The Leedahls Update – Feb. 5, 2015

6 a.m. – Jon’s allowed breakfast so we had an early meal together while the kids slept. Back to bed for Jon. I couldn’t sleep, but so glad for our little morning date.

11:45 a.m. – SIL pilot Steve & Tracy Geis arrive to sit w/ Jace. They are here for a week to help from PNG. What a huge blessing!! They had this trip planned before we knew about the operation. God provided folks to be here to help for this time. Incredibly intimate God we serve!!

2 p.m. – Jon was dressed in his ugly surgical gown wink emoticon & ready to roll into surgery. My dear friend Wilsy stayed with me and took me to lunch at my favorite place. What a special time! Love her so much!

4 p.m. – Jon’s out of surgery & awake & hungry. Seemed a little dazed. Able to call his Mom & update her.

10348619_10152731195152252_2658754558368953291_nSurgeon report: Jon had a “squash ball” (1.5″ diameter)-sized fatty pocket that needed removing. The open wound wouldn’t heal with all that junk in there. Surgeon did his best to remove it all, but the next few days they need to keep a close eye on it & change the dressing 3-4x daily. The wound must stay open and heal from the inside out, but also not get anymore bacteria in there. A sample was sent to labs to see if antibiotics are needed. Possible couple day hospital stay or hospital in the home will be decided tomorrow.

Jon was warned this will be a slow healing process and to be patient. It’s better to catch it now than later. Also, if it heals the right way, then they can think of his next surgery of removing his skin graft for a more comfortable fit for a prosthetic. If it doesn’t heal right, he’ll need a more invasive surgery to clean things up inside with more tissue removal. We want to keep as much stump as possible for better prosthetic comfort and maneuverability.

Thank you all for your prayers & out pouring of love today!!! Jon & I had peace today. Thank you all who checked in on us and for a meal, Crystal!!!

For all who have asked the boys are doing just fine! We’ve talked them through it all. Thanks for praying & caring for them.

“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ And in that day you will say: “Praise the Lord, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, For He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth.” (Isaiah 12:2, 4, 5 NKJV)

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6 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – Feb. 5, 2015

  1. Dave Percy

    Good morning!
    Your prayed for often! I’ve been starting a excise program to get me ready for a mens hike in a couple of months. To do this I go to the other side of the lake and grab a 40lbs log to hike thru the woods and get ready. It is during this time Jon that I pray about the burdens the Lord has entrusted, to different friend I have, to carry. So your one of those guys I pray for as I walk thru the woods. Thanks for letting us be part of your lives. From us both Dave

  2. Bud and Edna Gensel

    Praying for you. We knew that Steve and Tracy were going to be there! God is so good to provide this encouragement for you! Lifting you all up in prayer.

  3. Michael Holt

    Praise the Lord for a good report. Still praying. Michael Holt, friend of the Ostmans.

  4. Good afternoon, Tupela, I am praising the Lord for this good report. I am SO glad, Adie, that you have become good friends with Wilsy. She is a very special lady as you now know. I first got to know her back in the beginning of the 90’s before she and Ole were married and Ole was in his early days of flying with NTMA. So glad to hear that the boys are travelling well through this. They must be so thrilled to have Daddy home most of the time now so that they don’t have to go to the hospital to get a Daddy hug.

  5. Anonymous

    We were thinking of you both yesterday when we were next door, and remembered that it was the day for surgery…thanks for the update on how surgery went. Praying for healing and patience as it happens. God bless, Suzanne & Cameron

  6. Ellyn Roe

    Hope you realize that you are all totally on your mission field right now. Your posts bearing testimony to our God who is at work in you and in the world reach into every heart, no matter how “mature” in Christ we are or aren’t. Praying with thanksgiving for the many blessings you have received and which you notice and acknowledge, even while life is very, very hard. Praying for great results and wisdom gained from this last surgery. Asking for perfect healing, speedy recovery, strong spirits, continued joy and wonder as God’s bigger picture unfolds in your beautiful lives. May your boys thrive in their schooling and learn many valuable lessons about their amazing daddy and mommy and the goodness of God. Remembering to pray for your loved ones back in the USA.

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