Dec 12, 2006


I saw Ian today, and I learned of some progress. The doctor responsible for Ian's case said that the sore on Ian's back appears to be smaller. Their measurements seem to indicate that, but she was careful to tell me the measurements could be wrong. He's responding to the antibiotics they're giving him, and they're using a special electro-thingamajig (showing off my medical prowess again) on the wound to stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.

He got the cap on the trach today around noon, and he's doing well on it. After forty-eight hours of successfully tolerating the trach that way, he'll get it removed.

The infection in his eye is getting a latest-and-greatest antibiotic drop. They don't know how he's responding to that.

The doctor is working hard to prepare Ian for a possible surgery to his knee. The infections may prevent the surgery, but the doctor at Children's is working hard to get him to a point where he would be safe from the infections for the surgery. Please pray that he could have the surgery soon or that the Lord would heal him before he needs the surgery.

They're also having a hard time monitoring his fluid retention. He's a little dehydrated. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they try to figure out the best strategy.

Thank you for praying...


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