Thursday, August 21, 2008

Poor Padi

Thanks for all the messages about Pads - if you havnt heard yet then this is it: Over the last five weeks P has had steadily increasing symptoms which have mystified the medics (and we have been to many). Finally we saw someone yesterday who noticed increased pressure in his eyes. They sent him for CT scan which revealed 'something' 3cmx4cm at the base of his brain. First impressions are that this is benign. Pads was in so much pain (in his neck) by yesterday that he could still feel it a bit through iv morphine. They then took him off to get a shunt fitted to relieve the pressure on his brain and this has also fixed the pain. I have not spoken to Ally for 7 hours but the plan is to MRI scan him in preparation for the operation which may take place on Sunday or possibly Saturday. We were planning a trip with my father-in-law this weekend and, although it seems a bit mad, it strikes us that it would be good for 4 of us to go for at least one night (Friday) since we still have 3 other children on holiday. They're dealing with the rabbits at the mo and then I hope to go in - Pads was asking to see them.
We feel incredibly supported by so many of you who have pledged to pray, but most of all we are greatful to God who 'knows our frame'. The peace of God does pass understanding.


Scott Schroeder said...

Dear Padi,

I have you in my prayers. I will be praying for your peace and wellness. May God bless you and your family and restore you to good health. Keep you r kind and gentle spirit!

Love Scott

Scott Schroeder said...


You are in my prayers. May God Bless you and your family.

Love Scott

Lilian said...

Dear Mike,

We are sorry that we did not hear about this till now...

May God uphold Padi and all the families with His amazing power...

Love in the Lord Jesus Christ,
Hughes and Lilian

Mike Johnson said...

Thanks for those comments folks - every word is precious!