"Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

Monday, January 30, 2012

What exactly is Bravery?

Great question. I have THE answer: Bethany Rose Grayczyk

After this morning's events, Bethany settled in to a relatively peaceful day. She is totally dazed, murmuring nonsense the majority of the day, and nauseus constantly. She ate three spoonfuls of oatmeal this morning, and that is it for the day. She virtually hasn't eaten anything since Saturday morning, and for that, I am worried. I will ask her surgeon tomorrow if he will order liquid IV nutrients for her. Hopefully, that will at least give her body some energy to improve.

It's just been a sad couple of days for Bethany. To say that she has been brave is quite an understatement. Never once has she asked, "Why me?" or anything even remotely similar. She is always thanking everyone who is assisting her, and feels burdensome when she needs something. Ha. She is definitely not burdensome.

She has been having an extreme itching reaction to the medications, however, she really needs the meds. She was given Benedryl to combat the side effects; I think it may have improved her symptoms some, but I can't really tell. She is finally asleep, and for that, I am extremely grateful. We have excellent nurses today, as usual. She is also experiencing extreme twitching, and she hates it. Her face, arms, legs, etc. Uggh!

Bethany's MRI results came back normal. Thank God! I am anxious to hear what Dr. Healy has to say in the morning regarding the potential timeline for her recovery. I haven't a clue because she really doesn't seem to be improving at all. I know that the antibiotics can take a few days to sink in, so I am believing that she will be feeling better tomorrow.

On a positive note, my mom had her bone marrow biopsy taken today. It wasn't as painful as she feared it would be. The doctors won't have the results for several days but she's comfortable and actually feeling pretty fine. :) (My brother posted this as his facebook status)

OK. Now down to the nitty gritty. Here's our ever present prayer requests:

•That Bethany is miraculously healed of all of her symptoms, pain, itching, twitching, diagnosis, meningitis, etc.;
•That she doesn't have absolutely any long term or short term negative results;
•That the doctors are granted Divine wisdom;

Thank you for praying about my meeting with Joy and Dr. Burns at UT; it was this afternoon, and it went really well; with apologies from UT, her scholarship has been reinstated. Go UT and Go Rockets! Praise God! One less thing to stress over and one giant step towards breakthrough.

Joy was recommended for and interviewed today for the UT SWAT team. She said her interview went really well, and she is excited to be able to work on the SWAT team (assuming she is accepted).

Thanks again for everything, most of all, your prayers. Also, continued thanks for the meals that Joy and Jonathan have been receiving. They are invaluable to them and truly appreciated.

Blessings, Love, Shari and Bethany

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