Friday, January 9, 2009

An interesting 24 hours.

A little over 24 hours ago, life was different... the constant struggle of dealing with Jacob's situation wore on us like carrying a heavy sack of groceries up the stairs of a skyscraper. We were always wondering how Jacob was doing - hoping that he wasn't experiencing discomfort, or worse... bleeding all over the place.

Today, we're home resting with a relief and peace that will be almost difficult to get used to. Jacob is recovering well from another long surgery (over 4 hours long) that sealed the blood vessels that were causing much of the stress we've been dealing with these past 6 months.

After the surgery, we met with a plastic surgeon (same guy that we met with a couple of months ago: Dr Hamilton). He said that he'd like to see Jacob again in 1 to 2 weeks to see how the skin is progressing and to monitor any shrinkage that hopefully will occur. If we're lucky, it will shrink a bunch over the next several weeks and they'll be able to do a simple out-patient surgery to fix the skin. If we're unlucky... we're still better off than we were a couple of months ago. He'll just remove the mass of tissue and fix the skin. That just means a bit more complex procedure - but not nearly as life-threatening as these past two surgeries.

[a restful sigh]

I imagine now that we'll sleep better and things will get easier. That's what we pray for, anyhow.

We're home again and adjusting... to a new form of normalcy.

[quiet and tired: Yay!]

Now time to catch up on some lost sleep...


Tim said...

Thankyou both for your updates. Know we are praying for all of you. If there is ANY way I can help, please let me know.

Elan said...

Thanks so much for the updates. We have been praying a lot for Jacob. Leif was especially concerned when I explained about the bleeding. We are so glad the surgery is done and that it was successful. Praise God!