Today was one of those weird days where it feels like the day didn’t really happen or you wonder where the day went. It started at 3 am when I got a text from K. She said Luke wouldn’t go back to sleep and the doc forgot to place the order for the Pedialyte he can have every three hours. One said doc got in trouble because the nurse woke up the on call surgeon…kinda like the nurses waking up Dr. Green on ER…but I digress. He finally went back to sleep at 5 am.
I got up this morning and got the boys off to school. Came back to let the new front door installer in the house. Yes, this is one of those lingering projects from the hail storm……last year. Luke has been keeping us busy! Left home and went to St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School for a Catholic Schools meeting.
Luke had his rectal biopsy this morning around 10:30. We will get the results in the morning. What for you ask…possibly Hirschsprung’s disease. After the procedure, he passed a bloody stool. I was not there for this nor was I there when he passed his first one when he was 9 days old. But Kathryn was and she tells me the memories came rushing back again today when she saw it. Thank goodness it was a result of the biopsy but it was a scary moment.
He is still on his antibiotics course to get rid of any bacterial pockets that are lingering in the intestine. It’s quite interesting actually. They hope to rid the body of all the good and bad bacteria and then will add back the good bacteria. For those of you that are health conscious, you know the value of a good yogurt in the morning. This is basically what they will be doing to Luke, except the yogurt part.
I was able to go to the hospital after work today and I stayed with Luke while K got out for some much needed outside air. She went home and put all the kids in bed and took a shower. It was a joy to be around Luke and just spend some alone time with him. Heck, he even enjoyed watching the Aggies on TV during the first half.
He did pretty well the whole day. He is hungry and the pedialyte just doesn’t cut it. His belly is still distended somewhat. The surgeons think right now it might one of three things – Hirschsprung’s, bacteria or another part of his bowel is not functioning properly. Basically, two of the three involve surgery. Personally, I will take door number 2 – the bacteria….
However, as a good friend reminded the other day, be careful what you pray for.
Tonight I pray that we may be open to God’s will and the grace to accept whatever he brings our way. Sometimes I wonder if the cross is getting too heavy to carry but I know God will always send me a Simon to lift it it up. Thanks for all the Simons out there lifting us up in prayer. Until tomorrow, keep the prayers coming…….Granny needs ’em while she holds down the fort!