Saturday, March 14, 2009

surgery update

we are home! we had planned to spend the night--but are home. i think that he slept better being home and being with his family. thank you mom, dad, aunties, and grandma "R"--we sooo appreciate all of your help and sacrifices to help us today! the surgery ended up taking longer than planned and was more intense than hoped. the cholesteatoma shattered the hearing bones and went 2/3 of the way through the mastoid. the doctor could not believe how big the cholesteatoma was and how strange it was that there were no signs of it. how grateful we are for our excellent pediatrican who found this!!!!!! at the moment, he has no hearing in the left ear. in 4-6 months they will go back in again--check for more cholesteatoma and put in prostetic bones. how grateful i am for modern day science! this is definately not the outcome we were hoping for, but i am know that the Lord is watching over him and that he is going to be just fine--of course he will--it's "m" we are talking about!
now off to snuggle with him!


kener4 said...

Oh my goodness. Scary stuff.
I am so glad that is he doing okay, along with mom!
I know that the Lord is by his side all the way. Good luck with everything and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love you.

papa said...

Litle M will be fine. Heavenly Father and all of us in the family are watching over him. He is a lucky little guy

Annie said...

Give him a big squeeze for us! You'll all be in our prayers!