His lip looks wonderful and we have all our follow-up appointments. I thought we might be seeing a little swelling yesterday. Yes, after last week, I'm paranoid. But it looks like instead, the swelling has continued to decrease and we're seeing the definition around his mouth again.
On weekends, the hospital empties out a bit as children are discharged and there are no planned surgeries. So on Sunday afternoon, we moved rooms as the staff was consolidating patients. I joked that I had requested a different view. I really had no idea that there would be much difference, but there was. The first room had a view of the parking garage. It wasn't bad, but not anything great, either. The new one had a panoramic view of the valley.
Last night I was looking out the window across the Salt Lake Valley. I reflected on the beauty that was created for us to enjoy here. As I did, I noticed something off in the distance. It was a lifeflight helicopter and it landed on the roof, just to the left of our window. I don't know what was happening, but there were three that landed in the space of 2 hours, and another that flew just over to the University hospital (they only bring children to PCMC). I thought about how there is opposition in all things and the trick is to find the Lord in both the good and the bad. Without the power of love, there would be no grief. But I don't know anyone who would give up feeling love to not have to feel pain. It's part of who we are and this journey we are on.
|I'm ready to roll! (on our way out)
Enter into his gates with athanksgiving, into his bcourts with praise: be thankful unto him, bless his name. Psalms 100:4