Good morning!! My Rock Star is still snoozing this morning because he had a rough night. He was very uncomfortable last night due to his belly. It is actually a good thing that he is feeling gas and an urge to go to the bathroom because that means that his bowels are waking up after that crazy surgery and trying to work again. We probably did not get to sleep until 2 a.m. because he was so uncomfortable but it is all good. The surgeons have been listening for bowel sounds all week, so I think they will be thrilled that he was up with a gassy stomach last night:) He got to eat several popsicles last night and sip on some Gatorade.
I do not have the comparative numbers on the lymphatic fluid, but it appears to finally be slowing down some!! Whoo hoo! They collect it and measure it every 8 hours and that is what they use to determine if it is slowing down. The Momma in me says that it "looks" less.
We are excited about Kyle coming up today and some of our dear friends. After David finally settled down with his belly Mike and I slept really well. Rock Star asked me to sleep with him, so this tall Momma curled up with her boy in a pediatic hospital bed and had the best night of sleep ever:) Have we mentioned that he is quickly getting a little spoiled?!:) Now that he is so unplugged it is easier to snuggle with him in his hospital bed to read, watch movies, or sleep.
David is super excited about the Hokie Bird visit and we are excited about Hope and Kyle coming up. I think my parents are bringing Hope tomorrow. They were so kind and went to Marion yesterday to put our Christmas tree up for us. It will be so nice to have that done when we finally get home.
Thank you friends for your kindness and prayers. We are so thankful that we had a good nights sleep last night and this Momma loved being snuggled with my favorite Rock Star. I can't believe that this nightmare started a week ago and that as of tonight we will have been here a whole week. Keep the faith and prayers and specifically pray:
The lymphatic fluid stops now
The chemo will zap out those lung lesions in the first round to avoid radiation down the road. I feel like we will get our first chemo session here before we leave.
That his bowels start moving today-that is a good sign and will please his surgeon.
Traveling mercies for our dear friends coming up today:)
Love to you all:)