Yesterday, as I talked to my sister, I was thanking the Lord, for small miracles. Sawyer handles yesterday like a pro and the news they got was on the positive side...or at least better than what we first thought. They still have a long road ahead, but our family appreciates all the prayers and sweet comments. Thanks so very much!
As I did yesterday, I am posting the latest email from Amb, so you can read for yourself what is going on...
Thank you so much for your prayers for Sawyer! Our family has felt them and have been soaking up all the love and encouragement. We are so blessed to have each of you.Sawyer had his MRI today, and he did amazingly well. He was so very nervous going in, but he was a PRO. The MRI tech even said that he was better than the majority of adults that come through. I believe it!! Those things freak me out!! But Sawyer was nothing but a man. SO PROUD OF HIM!
Again, thanks for those directed prayers. They were definitely answered this morning.I was able to speak with Sawyer's doctor this afternoon and was given the results of the MRI. It was good news. The MRI showed that Sawyer does not have any spinal cord damage or scarring, and that the calcified disc is not jutting into the cord. PRAISE THE LORD! At this point, they are still suspecting that the source of all of his pain is due to the protrusion of the disc and the possibility of its irritation of the spinal nerves. So, all in all, good news! We, however, still face the issue of the protruding disc and Sawyer's on-going pain. The plan right now is to meet with the neurosurgeon at Baptist in Little Rock and allow him to take it from here. Our pediatrician is working with us to keep Sawyer as comfortable as possible until that appointment. We are suspecting some type of surgery or procedure will have to be done to deal with the disc, but we won't know for sure what we are looking at until we meet with the neurosurgeon.
Sawyer remains in great spirits. He is still experiencing a significant amount of pain, but it seems as though the pain medication is helping to take the edge off of the majority of it. Nights are the hardest for him, as he finds it difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position. He still is unable to turn his neck in any direction, and, today, he has been having some trouble getting up out of the bed by himself. Sawyer is incredibly tough, and he continues to surprise us everyday with his lack of complaint and his good attitude.
Thanks again for your prayers, and we would appreciate them to continue whenever we might come to your mind. This process is nowhere close to being over, and we continue to wonder anxiously what the future will hold for Sawyer. Baseball and other sports are a huge part of who Sawyer is, and, right now, we are uncertain as to where his condition places him within that area. This situation has obviously taken over our lives and our home for the past several days, which has caused strain on the other two boys. I took them to my mom today, so that they could have some time away from the ordeal. Please pray for their peace and understanding as we focus on their brother right now.We are blessed to know all of you.
Thank you for approaching the Throne of The Great Physician alongside us.
Thanks friends! Hope you are having a great Wednesday!