Monday, June 15, 2009

False start

To say that today has not gone as planned is an understatement.

Joanna and I made sure Taye was fasting, we packed up for a hospital stay, we made it to the hospital on time and into the pre-op area....then things stalled. The anesthesiologist heard Taye's congestion (which he's had since we met him in April) and thought that he was coming down with a cold. We explained that he's had this checked out and everything has been OK. But, the doctor said he was being conservative and cancelled the surgery. He was concerned about him having an infection that would cause issues post-op. This is a little frustrating since I think that this is nothing...but we understand if it is a problem. Needless to say we now don't know when surgery is. We have to do some follow up w/ our pediatrician to resolve this and hopefully reschedule soon.

The most frustrating part is that my grandpa's memorial service was scheduled around this surgery so that we'd have time before we had to travel up north.

And, on my way home I got a call from my work and I am now laid off.

What a weird day...what a weird couple days.


Denise said...

Oh, no. Prayers are going up for you guys over here.

DDK23 said...

OMG! What Monday....week....month...year?
Keeping you all in our prayers.

Karen said...

What an awful day - so sorry guys - hugs to you all!

John Bernia said...

Ugh! I can feel MY blood pressure rising as I read this! Geez... hang in there, guys. You've got many prayers coming your way! ~Jen

Anonymous said...

What a day! One day in the future you will look back on today and be amazed at how far you have come. Hang in there! Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way!

HeatherV said...

So sorry. Will continue to keep ya'll in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.


kikstra said...

Oh man! Praying for you guys!

Tom Delicati said...

Crap. That about sums it up.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Tom D's comment. We'll continue to keep you in our prayers.

Barb U.

Anonymous said...

Ben and Joanna,

God bless you and Mikias and Taye.

You have gotten more than your share of setbacks, but you continue to manage with love and care. Your precious boys are as blessed to have you as you are to have them.

Hopefully, surgery will be able to be planned soon and everything will go well.

Your blog entries are so well written and photos are wonderful. Use these to write a book in the future to share your experiences. It would be very inspiring for others to read.

We love you,
Aunt Jeanette & Uncle Bill

Joyce said...

So sorry to hear about the aweful news. Things will turn around. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry about all of your news. We're thinking of you -

Many many hugs.

Beckee Young Lewis said...

I certainly don't understand why the Lord allows things sometimes, but I know that He is trustworthy. Talking to Him about your family.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I got to know him when your Mom and I worked together at Good Hope, so I know what a great person he was and how much he cared for his family. We pray for God's grace and comfort in this, as well as all the other trials you're dealing with right now.
Art & Carolyn Wilde