Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dave Update: "Stronger Every Day"

Hi everyone,

It's Tuesday, and we're still in Dallas, but doing well.

Jody went 24 hours without a dose of Dilaudud today, which is huge, as she had been on one dose every three hours. It's an industrial strength narcotic, so it really made her loopy - but did knock the pain down significantly. (Driving around Dallas with syringes of apple juice laced with the stuff was a little weird to be sure.)

We're now trying a shift to Advil and, so far, so good. If she can stay on that, she'll be back to operating heavy machinery in no time.

The doctor is hinting that we might, indeed, be cleared to come home by week's end as planned. In the meantime, she's sleeping, eating, and walking. The swelling continues to subside, and we've already made an appointment with the Orthodontist in Denver for next week, just for the good karma factor.

Thank you so much to everyone for your prayers and good thoughts. They help so much, and we treasure every one. Hope to talk to all of you soon.

Much love,

Jody & David

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