Fast Forward – A Carepage Post

Posted Jul 7, 2009 4:08pm

Isaiah 29:17-19
“Is it not yet a very little while
until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest?
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book,
and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.
The meek shall obtain fresh joy in
the Lord,
and the poor among men shall
exult in the Holy One of Israel.”

We do exult in the Holy One of Israel. Things are going forward fast: Rosario is off of oxygen; her chest tubes have been removed; as noted before, she started liquids yesterday and the docs want her to start solid food today. She is off the intravenous nutrition Her lungs are clear. She still has pain, which at times is difficult, but the docs are talking about going to oral meds tonight. Rose sees the pain as a set back, but really it is a sign her body is healing.

She just walked and is now munching on a saltine cracker. The lunch tray was just brought in.

Last night, there was a big change. Rosario started talking; I mean really talking. She has a good relationship with her night nurse, Roselyn, and CP, Christine, She and Roselyn started talking girl talk: hair, nails, makeup, the whole ball of wax. Even pony tail bumps. Like, you know, when you sleep on your pony tail you get a bump in your hair? Yeah, I hate that, too.

I was trying to catch snatches of sleep during the ten minute intervals between the timer going off to tell Rose to dose herself with the pain medication. But, forget that. I thought I was at a Chatty Cathy convention. It was like a tsunami of chat. Rose hadn’t been able to talk much, but last night there was a flood. Also, it was in her normal voice, not in that high weak voice from a body in unbearable pain.

Today has been a good day, but tiring for Rosario. She has been through a lot of procedures and has more to go through as her body adjusts to solid food. Thank you for all the prayers. The Lord has truly blessed your prayers with this quicker than anticipated progress.

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