I'm home for a brief break this afternoon and wanted to let you know what is going on with Tejan.
He had surgery yesterday morning to remove a screw in his left leg - after sending some fluid from the leg to the lab, it was determined he has a staph infection. We won't know until tomorrow what strain of staph we're dealing with. Right now he's on a broad spectrum antibiotic, which will be more fine-tuned after the labs come back tomorrow indicating more specifically what we're dealing with.
I've been told we will be in the hospital for a minimum of one week and up to six weeks, depending on how resistant a strain of staph we're dealing with.
Asia and I are already praying through and discussing how we'll manage this as a family. We're drawing pretty definite boundries as far as how much time I can spend at the hospital and are recruiting lots of help from friends to help us divvy up days so I can tend to the needs of my family as well as be there for Tejan.
He is in good spirits and seems to be feeling pretty good today. He ran a fever yesterday after surgery but it seems to have levelled out now and his pain is decreasing at the incision point.
Please pray with us that we can be home from the hospital sooner rather than later. I can't quite imagine how we'd manage to be split between home and hospital for six weeks - but know we'd manage if we had to.
I will keep you posted as I'm able.
I appreciate your words of encouragement and prayers more than you'll ever know.