Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sunday Night Update

Here's the Sunday Night Update:

Logan is doing ok, aside from some fluid collection in his eye cavity that we've struggled with for the past day or so. Apparently the very thin bone which separates the eye from the facial cavity has been somewhat eroded by the intense infection; consequently this allows seepage of fluid into the eye area, especially when he is lying down, sleeping, etc. He had quite a painful evening yesterday, but has done better today, letting gravity keep the area clear. He has had several doses of pain medicine to help him with the discomfort (which I learned he was keeping from me, afraid that something was wrong again - poor baby). The fluid has seeped out throughout the day and he is looking and feeling better. No more lying flat until that bone has a chance to grow back again. He should get his PICC line reinserted tomorrow for at least 6 more weeks of Vancomycin and will probably be released to come home on Tuesday.

Our new "home" on the language school campus is very nice. We have now lived in Apartments 19, 14 and 16 on this campus. I am so very thankful that it worked out for us to live here during the next few weeks. Beth and Maria helped me yesterday, arranging things, making beds, setting up housekeeping, etc. In order to live here, we had to be employees or students. Marc decided to redo a couple second semester classes in the Language School, to secure this housing for his family. It will keep him current in Spanish as a side benefit.

Oh yeah. Another exciting first! Marc translated for John Parker this morning at our church in Soledad. It was his first time to translate from English to Spanish - much harder! I wasn't there, but Beth said he did a great job - I'm so proud of him! Special prayer was made for Logan at the end of the service there at Soledad. I got to hear some of a clip of the prayer time. To hear the fervency of the people praying was so uplifting to me. Thank you so very much to all of you who have contacted us to know special prayer has been made in Logan's behalf. I cannot tell you what a lift to our spirits that is!

Marc is at the hospital with Logan tonight - I'm going to try to get some sleep in a real bed. Not sitting up in a chair.



~Heather~ said...

Just left you a comment on your last post and then saw this post! Glad for the update, but SORRY that Logan has been suffering so much. How SAD! Glad that y'all got an apartment there, that is nice.

Congrats to Marc in translating for Bro. Parker. My parents are coming to see us in a couple days (YEA!) and so Phillip will be translating for Daddy as he preaches at least 3 times here and teaches (2) 3 hour Bible classes on Saturday. WHEW! Glad it's him and not me. HA! God helped me today! Phillip had to preach at one of our churches, and he asked me to do a Singspiration type service at another one of our churches. I'm used to being up front, but playing the piano and singing, not leading a service in Spanish, but GOD really helped me! (WHEW! I'm glad that I don't have to do that every week. I was having a HARD time filling up the hour and a half. =D)

Praying for y'all and Logan!

Phillip D said...

I just read your last three posts and I got choked up. I cannot imagine being in your shoes. And I loved what you said about your church people fervently praying for Logan. Aren't the Latinos wonderful and precious people. We are so blessed to be able to try to serve them. A big congratulations to Marc on translating. Also I would love to be able to take more classes; enjoy the opportunity. Love and appreciate you all.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sankeys :)

This is Libby Snider. Just wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mother keeps us updated on what is going on. Keep up the good work. Some days it may feel like you are just in survival mode. However, there is a large group of Hispanic people saved and unsaved who are watching you and see that your testimony is the same on the mountains and in the valleys. Never forget that there are those of us out here who believe in you and what you are doing. God is in control!!!

The Gurnee's said...

Marc & Melodie,

We are praying for you. Our church has been praying for Logan as well.

Byron & Julie Gurnee

Sarah Cook said...

Oh, Melodie, I haven't gotten to check out your blog for a while until tonight, but I just heard that your little boy was having trouble again. I am so sorry. I will pray for you all. I felt like crying for you, you must be so concerned. But, isn't it wonderful to know that so many people are praying for you. That has encouraged me so much with what we are going through. We love you and I heard Ron praying for you the other day... I will try to get my children to pray for your son too... I love the faith of children, don't you?! Stay encouraged! May God bless the work you all have been doing down there.

Lisa said...

Hello Melodie. We are updated through Bro. Phillips on Logan. I am sorry for this rough time your going through. You have three wonderful boys and we are praying for your situation and your family. I'll be checking in again soon.

Lisa Boardman

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Jody J said...

So sorry to hear about Logan. He is on our church's prayer list. I'm sure this is such a trying time, but we are in this with you and trust that you feel God close!
Jody Johnson

P.S. Aren't blogs great? I love being able to check in on you all. :)

Karen Walden said...

My Mom printed off part of your Blog and took it to church for people to be able to read about Logan yesterday. Several people were reading it. We requested special pray for him during the services too. Glad things are working out for you to stay close by and that Marc is able to freshen up on more Spanish! (Sounds like he is doing quite well though already!) We'll be thinking of you all. Love keeping up with your Blog.

Anonymous said...


Just letting you know you are still in our thoughts and prayers and we are keeping up on Logan. There are lots of prayers going thru for him here in the USA as well as Mexico!! Give him a big hug from us.

Love ya all
Jim & Betty

steveandrebecca said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to keep us updated!

Good to hear you have been able to secure adequate housing while on the border. Kudos to Marc for going back for more Spanish classes esp. when he is doing so well - perhaps he will not only be translating but teaching Spanish as a second language some day?!

I can only imagine how encouraging it is for you to know your Spanish congregations are praying for you. It was only yesterday that Steve & I and Drew & Kris were looking at our pics from Guatemala and reminiscing about how the precious saints in Monjas asked us to come forward during the service so they could offer a prayer of blessing to God on our behalf. We will never ever forget this precious gesture of love.

Beautiful to see your continued trust in God through this crisis - as Dennis Kinlaw says "It is never irrational for us to put our hand in the hand of God." Although we may not know where the path leads as the direction may shift frequently, we can rest with confidence when our hand is in His!

Love and prayers,
Steve & Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys we want you to know that we are praying for Logan and for the Sankey family during these very difficult times. I know that your faith is in Christ but still it is nerve racking not knowing the outcome of Gods will for Logans eye. The devil is sure working overtime on Gods people. Remember,"the anchor holds"! We love you guys and think often about you! Keep looking up! Hope to see you next month.

Thw Mark Potter Family

~Heather~ said...

Melodie, Hoping that God gives you a wonderful birthday today, in-spite of all y'all are facing! May God be especially near y'all and pour out His grace during this DIFFICULT time! Isn't it wonderful to know that y'all are a part of the family of God...and
that there are 100's of (we) other "family members" PRAYING HARD for Logan and for y'all right now?!! =)

May you feel a HUG from Jesus today!!

Love, Heather =)

Anonymous said...

Dear Melodie, I hope your birthday is a good day for you ~ in spite of all you are going through. I pray for you and your family many times during my day.
Love, Diana Loper