In some ways it is hard to believe that it has been two years since we first stepped into Children’s Hospital here in Birmingham and in other ways it seems like just yesterday. I’ll never forget the emotions surrounding our early morning arrival in June 2014 to prepare for the first surgery that would start Cole with a necessary and hopeful intervention for his Perthes disease. We were anxious and apprehensive not only with the surgery but with his future. Yet God has been amazingly faithful to Cole and our family in this journey. I’ll save all the details in this post, since you can look back into the “Family Life” category here and catch up on our story.
So today we are here facing another surgery. This time around should be far less intense and invasive then the last go round. But surgery is surgery… especially when you’re a parent. But Cole is in good spirits, hungry, but overall his normal calm demeanor. He’s asked a few questions along the way this morning, but generally understands this is a part of the path that God has for him.
Dr. Killian will open his hip back up to take out his plate and six screws. No more setting off metal detectors for Cole… he’ll be hardware free! Barring no complications, we may actually be able to go home and not even have to spend the night in the hospital. That’s good news all the way around.
So we covet your prayers today. We are so grateful to have such a community of family and friends that have stood with us in prayer on this journey. Cole is third in line today and we are anticipating surgery around 11a CST.
Pre-surgery: June 2014 and June 2016