As the sun comes up this morning, I have a beautiful view of the Magic City from our 8th floor window in the UAB North Pavilion, but the view inside the room is so much more pleasing to me. Jonathan is feeling better and we are going home today.
Dr. Markert is very pleased with both the MRI results and Jonathan’s recovery so far. He was comfortable to say that in his opinion 98% of the tumor was removed. Jonathan’s discomforts are part of the huge procedure he went through yesterday. He still prefers quiet and eyes shut most of the time, but he has been up for a stroll a couple of times already. All his neurological functions are intact with the exception of his vision field that remains with a blind spot, but we need more time to determine if this is a temporary or a permanent loss.
We will come back for a follow up appointment in about a week and we will discuss biopsy results and next steps then.
Today, please pray for a good transition into our home and good control of pain in the next few days. Pray for our children that are eager to see daddy yet they won’t be able to jump into his lap for several more days. And pray that this situation will continue to open up doors for the Gospel to be proclaimed and God’s grace to be displayed.