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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Next Friday Surgery

Since she has exposed bone at the back of her mouth, they will be able to do the surgery a week from tomorrow at Primary Children's under only local anesthetic, and since they’ll be going through the mouth, it should heal very quickly.  We’re encouraged by that.  This might be easier than we first thought – we’ll see.  Katie asked a boy out for Sadie Hawkin’s Dance on Oct 13th, and he just accepted, so she’s excited to get this surgery over with and healed quickly enough to go.  I hope it works that way!  She is such a social butterfly!  Thanks for the prayers and faith - it's doing the trick!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


After two weeks of increasing pain, we took Katie for another exam.  Diagnosis:  osteonecrosis in her facial bone.  So we got word yesterday that Katie has to go in for another surgery.  The bone in her face is dying, and has to be scraped again. Pam had to get her out of school today to rush up to Primary Children’s Hospital so the surgeon can make a plan for it.  She, Katie, is devastated.  She’d been doing so well since the surgery in June, and we’d hoped we were all done.  So an extra prayer in her behalf would be great.

We have so many blessings to be thankful for that we cannot complain. But we sure do feel bad for Katie.  At least she got through a wonderful tennis season, which she loves to play so much!  Her last match was yesterday, and she won!  So she has fond memories of a “normal” summer.