You will have significant experiences.
I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of
them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh
your memory of these meaningful and significant things.
Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you.
Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some
may build upon another until they represent a lifetime of
special experiences.
- Gordon B Hinckley

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Interventional Radiology...

Dear Family and Friends,

Zac was just taken to interventional radiology to have the fluid in his back drained.  His neurosurgeon decided that he still has a small leak.  This leak is too small to produce symptoms but might become a larger leak with increased activity once Zac comes home.  So he decided that the fluid needed to be drained and an artificial patch placed over the area.  After all this is done, Zac will be placed on his stomach, with weights across the incision on his back.  He will have to maintain that position for the next 72 hours.  Ya…three days…stuck on his stomach…not fun.  

I can’t imagine how uncomfortable Zac is going to be.  I can’t imagine not being able to move after already being bed-bound for the past week.  How he (we) will make it through this, I don’t know.  This treatment is an attempt to save Zac from having to be opened back up and the leak sutured closed.  So it’s a worthy cause.  But still, at the moment, it seems an unsurmountable task (without the use of large amounts of sedatives).  

Please pray that this procedure closes the leak.  Please pray for Zac as he holds this position.  Please pray for me as I try to keep him calm.  Please pray for our children who are forever being left by us.  Please just pray that this time in our lives comes to an end soon.  We are strong, but my goodness…this is hard!

Believe in Miracles,

The Bollinger Family  

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