Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Columbus Ohio!

Whew!  It has taken me several days to post this.  We're here!  Oh thank you Lord for blessing Endurance and our family with this opportunity!

Endurance arrived safely in Columbus last Wednesday.  (I am hoping to post pictures of Endurance's learjet trip!)  They expected him to have a meltdown upon arrival to the hospital, which he did.  It took a couple of days, but he made a comeback.  Now they've been switching medications, turning some off, adding new ones.  They have been quite aggressive here, which is reassuring to Mike and I.

Endurance had a CT scan and an MRI yesterday.  They did not find anything to stop his surgery, Praise God!!!

We are presently staying at a hotel 6 miles away that accommodates the eight of us.  I figure out each morning who will go with us and who stays behind.  This hospital is a bit different with siblings...no one under 12 can come into Endurance's room.  This has been quite an adjustment for David (10) and Elijah (8), who were used to coming and performing "shows" at Endurance's bedside, with his mice and other creatures.  They will not get to see him until he is well enough to go to the cardiac "floor."

Endurance has had many, many in-hospital visitors!  A speech therapist (I'll explain later), massage therapist, physical therapist, urologist, hemotologist, and a neurologist.  And that's just today!  One interesting thing that the hemotologist said, is that she is from Nigeria and the name "Endurance" is quite popular there!  Wow!

The "visitor" Mike and I have been the most grateful to meet is Dr. Galantowicz, the surgeon who will perform Endurance's surgery!  A very pleasant and humble man.  He has come by several times and has stated that his team is quite confident that Endurance's surgery will go well.  We are unsure when this surgery will be, yet the surgeon said as soon as possible.  Endurance will tell us, so to speak.

We rest in His care and are so grateful that He is in control.  Thank you for your prayers!


  1. So happy you all made it safe. Keep us updated, talk to you soon
    the Reilly Clan

  2. I'm so glad you got there and things are getting started! We'll keep following Endurance's journey, and continue to pray for him.

  3. The Wanless FamilyMay 17, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    So glad you were able to meet the Surgeon! That must feel good to have a face-to-face with him! Still praying for you all!