The Bell Family

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Minor Update on Liam


Wanted to let those of you who have been praying for Liam know the latest.  We met with his surgeon today and loved him.  His surgery will be a very simple procedure, and he shouldn’t even have to touch his spinal cord, staying a little below it.  Yay!  The only surprise to me was that he will be in the hospital for two nights to help reduce the risk of spinal fluid leaking.  I thought it was outpatient surgery.  He won’t be allowed out of bed for 48 hours, and the first 24 hours they will keep him flat on his back.  I seriously hate that for my little man.  However, I am so full of joy that we caught this early.  Liam has very, very few things that have to be corrected at this point, but if we had caught this quite a bit later in life, he would have likely had severe damage that had existed too long to do anything about.  We find out in the next week when the surgery will be scheduled.  Right now it looks like it will be late March/early April.  Please keep praying for him.

4 thoughts on “Minor Update on Liam

  1. Praying for the little man…

  2. We will be praying for Liam! I think we had a similar length of stay, but they kept Noah on his stomach for 24 hours.

    Who is his doctor? I wonder if we had the same one?

  3. I’m glad you liked the doctor (who wouldn’t like a doctor wearing a green tie and green shoes?). I expect Liam will do better with the bedrest than most of us adults would. No fun, but I believe he will make the best of it. There are so many people here praying for him and for you and Bill.

  4. Thrilled to hear everything is looking good to go for Liam’s surgery! Will be keeping Liam and the whole fam in our thoughts and prayers.

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