Hi all...been a rough day to say the least...Mitch went in for what we thought was going to be a procedure to see if or how damaged his ureter (tube that runs from the kidney to the bladder) was...well, it was damaged...so much so that they had to put a catheter in his back directly into the kidney, with a bag on the outside for the urine from his left kidney to go into. His right one is functioning at a hundred percent PTL. So we are almost positive (still waiting final lab report) that the 'leak' and the fluid that has been coming up from his abdomen was in fact urine...not all bad, urine is sterile and had an 'output' so wasn't making him sick. Still adjusting to yet another 'obstacle'. I tell you what though, in the midst of his procedure, I had John and Kay West here, who were on their way back to Swaziland, and decided Char should not be alone today...then Beano came walking in, then Sue from my B&B came in...as if that weren't enough, I met a new gal today whose dad is in the hospital here, she heard about our situation through Maryke, our wound care nurse friend, she asked if she could call HER friend and ask her to pray for us...I said, of course...so we are all back in Mitch's room visiting when this gal named Debbie comes in and asks if she can pray over Mitch...we all wept and prayed together...PLEA
SE Lord, let this be it...PLEASE let the healing BEGIN. We thanked him for his mercies, for his grace for his love, for the healing that has already taken place, for the doctors and technology that allowed us to find and fix this. Whew, I'm exhausted...as is my sweetie, he ate his supper and I'm praying will rest well tonight, although he feels as though someone sucker punched him in the kidney...poor dear. We are excited for the Benefit Concert tonight in Rapid City. So blessed by those who want to help us...we are going to need it. This 'bag' is also temporary, may need to keep it for 6 months or so...perhaps when the other 'reversals' are done, months down the road (he still needs like 2 or 3 more surgeries) this will be fixed too. Worst case secnerio is the ureter is too far gone for repair and he'll have his kidney removed...he can function with one good kidney, but we, of course are praying that he can keep both of them. Thanks for all your prayers...Keep em coming, my warriors!! Sorry for the lengthy post...wanted to be open and honest with y'all, so you'd know what's going on and how to pray for us!!