Chapter…hmmmm which one are we on now?

Ok so I know I haven’t been posting like I should, but life is pretty crazy in the Westfall house. For the last three Tuesdays in a row we have been in Tacoma at the hospital. Three Tuesdays ago we had to go to the ER because Greyson wasn’t able to breath well through his trach tube. Two Tuesdays ago Greyson had a urachal cyst removed from above his bladder. Then this last Tuesday Greyson had a rigid bronchoscopy to see what the next step should be to get his trach tube removed.
Well we have decided to go ahead and have surgery next month to remove Greyson’s trach tube. The date will be June 23. This is both great and nerve wracking news. We so want to get the trach tube out, but the surgery is …..well it’s probably the scariest surgery he has had to date. Basically the theory behind the surgery couldn’t be more simple. They will go in and cut out a section of his trachea removing all the scar tissue and other “bad” spots. After they remove the bad section they will then sew the two ends back together. Then he just has to heal up (two weeks) and we should be able to move on with life trach free.
Somehow when the theory meets up with it being Greysons airway we are talking about it gets a bit more scary sounding. So once again we find ourselves heading into a new chapter with the same basic message. God’s grace is still sufficient. Interesting word sufficient. Webster defines it as “enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end”. So it doesn’t mean it is what we want or what we hope for. Doesn’t mean everything is going to “just be fine”, it just means that the God who loves us more than we can comprehend will be beside us regardless of what happens, and that is enough. We are confident that the God who has brought us through everything so far will continue to be enough for this new situation. The stress, finances, timing, and whatever else we may want to put here, will not destroy us because God is with us. So in the great words of the Old Testament (and New as well) we will FEAR NOT!
In between now and June 23 our life will be filled with appts with Urology, cardiology, gastroenterology, audiology, and his therapies in general. Not to mention simply enjoying one crazy, active, happy little boy that couldn’t bring more joy to our lives! The great thing is after getting all these appts done we should have a pretty free summer once the surgery is over.

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