Sunday, March 1, 2009

A long morning

Eden had a fairly good night - by that I mean I wasn't up all night with her... but don't be fooled, I don't think my sleep amounted to much. She woke up pretty uncomfortable however. I don't think she got much pain medicine last night since she and I were both sleeping and the pain medication was "scheduled" but "as needed". So, it took us a while this morning to get her pain under control. She's been asleep now for almost an hour - PRAISE THE LORD! She just can't seem to settle and wants me or Josh to be right by her face when she's awake.

I talked with her doctor this morning and her pressures were a little higher than he expected last night and her drain put out a littl more too so they are going to watch her today to see how she does with the drain clamped. If her pressures go up and stay up, we'll have to open the drain back up and will be here until her pressures stabilize. If they don't stabilize, we'll have to start talking about a shunt. PLEASE PRAY that her body is doing a good job of reabsorbing the fluid on its own and that her pressures stay where Dr. Fuchs wants them (right now they are). So far, all her cultures are negative and she has been without fever for 24 hours now. Thanks for your prayers for that and continue to pray that her body stays free of infection.

I've been reading some of Jerry Bridges' book, Trusting God while we've been here. I'm reminded of God's Soveriegnty and Goodness even in hard times.

"In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity to His will" Ephesians 1:11