We're very grateful for all the help we've received from friends and family, and for being watched over by a loving Heavenly Father. One of the scriptures William has enjoyed reading this week in the hospital from the Book of Mormon is in Alma Chapter 37, verses 35-37: "O, remember my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God. Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever. Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."
Ryan wrote the above portion. Now I'm on hospital duty and thought I'd add a quick update and some pictures.
The NG tube just came out! He was a trooper and only insisted on an extra bolus of Dilaudid and some Benedryl to help him relax. Usually he insists on the good stuff, like Ativan and Versed. Oh my, the kid and his knowledge of narcotics! Next step: sipping water. Still waiting on that one.
|I couldn't resist posting this one! This was taken Sunday afternoon, 3 days before he was admitted for this wild ride.|
|Just before going into surgery|
|Day after surgery. He insisted on a visit from Hazel!|
|Brave Warrior!The tape on the nose is holding his NG tube in place. Now that's gone!|