Thursday, January 24, 2008

Second Pathology Report

Logan playing chess with his buddy, Joshua

Hi from a very chilly, rainy Valley - it's 47 degrees and to us "Texans" it feels much colder!

We received the second pathology report from Logan's biopsy of last week and it was a confirmation of the first results - inflammation resulting from this major infection he has had. Thankfully the cultures taken at the time of the biopsy didn't grow MRSA, as happened before. However, the real test will be to see what happens when this 2nd long course of IV Vancomycin is finished - we hope we're winning the battle against this resistant bug.

Logan is 3 days into oral steroids to shrink the orbital inflammation that is causing his eye to bulge. I am not seeing dramatic improvement, nor am I seeing it getting worse. The doctor wants to prescribe this medication week by week and observe him in the office to see what's happening clinically. More patience is needed to just wait this out and see what happens.

Waiting....watching...praying....that seems to be what God wants us to do right now. Our hearts are in Mexico with our people but we're doing our best as God helps us to leave that in His hands. We are thanking Him many times a day for answered prayer, His touch on Logan, and for how He is working this for our good. It doesn't feel good to Logan or to us, but we know that whatever draws us closer to Him and conforms us more into the image of His dear Son is good, indeed.

Again, I want to say thank you for the tremendous prayer support. We have felt carried by your prayers many times during this ordeal. When we feel so weak, God's people are fighting the battle for us. Thank you.


Oh, and how could I forget this? Grandma Sankey arrived last night to spend a few days with us! We're so excited to get to see her! Of course, we have to share her with Uncle Steve, Aunt Beth, and Kent. Or are they sharing her with us?...smiles...either way, I know we're going to have a good time.

15 comments:

Karen Walden said...

Glad to hear the good report and that is isn't MRSA. Hope this Vanc does the trick and it clears up for good this time! That is great that Gma Sankey showed up for a visit! I know you ALL will enjoy having her there. Glad she is doing better too! We will keep your family in our prayers.

collette said...

Thank the Lord for the great report....Hno Cuco told me the other day on the phone, "¡ya está hecho, hermana!" when I called to give the news of the first path report. I thought that was so encouraging! We will be sharing this latest news at prayer meeting tonight here in Salamanca.

How great that Grandma Sankey could come, and that the Lord has touched her as well. Please pass out hugs all around.

Tamra said...

Shane thoroughly enjoyed his conversation with Marc yesterday. It was nice to get an updated report. Logan looks good in the photo you posted. Tell him he's as handsome as ever! We'll continue to pray.

Kim M. said...

Praise the Lord!

Missy said...

So glad to hear the good report. Finally!!! I am also very happy for you that Sis. Sankey is there! What a wonderful uplifting for you guys. Wish I was there too. =) I am praying for you. love you so so much...

Margaret said...

Praise the Lord!!! He hears and answers prayer! We're glad to hear the good news. God is so good. We'll keep praying that God wiil continue helping and clear up all the rest of the details. Have a wonderful time with Grandma Sankey.

Vonnie said...

God is so good... and even if the results had not been encouraging... He is still a good, good God. But we are thanking Him for his blessings on our family. Still prayig for Logan to respond to the steroids and Vancomycin!! Love you... glad you get mom for a while!

Springer Family said...

Our God is awesome!! =) Have fun with Grandma!! (even if you all have to share!!) =)

Lady J said...

Thank the Lord for answered prayer! Especially that there was NO MRSA! May God continue to work in your lives. I am thankful you are able to sense the prayers of God' people. Yesterday as I was praising God on the way to work I came up with these words-How can I say thanks for all you have done for me? How can I show praise so all men can see your grace in me when my burdens you recieve? Thank you Lord for all you've done for me! I am so glad for the grace of God that empowers us to endure. I know you will enjoy having Sis Sankey with you!

Ronda said...

Great news! Keep encouraged! Hope that you enjoy your time with Grandma Sankey.....There is nothing like a Grandma to make things better!(smile) We'll keep praying for you...

The Millard Family said...

Way to go! Still lovin' ya. Logan looks great. Soak up some time with grammy! Thats the best.

Mamabear said...

Glad to hear some good news!!
47 degrees!?! How do you stand it?? :-D lol

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~Heather~ said...

Melodie, My tired pregnant brain isn't working and I just had to delete 2 comments...sorry!

Glad for the good report but sooo sorry for all y'all have been through. So glad that Grandma Sankey is there, HOW FUN! (I know for my parents just left from visiting us here in Colombia for 2 1/2 weeks!)

Like you said, during these hard times, it's God's people which carry us through. I'll never forget when our little 7 month old Sarah fell off of our bed and broke her leg, and I was ACCUSED of doing that to my precious baby! Of course, with God's help and people's prayers I was proven innocent, but it was one of the HARDEST times in my life. God's people praying is how we made it during those days.
We are praying for y'all and for Logan and trusting God for a miracle really soon!
Love, Heather =)