May 4th 2009 10:29 am

A Rough Night

I’m home for a quick shower and update.  The doctor’s goal for Monica was to find the right dose of pain meds that would manage the pain and still allow her to be functional.  Last night, however, her pain escalated significantly in her lower back where there are new tumors in her spine.  The pain that brought her into the ER at the site of the liver was still significant as well, so after a long, painful and sleepness night (I thanked the nurse for her patience) they gave her Dilaudid which is a lot stronger than what she was getting.  Unfortunately, this makes her even more groggy.  The sleepness night doesn’t help either.

I’m not sure what the plan will be at this point.  We have to wait and see what the doctor wants to do next. 

Visitors are fine for a short stay.  Longer stays tend to accumulate more people and it gets loud and crowded quickly.  Monica may not be all that responsive though, so if you coordinate to come together with a couple people it might be better than waking her up multiple times.  I think she appreciates seeing people though.

Thanks again to everyone for their continued support and prayers.  We love you more than you know, and you’ve all given Monica more strength than she could have without you.


4 Responses to “A Rough Night”

  1. susanholman on 04 May 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Just wanted to let you know that we have got the Simpson prayer chain going through Facebook. I have sent lots of messages that I have received for Monica to Monica’s hotmail account. Even though we all can’t be there and hold your hand, know that we love you and are lifting you up to Our Heavenly Father who brings peace.

    Mo- how I wish I could be there. Just know that I have been thinking about you all weekend and interceding on your behalf.


  2. pattybrunell on 04 May 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    Hang in there Sol. You are covered in prayers from so many people. People you’ve never met are praying for your family.
    How’s Kai doing?

  3. tadalubu on 04 May 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    Knew Monica from Simpson and went to Ukraine w/ her once – traveled w/ her another time. LOVE her and am praying for you all

    tara (lucas) burton

  4. psbrown on 05 May 2009 at 11:49 am #

    Monica and family, We are praying for you and know the LORD is able, and faithful and loving. Psalm 103 comforts me with the understanding that God is our loving Savior and cares for us! We care about you too, and are so sorry for your suffering. We don’t always know the plan of God, but we know that He’s too loving to be unkind, too wise to make a mistake, and too strong to let go… When you don’t understand, when you can’t see His hand, trust His heart.
    These simple song lines are a real anchor to me to focus on Him and let Him do what is right, Rom.8:28. I hope you remember me, I’m Sarah Brown’s Mom, Patrina Anderson.

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