We came home from the hospital this past Wednesday. She is still very sick but there was little more that they could do for her … antibiotics are working and white count is down … lungs are working as well as they can.
So in keeping with the theme of the past 2 weeks …
Today is brought to you by the letter “U”
U is for UPDATE.
And that’s what I’m doing … giving you the update.
U is for UNLIKE.
And unlike most all of her other hospital stays where Amanda bounces back and is eager to get home and back to her usual … (oh – another “U”!) we have no bounce this time. She is weaker than ever. Her body is a bit bloated from extra fluid retention so sitting up in her wheelchair is uncomfortable (wow – didn’t think there’d be so many U’s) and quite frankly she is so weak that she can’t hold her head up for long. We keep her semi-reclined and propped up on the big chair in the family room. She sleeps … drinks a little … eats a little … sleeps.
What a funny word. Makes me think of UDDERLY
Ha ha – must keep a sense of humor.
We are utterly tired. We are utterly scared and in pain for how this is going to play out … will Amanda get her ‘bounce’ back or not. We are utterly at God’s mercy and timing. Ted and I keep going by the words, and our prayer, and our mantra for now: “Strength and peace. Strength and peace.”
Of course, I probably could have kept this post a lot shorter by summing it all up in Ted’s perfect word that describes this whole thing …