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An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Rumors and rules

Update: I checked with the resident and she said that the 'call' was just to see if James would be ready to go if they called for him. But we are still waiting for 'the call." Pray it comes soon. S

Rumor has it that surgery has called up for James and we expect to be going down soon. In addition to the ileostomy, they will be taken some tissue from James' colon to biopsy. The pathologist will check to be sure that there are no segments of James' colon that are aganglionic (without nerve cells) in order to rule out addtional areas of Hirschsprung's disease.

We expect the whole procedure to take from 2.5-3.5 hours from the time we hand James over to the anesthesiologists.

Unfortunately, some things happen recently at another hospital that has caused most hospitals to choose to no longer allow parents in to the OR for the sedation/anesthesia process. It's the ol' 'one bad apple' deal. I have treasured the times I have been able to go in with J bames, love on him as he goes to sleep and sing to him and pray for him and the OR staff while I'm in there. I'll miss that.

As the Lord brings James to mind, please pray for him and the folks doing his surgery (the surgeon is Dr. Parker, but there are many others providing support). Please pray, too, for an easy recovery for James.

Love, Stephanie

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