Wendi posted this to Facebook a few hours ago.
Urgent prayer request: Mark's throat has been hurting since Wednesday morning. It had been getting progressively worse, and that combined with the nausea has made it even harder than usual for him to eat.
He has had one ramen cup each day, a handful of strawberries yesterday morning and popsicles. Today he has had two popsicles, one this morning, one tonight, and half a cup of tea with honey, in addition to water (not nearly enough).
We've tried throat drops, chloroseptic, Tylenol, ice. They are finally calling in a prescription to numb his throat, but it won't be ready until tomorrow morning.
Their advice is to use the oxycodone we have, but I only have two left, and they each last 4 hours.
To put this pain in perspective, after surgeries his pain number never went above a 3. When we first went into the ER with the hydrocephelous, his pain was at a 7. This he is calling a 5.
The pediatric nurse I spoke with said it's because the cells in the mucous lining in his throat are being killed off.
Please pray for a peaceful rest and pain relief through the night and that the medicine will work quickly and help him to eat again.
Thank you all. God bless.