Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you all for praying for Isaiah and for us this past Friday. We all had an incredibly long day. We arrived at CHOP at 7 :15 in the morning for a 7:30 am check-in time. However, he was not taken back for surgery until 10:50am. The poor boy didn't have anything to eat since 11:00pm the night before, but he did great considering. Besides correcting his urological problems, the doctors found he had hernias in both groins. Thankfully, everything was fixed and put back together. We ran into one snag, though. When Dr. Zderic was operating, he found some structional abnormalities inside of Isaiah which made him think of Cystic Fybrosis (a lung disease-how it relates we don't know). We have to follow up with the geneticist again to have further testing done. Please pray that these tests for Cystic Fybrosis come back negative. Isaiah did stay overnight for observation, but we were released at 11:00am this morning. We are going to be heading home soon from the Ronald McDonald House.
We are so grateful to all for praying for us and sending us encouraging notes. God has been good. We want to say a BIG thank you to the Bergeys for watching Josiah. We know he had a great weekend with you and Daisy the dog!) Thanks also to Pastor and Rochelle (and Aaron) for coming down and praying with us. You really helped to calm our hearts. Thank you to those who helped out with meals to take some pressure off of me----that was a HUGE relief. Thanks to my father-in-law, Glenn, for watching Isaiah so I could pack and clean before our trip down to Phila. Thanks also to my Aunt Liz who spent many hours with Isaiah and me down at CHOP preparing for his surgery. And, last but not least, thanks to our neighbor Deb for watching the boys on very short notice for my doctor's visit and for Josiah's visit to the ER (he needed stitches in his forehead for a fall a couple weeks ago).
We are continually reminded of God's goodness and faithfulness. We encourage all of you to read Isaiah 43:1-4, and 7. God does not leave us in times of struggles because as He states, "You are mine..." As we continue on this journey, we hope we will always remember this promise, even when days seem dark. Isaiah is amazing, a modern day miracle!
We love you all very much.