Thursday, October 11, 2012

The most recent...

Hello All,

We apologize for the lack of update but would like to give you all some information regarding the most recent hurdle that little Devin and Mommy Katy are facing.  On October 7th, Katy had to take Devin to the ER at Loma Linda Children's Hospital for a 103.8 fever. Doctors determined that he had some form of infection and admitted him to the hospital for observation. They ran tests, took blood samples and did a cerebral spinal fluid (csf) test. The CSF test came back a cloudy orange color and it should be clear which suggested that he did indeed have an infection. They did a CT and MRI and we aren't sure what the results of those test were, but they determined that his head was definitely infected and they would have to remove the "new skull." Surgery took place on Tuesday October 9th and it was successful. They were able to remove the new skull without complication and Devin was moved to an ICU room. He currently is on antibiotics to fight the infection (we are unsure what kind of infection it is) and will go home with a PICC line again and likely be on antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. All of this is VERY similar to the last situation when they had to remove his bone flap.

Devin is doing well considering all of the challenges that he continues to face. He is truly a miracle boy and has the fight of a champion! Please continue to pray for him and his family. He remains in the hospital as of today (October 11th) and will hopefully go home in the next couple days. Once he fights the infection doctors will evaluate him and consider another surgery to replace the flap.

Thank you for your overwhelming support, words of encouragement, prayers, texts, emails and love.... we all truly couldn't get through this tragedy without the support of our prayer warriors!!

Much love and blessings to you all!

1 Peter 1:5-9

who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls