Jon had a rough day. His left leg, operated on only yesterday, was manipulated for X-rays. A few hours later a new cast was put on to protect and immobilize his foot, but it put painful pressure on the back of his leg, which was very sore from surgery. To provide relief, they split the cast. An hour later they replaced his leg brace, thigh to ankle. Ouch, ouch, ouch.
The nurse started Jon on a second strong narcotic infusion (he already has morphine on demand) to control his pain level. Shortly afterwards the surgeon came in and rather abruptly extended the leg from a 30 degree bend to zero. Horrible pain for Jon. He struggled all day with pain. Please pray that he will have relief from pain.
However, there were several bright spots. Larry Nicholson of MAF spent several hours with Jon. He brought gifts for everyone and a suitcase full of Christmas presents that had been sent ahead from the states.
Another bright spot was the arrival of Adie and the children. They’d had a great second day at the zoo, this time posing for a photo with a gentle koala bear. After the zoo, Adie took them to swim in the beautiful, wildly popular, man-made lagoon near the hospital.
Mail is always a bright spot in the day. Jon appreciates the encouraging cards and notes. Their value to Jon and Adie cannot be over estimated.
And so another day ends. Another day closer to Jon walking again. Another day in which we praise God for His infinite love and care. And in the morning …
“Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8