Good Morning, Prayer Warriors, Friends and Family,
Bethany had a decent, albeit fitful night last night. She had sleep medication around 8:20pm, and then some more at midnight. Goodness, this girl just cannot seem to get much sleep at all. The insomnia really plays on her mind, and is definitely taking its toll on her mind and body. Around 11pm though, Bethany had a sudden surge of energy, wanted the light turned on, and worked a crossword puzzle while munching on Laffy Taffy, almonds, a banana and some candy corn. Who knew? This is the same kid who hasn't eaten virtually anything for days. Then, after her 2nd sleeping aid, at midnight, she became really nauseaus and took forever to settle down and go to sleep.
Having said that, morning comes way too early around here, and we are both feeling the side effects of her insomnia. Between the IV's beeping, the heart monitors, medications, temperatures, etc, she wouldn't be able to get too much sleep anyway. The nurses have been kind enough to let her sleep--if and when they enter the room to dispense medication and she is sleeping. Thank God. She is, however, almost always awake at some level. When she's awake, she's very needy because she is still in constant pain.
Mornings always seem to be exceptionally rough for her, and today hasn't been any exception. She tosses, turns, is fitful, uncomfortable, and just plain lousy. When Dr. Healy arrived this morning, Bethany had just began having back spasms that were vibrating and rippling from her neck, down her back, through her legs, and then repeat. Dr. Healy seemed a little surprised, but when he checked her out, he seemed to think her muscles looked soft and good. (Whatever that meant).
So...we wait. In pain. And we wait some more...And I really need to go asleep.