Update on Chad
I'm sorry, I have fallen down on the job of keeping you informed about Chad's health!
Chad found a doctor who specializes in a certain kind of nerve block surgery. This doctor believes the the cause of Chad's pain is long gone, but that the nerves just haven't gotten the message and they keep mis-firing. So on Monday, Chad had surgery to block those nerves from firing. This is the update from Janeene:
"Thank you so much for praying for Chad’s surgery on Monday. The doctor said that everything went really well, but Chad needs to “recover” from the surgery for about 3 weeks before we know if it has been effective in relieving all of his pain. So for the first week, Chad is on bed rest, limited moving around the 2nd week, and we’ll have another doctor’s appointment by the 3rd week. We still appreciate your prayers that the pain will be gone and that we can resume our normal activities and get back to Papua New Guinea quickly.
One other quick one… Chad will be getting one more surgery September 4th, to repair his knee (hopefully his 4th and final surgery this summer!!). We don’t expect this to be anything too major, but he’ll still need a couple weeks to get back on his feet. By the end of all of this, I keep thinking I’m going to have a bionic husband!
Thanks also for praying for me and the boys in the next several weeks—when I am weak, He is strong.