August 4th, 2004

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Raven here.

Noah's still in the hospital. They kept him today as he was in quite a lot of pain. The morphine didn't work. No effect. But this afternoon the demerol (sp?) did. Luckily. He got some real sleep time in, and looked a lot better for it.

Now comes the interesting part. When they release him is going to be due, largely to his continued recovery from the surgery. ie, how much pain he's experiencing. Since they wouldn't send morphine home, and won't send demerol either, I figure this is a good thing. Hopefully more of the pain will be manageable so that he can come home tomorrow.

I'm doing some room re-organizing tonight so that we can get him into his bed. He'll be there, or possibly on the couch for the next three to six weeks. He can't put any sort of weight on either of the surgery sites. Which, seeing as they're his left foot and right arm, promises to make things a bit interesting. And will leave him basically flat for a while.

Keep an eye here tomorrow and we should have a list of things that he will need, might like, or we would appreciate people helping us with. Thank you all, for all of your good wishes, and thoughts. He really has appreciated all of your concern.
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That other girlfriend again...

I must say, it does my heart good to see the love pouring out. You all rock so hard.

Raven and I had an informative chat today and we figured out what many many people can do to help. There are a few specific things that will help Noah tremendously in the next month or so and if people can help us out with these things it would be amazing.

Pillows- preferably firm ones though Raven says that anything that molds well to support the body will be helpful.
Queen size sheets
A pillow top mattress cover
Soft soft absorbent cloths
If someone can make really dark curtains for his window it would help so much.

Our sweet boy is pretty much stuck in bed for the next 3-6 weeks. He can't use his right arm or his left leg at all. Which means no crutches or hopping or anything. He is wheel chair dependent and ya'll have seen the hallways in the DH... Yeah, mobility is going to be tough. Our goal is to make him as comfortable as possible.

He is probably going to be coming home tomorrow (cross your fingers!!!) since we found a pain med that works. Mmmmmm Demerol...

I'm working on this optimism stuff. It isn't going to be so bad. He is going to be my captive audience for at least three weeks!