Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Monday, April 26, 2010

All done - for now

He's done. He's resting for another day - more surgery on Wed.

2nd surgeon - the one that was on the "elbow team" said it went well, plate was placed by his elbow - all done!

He also mentioned that after they do the rest of the hip on Wed., that they will run MRI on the knee and it MAY not need surgery. That would be another miracle.

He mentioned that if we have "village" we might be able to bring Nathan home - we do have a "village", I would love to have him home instead of at a nursing home, - pray for wisdom - we have a while before we decide.

This morning after they had taken Nathan to surgery we were talking with the head nurse in his room and a bunch of people walked in and she said they were getting ready to start rounds. We asked if we should leave and she said "we're discussing Nathan if you'd like to stay". It totally looked like a scene from a tv show. They teach the UW med students here, so they had one of them talk about Nathan's meds, etc. and everyone was taking notes. They were 10 of them including the Chief of Surgeons!! Pretty surreal. Of course, Randy told me later it reminded him of a Seinfeld Episode - sure why not - he said the only thing missing was Kramer standing in a white jacket taking notes!!

If you get the Herald you've read this already............................

Lynden man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

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LYNDEN - A 22-year-old Lynden man's condition was upgraded to serious Monday, April 26, at Harborview Medical Center after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on East Wiser Lake Road three days earlier.

Nathan Korthuis was riding his 2008 Yamaha YZF R65 shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, when he failed to make a curve in the 300 block of East Wiser Lake Road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The motorcycle drove off the road, crossed over a driveway and struck a curb. Korthuis was ejected, and the motorcycle came to rest in the eastbound lane.

The likely cause of the crash was excessive speed, the State Patrol said.

Korthuis was wearing a helmet, and neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to have been a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

Pretty sobering when it's your son's name!

"Raised in His Power the Weak become strong, His Strength is perfect"
God is so faithful and I am ashamed at my lack of faith sometimes. I rest in his sovereignty and complete control in our lives!


Cynthia said...

The first time I entered Harborview I thought it seemed very nice. Then I had to walk through ER. I totally understand your feeling of being in a TV show. (Those were my words exactly.) It's an entirely other matter when the current episode is YOUR life, however. I've prayed for your family often today. I'm so happy for you that the signs are so encouraging. I know you give God all the praise and glory.

Les Hon said...

so glad that this day ends as a day with good news...Hang in there...You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Amy Loudenback said...

Glad the day went well. Sounds like Randy could use some junior mints to complete the Seinfeld moment! They're very refreshing!

Prayers for a peaceful night.

Cynthia Bateman said...

Janice, dear one, do not be ashamed at the weakness of your faith. If our faith were always as strong as it should be, we would never need to come to Him, would we? He will give you the strength of faith that you need. He covets your cries for faith.

I am so glad to hear of Nathan's successful surgery yesterday. Do not lose heart over the concerns of the night. Rest in God's sovereignty. Only He loves Nathan more than you. I will share with you and Nathan a favorite verse that I've got all over my house. This is the version from The Message: Isaiah 41:13

"...I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I'm not letting go. I'm telling you, "Don't panic. I'm right here to help you."

Still praying, dear, for your whole family.