I can hardly believe it’s February. For me, the month of January just flew by. We had so much going on. In all honesty, January was very stressful for us as a family. Many of you know that my daughter Sarah had surgery – a colon resection – just over a week ago. She has Crohn’s Disease and the last six months she has been very, very sick and even spent 8 days in the hospital back in September of 2015.
This time around, she spent 8 days in the hospital and we brought her home Friday evening. She had a rough week in the hospital but we have seen a so much improvement and I will be eternally grateful to the wonderful hospital staff and especially our surgeon for taking such good care of her.
Not only that, but seeing first hand how God answered so many prayers and He relieved my fears over and over again. It’s tough when your kid is sick. I wanted so much to take away all the pain and suffering and yet, all I could do was hold her hand while she walked bravely through it all.
And the miracles. I wrestled for two weeks leading up to the surgery. I hated that she needed to have the surgery. I wanted there to be another option. A way out. I cried many, many tears and prayed many, many prayers. And I cried out to God asking Him to make my faith stronger, because when it’s your child all of the unknown is so scary. But, if I had known then what I know now, I would have realized that doing the surgery now was the best thing for her.
The pathology report told us that she had two places in her intestine that were narrowed from scar tissue. One place was 50% blocked and the other not only had the abscess and fistula but it was 90% blocked. Sarah would have ended up in emergency surgery possibly very soon had we not decided to go forward with the surgery when we did.
God is so good!