Monday, December 17, 2012

Additional Surgery

Just talked to vascular surgeons again.  The results from the CT scan showed that Richie is going to have to be operated on again. 

Because his surgery was so lengthy, the surgeons decided not to do this extra procedure to ensure that the aorta graft would be safe from friction on the intestines.  Apparently what can happen is the bowel and aorta graft can rub together, and after 10-15 years fuse together and leak into each other.  They told us that it would be a much shorter surgery (1-2 hours) and hopefully the recovery would not be nearly as difficult.  The news is rather disheartening, Richie was just starting to feel better.  But we definitely know that it's much better to get everything done now, rather than have to come back.  We don't know for sure when the surgery will be...we're hoping sooner than later.  Thank you so much for your faithful prayers.  You guys are amazing, we are truly blessed.       


  1. Dear Ones,
    I'm so grateful that we can trust that God's plans for His beloved are always loving and good. He at at work, and He is answering the prayers of His people according to His perfect will and for your very best. He loves you so much, and He will faithfully provide everything you need to get through this.
    We love you so much and are with you every step of the way,

  2. Dear Lydia and Richie, I sent a message to f. for . Farm @ hot after I seen the prayer request come in and I hadn't seen this blog yet.Let me know if you didn't get it. I'll resend here. Love you lots.

  3. We are so sorry to hear you have to go through this again, but it is better to deal with it now than later. This is when we all must stand strong in our faith because we know God wants the best for us. You two have had quite the test of faith ever since you got married but you have handled it so well. I know God will give you the stenght you need to get through this also. We love you and are standing with you even though we are far away. This will be over soon and Richie can start to mend and you can have a happy and normal life again before too long.
    We are trusting and praying to that end. Much love, Meemom and Papa Bob