Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday evening

Here's the wrap up for today -
Today, Nathan was #139............................
Surgery #3 in 4 days, is done - went well. The injury was worse than I had thought - we never really heard how bad the right hand was. The bone on the outside of the hand was broken and the knuckle at the base of the pinky finger was shattered and needed 4 pins in it. For now it is in a splint and they will go back in in 2 weeks remove the pins and cast it.

He is on the slate for first surgery tomorrow. Dr. Routt (the best!!) will be in there again with his team. This is another major surgery and will be 3-4 hours. Nathan will be on his left side and they will go in and finish the hip/pelvis.

Last night before heading home Randy stopped to get his stuff at Dennis and Michelles and when he told them that Nathan had Dr. Routt for surgery, they were thrilled!! Michelle is an RN and says his reputation is phenomenal and Dennis knows several who are now "good" after Dr. Routt worked on them! PTL - he gave Nathan the best surgeon in this area in the nation - we've been told this repeatedly and there are articles on this man........I'll have to find some.

When I say Nathan will be "good" - I must say that "good" in Dr. Routt's opinion is perfect! The head nurse and Dr. Routt both said Nathan should be skiing by this winter - that is - only if he can get out of the protective bubble his mommy puts him in!!!!

By the way my new friend in the ICU waiting room (you tend to bond here), just noticed that Dr. Routt's first name is Chip - get it? - Chip!!! Kind of funny if you think about it - it doesn't take much these days!!
Here's another verse a friend shared - awesome!

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."

Thank goodness for a firm grip...........................................


Tanya said...

Hard to believe this boy could be skiing this next winter. Do you think we could convince him to start on the bunny hills?

Tanya said...

By skiing, do you mean on the Wii???

We serve an AMAZING God, who is the highest physician!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Janice, wanted to let you know were thinking and praying for Nathan,you and Randy.... so nice to read your blog and catch up on his progress. We to serve an awsome God. He is good all the time. Keep the faith and continue the blog.. Judy Scheenstra

Janelle DeYoung said...

Randy and Janice,
We are following your blog and praying for you guys! You are amazingly strong people and your faith is bringing God all the glory, even through this tough situation. I can relate to your hospital roller-coaster ride...another favorite line of mine from "Great is Thy Faithfulness" was "Strength for TODAY and bright HOPE for tomorrow" carried me at times, and I hope you continue to focus on the hope at hand...Janelle DeYoung

Bob said...

Hello Janice and family. Lifting up prayers for Nathan and your family. It's great to read the good news that your son Nathan will be "good". Oh my, celebrate in the heavens!

Bob Sampson
BCS Principal

3 little and 2 big liks said...

hi friend.
thank you for keeping us all in 'the know'. it's good to be able to be praying specifics for nathan.
God bless you tonight dear girl.
traci :)

Anonymous said...

Good morning Janice,
Thinking of you this morning.........I hope you were able to sleep well last night.

Psalm 59: 16 & 17
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.

Love to you this morning!

Becky L. Beck said...

Oh my sweet precious friend, I'm just sobbing; can't hardly see the screen to write this msg. My heart is so broken for you; and yet; what strength you have; I know where that strength comes from and I praise God that He is your sustainer. Please oh Please call out to your friends and let us help in any way that we can. It helps us to know we can somehow maybe put a smile on your face thru all of this suffering. I am devoted to praying for you, Nathan and your family. May God continue to pour out his Blessings on you. Love,
Becky Beck and family