So I went home early last night to have a good night’s sleep, which I did.

Unfortunately things went kind of bad for Neil yesterday evening. He was in a lot of pain and it took awhile to get it under control I guess.

His incision was looking infected so they took a couple of staples out and drained a lot of nasty stuff out of there.

This morning they sent him for a ct scan. The doctor was just in and said that the preliminary reports show some abcesses in there.

So that’s not good. He said depending on how things go, they may have to go back in and clean everything up and worst case Neil could even end up with a temporary colostomy or something (don’t tell Neil). Best case they can kind of drain everything from the outside using I don’t know what and the ct scan to help visualize things.

Right now they’re planning to do the less invasive drainage tomorrow.

Because of all of this, Neil’s off of the clear fluids and will be starting TPN tomorrow.

Obviously your continued prayers are so appreciated.

On the radio this morning I heard that song Blessings, by Laura Story, and it just seemed like the right song for this day. Even though this situation seems so big and so bad sometimes, I still just really feel God’s hand on our family. We are loved and provided for and so well taken care of. I know everything’s going to be fine, even though it might not be so fine today!

Here’s my favorite part of the lyrics:

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while you hear each unspoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you’re near
What if the trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

I’m so thankful for a God who loves us beyond measure. He will carry us all through this!


3 thoughts on “Shoot.

  1. Carla says:

    Such a beautiful song! Let your faith carry you through these difficult days. When it seems you can bear no more, lay your burdens on Jesus. Your faith is your strength in hard times like these!

  2. Marilyn Berezowski says:

    So sorry to hear about Neil’s Complications!! Praying for everything to go well tomorrow! Nikki, I know it’s extremely hard, but this is sometimes one of the complications that patients develop with the type of surgery Neil had! So we have to have faith in God like you have been doing so well and it will work out for the best!! Please take good care of yourself, (just as important for your children and Neil), I know it’s hard, but you’ve done an excellent job so far!! Thinking of you all lots!


    Marilyn Berezowski

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