The surgery is almost a week old and Mary is healing very well. I am trying to get Mary to do her arm exercises and that seems to be working. The problem is trying to get her to slow down and rest a bit. I came in from the barn this morning and found her hanging up wash. Needless to say she was feeling a little pain this afternoon (I wonder why?), but then she wanted to clean. I think I am going to have to get some different medication for her or a stick to keep her from over doing it.
In any case things are healing well. She has two drains on each side of her chest and we have to empty them a couple of times a day. When the drainage is less than 25cc in a 24 hour period she will be able to get them removed. We are hoping that will be on friday.
We have been overwhelmed by the notes, letters, emails, flowers and prayers from so many people. Thank you so much for your encouragement and thoughts. Please continue to pray as we meet with the surgeon on Feb. 16th in Sudbury. Know that your prayers are effective and we are able to feel God's arms around us during these times.