Monday, March 19, 2012

New Bed

There is a learning curve for each new diagnosis and today we have been reading all we can about avascular necrosis. One thing we know for sure is that we need a second opinion, and Kathryn will be calling around to find one.  Today the hospital bed arrived and it has a special mattress to prevent bed sores.  It sat there in the library looking forlorn all afternoon and after supper I put all of the bed linens on it.  That changed the way it looked.  Suddenly it was inviting.  Kathryn was able to get into the bed using the triangle dangling above her head and noticed how much pressure it took off of her hip.  She positioned the bed with a touch of a button and said, "Wow, this is really comfortable!"  She asked for a book and is reading at this moment.  A new wheel chair came with the bed today, and the health care company measured to install ramps so that Kathryn can get in and out of the house by herself.  All of these changes are helping her adjust to living in a seated position.

A health care agency came out this afternoon to talk about what we can do for Kathryn when she is here, and we are in Pittsburgh with Qavah.  We have some options including putting her in a rehab center, but that would be our last choice.  We've had many offers of help, now we just need to sit down with volunteers and make a plan.  We won't see until further down the road why Kathryn and Qavah are going through some major things at the same time, but this I do know:  God is not daunted by adversity, it is in adversity that He shows us His glory.  

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