Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Than We Ask or Imagine

After three-and-a-half hours of surgery, the doctors gave a report that is the first encouragement we have had in a few days.

The short story is that they were able to get 85% of the tumor removed. Apparently, the tumor was 'ready and waiting', meaning it had popped up so to speak and was more easily accessible than they thought.

At first glance, they believe it is either low grade, non-aggressive cancer and even likely benign! They are pretty confident that with low chemotherapy, they will be able to knock it out all together. Wow! Matt said it seemed that the doctors were surprised. We, however, were not. :)

This is all the neuro surgeon's "best guess" (with Aidyn currently still in surgery), but he was optimistic.

Please continue praying that as they wrap the surgery up (should be done by 1pm or so), that Aidyn will come out of it well with no neurological effects. The doctors are pretty confident that there were no further physical impairments, but they won't know for sure until she is awake and able to move her hands, etc.

We are praising God! Matt and Kristin have been deeply loved and encouraged by the many people who've been in and out of the waiting room as well as the many who have been praying at home.

"Thank you" doesn't seem adequate, but "thank you!!!"

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

13 comments:

thekeller4 said...

Praise God! May He receive all the glory as we rejoice over the good news. We will obviously continue to pray over Aidyn and the family as there is still a long road ahead, but are so thankful for the answers to so many prayers already!

The Page Family said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated! I've been praying all day!!

Elgard said...

We're going nuts with excitement and joy! Man, do we serve a FAITHFUL and AWESOME God! We'll keep prayin'.

gypsygirl said...

To Him that is EVER faithful...Thank you for the update and we'll continue to pray.

Joel said...

WOW. He never ceases to amaze.

Forney said...

We are so relieved to hear that surgery went well. Praying ferverently for Aidyn and your family. We love you all so much! God is so amazing.
Love, Forneys

Shannon said...

It is so awesome that God allows us to see Him at work in our lives and through our prayers. Thank you so much for updating us on Aidyn's progress. What a strong and brave little girl. We are still praying for the whole family and trust that God will continue to be ever present and faithful.
Love,
Mike, Shannon, Abby and Lissie

Sue and Barry said...

The Krafts are praying in St Louis. We love you guys!

Krista R. said...

Our God is an Awesome God. He reigns... you know the rest of the song. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives. I will keep praying as well. Love you guys!

Kim said...

What great news, we will continue to pray for Aidyn. I'm sure you don't remember but you brought Jackson a blue stuffed bear at the hospital when he was born and he still sleeps with that bear today, 6 years later. He often asks where he got his "favorite" bear so I get to tell him about your sweet visit to the hospital. We are praying for you all!

~Damon, Kim, Jackson & Julia Edmond

Mandie said...

WOW! That's all I can say. Glory to God!

Erin said...

What an AWESOME God! We will continue to pray for sure, but will also have plenty of thanks to give this Thanksgiving as well. : )

Jason, Angie and Brady said...

WOW, what amazing news, and what an amazing God we serve.

Praying in Akron, OH.

Jason, Angie, Brady Hubbard
(friends of the Laos fam and Elgards)