Thursday, January 3, 2008

Update on Logan

Dear Family and Friends,

First, this is Marc. Melodie is at the hospital with Logan and does not want to leave him. So I am taking her usual place at the keyboard writing this update.

Logan came through surgery well today. The surgeons are confident that they have sufficiently "opened him up" so that he will not collect infection or fluid in and around his eye anymore. On a more sobering note, he has officially been diagnosed with MRSA, hence the 3 month battle with this infection. The Infectious Disease docter came in prior to surgery and indicated that Logan might be placed back on long term antibiotics again through a PICC line.

She even went so far as to suggets we look for long-term housing options here on the border while Logan is battling this infection. Hopefully, we will know more later on today or tomorrow when she speaks with us again.

She is going to consult with the ENT's who performed the surgery to get their perspective before deciding on a course of action for our little boy. We have never faced anything quite like this long and draining ordeal and there is really no clear hope that it will end soon but the words of the Apostle Paul came to my mind just a minute ago: "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed, perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not forsaken, cast down but not destroyed."

I know you all have faithfully prayed for Logan and all of us. Words cannot not adequately express our sincere and profound thanks and love we have for each of you.




Heather said...

We love you guys and we are praying for you!! Tell Logan we hope he feels better soon!!
Your friends, The Loper's

Marianne Brown said...

You've been in our devotional prayers nightly. May God continue to grant you the strength and wisdom you need. Much love and many prayers, Philip and Marianne Brown

Welcome to our den! said...

Hi Marc,, So sorry to hear your little guy is having such a hard time. Praying for him! Love you guys lots. Tracey

Stephanie said...

Holding you up in prayer! We stopped our day and prayed for Logan today at 1:00 (our time) for his surgery! GOD IS FAITHFUL and we'll just keep petitioning HIM for Logan's complete healing.

Brenda said...

Will be remembering Logan and your family in my prayers!!! Hope everything turns out well.

Margaret said...

Hi. Just want to let you all know that we are praying for you and especially for Logan. God is more than able to supply all your needs. The Velazquez family

steveandrebecca said...

Prayed earnestly for you all today especially ~ 1:00 pm(our time).
The scripture that comes to mind this evening is Job 23:10 (Amplified Bible): But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].
May God's strength and peace be yours tonight and guide your path in the following days.
Steve and Rebecca

Andrew Street said...

Praying with you all. Glad to know surgery went well. May God reveal to you His glory through this.



LindaJo49 said...

We will be praying!! It doesn't seem that long ago that you were about his age!! And how difficult it is to see your child go through such a tough situation! You will be in our prayers daily!!

Kim M. said...

Marc & Melodie,
I cannot even possibly imagine how difficult this must be.... We are praying for you.
The Matlocks in Bedford

Kathy said...

We've been thinking about you and praying for you. It's hard to understand why these things happen you have so much you want to do and need to do in Mexico. But God has a purpose in everything. Love you guys!

Ronda said...

It is so difficult to understand why you all are having to go through this trial....We will continue to hold you up in prayer! May you feel God's loving arms around you. We will pray for "complete healing" for Logan!

Brenda M said...

Your and son and your family are in our prayers. What a difficult thing to have to go through with your child. God is bigger than anything!
The Mayhle's

The Holdens said...

Thank you for your diligence in updating your blog. We check in on you all often. Our Love and Prayers are we you!..The Holdens