Today will be the first night since Thursday, May 30th, that I have slept in a bed. I was given doctor's orders that I had to go to the hotel and get a good night's sleep. He told me that he was going to check with my "Jacki sitter" to make sure I obeyed. Lol! Love my little doctor friend! We have had someone stay with Bill and me at the hospital, 24 hours a day,... 7 days a week since the accident. It's been such a blessing to have these guys watch over us.
Today is the first day I feel good enough to leave Bill and sleep at the hotel. He is truly a miracle! I know I say that all the time, but I just want to shout it to the roof tops!! This man has been in hell, sat there for 15 to 20 minutes pinned under a table with his legs crushed and on fire, and never panicked or complained. When he got out of hell, he talks about his family and his crew. No crying, whining, wreathing in pain........just talking. Who does that?!?
Today I was able to take a shower in one of the showers near Bill. When I got dressed, I wanted to peek in on him in his room. He was very distressed. I dropped my things and threw on the gown and gloves. His eyes were wide open, and I could see complete fear in his eyes. I told him to look at me, and he slowly moved his eyes my way. I did all I could to calm him down and talk to him, rub his heads, and get him relaxed. They were shaving him, and cleaning some of his burns. It really upset him. The nurse gave him some medicine, and he finally relaxed. Turns out, he is starting to feel the pain. He had several episodes like this, and was quite feisty with the nurse. Everyone tells me that him "feeling" is a good thing, so as long as they can manage the pain, then I am happy.
Many of you may have seen some of the news reports on TV. We decided that God has blessed us because he has answered our prayers, and we want to glorify him publicly. Sadly, we saw a news article today written by a man who doesn't share our faith. He wrote a really nasty article about how if God was real, and prayer really worked, then he would grow Bill's legs back. It was heartbreaking. I realize that not everyone shares our Faith, and that is his opinion (which he is entitled to)...but to take the time to write an article about my husband and what a joke it is that we believe prayer has done anything for him. I will have to say, it was beyond comprehension. All I have to say to that guy is, "Get a life!"
Please continue to pray for Bill's kidneys, pain, and skin graphs. We have a long road ahead of us but I'm going to try and think positive.