Thursday, February 4, 2010

What a Relief

Troy just called from his appointment. Everything went as well as it could. The infection appeared to be local only to his incision site> Dr. was able to drain the rest of the infection and pack the wound in the office. He is sending Troy home with a couple antibiotics. Troy was able to get the outer bag removed and they tested his internal pouch. The capacity and valve quality look good and Troy can now start learning to manage a new system. Troy is excited to have the bag off but scared of his new lifestyle and learning to manage his new setup, especially out in public. He still has weight lifting restrictions of 10 lbs for another 3 weeks. All of this news is a huge answer to a lot of prayers that I know each of you have been lifting up. We are so thankful. Troy should be home in about five hours and so far no Grayson activity. I am so exhausted that I am going to try to get some sleep now. I don't think my body or brain can take much more at this point. My mom brought Gavin over. I missed him so much. I don't feel like I've been much of a Mom this past week or so. I feel bad, like I'm letting him down but right now I can barely hold my head up. I think we'll both nap and feel better later.
God is bigger than my box.


  1. WOW. What a coupel of days you guys have had. Amazing to hear all the prayers that are being answered and how things are obviously planned by God in adavance! We will continue to pary for you all and please let us know if there is anything we can do. Now let's meet that little one!
    Dave and Ashley henry

  2. Just a note to let you know that our church is continuing to pray for each of you and all that is going on with health and healing, emotions,and new baby almost there as well as spiritual strength. Also remember that when you don't know what to pray for the Holy Spirit intercedes for us. Rom.8:26&27 Praise the Lord for He knows us and knows that at times in our lives things are too overwhelming so He takes care of our prayers in this way.
    Pam Franklin

  3. I've been praying for you a bunch lately and got behind on the blogs, not realizing what all had happened--wow, you guys have had a rough time of it!! If you need anything, please don't hesitate to call. Hopefully you can get some rest and baby Grayson will come soon. :-) Praying for you both!!