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.
Surgeon 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)