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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

She's Holier Now!

As KT woke up from the anesthetic yesterday, she said, "I'm holier now." At first, I thought maybe she'd had an out-of-body experience, or something.  But then it quickly came to me that she was making a good, old-fashioned Whicker joke!  With 7 new holes in her head after yesterday's surgery, she certainly is "holier" than she was before!  It was nice that she had such a good sense of humor right out of the chute.

The humor didn't last very long, though. This turned out to be a harder surgery than we had anticipated, and she had a rough night, though, thankfully, it wasn't in the hospital; it was in the comfort of Grandma's home. The pain meds only lasted about 3 hours, so we had an hour of pretty intense suffering each time they wore off before she could have any more.

The bandages will be changed on the 3rd day by Pam, then every day for the next 4 days.  The problem we didn't anticipate is that she cannot get her hearing aid on with the bandages as they are today, so she'll be deaf for these few days, and she does NOT like that!  She wants to be in on everything, and going without her aid is a worse sentence than anything else she can think of.

This morning, at about 9:00 a.m., she said she felt a little bit better.  So maybe we'll be able to enjoy the 4th of July a bit.  She was so excited about this surgery, and none of us expected it to be quite as rough as it has been for the last 24 hours.  But now, we're on the upswing, and once she can get her hearing aid back on, she'll be a happier camper!  Thanks for your prayers and love!

- Glenn

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