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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.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Back in the hospital

James, Katie, Vern and I left home yesterday to come to Alanta. We stayed at the Ronald McDonald house near the hospital and left early this morning to be at the hospital by 6:30 a.m. James's surgery to replace his port was scheduled for 8:30, but was delayed because someone somewhere was waiting for results of labs that weren't drawn. I was not a happy momma and James was a hungry little boy.

He finally went into surgery at about 10:30 a.m. We were hopeful that this would be our hiccup for this visit, but at this point there seems to be some trouble with the new port. We are hoping and praying (and crying out!) that it is only the access to the port and not the port itself.

He still needs to get fluids (bicarbonate to neutralize the pH of his body fluid and hydrate him) before he can get his chemo and a delay in getting the chemo can mean a delay in going home. We are hoping we'll be able to go home Thursday.

Now that we have WiFi for a few days, I hope to be able to post some pictures and updates on life over the past week. It has been wonderfully normal!

Please pray:
  1. that James' port would work reliably and not need to be replaced anymore.
  2. that he would hydrate well and neutralize well so he can get his chemo on time.
  3. for a boring, short stay in the hospital! :*), and a quick return to normal life.

Thanks for stopping by to check on us.

Love, Stephanie

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