Lumbar Puncture this morning, to check for cancer cells in Ian’s cerebral-spinal fluid. He’ll be sedated, with yet another kind of medicine that he’s never had before- praying for no adverse affects, especially as this will take place in a “procedure room” and not a full-fledged operating room filled with equipment and supplies for every kind of emergency. The Lord has taken such good care of him so far, and I trust He will continue to do so, yet my flesh, my mom-heart is a buncle of nerves this morning.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7
***UPDATE- This morning’s LP has been temporarily postponed after I raised concerns about Ian’s increasing headaches (it’s now been over 60 hrs since his last brain mri), and with his unusual reaction to his previous sedation… The plan now is to get a head CT to double-check his ventricles/ventricular pressure, to be sure that a lumbar pucture will be safe. Also, they are planning on doing the procedure in an OR (operating room) under general anesthesia rather than the different sedation method originally intended. I still wish he didn’t need to go through this, but I am feeling much better about this procedure now…!
Ian was quiet and exhausted yesterday, and when I asked him if he was excited to get back to his therapies after his day off, he just looked at me with that “Are you crazy, Mom?!” look and quietly answered, “um, yeah, no.”
I think the fact that this is going to be a very long road to recovery is starting to hit him.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
Last week, he was saying “More therapy! I have to push harder!” and he meant it, and it was so totally his personality. He seemed to visibly lose steam over the weekend, which is so hard to see. I’m hoping and praying that he can see some good progress with his physical therapy this week, enough to re-ignite that fire of motivation, to get him excited to work hard to see more and more progress.
Monday’s Prayer Requests-
NO cancer cells in the cerebral-spinal fluid
that he would not be discouraged about slow progress
I’m looking forward to some regular blogging again one of these days, know what I mean? Posts about homeschool scheduling, a few late summer field trips, the giveaways I back backing up (I may have to have a full week of giveaways soon), pictures of muddy children, and some new favorite recipes. You know, the good old blogging days…
But for now, this is our life.
A new normal.
Thank you for walking this with me, with us, for your encouraging words along the way, and especially for your prayers.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.