Great News!

The surgeon who checked in on John this morning was concerned that his abscess had not been drained yet. He said that Monday was way too long to wait and he would definitely push for it today.

Just to give a bit of background, when they insert the tubes through his skin to drain the infected fluid from his abdomen, they use medical imaging for guidance. Apparently the CT scan machine that they normally use was undergoing maintenance, but by using ultrasound instead, they were able to do the procedure this morning. Thank You, Lord! What an answer to prayer. John came back to his room to find lunch waiting for him: jello, broth and orange juice.

It may take a few days for the abscess to be fully drained. By this evening, John said that his pain had already started to subside a little. We still haven’t heard when exactly he will be able to come home, but at least we are one step closer to that happening.

I know our church was lifting us up in prayer last night at the weekly prayer meeting, and many others were praying as well, so thank you! I’m so grateful to the brothers and sisters in Christ who have brought us meals and helped in practical ways (you know who you are). Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Today was Maggie’s birthday, by the way. Daisy’s was last week, and thankfully John was still at home then. Although he didn’t get to be with us in person today, he still joined in watching her open her present and blow out her candles via FaceTime. She was a very happy three-year-old. All in all, it was a very good day.

3 Replies to “Great News!”

  1. Yay God! Encouraging news!!!
    Happy Birthday Daisy!! Belated Happy Birthday Maggie!

    Continuing to pray for you all🙏❤️

    1. What a precious, gracious God we have to answer the prayers sent from those who love Him and need His help. I pray that the abscess will be drained soon and never to return, and that he will be able to to home to his family.
      Happy belated birthdays to Daisy and Maggie.
      The faith and strength of your family really blesses me. Carry on in His strength knowing many are caring and praying for you. In Him.

  2. Wonderful news that prayers are being answered and John is one step closer to healing and coming home. Happy birthday to the girls. Prayers continue to ascend.

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