Dear Prayer Group,
Many of you have appreciated receiving these updates…so here is the latest. Please continue to pray for Abram…see note below.
We wanted to let you know that Abram’s surgery went very well today and that he still has his foot! The surgeon was well impressed by the good condition of the foot and the tumor came out cleanly and easily, so much so that he felt we should wait for more tests to consider our options. Pending the biopsy that will be completed late this week or early next, there is still some hope that the foot can be saved.
Abram has navigated all of this with surprising evenness and courage (I wish I could say the same for his Dad!), strengthened immeasurably no doubt by all the prayers and support he has received from family and friends. He described waking up and immediately realizing he could still move his foot — and a quick glance confirmed it was still there!
With anesthesia enough for the amputation and what would have been a much longer surgery, he is pretty nauseous and “whacked” from all the drugs but is doing just fine. It is quite possible that we will be out of the hospital tomorrow and will be weighing the next steps from there. Daiva (family friend) and I are doing the vigil tonight and letting Ann and Kiya get some rest. I am so thankful for this beautiful, hope-filled night and send each of you our gratitude for sharing this journey with us.
With much love from the Gorniks,
Michael, Ann, Kiya and Abram
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