Sunday, December 19, 2010

Prayers, Please

I know, I know, I have been really bad at updating the blog, but things here have been crazy busy. Now that my final are over and the kids are out of school for Christmas break I am hoping to update the blog more as well as get some much needed cleaning, organizing, and sewing done around here.

For now though, I am asking for prayers for Drew. He is going in for surgery tomorrow afternoon. Right now there are alot of unknowns as far as how long and exactly what they will be doing. They will be repairing a small hole from the previous hypospadias surgery that was done in China. His doctor does not seem concerned about this at all. His biggest concern is the undescended testicle. During one of his recent visits the doctor was unable to feel it and is concerned it may be higher (much higher) up in his abdomen. If this is the case, the testicle will most likely be removed leaving him with only about a 40% chance of being able to have children later. The doctor will not know exactly what he is going to do until he starts the surgery. We are hoping he is able to locate the testicle laproscopicly so Drew will not have an incision. Either way, because of the hypospadias repair, he will come home on Tuesday and will have a catheter for 5 days or so.

Please keep Drew in your prayers over the next few days that all goes well and he has a speedy recovery. I am hoping to update the bog if possible.


TanyaLea said...

You can count on it!! Definitely not what you want to deal with the week of Christmas. But know that prayers are going up for Drew and for clear answers for his mama. Hang in there and lean on the Father for strength, He will see you through. Keep us posted.

Love & Hugs,
~ Tanya

Laine said...

Oh Mandi I am praying! Sweet Jesus extend your mercy upon Drew and his family!

connie said...

Praying for your precious Drew!

Lori said...

Poor little guy! I will be praying. Keep us updated as you can.

Oh and as per our last's a GO. :)

Tara Anderson said...

I just said a prayer for Drew, his doctors, and YOU! Caden had some special needs of a "more delicate nature" listed as well, and when our IA doc went over his file, we had to face the words that Caden may never be able to have children. Thankfully those issues have been resolved without surgery (this Mama was praying HARD!) but those are words you never want to hear. Fortunately, our IA doc is a godly, adoptive father of two and has a great sense of humor...while I was lamenting the "loss" of Caden's biological children, he pointed out that adoption isn't such a bad option for building a family. :) I don't know if that thought brings you the same comfort it did me, but I had to pass it along!

I'm lifting you up, my sweet friend! Wish I could be there to hold your hand while your boy is in surgery.

Faye said...

Praying that Drew's surgery is successful and he heals quickly without a lot of pain.

*Overflowing* said...

Praying right now!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let us know how he is doing and how you and are doing as well.
Hugs and prayers,

Anonymous said...

Let us know how you and Drew are doing.
Hugs and Prayers,

Kristi said...

Praying for your sweet Drew!