I asked the nurse, “will that cause pain in her neck?”
“Probably, but when we adjust her head, she just keeps falling over again.”
“Could I adjust her head?”
I carefully reached over and lifted her head upright. Eloise awoke, looked up at me and said, “PaPa, leave me alone.” Then closed her eyes, dropped her head back on her shoulders and went back to sleep. My sister, Susan, who was in the room with me, laughed and said, “guess that shows where you rate.”
I was thrilled she recognized me.
She is dealing with spiking fever, fluid on the lungs, and irregular heartbeat – all normal, as I understand it – for this kind of surgery.
As Jim Gantenbein, Seattle pastor and my college roommate said, “we’ll keep praying.”
Thanks, bro, and thanks to all who keep praying.