Jon is scheduled for surgery tomorrow on his stump. The plastic surgeon cleaned up his skin graft area, but there is additional dead muscle tissue, deeper in his leg that needs to be removed “in theatre”. There is quite a bit of loose skin on his stump that they may use to help close up the skin graft area. This will be Jon‘s 6th surgery.
It has not been determined if an infection in his stump is causing his fever and nausea, or if there is something else happening. The chest x-ray is clear, but we have not heard the results of his lab work. It was not comforting to hear from one of the nurses that a number of patients on the ward are also running fevers.
Jon felt lousy all day. After taking some fever-reducing meds, his temp hovered at 101 degrees. Even though visitors stayed away during the day, he did not get much rest as hospital staff were constantly in and out of his room. The swelling in his left leg is minimal now that it is raised comfortably above his heart. His foot is giving him more pain than his knee.
Adie spent the entire day with Jon, finding him liquids that appealed to him and doing what she could to make him feel better.
The boys enjoyed a new playground near the pier, along with some quieter time drawing and talking. This evening I took them up to see their dad and Matt Byl joined us. Matt and Clare are friends of the Jagts and have generously loaned household items to equip the house.
These last days have been wearying for both Jon and Adie. They are encouraged and strengthened by your prayers and ministering messages. They are trusting our good and great God.
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”