Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Unexpected Surgery This Coming Monday

Psalm 46:1-3, 7
"God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though it's waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. ... The Lord Almighty is with us; The God of Jacob is our fortress."

Mr Boy's Easter Egg Hunt
We have been having continual trouble with Mr Boy's vesicostomy ever since surgery in November and have been in to see the urologist regarding this issue a few times, but it just seems to be getting worse.  Yesterday, we decided to take Mr Boy in to see his urologist because of this issue, as well as horrible pain Mr Boy has had the past few nights. He screams and writhes in pain, pointing to his abdomen and yelling, "mommy, daddy, hurt!" We were very close to taking him to the ER at midnight Monday night due to the intensity and duration of the pain. We felt quite helpless, but believe the pain is due to bladder spasms. We have also noticed something prolapsing out of one of his abdominal holes, intentionally left open after his surgery in November.

I was extremely nervous about taking him in, especially since I knew the Dr would cause him pain during the visit.  We prayed a LOT and then I gave him the anti-anxiety medication, (which was prescribed for Mr Boy to take for Dr visits and procedures) for the first time, which made me more nervous, since I didn't know how it would affect Mr Boy and if it would be enough to keep him calm and out of pain, but it worked perfectly!! It kicked in right away and made him hilarious. He was very outgoing, giggly, silly and drowsy the whole time. He even didn't mind being laid on the bed and examined by the doctor. When the doctor caused him discomfort, he would say, "owwww," and then continue pointing out the fun characters and colors painted on the ceiling. It was absolutely wonderful compared to the typical, horrible fear and screaming during visits.  Just knowing that Mr Boy would not be negatively affected emotionally, by this Dr visit, made a load come off my shoulders. Mr Boy was so funny and happy during the visit, I was still giggling and happy even when I heard the surprise that Mr Boy would need surgery.

The surgery is going to be on Monday at noon and they blocked out 4 hours for it, but it may not take that long, it all depends on what they find when they go in and what they decide to do about it. We have a very specific prayer request for the surgery, for an outcome we think will make life so much better for Mr Boy and eliminate the need for the painful things we have to do to him each evening, which make him fearful and anxious about bedtime. If we didn't have to do those things, it would be amazing. We don't want to go into details on the blog due to the private nature of the surgery, so we just ask that you pray that the Lord's will be done and that Mr Boy's quality of life and health be improved.

Introducing his new Sally car to McQueen

1 comment:

  1. Asher has the sweetest, most beautiful and contagious smile I've seen in a long time! And when he gets that smile working for him, his eyes just sparkle. And that's only in photographs. I can't imagine what a blessing Asher must be 'live and in person!' Of course, the photos show lots of smiles from Mom & Dad too. ;-}

    “Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light."
    Matthew 6:22 MSG