As an aside, we have never really been the family that threw the television out of our home. We don't have anything against doing that....but praise the Lord we never did that. I know that sounds a little vain and ridiculous, but come on, a little TV never hurt anyone; especially when the person already had brain surgery.
So we've vegged out a little over the past few days. We've had a few people come over....don't get any ideas though....just not quite up to a lot of company yet. I think a lot of people are probably hearing about how well Amy is doing, how she's already home, and have seen the awesome reports, and feel like we'll be back to our 'normal' life in no time. We sure hope so, but we aren't there quite yet. Amy's pain in her incision area has really calmed down significantly and that's been a blessing. I would never recommend having brain surgery, or wish that on anyone, but I promise you I can't imagine there is a better neurosurgeon out there than Dr. Barnett at Baylor! There's still a lot of uncomfortableness and soreness, but it's getting better every single day.
Amy did actually skip a dose of pain meds early this morning because she we feeling better. That was awesome! She's resting now though...she tries to get up and move around....she's working on TpT stuff for those that know what that is....and we've spent some time just hanging around the house. She gets tired very quickly though. That was one of the big side effects of such a big surgery. So if you don't see us out and about just yet....if you don't see us in our normal spots at church this weekend, and are wondering where we are, hopefully you'll have a better understanding why. We're home, but the road ahead is exhausting for Amy....extremely exhausting. She's doing awesome with the pain, she's up and walking around some, and we've about caught up on all of our tv shows....we actually got a video of 'J' today from our agency and got to laugh at her. She's a bit of a hard head it seems! A couple of kiddos in the video were pushing her gently and let's just say she wouldn't have that at all! So we saw that side of our daughter today and are looking forward to breaking some of those habit...in a godly way of course!
That's pretty much it! We're praising the Lord for such a great recover so far....hoping that He's speaking to you through this blog....and waiting out the recovery time. We are hoping to get stitches out late next week. We'll just have to wait and see if they're ready of not. I'm not a good wound dresser at all though so I know Amy will be glad when I no longer have to patch her up! Right now I pretty much make it look like the entire side of her head is gone.
I'll leave ya with this short video. Last night Mack came over and we went ahead and gave Amy some of her meds she needs. Then we sat back and had a blast watching her. Amy doesn't take a lot of medicine so when she gets the pain killers in her it's better than anything on tv. She reminds me quite a bit of this kid:
Thanks so much for the prayers. Thanks for the encouraging words. She's getting there...much more quickly than we thought she would. Just be patient with us and keep on praying! God's been so good. Hopefully our story will lead you to see His goodness in your own circumstances.