Posted Aug 5, 2009 10:58am
Rosario has had some difficult days recently. Some of the side effects from the pain medication had become major road blocks. The decision was made Saturday night, after consulting a pharmacist, a few nurses and Rose’s doctor, to switch to liquid Tylenol for managing her pain.
Coming off the original prescription, hydrocodone, is not without complications. It was a very strong and addictive drug, and her body is now going through withdrawals. Rosario did not know this would happen, which made it all the more frustrating.
Rose has been doing so well up to this point that many of us were beginning to think she was out of the woods, but that is not the case. She is still at risk for complications from the surgery, and on top of that the mental, emotional and spiritual trials are starting to surface.
There is still a lot of healing that needs to take place in all those areas. Every day brings victories and obstacles. Your prayers at this time are more important than ever. Rose relies on them for strength and comfort. Your messages of encouragement are also a HUGE source of comfort. I realize that as time passes, the fervor with which we first prayed begins to fade, but the road to recovery is long, tedious and exhausting. Rosario and her caretakers need your prayers and support as much now, if not more, than before.
So pray, dear friends. Pray with energy, fervor and vigor! Storm heaven with your prayers for Rosario like never before! Continue to ask others to join our ranks.
Rose has said she would not have survived without your prayers. May God answer our prayers that she not only survive these current trials but that she might thrive.
Posted by Cecilia