Friday, August 12, 2011

surgery completed

Dan and i just finished with the consult from Dr. Levy.

Wow, glad to be on this side of surgery. He feels really good about how things went, and felt very hopeful that 100% of the tumor was removed. An MRI tomorrow will show us those results. The optical nerves looked good. He had to take out some parts of the pituitary, but that is something that can be corrected with hormones over time. The Dr. said everything went smoothly but as far as difficulty goes, this surgery was an 8.5-9 out of 10.

We are headed up to see Levi soon, although he will be under through tomorrow when he has the MRI.

We are so relieved and have been so thankful for all the support. Thankful that this part of our journey is done and hopeful about the future.

Please pray for a smooth recovery. We'll update when we can.

We're so thankful that God brought him through the surgery and thankful for your prayers.

Dan and Kara


  1. Such wonderful news! Thanks so much for the updates throughout, as it helped us to know how to pray for all of you. Hope you can all get some rest tonight!!!

  2. Praise God! Still praying for Levi very often and will keep praying for his complete recovery!
    lots of hugs from CO! ~the Houses

  3. So glad to hear this and relieved for you. Get some rest Super Mom and Super Dad

  4. Yay, great news!

  5. Yaaaaaay!!! HUGE sighs of relief. I'll be praying that MRI shows a 100% absence of tumor. I'm so happy for you to be on this side and with such great news! -- Jenny Cross

  6. we have been praying for all of you....
    richard and fradelle
    nathan's parents

  7. So glad to hear the good news - will continue to pray for great MRI results. God is good - all the time!

    I work with Corrina and have a grandson that has had some major health issues so my heart goes out to Levi and your family.

    Thank you for the updates on his progress.


  8. i have been following all day! I'm so happy for you. Prayers for the days to come.G

  9. Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
    who forgives all your iniquity,
    who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
    who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
    Psalm 103:2-5

    Praise the Lord for the mighty works he performed today. Praise Him that like the judge in Luke 18 He is moved by the persistent cries of His people. So glad for the relief you experienced this evening. Praying for continued strength and rejuvenation in the coming weeks. THanks for the updates and allowing us distant friends to be a part of this ministry of prayer.

    All our love,
    The Ganyos

  10. Deron and I have been fully invested in your journey emotionally and full heartedly. We are amazed at the strength you have shown and so happy your family is finally on this side of the road! We are praying for Levi's full recovery!!!
    All our well wishes and best to you!
    Deron, Kim and Kieran DeGraw


    Kieran points to the photos of Levi and says.."LEEVVVIII" I think he is ready for his buddy to get well soon!

  11. Jed and January PaschallAugust 12, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Praise God! That is wonderful news.:) We will continue to pray for his recovery.

  12. Amazing news! So thankful that the Lord brought him through with such promising results. Will continue to pray for a full recovery!

  13. Your Family has been in my prayers and will continue to be during his recovery.

  14. Wonderful news!! We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

    Isabel Ormonde

  15. Our God is an awesome God! Our prayers will continue full speed! A restful, peaceful night sleep to you!!
    Much love and prayers,
    Tom, Colleen, Molly, and Aine!!

  16. hallelujah! praise God, we have been praying for little Levi all day. cant wait to tell paige the good news, she has been his biggest prayer warrior! continuing to pray for smooth and speedy recovery. hang in there you guys :) don, alexis and kids

  17. Praise the Lord! What a blessing. Praying for a swift recovery!

  18. THANK YOU LORD!!! We are so happy to hear surgery went GREAT now we pray for fast recovery!

    -Laura & Erik Bianchi

  19. Will keep praying the rosary for Your Little Levi!! YOur cousins in Van Wert, Ohio. Much love and HUGS your way!!

    Teresa Schalois