You will have significant experiences.
I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of
them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh
your memory of these meaningful and significant things.
Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you.
Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some
may build upon another until they represent a lifetime of
special experiences.
- Gordon B Hinckley

Monday, March 30, 2015


Dear Family and Friends,

To quote Zac, today was “brutal.”  He spent most of the morning in an incredible amount of pain.  Through that pain he did stand up twice and even sat up in a chair for almost an hour.  But it was hard on him.  He was moaning, crying, and shaking as he moved.  When he coughed, he screamed out.  As the day wore on, it became evident that his bowels have yet to wake up from surgery.  That has left him feeling distended, bloated, and very uncomfortable.  This evening I convinced him to walk about 10 feet, as walking is the best thing for sleepy bowels.  He did great, with less shaking and less moaning, but he’s still very uncomfortable.  Overall he’s making progress.  I’m proud of him for working through the pain.  

He was referred to the pain management team today to see if they could get him more comfortable.  They tweaked some of his meds and I’m hoping that tomorrow will be better.  I also hope tomorrow will bring less bowel discomfort.  He has orders for his follow up MRI as well.  He declined having that done today due to his pain so hopefully we can do it tomorrow.  He should also start physical therapy.  I pray that tomorrow brings more comfort in all areas of his body.  I pray that tonight brings him good rest.

Today several friends came over to watch our kids, with their own kids in tow, and another friend stopped by to clean our bathrooms and vacuum our floors.  My dad said it was such wonderful sight to see all these women and kids running all over our house, making sure our needs at home were being met.  He texted me that we have such amazing friends.  I know we do.  I’m so thankful for all of you, for everything you are doing to lift us up.  We couldn’t fight this fight without you!

Believe in Miracles,

The Bollinger Family

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