A week full of REST!!! Nowhere to go, just home sweet home, sleeping in, Jon researched prostethics, 1-3 hours of exercise daily, daily home health visits, boys playing happily at home, making meals, just doing LIFE together finally. It’s just what we all needed.
As you can imagine, with all the down time, there is time to process what has happened in our lives, it’s still a lot to wrap our minds around. There is no going back to the same old way of life. We are learning together what family life looks like now and know these changes will continue to change: but God knew-He knew! And isn’t all life fluid anyway? I think part of our journey in life is learning how to trust God completely when things don’t make sense in our minds.
Medical report: Today was Jon’s CT scan & orthopedic consult. Dr Bryson would like Jon to wait 4 wks for crutches. He doesn’t want to risk Jon’s leg or ankle giving out. But he okay’d walking with a walker.
Jon’s stump wound was cleaned and it’s still a little deep. He also has a small dead spot on his foot that they’re watching that needs changing as well. So I was taught wound care and will change his bandages daily. Pray he doesn’t get an infection as it is still possible with two open wounds and living in a really hot and humid place.
Jon also starts compression wraps to shape his stump for his prostethic. Pray all goes well with that and any fluid in Jon’s stump doesn’t affect the process.
Jon is slowly weaning himself off the Lyrica and only using it at night for his phantom pains. So we’ve had more chances to talk together.
We are so very thankful to you all for continuing to pray for us!!!! It’s so important to keep it up as this is just the beginning of a long road ahead of us!!! But we serve a BIG God with BIG plans, don’t we?
“He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Cor. 5:5-7 ESV