Monday, November 5, 2007

Still Here


Well, Logan didn't get to come home from the hospital today - he is more than sad about it. His CT scan done this afternoon showed that while the cellulitis around his eye had improved, the abscess under his eye had not - even with 6 days of strong antibiotics.


We're not exactly sure what the next step is....whether the opthamologist will do a surgical procedure to drain the abscess, whether an ENT will get involved, etc. Logan's group of hospital pediatricians do not want to release him until this is solved, but since it's getting a little complicated, more time on IV antibiotics is the least that we'll have to look forward to - and more than likely a procedure of some kind in the next couple days.


Just to be very honest, we're discouraged....but we do know that God is in control and He is watching over Logan very carefully. Marc and I are doing our best as his parents: taking turns overnight in the hospital, trying to keep him entertained, being there with him as new IVs are inserted when old ones blow the veins.....but we as parents can only do so much and believe me, we feel our limitations very keenly tonight.


But God is Logan's Heavenly Father - He is watching intently and has Logan in His hands. We trust Him that He knows best - we just are asking Him to give us strength to come through this time, trusting more in Him and seeing that He knew best all the time.


Thank you again for your love and prayers for Logan - it is so encouraging to us to know you're praying.
p.s. these Lightning McQueen "jammies" really cheered him up - he LOVES anything and everything "Cars"related....

16 comments:

Beth Stetler said...

We love you all. This new development has been a big disappointment, but we remain trusting in Him.

John Parker said...

Love You Guys! Praying for you this morning! I am sure that these are deep waters for you....! As you said Melodie.... The Heavenly Father loves Logan (more than all the rest of us put together!) He's making a "soldier" out of him... Teaching Him... and us! I'm glad we know that we can TRUST Him!
uncle john

Springer Family said...

WOW - I feel like crying w/ you!! Ok, I did a little. I'll pray extra for you today - I can't imagine what its like to watch your child suffer like that.

Patty said...

We are so sorry to here this news. We are still keeping you in our prayers and our church, Burlington Bible Methodist, is praying also.

floridabozonebunch said...

I know this is a tough time for your whole family. These are the times in life that you would rather skip--so sorry about Logan. He seems like a real trouper. Please remember that we are praying for him.

Missy said...

I am so very sorry that Logan has to go through all of this. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish so bad that I could be there with you. Hopefully, things will change for the better soon. Please tell Logan that we are praying for him and are proud of him for being so brave!! Love you so much!

Braxton loved Logan's pj's. He is also a complete nut over "Cars" stuff!

Philip & Collette Burch said...

Hey, guys! Your post tore at my heart....I so wish we could make theses "flood waters" recede much more quickly! We can sympathize with your frustration and continue to pray for all of you. Keep holding tight, He knows how to take care of all the little details.

Love,
Collette

AIM said...

There is a purpose for all of this. Tribulation produces patience. Patience is a great virtue to have on the mission field. You will all be the better because of this. Keep encouraged. You are not alone. WE are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Logan,

hang in there and the Lord will bring you through shining for Him.

We love ya and are so glad we can see ya on the blog!!

Jim & Betty

Lori said...

I can't imagine what you must be feeling right now, hang in there!

Sayler Family Blog said...

I'm so sorry! We'll be renewing the prayer efforts here in Colorado!
Kim

~Heather~ said...

Marc and Melodie,
I too got tears in my eyes reading about poor Logan and all he is still suffering!! Bless his heart I know he's DYING TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL and so are his parents!!

We are PRAYING HARD that God, the GREAT PHYSICIAN will intervene and heal Logan completely...SOON! (and of course, help the doctors as they work with him too!)

So sorry for all y'all have faced.

We love y'all,
Heather

Steve Hight said...

Even as we pray for God to remove the infection, we also realize that God has a purpose in allowing this to happen. What is that purpose? We don't know, but, as John Parker said, God can use this to make a soldier out of Logan -- and out of his parents and siblings, too!

"Trust the Lord." "Look at the big picture." Easier said (by those of us who aren't in it) than done (by you who are in the midst of it). May the Lord sustain, encourage, and uplift you in the midst of this difficult trial.

Steve Hight said...

P.S. -- Logan's Grandma Sankey is in the hospital, too, so he has someone who can empathize!

Paul and Candy said...

Just want you to know that we are and will continue to pray for Logan. We will especially be praying for him tomorrow. We have been in your shoes and know just how rough it is. You will get through this time trusting in God!

Paul and Candy

krisanddrew said...

Understand how you all feel right about now. Will continue to remember you and Logan.