This day was without doubt, one of the toughest and roughest days in this period of our lives (with the exception of course being the day we found out about Deqlan's diagnosis). Pressured by Mark, Samm and Nanna in the background, the surgeon eventually took a decision on the excessive drainage, bloods were pulled and Deqlan was sent for x-rays and thereafter a contrast barium examination which did reveal an intestinal obstriuction. Deqlan went to theatre at 16h00rs where the surgeon found the obstruction was caused by a haematoma (pool of collected blood). It is suspected that damage to Deqlan's intestine was caused by the laparoscopy procedure attempted last Monday. (You will recall that the laparoscopy was first attempted to obtain the biopsy of the tumour, but it was not successful and thus a laparotomy had to be performed). Deqlan thus had a second laparotomy and was admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care. His condition is stable and he is comfortable. Mark, Samm and the whole family survived the day in a state of stunned disbelief at the series of events which had unexpectedly unfolded. We are currently in our 9th day of what was initially supposed to be a maximum 3 night stay. These events are of great concern to all of us since they are causing a delay in Deqlan's urgent need to commence, as soon as possible, the initial chemotherapy programme.
We ask for your continued prayers for our precious Deqlan, Mark and Samm. We do not ask the WHY question of God, we ACCEPT that His will , not ours, be done. Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in thee. all for thee O Lord, oh my Jesus all for Thee.
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