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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Our John Boy *Day Two*

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This video is from last night of John being like a baby bird, wanting ice chips. Amy and I (Susan) tried really hard to load it but after two hours it came up as an error. This morning it worked! Yeah!

Prayer Request
When they laid John down on the operating table, they didn't want him to lay flat on his chest so pads were put on his legs to prevent it. When he got out and into recovery he had red marks where they had the pads and they were puffy and swollen. The nurses took x-rays and an ultrasound to check it out. There were no broken bones but the ultrasound showed some blood. They said not to worry it should fix itself but they will keep an eye on it. The last thing we need is blood clots! They also said that it will be painful to walk. Please continue to pray that the swelling in his legs will go down. We really don 't want to see John in any more pain then necessary.

This morning Dad called from the ICU; he came to switch shifts with Mom. John isn't moving as much as yesterday so the nurses have to come in every three hours to turn him over. He is still on morphine. Today is going to be a long day. They want to hopefully, get him up twice today to sit in a chair.

Update 12:20 pm- John has gotten up out of bed and into a chair already. He threw up twice but was very brave about the pain. The doctor increased his morphine to every three hours instead of every four hours. They changed John's bandage, what he calls "the hat", and Dad could tell he was in pain when they did that. There were tears in his eyes. He is doing his neck exercises so the muscles don't tense up and to help with the swelling.

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Blogger The Tomlinson's said...

You all have been on our minds and hearts constantly. It's wonderful to see that John is so aware of his surroundings already. Praise the Lord! We love you.
Deanna

Saturday, September 22, 2007 9:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will keep watching for your postings and updates. We are thinking of John and you all every step of the way! Love, Hester A, Don and Gareth

Saturday, September 22, 2007 10:54:00 AM  

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