Monday, May 5, 2008

Hospital Tomorrow

At 8 AM Tuesday morning Caleb goes in to Doernbecher Children's hospital where he will have an endoscopy and colonoscopy. They'll do the tests under anesthesia so he's actually being admitted to the hospital for the procedures.

They'll be looking extensively to find what it is that is causing this excruciating pain.

If they still can't identify the cause, they will go on to the capsule endoscopy, a fairly new and innovative procedure where he swallows a camera and it takes many, many pictures as it makes its way through his body.

These past few days have been terribly painful. Since we don't know what's wrong, we don't know why the pain is intensifying. There are additional symptoms that are appearing as well, making life pretty difficult for him.

Last night he told me he doesn't know how much longer he can endure this - it is wearing on him not only physically, but mentally and emotionally.

So do pray for this procedure tomorrow - that the Lord will see fit to fully bring into light what is the cause for Caleb's pain.

We rest in knowing that the Lord is near to us, that we are being tenderly cared for, and that the presence of pain does NOT mean the absence of the Lord's love. In fact, we know His love more deeply right now than we ever have.

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