Life ... I tell ya !
Surgery has been postponed for two weeks.
Joseph came down with a cold on Sunday and things were fine until last night when his symptoms worsened. His fever was 102.6 and this morning his cough was deeper. The G.I. and ENT left it up to the anesthesiologist and they had two different anesthesiologists come to evaluate and both agreed not to do proceed with surgery. The risks for Joseph (or anyone not feeling well) are too high. They also said that he has increased risks due to his laryngomalacia as a baby as well as his current airway/swallow issues. His fever was 101 at the hospital and his heart rate was elevated. They said the procedure could be life-threatening for Joey and asked us if we were comfortable going home and coming back in two weeks ... to which we obviously agreed. This wasn’t a hard choice, just a frustrating one. We are trusting in God and this process.
The doctors are top-notch, trustworthy and compassionate. Each of them have established a great relationship with Joseph, Mark and I. We are thankful for that!!
We are also VERY thankful for the outpouring of love, prayers and compassion for our family. We are surrounded in love and prayer, we can feel it and it makes such a difference. Please continue to lift Joseph up in prayer so we can overcome this hurdle and find him the help he needs.
So.... on to the next plan which will launch in two weeks, God willing.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for walking this journey with us.