Photo captured by Amanda Barker, Vivitography

April 7, 2011

Good-Bye ICU!: Post-Op Day 3

Today, Bradley was transferred out of CV-ICU and into a room on the cardiac floor. We were so thankful to get out of ICU. We were taken care of very well there, and Children's CV-ICU is an incredible unit, but getting out of there is one step closer to going home.

Bradley didn't sleep very well last night, so he has been sleepy most of the day. The time that he has spent awake, he was very groggy. I'm praying that he will sleep soundly tonight so tomorrow he can focus on getting up to walk around and on doing his breathing exercises. His pain has been manageable, and that is a huge relief compared with the last 2 days.

But perhaps the highlight of our day was our boys coming to see us. Bradley got to see them for the first time since Sunday night, April 3rd. It took them a while to warm up to Daddy, but he at least got hugs and kisses from them before they left. With 7 adults and 2 little boys in a hospital room, they didn't stay for long. I'm so thankful for my parents and my in-laws for taking care of the boys so I can stay with Bradley.

Going forward, please pray for the following things:
 - that the Lord will grant us protection from depressed/anxious thoughts while being cooped up in the hospital (Philippians 4:4-9)
 - that Bradley will have the motivation and strength to get out of bed and complete the exercises they are asking of him
 - that we may get lots of rest
 - that I may be encouraged to love and serve my husband well

Thank you all for you love, support, and prayers.

In Him,
- Ashley

No comments:

Post a Comment