We've just returned from the neurosurgeons. Jon has Ependymona tumor INSIDE his spinal cord. It is approximately 1/4 inch by 2 inches. So you well see how it is pressing on his nerves.
This type of tumor is benign 85% of the time. It is extremely rare and can only be treated through surgery. This is a high risk, highly invasive surgery. It is so rare that it s beyond these doctors' expertise.
We are being referred to the team of specialists at Chapel Hill. Please pray that the referral will come quickly, since Jon Abram is home and because of Jon's sever pain.
Jon has been put on a high dose of steroids which will raise his blood sugar. So he will have to be on a strict diet of high protein low carb.
Alone, at home in our bedroom, I asked Jon, who you know, doesn't talk much, what his thoughts were.
He responded, "Honey, I know this is very serious, but I am amazed at The Presence of God and His sustaining grace!"
Now, that's the most profound statement of this entire post!
What an amazing God we serve!!! If you don't know our God of such great grace........may I introduce you to Jesus?