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    Thursday, December 20, 2007

    Surgery Done

    Cole had his surgery today and everything went well. It took them a little longer than they expected, which was hard for Dalynn and I to endure, but in the end everything came out OK.

    We had a shock this morning when they said that Cole had the condition meningitis. I say condition because meningitis is actually a condition with many causes. It means he has an inflammation of the meningeal lining (I think that's what it's called), and the likely cause is that the infection in his lungs and heart has also infected the meningeal lining (that's the lining around your brain). It showed up as white blood cells, which were not leukemic, in his spinal fluid.

    The incredibly preliminary results are that it is a bacterial infection (as opposed to a fungal infection), which is good. It means it can be treated with antibiotics. We'll know more tomorrow once the cultures have had a chance to grow.

    I'm sure we're going to be here a while, this time, probably through Christmas, but that's OK with me, now. I just want Cole to get on the other side of this and get well, so that he can continue his treatment and beat cancer.

    As I sit and write this, Cole is sleeping soundly in his nifty bed, his pulse a low 135 and his O2 stats in the high 90s. To most of you, this won't mean much, but to us, it means all is well, at least right now.

    3 comments:

    Langston-Family said...

    It sounds as if he is sleeping in heavenly peace. PTL. I am sure your day has been long and your patience short, be encouraged. This may sound cheesy, but a great poem to reflect on is "Footprints". I can honestly look back over my experiences and see where God was the only one walking due to the fact it was He who was carrying me. Let Him carry you and your family through this (easier said than done). God bless you all, Heather and I are praying for all of you. We Love YOU and thank God for you daily. Till we can speak, GOD Bless you.

    JL

    NORMAJEAN said...

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    TAKE CARE AND KNOW THAT WE ARE PRAYING AND HAVE BEEN. YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW LARGE A COMMUNITY THERE IS THERE PRAYING FOR YOU; FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
    GOD BLESS

    NORMAJEAN said...

    THE LORD HAS BEEN WITH YOU THE WHOLE TIME. YOU HAVE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AT 'FAITHFREAKS.COM' PRAYING FOR YOU.
    WE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR THE PAST MONTH PRAYING FOR YOU DAILY.
    I AM SORRY THAT YOU HAVE FELT ALONE. I HAVE ASKED PEOPLE TO COME HERE AND LEAVE COMMENTS FOR YOU.
    TAKE CARE AND KNOW THAT WE ARE PRAYING AND HAVE BEEN. YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW LARGE A COMMUNITY THERE IS THERE PRAYING FOR YOU; FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
    GOD BLESS