Friday, January 4, 2008

Post - Op Logan


Here's my little guy, looking kinda rough. This was the first pain he's felt throughout this ordeal - made me feel so bad. The incision that was made inside the inner part of the eye socket was hurting him. But although last night was full of "sticks" (as he says) - blood being drawn to measure antibiotic levels - he had a good day today and outside of a puffy eye, he looks great.

The ID specialist confirmed the treatment course - a minimum of 6 weeks IV antibiotics, administered through a PICC line that will be reinserted on Monday. Then we'll reevaluate and see how the infection is responding. Weekly follow-up in her office is also part of the plan.

The ENTs/surgeons are happy with how Logan looks today - they expect his eye to be puffy for up to a week as the operation site heals. If all goes well, Logan may be able to go home from the hospital on Monday afternoon.

I am so thankful for the wonderful, compassionate, and skilled team of doctors and nurses to whom God has led us.

I am also so thankful for the hundreds of family and friends who have contacted us to let us know they're praying. I believe I can say that we feel every prayer. God is just pouring out His strength and grace on us right now - in the middle of our concern, we feel a deep peace that we are completely in the center of His will, and held securely in the palm of His hand.

We are thankful that "Uncle" John Parker has come down to be with us during this time. He has been such a support and a pastor to us when we have needed it. Check out this huge fruit and candy basket he provided for us!


So thankful, too, for our loving family, the Stetlers, who have supported and held us up, filling in the gaps with hours of childcare, meals, listening ears, prayers, love, afternoons spent at the hospital playing games with Logan, and so much more.

Talking to Cousin Lane on the phone

13 comments:

Karen Walden said...

It is wonderful to hear that Logan is responding so well already. God is definitely helping you all! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers over the next few weeks. Are you ready to play nurse again?? :)

Kim M. said...

Oh I am so relieved! I have been thinking about you all day and praying. Logan looks so good in the pictures! God is so good! I know you all have a long road again with all the IV's, and getting rid of the infection so we will keep praying.

Sayler Family Blog said...

Logan looks great! We've been praying and are SO glad to hear the good report. Thanks for the prompt updates.
Kim

Missy said...

Okay...back to being the nurse again. I am glad that it wasn't hard for you to do it the first time. This time will be a breeze for you. I am glad that Logan is doing some better. We will continue to pray for you all. Would love to be there with you. Love you so much and am so proud of you!!!

Tamra said...

Poor little Logie. Hope he can be discharged on Monday - in time to celebrate your birthday - somewhere besides a hospital! :) It's good to hear God is giving you all strength. Happy Birthday! Wish we could celebrate together.

Steve Hight said...

As good as it is to see Logan improving, it's at least as good to see you guys hanging in there and keeping the faith! How many others might have quit the race, having decided that God wasn't being fair to them. You're an example to all of us and I pray that God will add a few more bushels of His grace to you in the weeks to come.

Linda S said...

I am sorry Logan has had to go through all this. I know Mark is concerned about his mother also. (When it rains it pours.) Enjoyed Andrew and the kids Thursday evening and Friday morning. Your lives are giving God glory (i.e. making Him look good). May God give youthe needed strength.

Connie Lavy said...

So thankful that Logan is feeling better day. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers!
The Lavys

Cindy said...

So good to hear the report. What a little trooper he is! Actually, I think your whole family is demonstrating grace under fire. We continue to pray for you all.

Jennifer Truitt said...

Just want you all to know that you are and have been in our thoughts and prayers! We know how draining it is to have a child that is sick! We are praying for strength for you all and a quick and complete recovery for Logan! May God Bless and keep you all in His love!
The Troy Truitt family

Springer Family said...

We've been praying for you all every night. I'm glad things are looking 'up'!! We're also sorry we've not been able to stop over, we're just trying to get though our life right now. :-) We have been thinking about you though.

~Heather~ said...

So glad that Logan seems to responding to all of his treatments. SOOOO SORRY for all y'all have gone through and have to do in the next few weeks. Please know that our family is PRAYING HARD for Logan and ya'll too! So glad to read that you are feeling God's grace during this time. (How do people handle their problems when they don't serve our God?)

We love ya'll and are pulling for you!

Heather and family, Colombia

Norma Gwen said...

I am so sorry for the pain and distress your little guy is feeling. We spent 9 full weeks in the hospital with our son in 2007, and know all about it! Glad John is there to help you all. We go to church with him in Easley, and he is a favorite with our children!

The Watsons