Sorry about the awful pun in the title. (Wait, no I'm not. :-) Mom said today was very difficult for Dad, because the doctor ordered that his drainage tube remain shut off for the whole day, hoping that his stomach will adjust.
The result was severe discomfort and repeated vomiting. Yet, this evening when Mom left, the drainage tube was STILL shut off. Mom and I are hoping that the doctor, who sees the nursing home patients all of once a month, will read the nurses' notes and come to the conclusion that it might be a good idea to leave the drainage tube on, so Dad can be a little more comfortable!!!! I know the doctor means well, but please, if it's not working, let's make some adjustments.
So I guess today's biggest prayer requests are 1. God's hand of comfort for Dad, 2. wisdom for the doctor, and 3. patience for the rest of us!