Sunday, August 09, 2009

update on our current assignment

Our son continues to recuperate. Some days it seems like one step forward, two steps back. Yesterday was one of those. His rib area started hurting in the afternoon, got gradually worse, and he woke us at 2:30 a.m. in excruciating pain.

Hubby took him to Emergency, where they x-rayed his chest but found nothing extraordinary. The doctor thought it was the muscle... He's back home now, resting and waiting for us to fill his prescription for stronger pain medicine.

His face is still numb, and we're hoping it gets sensation back. Who wants to go through life feeling like you've just been to the dentist? But the swelling in his left eye is down and he can see out of it!! He really is a good patient too (though sometimes I fear too quick to get back to his social butterfly ways).

Above all, we still have him. These aches and pains are a small price to pay for what could have been a life-ending or life-altering accident.

After the boys left for Emerg early this morning, I opened my Bible to the next psalm and was totally encouraged by Psalm 30. Yes and Amen!

3 comments:

Cathi-Lyn Dyck said...

Tissue damage is a nasty one. My hubby had a major accident a few years back. In his fall, he did actually break his neck, but fortunately his spinal cord was intact and he has no mobility issues.

However, he also ripped all the muscles and ligaments off the right side of his spine along the shoulder blade. It's still not what it was, five years later.

I am so, so glad he's getting some sight back. If he's social butterflying in the midst of all this, he must have quite a buoyant personality.

Take care, all of you,
Cat

Julana said...

Wow, Violet. I'm glad he's ok. He is really fortunate. People frequently get paralyzed or killed that way, as you know.

I'll pray for his recovery.

Lynda S. said...

So glad to hear that the vision is improving.

The results of such an awful fall will take time to heal and patience is a hard thing to come by especially for a young and active man.

Praying.

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