Last night, Kate and I had a relatively good night's rest while it dumped snow outside. We weren't sure if the boys would be able to come up for a visit because of the weather but it sounds like Pop Pop (my dad) and the boys were out shoveling snow and scraping car windows this morning. That, along with the snow plows and salt trucks, allowed Gram and Aunt Dee Dee to successfully bring up the boys for a nice visit. Kate was wearing some of her nice new PJ's from a friend and a headband, she looked great for her situation.
The boy's visit was followed up by another PT/OT session which Kate enjoys to be able to walk around (assisted) and stretch her arm, hand, and leg out. Tomorrow she is still scheduled to transfer to the rehab center. Please pray that they will have her oral steroid medicine (decadron) available there.
Kate has been having some considerable pain behind her right eye. This is normal from having surgery behind that eye but it is very uncomfortable nonetheless. Please pray that this pain would subside. She is still doing the Tylenol routine though she had something stronger last night at bedtime to help her sleep.
Kate has spent most of the afternoon resting/sleeping. That's good because she will need plenty of energy for her upcoming rehab sessions.
The day of the surgery, Kate said that while she was in the shower she took time to thank the Lord for a heart to love, hands to hold, and feet to walk. Today, she said she is still thankful for all of these, though they are a little weaker. Kate is also thankful that they removed her IV today so that she can move her left arm and hand without pain, and take her meds orally. Finally, she is very thankful for the nursing staff here at St. John's, they are wonderful.
Thank you for your continual prayers and support on our behalf.