15 April 2010

An End In Sight?

It's possible that Nathan could be discharged tomorrow! We are being cautiously optimistic but I can't help but be excited about the prospect. Tomorrow Nathan would have been in the hospital 5 weeks. It's been a long road. I met a mom here yesterday and I was trying to explain some of the things that Nathan's gone through over the past couple months and when you try to summarize it, it sounds completely overwhelming. You just list one health issue after another and it freaks me out that he has gone through so much. He's had seizures, a brain abscess that led to emergency brain surgery, pulling out his PICC line, a stroke, heart surgery and internal bleeding (among countless other less serious issues). And, after all of that he still seems like a normal kid. We are so thankful that he has no neurological issues from his abscess or stroke. He's just doing amazingly well all things considered. I actually don't think he could be doing better given the circumstances.

I will let everyone know once we are finally home. Please know how much we appreciate every prayer said on Nathan's and our behalf. Thanks for taking the time to lift us up in prayer. We could never have done this, and kept our sanity, if not for our faith in Jesus and for the prayers of all of you that brought us peace in very stressful situations.

To God be the glory.


Robyn said...

Kelly, I so hope you do get to go home tomorrow. What a welcome sight that will be. I'll be praying that Nathan is indeed discharged!

Gwen said...

Oh, I hope and pray you get to bring Nathan home very soon! :)
Good news to start the weekend!

TanyaLea said...

Oh Kelly, I can only imagine the heaviness of all that your family has been through over the past few months...especially the last 5+ weeks. But like you, it is by God's grace that we keep pressing on and P.U.S.H. forward. (Pray Until Something Happens!) I care so deeply for your family and the precious little man of yours, and we will always be here for you. I bet 'home' never sounded so wonderful!?! Keep us posted!

Love and Hugs,