For some of you this is a “first contact,” and for some of you this is a recurring update. Whichever category you are, please allow me a moment to share with you my need for your prayers over the next week:
Yesterday I found out from the urologist that I will have the kidney stones and the ureteral stents removed next Wednesday, August 26. Yea!
Today I visited the infectious disease doctor who treated me for sepsis after my original procedure in July, when I got so sick and was in ICU for 9 days. This doctor explained to me that when the urologist begins “pounding” on the kidney stones to break them up, bacteria will be released – that’s a given. SO, the idea is to do as much as they medically know how to minimize the possibility of my getting sepsis again. To that end, he is prescribing mega doses of antibiotics in advance of the procedure; beyond that, there’s nothing that man nor science can do. He said to me, “That’s the very best I know to do.” I responded to him, “That’s all I ask. We’ll leave the rest up to the Lord.” And he agreed. I really like this doctor, Dr. Montes. He’s straight forward, he gives you his complete attention, he takes his time, and he has an attitude that says that his interest is the patient’s best interest.
Please pray for a successful procedure next Wednesday (don’t know the specific time yet, but it WILL be in the morning). It is my desire to recover and resume my responsibilities at home and at work as quickly as possible.
You are welcome to check Kevin’s blog for an update Wednesday after the procedure at http://razorsdomain.wordpress.com.
Thank you all for your prayers, your visits, your kind thoughts, your gifts, your meals, your friendships. I am a VERY blessed individual!