Wednesday, May 7, 2008

With Caleb

I am in the recovery area with Caleb right now, watching him sleep. Thank you so much for praying for him, and for me, today - that has been so comforting. I want to give a quick update to you while he's still sleeping.

The endoscopy went fine - a few irregularities but nothing to account for the pain, though the doctor biopsied in two places.

However, in the colonoscopy there were two more areas of interest. He took additional biopsies in both areas and will try to rush the results back from pathology by Friday.

The plan is to continue on with the pill cam as soon as it can be arranged. There is an area of his intestines that was not visible by either of the procedures done today. They want to make sure that absolutely every area has been seen.

Caleb will sleep off the anesthesia and then we'll head back to where we're staying, returning later on this week for the pill cam we hope.

My mom, dad and brother were here with us this morning, but it's just Caleb and I this afternoon. It's actually peaceful and quiet here right now. Just me, Caleb, the nursing staff and the Lord!

Thank you so much for your outpouring of e-mails and prayers for us. It means more than you can ever know.

PS. Back at home tonight...still high pain. Oh Lord, come near to Caleb as he continues to suffer.


  1. Thanks for the prompt news. I've been thinking of you both so often today. Glad they're moving ahead on the pill cam as well. I feel different knowing some good information will be coming soon. Praying for both of you to hold on until then!
    Andrea Pitcher

  2. We prayed for Caleb in our staff meeting at work today.... Mark and I will continue to pray... May He relieve Caleb's pain and grant you both encouragement and rest... Thank you so much for the update...
    - Jenny M

  3. Prayed for caleb with some of the Polish girls i'm discipling on monday, some of them met him at snowboard camp :) I can't imagine what it is like to live through this, but it is so encouraging to see you continuing to trust the Lord and keep your eyes focused on him. It is a hard thing to realize that God's highest goal is not our 'comfort' though i am praying for relief for Caleb and complete healing. thanks for your updates