"Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Post surgery

Well, Bethany is officially out of surgery.  It was approximately three hours, and the doctor said that she did well. A Major Success--Praise God!  He also said that although her spine had re-tethered, and it was larger than before, she has a greater probability of returning home sooner. As a youngster, her dura was very, very small, and now as an adult, she has many additional layers to her dura--thus her CSF (spinal cord fluid) will be less likely to leak.

The best case scenario would be for her to be released in 4-5 days (not a few months like the past two times). 

We are all waiting to see her in the ICU.  Until then, Saints, please pray that she recovers quickly, isn't nauseated and has little pain.

Thank you so very much!


  1. We are praying. Please keep us updated!

  2. Shari, my Husband and I, along with our extended family have been praying for Bethany since you texted me in error in Nov. We believe in the POWER of PRAYER and the magnitude of prayers to Our Father. Thank you for accepting our prayers for Bethany...children of God should be swift to pray for one another, even when we do not necessarily know the recipient or the circumstances. Love and blessings from Canton, Michigan! Total Strangers but children of the Most High...
    Damon & Keisha and Family