Well, today we awoke to Dr. Healy, his nurse and his residents, entering our room at 5:30-6:00 a.m. Bonnie and I immediately shot up in the dark in an attempt to appear wide awake an conscious. After turning on the extremely bright overhead light to view Bethany's incision, he asked if we would allow him to put in two staples. He suggested we wait a bit and hope and pray that it heals. What an answer to prayer. This is awesome and we were ecstatic.
So, 10 minutes later, Dr. McMaster, Dr. Healy's resident, came in and gave Bethany a local anesthetic and then added two staples. Wow! So simple and pain free. I mentioned that I really liked his style, as he decided to inject her with a local anesthetic, whereas the previous resident did not. My boyfriend, Chris, arrived early this morning, and as we were walking to the elevator to go to the cafeteria for a mocha, we ran into Dr. Healy's nurse, Holly. She was very happy for Bethany and said that this compromise with help Bethany. I asked just how long the doctor planned on giving the incision time to heal, and she said, 'just until tomorrow afternoon.' Yikes. That's not much time.
It would seem almost incredulous, but then again, I serve an incredulous God and He is definitely in the 'incredible' making business. Goodness, we have witnessed this time and time again. So, we need to pray that Bethany's wound site heals by tomorrow afternoon, otherwise, they will shave her head tomorrow night in preparation for her early morning surgery.
I just got Bethany to wake up; she had been awake most of the evening. She is feeling well, watching a little TV (on low volume), and eating lunch while waiting for her boyfriend, Nate, to arrive. Bethany asked me last night if Nate could come up this afternoon, for a few hours, and sit with her. "No offense, Mom," she added. "But you can go home." Ha ha. None taken. I am actually looking forward to going home and walking the dogs at Pearson Park--the dogs and myself could use some exercise.
Thank you so much for your prayers of support and encouragement to both me and Bethany. They are greatly appreciated. Please pray that her incision site totally heals by tomorrow afternoon. Also, please pray for Jonathan's safety as he is in Jamaica for 8 days.
Blessings, Shari (and Bethany)