Amy's doing well on the headache front, but she (and thus we) had a rough night because of her tummy. My brother calls it the 'Peruvian weight loss program', but Amy's about 55 kg (121#) and doesn't need to lose weight. And not being able to run to the bathroom makes it even worse. Thankfully, the cipro (antibiotic) I gave last night seems to already be working and she ate a decent breakfast this morning and no more troubles.
So what do we do all day? I wake up around 5:30 or 6 am and usually help Amy use the bathroom and help her take her morning meds. I then try to get her settled back in bed and I make breakfast for the kids. I check on her every 5 minutes or so, since this is the time of day I'm the only one awake to be watching her. I wake up Mia at 6:20, Ben wakes himself up and I wake up Paul around 6:30, unless I forget, in which case I wake him up when I realize that he hasn't come to breakfast. Being a boy, he just gets out of bed and comes downstairs without needing to fix his hair or nails. I wake up Sarah around 6:45 and she sits with Amy while I go for my morning run. She runs with me some mornings, so we have Uncle Lyle watch Amy while we are out. Amy sleeps most of the day (about 20-22 hours). She's been going downstairs for all three meals, but the walk up the stairs afterwards nearly wipes her out and she goes back to bed to sleep. Our fellow missionaries have been bringing us the midday meal, which everyone loves. I love not having to try to cook while watching Amy. The kids like the variety of food. Amy likes the chance to see people, and we all like the distraction of dinner guests. Sarah has been reading "The Westing Game" to her when she is awake. I often read her emails. When she's awake she alternates between lucid and confused, but she still cracks jokes and says she feels guilty she isn't helping more around the house. I have to physically stop her from trying to help clear the table after meals since she can't carry things back to the kitchen. She only leaves the house to go to church or walk around the block when she feels strong. Church is very hard because there are lots of stairs in and out of it, none with handrails. During the night, I tie Amy to myself with some baling twine on a carabiner, so she doesn't try to get up to go to the bathroom unaccompanied. All of her recents falls occured before I started doing that. I figured out last night to tie her to my pillow. Still wakes me up without tying me down or me waking her up if I have to get up.