Thursday, November 10, 2011


     We are grateful that Sawyer is home and resting well from his procedure this morning to remove fluid from his hip.

     Sawyer is a tough little guy. He feared going back to CHKD, but weathered it well. He got sick hours after the procedure (no gross details), but it was expected with the anesthesia that was used.

     Unfortunately, the initial results from the test on the fluid were inconclusive. We may be facing more tests next week.

     It is possible that he has a form of synovitis that is beginning to clear up. Infection has not been ruled out. Also, it could be an orthopedic issue stemming from his genetic syndrome.

     We are hoping and praying that it is synovitis working itself out of his system. The other two possibilities would not be good. Not that synovitis is a good thing, but in comparison, it is.

     We will share more info as soon as we get it. Thank you all for your prayers! We know God is with us. This is more than evident. Even Sawyer was reassured by His presence today. As he was waking up from the anesthesia, we heard him whisper, "Thank you Gawd."


Robin Grosso said...

We are so glad that Sawyer did well today for his procedure and that he is home and resting. He is always in our thoughts and prayers and has been on our minds today. My Prayer Group prays for him individually and collectively every week. It was nice to see the picture of Sawyer and Karen on the blog today with Sawyer's precious smile. It warms my heart. I will pray that the test confirm Synovitis and that Sawyer will improve more each day. I know God is watching over him and all the family. God Bless You and Keep You!

Joy Haralick said...

Praying, from Maine, for Sawyer and for your family. I am so sorry that he and you all are having to walk this hard road. A good friend from Virginia asked me to pray for Sawyer some time ago, and I have been praying for him and your beautiful family ever since.

May God richly bless you and restore Sawyer to full, good health!

Mike said...

"...we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know suffering produces perseverence: perseverence, character: and character hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us." Romans 5:3-5. I have been so encouraged by this Word from Romans this morning, thought ya'll might be too. We're praying for you guys.

JJ said...

Hadn't checked your blog in a few days, but continue to carry your family in my heart and prayers, as do SO MANY others. (I cannot tell you how many people we eat with whom mention Sawyer even during the blessing of the food!)

Karen looked so "with it" last Sunday. It was encouraging to see that she is finding a new family rhythm! And hoping this will include fewer hospital visits.

Sawyer mentioning God upon awaking reminds me of my friend's bright, but physically handicapped adoptive daughter who laid in a bed for 4 years in an orphanage. She randomly mentioned a year or so ago how she misses Jesus coming to visit her. YES! Yes, He did. (You just never know.) He IS able!