Sunday, November 29, 2009

four brutal days

The last four days have been awful for Wendy. She has been lying down in her bed for four days straight. Her leg is numb again and her incision site is extremely uncomfortable. The incision site feels like a piece of stiff rope wrapped around her body. Lack of movement has made it feel like the site is being tightened and pulled. She is experiencing muscle atrophy in her legs again. She has been in a tremendous amount of pain, and she is exhausted and nauseous. She has experienced some major setbacks. Complications that started in the hospital are getting worse at home. She hopes to have an appointment with a local doctor tomorrow.

Wendy has a stye in her left eye. It is excruciating. She is using a warm compress to help soothe it, but it hasn't helped much.

She hasn't had an appetite for the last four days. She lost five pounds in 48 hours. Wendy is supposed to be eating 1800 calories or more, every day. Severe nausea has made it hard for her to even swallow a small pill. Today was the first time anything has sounded somewhat edible to her in over four days. She was craving spaghetti from Di Cicco's. GB made the run and brought back two sides of spaghetti. Wendy actually ate a healthy serving of spaghetti. Please pray for Wendy's appetite and for feelings of nausea to go away. It is crucial she eat.

Wendy is trying to avoid and block any negative thoughts. At this point she is extremely frustrated. The last four days have really set her back. It's annoying and hard on one's heart and mind to work so hard to get to a certain point and then experience regression so rapidly.

Skyler doesn't have chicken pox. However, after Micah, Skyler, and Jadon experienced a three hour wait at the walk-in clinic the day after Thanksgiving, Skyler was put on antibiotics for a staph infection. Wendy is being quarantined from them for the time being. Skyler has an appointment with his regular pediatrician tomorrow. Being away from them is breaking her heart.

  • Wendy's appetite returns and the nausea leaves!
  • She is able to start visiting her boys again.
  • Skyler heals quickly.
  • The stye in her eye is healed.
  • Strength for Micah.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18


  1. Praying for your next four days. May they be filled with progress and joy. Praying for peace. Praying for Micah and the boys. Praying for you, Wendy!

  2. Wow, those are some tough struggles. I am thinking about you guys and praying.
    Behold, God is my Helper;
    The LORD is the sustainer of my soul.
    Psalm 54:4

  3. Praying for continued strength, courage, and determination. You are a Daughter of the King, "you are strong, you can do it, it's not to hard"! Love ya Momma Manzo =:-)

  4. God bless you, Wendy. This too shall pass. You are in my prayers.

    ~ Wendy in New York