I guess God was going to get me some rest one way or another, and the way was for me to be sick! I’m not sure if it was just stress or a virus, but it was not pleasant. Thankfully, I was able to get a full night’s sleep Thursday night and am feeling much better today!
When we got here this morning, Mike was waiting for his session with the psychologist. Those of you who know him know how thrilled he was about this! They didn’t want to meet with all of his, so I am anxious to hear if Mike cooperated or not. He knew that was part of the deal. He did lift his right arm up to shake the psychologist’s hand, which was new from yesterday.
Dr. Meyer and Dr. Fogleson were in earlier this morning. They are very pleased with his progress in both movement and speech. They did mention that his hair loss may be due to candida, which is fungus. Mike is concerned that they will want to open up the incision site and clean it out. I doubt if they would do that for this, but I will need to talk to the doctor myself. He really wants to avoid another surgery, as do we all!
A friend from church stopped up for a short visit yesterday and brought Mike pizza. I don’t know why he always turns it down when I want to get it for him, because he certainly eats a lot when we get it! I doubt that he will turn down food tonight. It’s Friday in a Catholic hospital and all the options involve only fish or vegetables! I’ll have to come up with something better.
Yesterday was a soul-searching day for me. I was not happy to lose one of my four days with Mike before I head back home. I came to encourage him, not lay around moaning and sleeping! It was another one of those times when I don’t understand why we have to go through all of this. I also had way too much time to think! At the end of the day (afternoon, actually) I came back to where I always do. I don’t understand God’s purposes, but I do trust Him. When I came to Christ, it was not until after I realized that I am not as smart as I thought and I do not have all the answers. I am always aware of this, but the past five weeks have certainly been a reminder that I don’t know everything, and neither does anyone else. God is showing Himself powerful and in control and faithful. That’s what this is all about.