Well, the diagnosis for the little one was as good as we could wish for. His colon is fully formed except for the last 1/2 inch so the surgeons will construct that as well as the rectum & seem to think that will take care of his problem. The surgery was rescheduled for tomorrow @ 11:00 am due to a urgent case today at Centennial Hospital. It appears that they only do one pediatric surgery a day but have every specialist there for each one. The physicians are very optimistic re: his outcome so we are encouraged by that. So hard on my granddaughter though; she is not able to even touch him in the NICU. She was discharged from the Murfreesboro hospital today so she could go to Nashville to be with her newborn. I do want to thank everyone for their prayers & please continue to pray for a successful surgery Thursday. Will keep you posted…
Prayer request! Bob, this was a bittersweet day for our family. My granddaughter Courtney & her husband blessed us with a great-grandson this evening. He is a beautiful little boy but was born without a rectum. He has been transported from the birth hospital in Murfreesboro, TN to Centennial Hospital in Nashville for surgery Wednesday morning. Please send a prayer request for all of our family for a successful outcome. Hopefully, it will be just a tissue problem & not the “plumbing” itself. Thanks for the prayers in advance! We are naturally worried beyond belief for this little soul.
Received the following request from Patti this morning:
I wanted to let you know that I will be having surgery on Tuesday the 8th. On my last visit to Dr. Brzezienski (hand surgeon), he noticed a lesion on my forearm and suggested I get it checked (actually, he said I should get someone to put it in a jar – but you have to know Dr. B!) I did as he suggested and the biopsy came back as melanoma.
I had a visit last week with Dr. Charles Potera, Jr., Oncologist, and he scheduled my surgery. They will do nuclear medicine to track from the site to the lymph node, then take a section from my arm approximately 4″ x 1 ” and one node.
Then we will see prognosis and further treatment if necessary. I wanted to let my friends know what was going on and I would, of course, appreciate your prayers. I do want you know that I am not worried – I tend not to unless I know there is a reason. I am, as always, in God’s hands.
Love to all,