Sunday, March 23, 2008

Jess's Surgery Went Great!

Hello Faithful Prayers.

Great news about the surgery from Jake! Dr Coufal told Jake the surgery went very well. All of the spinal tumors were removed and Dr Coufal was able to decompress Jess's spine.

The tumors were wrapped around the spinal cord and had broken through at least one vertabrea. Hence, we will have to wait and see how much if any permanent nerve damage exists. There is no time frame for that assessment just yet. Jess is still sadated and will be kept in ICU tonight. She will need to remain in the hospital in San Diego for at least 10 days to recover.

Another surgery will be required to add support to Jess's spine. Exactly what and when that will take place is also not known tonight.

Thank you all for your prayers and thank you God for your mercy. Please continue to pray for minimal nerve damage, strength, encouragement and recovery for Jess.

In Christ,
Jim Kaylor

8 comments:

Natalie said...

praise God! we will continue to pray as she begins recovering from this surgery.

Anonymous said...

ALLELUIA... Praise God for the precise skills of the performing surgeon. Thank you Jim for posting so quickly Jessica's surgery update.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!! We have been praying with persistance and waiting in expectation... The Lord hears our prayers!!

Thanks for the update. Is there an address at the hospital where we can send something??

Lisa Smith

Lynne said...

We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers,
Love, Lynne and Dave

G Pierce said...

We're praying for all of you believing for a miracle! We love you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for updating us. Praise God for the good results. We were praying for the whole family last night. We are praying for healing and peace. We also pray that you all get to come home soon.

The Casas Family

Mike said...

Praise God!! I am so glad to hear it went well. I am praying for Jess to heal quickly with no complications and her spirits to be lifted high knowing her Father is in control!! I will continue to pray for the Drs to have to Divine direction as they continue her treatment. Let Jessica know we love her and are anxiously awaiting her return to Texas!

Take care,
Cherie Stephenson

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord - our Mighty Father and Physician! An address to send her a card would be awesome!
Love Chris and the Basden boys!