Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013 is a happy day indeed. Smiles are hard to hold back. But why would we want to hold them back? Kerry is resting well in ICU. She looks "great". Great is in quotes, of course, but considering the circumstances she looks really, really good! I'm not sure the surgery could have gone better.
We've been able to see her for a while now. After I saw her for the first time I called Lily and Jade to let them know I saw their momma. They were thrilled, expressing praise to God for answering their prayers.
Lily: "Does she have the tube in her throat?"
Lily: (screams) "Yay! I've prayed for that all night!"
Jade: "Now we KNOW God hears us!"
There is no doubt that the Lord heard the prayers of His saints. So many people have been praying and those prayers were answered today.
She will be in ICU tonight and likely moved to the main floor tomorrow at some point. She definitely doesn't feel good and probably wouldn't agree that she looks great but I think she's the hottest Valentine's Day brain surgery patient this side of the Mississippi.
Specific prayer requests:
-Pray for the facial nerve to stay strong and avoid swelling. No signs of facial issues at this point! This is not typical.
-Pray that pain would be managed well.
-Pray that nausea would subside (typical when your balance nerve is cut).
-Pray that vertigo would subside (typical when your balance nerve is cut). Opening her eyes is not very fun right now.
-Pray for full and quick healing.
Happy Valentine's Day Kerry! You may not be so happy at this moment, but we are thrilled!
Jerry (for Kerry, for now)
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