Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tonsil Adventure

It's been a week since surgery. The first three days were hard, but went better than expected. On Saturday I threw up from the narcotic. Then it started to hurt more. Then on day 5, I puked three cups of blood, was taken to the ER by ambulance, and had blood clots removed from my throat. My blood pressure plummeted but they pumped fluids into me to bring it up. If that happens again, the clots will have to be cauterized (burned), which would mean more pain.

My mom is here AND Shane has taken some work time off just to take care of me and Zeke. At this rate Mom will be here for a month! Thankfully, she wouldn't have it any other way and neither would we. Swallowing feels like that sharp pain you get when you bite your tongue, but the pain meds help. The meds make me sleepy and nauseated. I eat applesauce, mostly, to keep the meds down. Zeke can tell something isn't right, but he's doing great. I recorded myself talking, singing, reading to him, etc, and that helps a LOT! I just thank the Lord that he is bringing us through this time into something much more beautiful. I know he has a reason for all of this, and we are being drawn closer to him through it.

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." -Jesus Christ

1 comment:

Jean Tsen said...

Kati, my heart broke (along with the cringing of my entire body and my groan-out-loud) reading your post! may God continually sustain you and your family with His peace through this time of endurance! may there be times of refreshing as well, like what Psalm 84 talks about, having the valley of Baca turned into a place of springs. have been praying and will keep praying! i am thankful that God gave you a creative mind, recording your voice for Zeke. :)

btw, i'm visiting in IA, got to see Tiff and other Riversideans for 2 days (1 night). it wasn't much of a leisurely visit though. It was kinda spiritually and emotionally demanding, and it turned out in a very good way when i gave God my weak but willing heart. long story, but to put it simply, God is showing me the reward of not tempering His Word. now, i'm spending a week of rest at my bestfriend Natalie's house near Forest City.

well, i hope my short update somehow was a bit of refreshment to u. sometimes i find it encouraging hearing God's faithfulness in the lives of others.

i had a good time recalling the start of our friendship during my car ride to IA with Joy Brinkmeyer. man, was i young! haha...