friday. Yeah!! Pray that he continues to make good progress and we can get home safely before Grayson says "hello."
Please pray for Karin Bernard. She and her husband Scott are part of our small group and she is actually her at CC with her mom to undergo some tests from the "super smart doctors" as her kids call them. She has a lot going on and has been searching for answers for along time. Pray that this trip serves her well. Karin and her mom made an extra trip to the clinic last night after they got in just to have dinner with me and my mom and see Troy. How sweet is that? She is a wonderful person. I pray for the best.
My midwife organzied a 60min. pregnancy massage for me which I enjoyed yesterday. That was fabulous. The ocean noise, the warm lotion...all I needed was a little sand and a fruity drink and Heaven has been found. It was a great stress relief and I think she helped relieve my 'kankles' a little bit.
There are so many people that have blessed us as a family. Thank you, thank you , thank you!!
We love and appreciate you all. Hopefully today brings more progress for Troy and more pain relief.


  1. Glad things are looking up. We miss you. We can't handle Dennis alone! LOL Come back soon!

  2. Jim and Sharla BryantJanuary 17, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Troy and Alicia, you are always in our prayers and thoughts. Our God is Faithful and awesome in all things and you have given us proof of this by your reports! We will pray for Troy's recovery process including the emotional side, your baby arriving in God's timing, and all the helping hands (Angels)God has sent to you!

    I am having a great-nephew come into this world in February, too, and his name will be Grayson! ;)