We arrived at MDA this morning at 10:30 thinking that we would see the doctor and go back to the hotel. Now, over 12 hours later, we are in a room and getting prepped for surgery. We came here not expecting many options and God is proving that He is in control.
It’s almost midnight. We just finished a very long MRI. God totally helped Clay through it. Several times I looked up and saw him raising his hand, which I knew meant he was praying his way through it. I was able to stay right with him and hold his hand and legs the entire time. It was a good prayer time for us.
They gave him steroids in the ER today so he’s hungry. It’s great to see him eating. This morning, he was not doing well. The doctor recognized it right away and that is why we are here in this room right now. Thank you, Jesus.
They come to get us at about 6 am. Surgery should start at 7. It will last at least 5 hours. We know God will be with him.
I read him all your posts and messages tonight while we waited for the MRI and he is so touched by everything that is being done for him. We love you all so much and thank God for what He is doing.
I will probably write a few blog posts while he is in surgery tomorrow. There is so much in my heart to say. So many things that God has shown us and is still showing us. It will help me pass the time while we wait. I haven’t been away from Clay’s side very much at all, so I’m dreading the moment that they take him away.
I’m reminded of the first scripture God showed me when we began this battle…it is not the horse we ride into battle who saves us. God is our answer. Jesus is our defender. Only God can tell us how many months we have to live. He is in control.
I told the devil over and over again during the MRI that he will not win. He will not gain ground. He will not defeat us. We will love the Lord no matter what. We will praise Him no matter what.
The kids and our parents are here and they are all doing really well. Everyone is strong and encouraged. Goodnight.