Saturday, August 11, 2007

Our first night at home




This night of sleep was AMAZING. Never has sleep felt so good in all my life.

I took a bath last night before bed and it was so good to be in my tub. Small things take on great significance when you have been without them. I gave Dustin his pain medication at 11 pm and went to bed. Larry stayed up and watched TV with him and then gave him his next dose at 3 am. I was sleeping. :-) Larry set the alarm for 7 am and I got up and gave him his next pain pill. He has no problem waking up for them because by four hours time, he's in pain and it usually wakes him up. He very gladly sits up, quickly takes the pill and lays back down. For those who have ever tried to wake Dustin up, you know it's very difficult. He's a sleeper and gets upset when woke up. But this is different...it's like he's been just waiting for you to come in with the pill. Hopefully tonight we will start to see some difference in the level of pain medication he needs to rest. I am going to try to stretch it out a little longer and wean him off of the pills in the next few days, eventually switching to Tylenol.

At least now he can truly sleep, without interruption. The body heals when sleeping, which is why I can't see how anyone in a hospital ever actually heals since you get very little uninterrupted time. Just when you finally doze off, there is somebody at the side of your bed to take your vitals, take blood, bring your food, etc. Now that he is home, we can just give him the meds and let him sleep. I think healing will greatly accellerate now and we are going to see a huge change.

Dustin is sleeping right now and I think he has some visitors coming this afternoon. Time for me to tidy up.

1 comment:

Pastor Lisa said...

I am so glad recovery is going well! Our God is faithful! Love to the entire Shrodes family!