Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Laparoscopy tomorrow

Hello friends,

Well, it's scheduled.

Tomorrow later in the morning, Ryan will go in for a laparoscopy (you should hear how many different ways we have pronounced that today).  They are going in for a diagnostic laparoscopy, and they are going to look for "the leak".  If they do not find a leak or they find a tumor is simply "oozing" blood, then there is not much that they can do and the procedure will be over.  If they find a leak, they will try to cauterize, clamp, or sew the leak (whatever is appropriate).  There is a small risk that there might be a major organ involved in the leak, such as the colon.  There is a possibility of Ryan having to have part of his colon resected, if that is the case.

Yikes, I'm sure that just got your attention.

There are obviously some risks involved in this procedure.  The biggest is general anesthesia.  There are obviously more major risks if the procedure progresses to the point where they need to do an open surgery.  We ask for you to cover Ryan in prayer tomorrow, for his safety and for the wisdom and guidance for the doctors.  We feel at peace.  If this is successful and stops the leak, we are so grateful.  If it doesn't and we have to make some tough decisions, we are at peace with that as well.

Our God is so faithful to us.  As Ryan and I look back over the last seven years of marriage, we see so many instances of where we had needs, and God provided for them.  Every. Single. Time.  He's continuing to do the same for us now...covering us in grace and peace when we so sorely need it.


Psalm 85: 8-9


8 I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
    but let them not turn to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

27 comments:

Tim said...

Will definetely be praying. You are in our thots and prayers constantly. The peace that passes all understanding be with you now and forever
more!

Anonymous said...

He will definitely be our prayers tomorrow here at Grace Bible College. Ryan came and spoke to us in the fall of 2012, and he was a true testimony to all of us here on campus. We are all praying for him, and we know that the Lord has a plan in all of this! Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have fore you declares the Lord."

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Hudsonville, MI

Anonymous said...

God is good, all the time. Even when things don't make sense. Thank you so much for your testimony. Our God is faithful. Still praying and will continue to pray. Love and prayers from MI

David Robinson said...

You will be covered in prayers Ryan, Kendra & Colton - as well as the Drs and Nurses and staff. God will not let go of your hands. His love in unfailing.

Anonymous said...

Our prayer continue...we serve the mighty God.

Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying for you all....praying for miracles, and trusting that God goes before you, walks beside you and carries you every step of the way. Jaye

Juliann said...

Duet 31:8. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Praying for a successful surgery and that you continue to feel our mighty Gods presence with you.

Anonymous said...

Joshua 1:9 KJV

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Praying for your family,
XO Holly Pontius

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying non-stop! You are all such an inspiration and truly amazing! May God's peace and healing surround you.
Janine

Anonymous said...

Our prayers for you and your loved ones, God loves you and will do what is best according to His purposes. White Cloud

Anonymous said...

I am astounded by your witness and your strength. I do not know you...but from your words in these entries, I feel that I know you so well. Know that I, and so many others, are profoundly moved by your struggle and your ongoing testimony of faith. For those of us who have not walked your path, you are speaking to us of things we cannot fully comprehend. What a light shines through you in this moment! My fervent prayer is that God will find it in His plan and will to heal Ryan and bring him home!
Beth Ledbetter Chester

Anonymous said...

Friends of Ann & Eric from Hudsonville, praying for you every day for the doctors and for PEACE. What an awesome God we have.

Anonymous said...

praying for Ryan & family. Also praying for the doctor(s) that God will guide them & you will/shall be healed. God Bless

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that you are at peace and feel His comfort. Covering you in prayer.

Sermons by Pastor Rob Henderson said...

You folks are in my continual thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Each of you is in our thoughts....as you always are in His....May you always feel His love, His comfort, His strength, His healing power surrounding you.....May you always be reminded of the love we send your way and may you always know how deeply you are loved....We have always loved you-yet we have come to love you so much more deeply these past many months. We continue to pray for Gods blessings to be upon you, now and forevermore....Dearest heavenly Father, Help each of us to realize how truly blessed we really are. Help us to never take your blessings for granted..but to always sing your praises from the roof tops.
Forgive us our sins and shower your mercy upon us....Bless each and every doctor and nurse and staff member with the knowledge they need to do their very best when treating Ryan and all of the other patients there in the hospital with him. Comfort and strengthen Kendra and the Prudholmes with all that they might need in the days ahead as you have in the days past. We give you praise, honor and glory, dearest heavenly Father.....

The Lockwoods are praying for you and said...

Be not afraid....

Anonymous said...

Praying and knowing that God will be with each of you and with the doctors and staff.....

Anonymous said...

Hugs and Prayers!

beth pawloski said...

Touched By Your Commitment To God...YPrsyersour Strength, And Your Peace...Hug And prayers For Your Whole Family!

Amanda Huizenga said...

Praying today for Ryan and the family as you await the results! God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

Lori Hamm said...

Praying for peace for your family and glory for the Father. Also for the salvation of many.

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

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