Tuesday, September 6, 2011
quick post-surgery update
I want to do a longer post here on the blog, but I just haven’t been able to do it yet. I thought that I would do just a quick update now and then come back to it later when I have some time to write about all of the details and emotions of the past few days. For now, I’ll just tell you that the surgery went well. Mark is back home now and doing great! It is a HUGE blessing that Mark has no speech problems at all! He has a little trouble with his right side – particularly with his right hand. He has some dexterity issues with it, but that is getting better and better every day. His spirits are pretty good. He is bored from sitting around the house so much and not being allowed to do all the things he wants to do. That will get better as he is able to do more things. He has an appointment next week with the surgeon. They will remove his sutures and do a little check up on him. He has another MRI scheduled for 3 weeks from now and then an appointment with the oncologist the next day. She will be able to tell us then (based on the post-op MRI) what treatment options are available for Mark. Then we will have to make a decision about what will be best. We know that realistically, he only has months left with us here so we don’t want to choose something that will make his quality of life horrible. We have not given up hope though! We still pray for a miracle of healing, or at least for more time for us to make great family memories. We thank everybody for all of the prayers and ask that you continue to pray for our family.