I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Ours was quiet but ended up being amazingly busy.
The last time I spoke to you, Matthew and I were on our way to Houston for his liver treatment in December. We are happy to say that Matthew recuperated very well from the treatment and his liver enzymes have been lower which is a good sign and the doctors are very pleased with them. This is an especially good way for Matthew to go into surgery. Matthew will have scans the first of next week that should give us some results of what this treatment actually did in the liver.
We are leaving this weekend to go to Houston. Matthew's tests will begin Monday, the 11th. He will be admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with his surgery being scheduled for Thursday the 14th. We don't know the time for the surgery but I would say she'll begin early since it will last 10 to 15 hrs. The surgeon's name is Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan.
Greg, Ian, Tiffani, and even our beloved pastor will be there for the surgery. Family will stay various lengths of time for the first week or so. Greg will be there at least until Matthew is discharged from the hospital. Matthew and I may be there as long as 5 or 6 wks for his recovery and follow-up tests and treatment.
I will be keeping everyone posted along the way.
This is an amazing opportunity for Matthew and his future health. We are so thankful for the way God has continued to work in his life and the lives of those around us who bless us in SO many ways including the doctors and other medical staff that will care for him in the coming days. Thank you for all the ways you support us - through your love, prayers, smiles, hugs, encouraging words, cards & emails, and gifts of money, sky-miles and Marriott points as well as taking care of our home and our cats!! We continue to be so humbled by the generosity of so many. God bless each of you!!
Love and blessings,