If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you may remember a post I wrote last fall titled A Rough Night, about the night after Bowen’s first surgery. In contrast, last night was a very, very good night. His blood sugar levels are stable and now the doctors are keeping close eye on his blood pressure, which is a little higher than they want it to be. There’s also a lot more blood going to his head than before because of the change in his physiology, so he looks a little different and, according to the doctors, he most likely has the worst headache of his life today. He’s opened his eyes a few times and has been batting his hands at his nasal canulas out of aggravation, but the medication is keeping him fairly comfortable. The great news is that he is already extubated and is on track for a quick recovery! We thank God that he has blessed us with a great medical team here at U of M and has allowed us to be making such great progress.

I thought some of you would be interested in seeing the local news story that our friend, Lissa, did on Bowen’s second surgery. It also features our little heart friend Tommy. You can watch it by clicking on the image below.



“I love the Lord, because he has heard

my voice and my pleas for mercy.

Because he inclined his ear to me,

therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

The snares of death encompassed me;

the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;

I suffered distress and anguish.

Then I called on the name of the Lord:

‘O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!’

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;

our God is merciful.

Psalm 116:1-5