An Update from Kirk:
Today has been another day of rest for Sarah. She has been in her bed or in her chair relaxing for most of the day. However, she did take a shower this afternoon. That really dropped her energy down and now she is not only resting but also sleeping to try to gain some strength back. Think about showering without lifting your hands above your head or reaching below your hips. It is pretty difficult and, needless to say, requires help. With all the time spent covering and redressing her bandages, we realized that next time we should do as much of that as possible while she is laying down because all of that time standing really took its toll. With all of the drugs Sarah is taking, her dreams are becoming much more vivid. Last night I woke up to Sarah grabbing at and pulling on my shirt over and over. When I asked her what she was doing she said, "I am trying to pull out the Kleenex’s." I laughed a bit and tried to ask her what she was talking about but seconds later she was already asleep. Sarah is getting very tired of sleeping on her back, but trying to turn over on her side a little puts pressure on her surgical wounds. She is desperate to find a new comfortable position to sleep. When she is in the bed, she has at least six pillows surrounding her and cushioning every muscle at all times. For now, I think that is as comfortable as she is going to be. Sarah also still has a sore throat from the breathing tube that was placed during surgery. I have been teasing her a little because she sounds like a 12 year old boy going through puberty, but I can say that because I am the one who administers her pain pills so she is very gracious with me.
We wanted to ask all of you to pray for a couple of definite things. Since the surgery, Sarah has not had much of an appetite so we are praying that would return soon and also that her throat and voice would be soothed and heal quickly.
Thanks for all of your prayers!