Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dave Update: "A Little Tougher Day"

Hi everyone,

It's Wednesday, and we're just settling in for another night here in Dallas. This is a picture of Jody at the breakfast table this morning.

She was just kind of okay today. I can't tell if it's the meds, or just everything else catching up with her, but she was pretty much in a fog all day.

The doctor visit went well. He changed out all of her rubber bands, which hurt a bunch and precipitated the need for more pain meds. Advil wasn't working, so we're trying Tylonol 3 (codeine) as an alternative to the Dilaudid. She's still on seven other things as well, so we're also trying to figure out how to balance everything properly.

The doctor also said we might still be able to go home on Friday afternoon, which I know makes her happy.

I know, too, that we need to relieve our family members who have been filling in with the boys on the home front. Aunt Becky and Aunt Kathleen have been absolutely fantastic, and have made this whole trip do-able, but we're very sensitive about not stretching their goodwill too far, so getting home to spell them will be good.

In the meantime, Jodes is in bed and ready for a good night's sleep. Tomorrow will be a better day, for sure.

Thank you again to everyone. Sleep well, and know that we love each and every one of you.

David & Jody

1 comment:

  1. As far as I'm concerned, Jody has earned a full-fledged meltdown where she throws things, kicks puppies, and shoves those squeezy things up someone's nose. Not David's. It's been such a long haul -- I would gladly keep handing her the plates to throw against the wall. After that's done, we'd retrieve a bunch of those squeezy things and fill them with pina coladas.

    Jody, I so admire you for keeping your spirits up in the face of everyone sticking their hands in your mouth constantly, the pain, the rubber bands, the indignities, the everything about it. I think about seeing you in Oshkosh this summer and looking back at this experience and saying it really sucked. Big time. But, you did it. You're doing it and I know in my bones that things can only get better with each day.