Yesterday afternoon, we closed out a memorable week by bringing Jennifer home from the hospital. I’m really going to miss that chair/fold-out bed thing — best sleep of my life!
Doesn’t it look comfy?
The good news is Jen is home, and not a moment too soon for the kids. The bad news is the migraine is still there, although she’s able to keep the pain mostly at a lower level with pain killers and steroids. Today starts the process of tapering off the steroids, though, so we’ll see how that goes. When they tried to taper off the first round of steroids they gave her in the hospital, the pain came back at a high level very quickly. The other not-so-good news is that we still have no idea what’s going on with the underlying issues (either with whatever may have caused the blockage in the arteries in her head or how that or an underlying condition may be contributing to her pain). For now, she’s on full bed rest.
Special thanks to everyone who came to help with the kids while Jennifer was in the hospital, including my parents who drove down from Sacramento to cover for us for several days.
Many thanks also to those who have delivered food for the family, including the women from Bakersfield who went so far out of their way to care for Jen even though they’d never met her.
We appreciate everyone’s love and concern — it’s definitely helped to ease the burden during a difficult and scary trial. Through it all, we’re trusting in a sovereign God who holds our lives in his loving hand.
Here’s hoping that my future updates will be terribly, miserably boring. 🙂