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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Post-op Day #2

Dear Family and Friends,

Post-op day #2 brought more pain for Zac.  The nurse increased his medication dose and he’s feeling a little better.  The nausea still comes in waves and now he’s battling wicked heartburn because he’s had to lie completely flat for two days.  He transferred out of ICU after noon.  He now has his own room, which is much quieter.  He got a few good naps in today.  His vital signs have been perfect and his blood pressure is the lowest it’s been in a year..a testament to how much pain he was in before the surgery.  Overall I think he is doing very well.  Tomorrow morning he will sit up for the first time and hopefully stand.  From there, we will literally take it one step at a time.  

Zac’s mom and brother left today.  His dad left yesterday.  My mom and I remain at Tiverton House and spend most of the day at Zac’s bedside.  We are discussing a trip home to see the kids, but all that depends on whether this looks like it’s going to be a longer hospitalization.  I feel like we will have a better idea after he tries to get out of bed tomorrow.  

He was a little tearful today thinking about all the prayers and support we’ve been receiving these past two weeks.  He reiterated that he just doesn’t feel worth it but I assured him that he is.  Thank you all so much for continuing to check in with us.  We miss home but know this is the best place for us to be.  

Believe in Miracles,

The Bollinger Family 

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