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Friday, April 16, 2010

The Call

As I was reading a tear-jerker of a devotion this morning, the phone rang. I looked at the caller ID and recognized the area code. It was MUSC calling. I knew this call would be coming this week or next. I was expecting it. Maybe it was my already-raw-emotions, but I teared up even before I answered the call. I managed to hold it together through the conversation. Then I called Bill with the news...

We decided to take the first date they offered so hopefully he will be ready to start 4K in the fall.

The surgery will be July 7.

We go for pre-op the morning of the 6th, so that means travel on the 5th. Dr. B. that did his heart cath said to clear our calendars for a month, since everything depends on how his chest tubes drain (he will have 3!). After the Glenn, he developed chylous drainage, due to the thoracic duct being damaged, so he will likely have that again. She said we could expect anywhere from 2 - 4 weeks in the hospital. Can't seem to wrap my brain around a month right now, so we'll be optomistic and think 2 weeks...

Please be praying for all of us as we head down this road...

Heart hugs!


  1. Big prayers for all of you Pam! I got chills reading the part about looking at the caller id. That's exactly how I reacted too. My heart aches for you as you anticipate this surgery, and I hope you can feel the prayers that are being sent your way.

    I didn't realize Zach had an injured thoracic duct after the Glenn. (Derrick did too.) We'll definitely be praying that miraculously it doesn't get damaged this time and that his stay will be closer to the two week mark!!

    Keep us posted, and we'll be praying!

    Big heart hugs and prayers,

  2. Oh goodness..I still remember that day I saw MUSC on our caller ID. I will definately be praying for Zach and you guys...Keep us posted.. Bless you Girl..
    I am here always if you need me!


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