Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is coming. We are looking forward to going to Tennessee in a few days, where I hear Spring has already sprung. I love to watch creation come alive again after a period of rest. Its such a picture of our walk with Christ.

I'm leaving in a couple of hours for Denver with Jonathan. We are meeting with anesthesia to discuss his needs for his upcoming surgery. He will have his MRI around 3:15. We will meet with the oncologist right after the MRI and hopefully be home in time for church.

I am fairly certain that Jonathan's recent issues are all part of this sinus mess he can't get rid of. His speech is so slurred that it is hard to understand him. It takes a lot of mental energy just to understand what he is saying. He is counting down the days until his surgery. He hopes it will finally make him feel better.

I will post again as soon as I have the MRI results.

While you are praying for Jon, please add his special friend Sydney to your prayers. The two of them spent many hours playing together during their trips to oncology clinic. She is having scans done today due to a possible reoccurance of her cancer. Thank you for your faithfulness to pray for our kiddos.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Jonathan had an appointment on Tuesday with a sinus specialist in Denver. After seeing Jonathan and talking with the doctor. here who did his most recent sinus surgery, the doctor feels he needs to have another surgery. As much as I hate for him to go through another painful procedure, I have to agree with the doctor.

The child's nose is a mess. His septum is so deviated that the nasal passage is too narrow for the smallest instrument they had in the office. His CT scan is nasty looking. His ear is infected because of all the inflammation and infection. On top of all this, Jonathan is unstable with his moods. It always happens when he is sick. Without fail. But knowing this does not make it any easier.

We are in the process of getting surgery scheduled. Most likely, we will wait until we return from Tennessee. He is scheduled for his 3 month MRI scan on March 18th. Please pray for Jonathan- for the surgery to be successful, for his scan to be stable, and for him to get into the psychiatry office in Denver as soon as possible. I am attempting to get his care transferred there so that we will have continuity of care with all the doctors should he require inpatient care to stabilize his moods.

Thank you all for being there, for praying for us, and for loving us.