Bill's surgery is postponed. THANK you for your kindness!
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Coordinating the doctor who inserts the tube into the kidney and the laser machine that busts up the stones (which travels from hospital to hospital) has proven impossible for this week. They could do the procedure NEXT Friday, but Bill returns to his ship on the following Wednesday, and that is just too soon. He works out on his ship in the Gulf of Mexico for four weeks and is then home two weeks. The doctor said due to the excessive size and quantity of the stones, it will likely require two or three procedures of going in through the tube during the hospital stay (a day or two apart) and that one or two additional hospital stays will be required, with multiple procedures in each hospitalization. Oh, boy!
So the plan is now to do the first procedure on the right kidney when Bill gets home after this next hitch, sometime in mid-January. Thankfully, he is not in pain. We are peaceful that God's timing is being revealed in all these delays. My prayer is that God will heal him, of course, and say to those stones be thou removed and cast into the sea! Wouldn't that be something? If He chooses to do so through our competent doctor, we will be grateful just the same.
THANK YOU for the outpouring of compassion and kindness, of encouragement, of faith, of such beautiful prayers, of the awesome advice and suggestions for me in the midst of all the madness. I LOVE you, my SparkFamily. You fill my heart with such love and strength. You make me feel so surrounded by safety and sweetness.
So we'll do it all again in six weeks and hopefully get my husband at least partially fixed up. Now that he won't be recovering from surgery, we can get the Christmas decorations down from the attic!! We must celebrate Christmas for him early because he will be out on the ship for the holidays, working hard for our family.