Friday, July 24, 2009

John is out of surgery

And we are waiting to get to go be with him. Dr. Mercer told us that he did quite well, that his bowel had dilated quite a bit again and had also grown in length. He was able to STEP some of it and just narrow some of it too. He says that John now has 150cm of much more uniform small bowel (for reference that is the same amt that a healthy newborn would have). He did express concern about John's colon, that it is somewhat dilated and not as reactive as it should be. He tells us that in a few years John might need some work done on his colon but for now it will just need to be watched carefully to make sure that he doesn't get too much bacteria growing in there. We are of course thanking God for guiding Dr Mercer's hand and for all the staff and care that John has received. At the same time we once more rejoice in the unexpected blessings provided, this time in the form of a little 6yo boy who needed someone to play with in the waiting room, he's been a great distraction for a very worried daddy. Thank you all for your prayers and concerns and friendship, this path in life is so much more bearable because we do not walk it alone.


Nana Porcupine said...

So Thankful to hear the good news and we are praying for Johns fast healing. How long might he be in the hospital? I sent a card today!
God bless and care for you all!

Melissa Sutton said...

Praise God the ultimate healer for giving us Doctors and guiding their hands. My prayers continue to ascend for a quick recovery!

Rob Jacklin said...

So glad to hear the good news! We have been praying for John, and for strength for you and Mark also. God is so good! We continue to pray that all goes well as he recovers. Give him a hug from me!