Just wanted to send out an update on our daughter "Jackie". As of today, she is still in the hospital...but improving. She thinks; hopefully, if all goes well she may get to go home on Friday...they have started her on clear liquids and she has been able to tolerate them...but is still in a fair amount of pain. That's the nature of that beast...she just can't eat or drink until the pancreas "cools off" as they say and the swelling starts subsiding. I think the morphine she is on makes her a bit restless...but it does seem to be helping with the pain. I always know when she is in pain and on pain meds...when I talk to her she calls me "mommy"...just like when she was a little girl...instead of "mother" as she so lovingly does now ( I called my mom "mother, too as did my mom and her mother...hmmm a strange family tradition?). She is just too sweet for words...and I hate that she has to endure this...but as I said the other day...she is one tough cookie. You know I should have probably named her "Grace" because she has taught me so much about grace under pressure...you wouldn't believe how much I've learned from all this...and how much she has had to endure, she amazes me how she just takes it in stride...I think that's why she has always been mature and wise beyond her years!
So thanks for all the comments, prayers and best wishes...I'll keep updating as I know things. OH! and don't think for one minute that I am not having to sit on my hands to keep from hopping a plane...wanting to take the next flight out to Colorado to be with her...but she assures me...she is doing fine and to save those tickets for another day.