Monday, February 23, 2009

The Healing Process Continues

Dear friends:

A lot has happened since the last update. Kerry has been in a great deal of pain since her surgery on the tenth. She has had nausea, loss of appetite, and headaches. She was lovingly cared for by her mother- and father-in-law and Kerry greatly appreciates the tender loving care she received from them. On the eighteenth, Kerry saw the three primary physicians that have been attending to her during this ordeal. Dr. McCannel said that the retina is still very inflamed; but the good news is that there is 0-2 eye pressure, which indicates that there is some eye pressure. Thank you for praying... please continue praying. Dr. Miller, the cataract specialist was able to remove some of the stitches from the cataract surgery. This alleviated some of the surface pain. Dr. Aldave, the cornea specialist, was able to remove a cornea sutcher that was especially painful. However, he is concerned that Kerry's donor cornea is not attaching well to the surface of the eye. He has told Kerry to continue bed rest and to keep the eye closed. If the cornea is not looking better by the next visit (Feb 25th) he will have to do something to make sure the eye stays closed and he stressed that it would not be pleasant. Please pray that the cornea will heal as it should. Dennis' parents flew home to Oregon on the 18th. God is so good in providing help for Kerry since Dennis' parents have left. Several ladies have come to care for Kerry during the day while Dennis is at work, making it possible for Kerry to get the bed rest that she needs. The time spent with them has been very precious and special. We celebrated Craig's 18th birthday on Saturday. Kerry will again see all three specialists on Wednesday, the 25th. God has been so faithful in pouring out His tender mercies during this time; His presence has been very evident.

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you by My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10.

Pray requests:

1) Pray for no scarring of the retina
2) Pain to lesson
3) Cornea to heal properly
4) Prayer for continuing to homeschool Craig while all this is going on.

Thank you for your love, prayers and support. We are grateful.

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