I spoke to Whitney, and she gave me a few more details.
Forester woke up from the anesthesia screaming and kept screaming for about 20 minutes before the morphine started working.
For some reason (I just don't get it), the doctors have said they don't think this is a spinal headache but a headache caused by the anesthesia and the position he was in during surgery. They're planning to send him home sometime this afternoon with hydrocodone for the pain and told Pete & Whitney he may vomit, etc, etc. However, every time they try to sit him up, the pain gets worse. Hello?!?!? Spinal headache?!?!? So - please pray for wisdom and compassion for the doctors and all those involved in Forester's care. As much as we want him home today, we want him cared for properly. Please continue to pray for this headache to disappear! Ugh, poor baby.
Update on the update: Text from Whitney at 1:05pm. "If they can't sit him up without pain by the end of the day, I think they'll have to admit him."
Also, Pete has not slept in over 24 hours. Because of their long day at the hospital yesterday, he stayed up all night trying to catch up on work. Yes, he's still working. Please pray for this strong man of God who is so bravely leading his family through this extremely difficult season of their lives.
Blessings to all of you,
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