The doctors seemed pleased with the outcome of Jon’s foot surgery. Even though his hemoglobin is fairly low, they decided not to stress his body any further with giving him someone else’s blood. Two major surgeries in one week, and a stump that is not yet healed is taxing his body to the max. Even with pain medication, his foot is extremely sore. He is very tired. An elevated temperature again tonight drained him further. (Not alarming. Low grade fevers are not uncommon after surgery.)
The boys did not see their dad yesterday, so they were excited to see him today. Four year old Jace cuddled up beside Jon in the bed. It was very sweet. I think the boys are doing fairly well with this big change in their lives. Yes, I can see they are a bit insecure and aren’t quite sure how to act. They look for more hugs and touches than usual, and Jaeden is quieter. We are responsive to them, praying with them, giving them opportunity to talk, providing them with things to do inside the house as well as activity outside, and Steven and JJ are giving important male attention. They had a great time today with squirt guns in the park across the street from the hospital. The water pistols were part of a surprise package from a family in New South Wales, Australia.
A NTM couple that happened to be in Cairns stopped in to see Jon briefly. It was much appreciated. He and Adie are encouraged when visitors come by. So, if you are in Cairns, please do not hesitate to make a visit.
“The Lord upholds all who fall,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious is all His works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.”
Psalms 145: 17,18