Thursday February 8, 2018
This is it. This is the final step in closing out our cancer days.
Theo is scheduled to have his port removed tomorrow at CHOP. Out of the 3 risk factors, he only has one, which is that the port has been inside his chest for longer than 2 years. Ideally the port and it’s wire will slide out of his artery with relative ease. Dr. D says he’ll have the cardiac team in the room in case there’s excessive scaring making it hard to remove. He says they have a plan if that happens, but I didn’t ask and he didn’t tell.
The anesthesiology team called yesterday to go over the final details. I was crying on the other end and hoping the woman didn’t notice. We have fought so hard for this kid, I just don’t know if I can hand him over one more time.
Will you please pray for Theo tomorrow? Will you please pray that this port comes out with such great ease that everyone in the room breathes a sigh of relief? Please pray for Dr. D and our witness as we meet with him. This is our third surgery with him so it’s been fun to develop a relationship along the way. Please pray that the Lord would give us comfort as we watch them roll Theo out of the room one last time. Please pray that we’re eating Doritos together by dinnertime.
Thank you dear friends
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.