Good evening everyone,

By the time many of you read tonight’s blog I will already be in surgery. After spending the last few days working on getting better and recovering from last week’s surgery, and the rollercoaster weekend, I was declared fit to undergo the remainder of my procedure at 7:30 tomorrow morning. Very early this morning I was awoken to find myself being the target of a mobile x-ray machine aiming at my chest. I felt very anxious waiting for the results of the images of my lungs, but before long the porter arrived with a brown envelope containing my slides and the radiologist’s report. The nurses and doctors crowded around the crisp white folio, and I watched their faces for clues as to its content. Gradually each one’s face lit up, and I knew my lung infection, the klebsiella, had receded.

Without delay I was booked into theatre and further decisions were made about my situation for the remaining day. I was comforted to hear that I would remain on the oscillating-ventilator for the remainder of the day, and until just before I went into surgery. This was a relief for me, as it still gave my lungs a further 24 hours to recruit additional capacity to increase my strength. The volume of my feeds were also increased to 55ml, for which I was really grateful, as not only am I feeling ravenous at the moment, but I’m beginning to feel that I’m withering away again. Although I’ve not been weighed for almost two weeks, I can see looking down at my little frame that I’ve become somewhat skeletal again.

My little leg that was at risk of being lost seems to also have endured the ordeal of the sheath and catheter lodged in it over the past week. Regularly my caregivers feel my leg for warmth, an indication that the blood is still circulating through the leg. Even though I am pretty drugged I also occasionally stretch and move my leg and wiggle my toes to reassure my Mom and Dad that my leg is not at risk of being lost.

The options for tomorrow’s surgery remain the same as those reported last Saturday, and as soon as I’m able to I will give you all an update of what was done. In closing tonight’s short blog I would like to ask you all to say a little prayer for me when you read this blog tomorrow morning, as I lie in theatre. Also, send me lots of positive thoughts and lots of angels, archangels and guardians, for me and for my surgeons, that they take the appropriate actions and make suitable decisions.

Lots of love, hugs and kisses,


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6 Comments on Off To Theatre

  1. Gillian Lederer says:

    Dear Sweet Little Jarrod

    We are all holding thumbs for you for your procedure tomorrow and may it be if not the last – the last time you will see a theatre for a while. Its no wonder that you get so skinny – this constant pricking, prodding, scanning etc – must interrupt dinner time quite a bit.

    It goes without saying that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to the next blog with details of your recovery.

    Lynn, Norwin we wish you strength and patience over the next couple of days – the end is in sight 🙂

    Gillian, Oliver, Ryan and Kirsten

  2. Lynne says:

    Hello little man

    I’m so glad that your lung infection has cleared and it’s a go for tomorrow. My thoughts and prayers are constantly with you, your doctors and your wonderful parents. Stay as strong as you are, you are an inspiration to all of us!


  3. Nina says:

    Hi baby boy,

    Our prayer for you is that the angels by your side give you extra comfort during your surgery. May you feel God’s love and strength flowing through your little body. Jarrod, we all love you so much even though we’ve never met you. Now you get in there and fight, fight, fight. You can do it. Come out strong!

    God bless you little guy and we will be praying for you.
    All our love,
    Nina, Marco, Micca and baby Biella

  4. Bronwyn says:

    Morning precious little boy!

    Wishing you all the very very best for your procedure this morning, and we will send all the angels to be with you and look over and protect you, you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love to your mommy and daddy as well, this must really be such a difficult time for them.

    Wishing you all Love, light, best wishes, hugs, kisses.

    Thinking of you all

    Love Bronwyn, Gary, Brannon, Rhianne

  5. Micheline says:

    We have all our fingers and toes crossed for you today!
    Be brave little one!
    Love & Kisses,
    Micheline & Ronan

  6. Jo says:

    All the best for today! There are and will be so much love and strength surrounding you, your family and your healers.


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