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Day Three

Millie had a difficult night. It's been tough getting on top of the pain that she's feeling. She tries to keep a brave front, but one of the surgeons came to check on her and she just broke down. He was so kind. The head nurse came in and kept asking Millie if she could make her some hot tea, or cold tea to calm her stomach. Millie was so touched but had to say, "I don't drink hot tea," then "I don't drink cold tea." The sweet nurse said, "I've got to make you something!" and came back with hot apple juice. The medical staff has been so amazing. We keep expressing our gratitude to them. They (like so many of you) will never truly know just how touched we are by their actions.

Finally this morning Mill's body has started responded well to the oral pain medications and she has been able to rest more peacefully. Her mom helped her put on some makeup and do her hair. Millie was so happy to feel somewhat normal after a few days of complete abnormality. Davey and I have been touring the hospital--it's hard to convey the sense of how big things are here. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital is just one of what seems like a million hospitals that extend down the street for blocks and blocks. This place is amazing.


  1. I'm sorry it hurts, Mill! Love you!

  2. Millie so glad the surgery went well. You and your family are in my prayers.

  3. It's amazing what hair and make-up will do for our spirits, huh?!

    Hang in there, Millie! Love you! Praying for you!

  4. Ugh, those dreaded night times. Hopefully she will have a better night tonight! That hospital sounds and looks amazing. As amazing as it is, I hope you guys aren't there for too much longer. :) Thinking of and praying for you always! Much love.

  5. Hang in there Millster! It's amazing what makeup and hair can do to make you feel "normal" sometimes when you're living in a hospital! Your Mom is a sweetheart.

  6. It's fun to see the Texas flag up there! That medical part of town is pretty big, isn't it?


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