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.