One step at a time…literally.

The last couple of days things have been going well. Every day Steve feels a bit stronger and healing is slowly taking place. We are slowly continuing the weaning process of the powerful meds. From 90 mg oxy a day to 30 mg a day…so we are making progress! His pain is continual though. I will ask him how he is doing and he will say his pain is pretty good. Then I will ask him what number on the pain scale and he will say, “Oh, a 6.” 🥺 So pain is his constant companion even on the good days. Nights are the hardest but the Lord is allowing him to rest still.

Yesterday we had our first “test outing.” We took him just a short way to the local rec center for him to be a part of Matt’s basketball game. It was the first time he had on “real clothes” since they cut his clothes off after the accident. It was really good for him to get out, although it was very tiring for him.

Today the nurse came to check him out and everything looks good. All his swelling is down. He had gained 20 lbs in fluid! Now he is back to his pre-accident weight.

He did 4-hour workdays at his desk last week and this week has upped it to 5. We try to also get him out on a daily walk. Then there are the exercises the therapist has given him and all his meds and supplements throughout the day. I took a picture of Steve’s pharmacy so you could see his “daily’s.” We have added in a bunch of nutritional supplements from Dr. Partridge to help promote bone healing and healthy cartilage. But, it’s hilarious still to see him examining all his dailys –He LOVES all those pills. 🤣

Lily went back to Florida—we will miss her so much! It was so great to be with her and Mavi. She was such a blessing to us these past few weeks.

Someone asked for a health update. We are all well. My sister is over Covid, my mom is as well, although remaining fatigue is still very strong for her. My “cold” seems to have mostly gone away with just some remaining drainage. So we are VERY thankful to be well. My main issue right now is fatigue. The stress and shock of it all is kind of catching up with me and I just feel very drained and weary. I can also sense a rising in my OCD/Anxiety which I know is just a reaction to the adrenaline of this past month. But, when I compare to what my husband is going through I feel like it’s not even to be mentioned.

So we are trying to take each day as it comes, with what the Lord has for us. We are trying to get back into homeschooling. My sweet neighbor (former homeschool mom) is doing math daily with Matthew. That is a massive help for us!

Thank you for your continued prayers and love.

“Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between his will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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