Monday, January 12, 2009

Lucas' update

So as promised, here I am writing. I am not realy focusing too well right now, but I'll try my best. In addition to living at the hospital, I've decided to participate in our church's fast and amoung other things, I've cut out caffine. Smart? Maybe not.
Anyway, Sunday Lucas went in and had explorotory surgery. They knew he had a bowel obstruction, they just weren't sure what it was. So with a bunch of possible outcomes, he had the best. It was scar tissue that was obstruction the bowel and the Dr was able to take it out. Its possible for it to come back, but we'll b aware of it in the future.He was intubated until about 1 this afternoon and is doing pretty well. His urine output wasn't what they wanted to see, so they put in a catheter and we're watching it. He is also extrmemly puffy because of all the fluids that they were pushing and his eyes are so swollen. He looks so sad, but we know that he'll get through this.
The estimated time frame we are looking at is about 10 days. Josh and I were thinking a lot less than that, but they want to make sure he is stable. I am wondering when we'll start to feed him again, but I am also worried about making his little body work to hard. This weekend was hard for him. He was in pain and he just wasn't himself. I am hoping that once he is more comfortable he will start right back where he was. I don't want to lose all that progress that we've made so far.
As always, I am so thankful for my family and friends. The support that we have is just incredibe. Thank you for all of your prayers and calls! I started reading in the book of James today and I wanted to share the first verse I read. God just knows what I need when I need it.
Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.


Rebekah Moore said...

sending more love and prayers your way...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love that verse! Thank you for sharing. It's tough to see your kids be sick, so hang in there! It's a bump in the road, and you'll soon be traveling smoother ground :-)