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    Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    Surgery

    Cole is up for Surgery this Thursday, the 17th of January. He's going to be having his portacath implanted. For those of you that don't know, that's a permanent IV that resides just under the skin in his upper chest.

    It will (hopefully) make life easy when it comes to getting a line on Cole and will also make it easy to bathe him. Right now, with his temporary central line, we have to wrap it in saran wrap and tape it to him to give him a bath. That's a little aggravating, and he doesn't like it (of course, he doesn't like baths at all right now).

    So, get your pray on. It's not a big surgery, but the doctors say that it is technically difficult because of an existing clot that Cole has. That clot is not a danger to Cole, mind you, it just means they're going to have to put the port in a little differently than they normally would.

    EDIT: Because of some confusion with the surgeons we have opted to postpone Cole's surgery. We are opting for Dr. Mahafee to do it, who was is the same doctor who did Cole's biopsy. He "knows" the landscape, if you will, and we feel more comfortable with him doing the surgery than we would with a new surgeon coming in.

    3 comments:

    Langston-Family said...

    We will keep him and his parents in our prayers. That the procedure will be simple and easy. And that all will go on in a timely manner.

    IN HIM
    JL

    Mike & Krista Phelps said...

    This prcedure will definitely be in my prayers. My nephew had to have a portacath when he was younger because of all his suregeries and medications. It made life so much easier for all of us caring for him, and for him as well.
    You guys are definitely in my prayers. I am so amazed and humbled by your strength and dependence on God through these trials. God is definitely being glorified through you!!!

    Mike & Krista Phelps said...

    This prcedure will definitely be in my prayers. My nephew had to have a portacath when he was younger because of all his suregeries and medications. It made life so much easier for all of us caring for him, and for him as well.
    You guys are definitely in my prayers. I am so amazed and humbled by your strength and dependence on God through these trials. God is definitely being glorified through you!!!