Posted by: Taylor | December 3, 2014

Bethany’s Port Removed, 12-3-14

Bethany has returned from having her port removed.  Her doctors believe it is infected and has kept her from recovering from sepsis.  Her day has been difficult battling 104+ fevers, headaches, vomiting, and diarrhea.  We are hopeful by removing her port her body will begin to fight off this infection.  We will likely remain in the hospital for the next week, and when we do go home, Bethany will remain on iv antibiotics for the next several weeks.

We are so thankful for Bethany’s doctors and nurses.  They have all taken great care of Bethany.  Without their quick response to Bethany’s worsening condition, she could have been in a much more dangerous situation.

Further, we praise God for His watch care over Bethany and our entire family.  Even though Bethany has had a difficult year since transplant, this year would not be possible without that transplant.  Thankfulness does not mean the absence of difficulties.  Difficulties enriches the meaning for what we are grateful for.  God continues to be so good and gracious to us.

Bethany still has many hard days of recovery ahead.  Here is how you can pray for her:

  1. Sleep.  Bethany is exhausted.
  2. Total healing from this bacterial infection.
  3. Healing from severe headaches.
  4. No more vomiting or diarrhea.
  5. Wisdom on how to treat her ongoing liver issues.  We came to Atlanta for a liver biopsy because her liver enzymes were elevated.  Her biopsy shows ongoing rejection.  We won’t address the rejection until we can get the sepsis under control.
  6. Catching up with her missed school work.  Bethany will possibly miss 2 weeks of school.  She is doing well in all her classes, but trying to catch up is never easy.
  7. Praise God for working in Bethany’s life, and look with expectation to see what He has planned for her.

Pray continual.  Believe.  Remain faithfully His.

In His grace,
Taylor, Angela, Bethany, and Jonathan

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