I don't even know where to begin today. I think I'll start at the end and go backwards. The doctor just changed out Rick's catheter. It was causing problems, and for most of the day Rick was in pain from bladder spasms. Every 10 minutes since 11:30 this morning Rick had been in pain, and we couldn't figure out why. When it first happened this morning, he really woke up, and at first we thought "this is it" he's waking up and he's hurting and scared and we just need to reassure him that everything is okay. But, around 1:30 it turned into these scary episodes of double overed pain, and I knew something wasn't right. He was in tremendous pain, and he wasn't waking up like he had earlier. He was given pain meds and muscle relaxers, but nothing would soothe him completely. Finally, we figured out it was his bladder...he is resting peacefully now...he's wore out from fighting the pain. Two great things came out of this...this morning his nurse asked him if he could hear her and he mouthed the word "yes". A little bit later I asked him if he could hear me and he nodded his head yes.
I can't tell y'all how relieved I am to get this figured out...he's been doing so good, I just couldn't imagine getting this far and having a setback. I thank the Lord that this was minor and praise him for getting us this far.
Count your blessings!