Wednesday, February 10, 2010

UPDATE ON JIM

Good news.  Dr. Spetzler has agreed to treat Jim.  His consultation is March 16.  Pre-op test on the 17th.  Surgery on the 18th.  Insurance is being worked out. 

We did not go to CA.  We sent our younger son, David, who stayed at Jim's very tiny apt. We will be  going to AZ March 15.  It's been a grueling few weeks emotionally and physically and I still haven't really slept well since it all started.  Jim is stilll in pain and the doctor said he won't know till after the surgery whether it's the aneurysm causing the pain or something else.  He is unable to work, unable to drive but is functioning with the help of friends. 

Thank you all for your support, especially your prayers.  Brain surgery is very high risk, and Jim's situation is serious.  There are probably only a few neurosurgeons in the world who would even attempt it, and Dr. Spetzler is one of those.  We are hopeful for good results and feel very fortunate that Jim was able to be scheduled so quickly. 

20 comments:

Da Bee's Knees said...

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
—Psalm 103:1-5


I continue to pray.

Jalanda

April said...

HI Judy, thank you for the update! I will continue to pray for you all!

biz319 said...

Thanks for the update Judy - hopefully they are able to manage his pain until the surgery - I can't even imagine.

I still want to do a bake sale for you!!! Just say the word!

Hugs!

Biz

Debbie said...

Judy - my prayers are with your family. So glad that your son has a fine doctor and is in good hand.

CindyD said...

Just discovered your blog and sorry to hear about your son. Do you need any information on the Phoenix area?

Linda said...

Good Luck... and my prayers are with you and Jim

George Gaston said...

Judy, that is great news! Keep the faith and try to get some sleep...

John said...

Great news Judy!

Judy said...

Cindy, We haven't got that far. I was in Phoenix about 20 years ago for a Women's Aglow Conference. It's a big city. We'll be looking for a place to stay for at least a week, preferably near Barrow, but haven't checked anything out yet. Our brains are still spinning from all this.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

That's a bit of good news Judy, sending more prayers and hugs your way.

loneilteaches said...

You and your family are in my prayers. As a stance of strength, this is my favorite Bible verse, perhaps it will help.

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

When life ways heavy as it is on you now I try to remember what it will be like to fly with the eagles.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Praying for a MIRACLE...stay strong and keep us posted (when and if you get a free minute).

Judy said...

Biz, You're amazing. I don't know what we're facing yet in the way of costs, and don't feel right asking for help when I'm not sure if we need it. I appreciate your offer and will let you know.
Thank you everyone for everything you are doing. It is comforting to know you're there for me.

Kim said...

It is great news to hear the doctor will be working with you and your family to help your son. Praying for you and your family!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Oh Judy,do take care....all i can do is support u with prayers.....u got a quick schedule....great...yeah we do hope n pray ,that the surgery is sure sucess...

Sophie said...

Dear Judy,

thanks for the update. My family will be thinking of your son & your family.

Good luck with the surgery for your son!

Janice said...

Thinking of you and your family.

Lynda said...

I somehow missed this update, but I'm so glad that this doctor is going to be your son's doctor. I've been praying for a miricle, as God is still in the miricle business! Still praying and may God give your family strength though this ordeal.

Katy ~ said...

Judy, thank you for this update. You and your family have continuously remain in my heart and prayers.

Sweet and Savory said...

My prayers are with you and will wait for good news. I believe that positive thoughts bring positive results.

May you all find the strength to see your way through this.