My brother left last night so today was my first day all by myself. It started early with Danica waking up to feed at 6am. She has gotten back on a good schedule now and it doing better to sleep through the night, Praise God!
The nurse gave me my injection this morning. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most painful I would rank the injection from last night as an 11 and the one this morning as a 1. It was night and day. I know many of you were praying about that injection specifically and I thank you for it. Praise the Lord! He answers prayers.
After a few crossed paths I finally got in to see the surgeon today who put a catheter in the right side of my chest under my collar bone. It was extremely painful all afternoon and made nursing Dani or even lifting her very hard. The pain has subsided and I now have use of my arm. It is painful to the touch, they put in stitches to hold it into place. I'm sure I will get more and more used to it as time goes on.
I started my IV treatments this afternoon. I had a normal but intense reaction to one of them and started shaking kind of bad. It only lasted for 20 minutes but it did make feeding the baby and changing her diaper difficult. I ended up calling in the doctor and he held Danica while I waited out the shaking.
The coffee breaks were easier today and I didn't dread them as much as yesterday. I'm hoping to get better and better about them and able to retain them longer to speed up the detoxification process.
This evening I was able to share our adoption testimony with the doctor and his wife. They were very excited to hear it.
Specific prayer requests:
I think Danica and possibly myself are getting a cold.
Asher, Bohdan, and Caius back home, they might be getting sick. ugh
God's continued healing.
For the coffee breaks to be easier.
This is the view from the balcony where I eat lunch.
These are the pictures from the beach from the night before