Hello family and friends,
I feel guilty for not frequently updating this blog over these past few months. Jessica has been doing so well. Her healing is truly a miracle and I thank God everyday that I have my daughter back.
She has been having GI problems and pain in her abdomen, underneath where her feeding tube that was in for 3 years had been. This past week the pain escalated and there was something protruding out from where the tube had been.
Dr. Cantu brought her in for testing yesterday and it was determined that a granuloma has formed in that area. It has infiltrated the surrounding tissue and muscle and needs to be removed. Jessica’s surgeon, Dr. Balli, has told us that it is very rare for this to occur many months after the tube was removed, however, we all know that with Jessica- things never go ‘normally’ or as the medical textbooks say that they should.
Any type of surgery is very risky for an RSD patient and it is really not something you ever want to do on an area that has been affected by the disease, as this can cause a re-triggering of pain and cascade of other symptoms. We know this fact. However, we also know that our God is greater than any ‘fact’ or medical statistic.
Jessica has been feeling and doing the best she has these past few months and we will continue to claim her healing and victory over this illness!! The huge blessing in all of this is that it happened while we are still here in Mexico, where we have Dr. Cantu who can use Ketamine during and after the surgery to treat the RSD.
Please pray for wisdom for Dr. Cantu, Dr. Balli, Dr. Luigi and all who will be involved with Jessica’s care during this surgery, for peace and strength for Jessica and I as we prepare to go back to Hospital San Jose tomorrow, and for no complications or infections to prolong our time spent in the hospital—which will hopefully only be 1 week.
Jessica is going into this with the most positive attitude. She says that as long as she has her “dream team”—God, Me and Dr. Cantu—along with ALL of your prayers—she can overcome anything.
We hope that all of you are well.
In God's Love,
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