The Leedahls Update – Nov. 24, 2014

Jon L - 112414Jon 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.”
.Zephaniah 3:17

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11 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – Nov. 24, 2014

  1. Margaret

    One wonders how much one can take, but we take what is given to us and put our faith in God and He will see us through tough times so hang on to your faith and with all the prayers coming your way it will get better, I promise. Nothing like sharing your pillow all night with a fat cat that snores, need a dog like Chloe who takes more naps then the cats. Article in the paper said a couple got into a fight in a cab, driver tried to break it up and the man bit off part of the cab driver’s nose, assume there was no tip given just a ride to jail. Have to get my winter boots out today as feel this snow on the ground will stay until spring, so enjoy your warm weather. Continued good thoughts and prayers.


    Continuing to pray, for complete healing , and for the family. May Gods peace be yours. Thank you for the updates. God Bless, Linda Stockwell

    Sent from my iPad

  3. What a Friend we have in JESUS! HE is your strength and your Mighty healer! JEHOVAH RAPHA! May HIS peace reign continually Jon and Adie. How comforting to know that HE is doing the very best for you and that HE will use even this to bring many to HIS saving knowledge and grace, and then HE places a beautiful bow on it and that will be HIS amazing glory. You are exactly where HE needs you to be, bask in HIS Amazing love for you and your lovely family, and HIS grace is very sufficient for you.
    Love and Prayers;
    The Peters Family

  4. TyHoad

    Praying for you all!

  5. Bud and Edna Gensel

    We continue to pray for both of you, as well as for your family. We know God is faithful. We trust that you will sense His peace and comfort. He will give you strength for the day! Our hope is in Him.

  6. I’m praying for you daily here in Lubbock, Tx. You all are so often in my thoughts and prayers. I have had lots of pain with shingles that I had almost 2 years ago, so don’t like to see anyone go through pain.
    I will continue to pray and I’m going to pray for you Adie, as I know you need joy and hope in your life right now. I’m going to trust our Lord that he will meet you all’s needs.

  7. Anonymous

    I pray for Jon and his family daily for a complete recovery.

  8. Paul and Ann Eckert

    These long hauls require perseverance none of us think we have……but we pray the Lord to give it to you both in great abundance. I have been so blessed by the journey of Joni.Eareckson Tada….in many ways a different experience from yours but in her book, ‘When God Weeps’ so much the same as any suffering has common features and to know the Lord is weeping too is significant I think. Anyway, we ask that the Lord will help you stay the course, trusting and waiting. And that He will stay the hand of fever, infection, and bring complete healing. To that end we also pray wisdom for the doctors.
    I remember when we were going through a tough time, our Pastor said to us when we were holding hands, “Now that is what I like to see. Keep doing it.” It seems that is what you are doing too as you walk through this together. May the Lord pour out blessings and give the Comforter in new measure to accompany you through each day. Love from Ann and Paul

  9. Praying that the Lord would give you continued strength as Jon’s battle continues. The same spirit that strengthened our Savior during his hardships on this earth is within the two of you and He will carry you through this. Keep on trusting. It is hard when the trials are long. I read a book recently and that author referred to the Israelites receiving manna from the Lord. In the morning when they woke up, it was there. Enough for just that day. Then the next morning it was there again. Enough for that day. He will give grace to help you during this time of need – enough for each day. Keep on taking it one day at a time. Praying for you both every day.

  10. Anonymous

    Praying for you all!

  11. We’ve been praying for you as well as folks at our church. Know that you guys are thought of and loved by so many people! We will keep on praying as your walk through the unknowns and cling to Jesus.

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