Sunday, February 16, 2014

Update on Jon

Good Morning, I thought it was time for an update on Jon. We are so very happy to have him home and he continues to amaze us.
Jon came off all his narcotic meds with very little side effects. Since the steroids were the only med before surgery that gave Jon relief, I have held my breath as we have reduced his doses for the last three days. Last night was his last one. I begin to notice a new tiredness and an increase in pain level two days ago.
Without negating the miracle of God or diminishing Jon's courage, I did recognize that at rehab Jon was on large does of steroids. At the moment that was necessary and good, to keep down the swelling on his spinal cord and it gave him the "ump" to get up and moving. That was awesome, because it showed Jon what he was capable of.
So for now, it may look as though Jon has taken a step back, but I don't see it that way. The surgeon told us before the surgery that this is the way it would be. So for now, although feeling much weaker and not resting as well at night, we are still very much thrilled with the progress we are seeing. He continues his therapy at home.
Love to all of you from the Delamarters
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