Friday, April 3, 2009

Miracles do Happen!

SURGERY IS OVER! HE SAVED THE SCIATIC NERVE!
AT 3:50, THE SURGEON CAME OUT AND TALKED TO US. AS HE WENT IN TO SURGERY, HE TOLD US THAT THE CHANCES OF SAVING HIS NERVE WERE LESS THAN 5%, AND MOST LIKELY IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN. AFTER SURGERY, HE CAME OUT AND SAID THAT HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE IT. HE REALLY FELT LIKE THIS WAS A MIRACLE.
WHAT IS SO AMAZING, IS THAT UP TO THE VERY LAST MINUTE DICK NEVER LOST HOPE. RIGHT BEFORE THEY WHEELED HIM INTO THE O.R. HE MADE SURE THAT THE SURGEON WOULD TRY TO SAVE THE NERVE. THE DOCTOR MADE IT CLEAR THAT HIS FIRST PRIORITY WAS TO REMOVE THE CANCER, BUT HE WOULD DO ANYTHING HE COULD.
THROUGH DICK'S FAITH AND THE FAITH AND PRAYERS OF ALL OF YOU THIS MIRACLE HAPPENED. HE'LL HAVE A BIT OF A RECOVERY, AND THEY DID REMOVE SOME MUSCLE (NOT TO MENTION AN ENORMOUS TUMOR). HIS INCISION IS ABOUT 1 AND A QUARTER FEET LONG FROM THE BACK OF HIS KNEE TO THE TOP OF HIS THIGH.
WHEN DICK WOKE UP, THE SURGEON TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE THE NERVE. DICK GROGILY RESPONDED, "CAN I KISS YOU?" THE DOCTOR LAUGHED AND SAID, "NO, I HAVE A MASK."
WE HAVEN'T SEEN HIM YET, BUT WE'LL BE ABLE TO SOON.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! WE CAN'T EXPRESS THE GRATITUDE WE FEEL TO ALL OF OUR FAMILY AND EXTEND FAMILY (THIS INCLUDES YOU!) WHO HAVE BEEN WITH US IN PERSON AND IN SPIRIT THROUGH THIS JOURNEY!

12 comments:

Mrs. B. Roth said...

So amazing! Great news! Best of luck in recovery. Our prayers are with you all.

eryka said...

Yeah! We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Nan said...

So glad everything worked out so well. What a blessing!

The Loving Home of The Walkers said...

I knew it!!! Ya Papa Bear!!!! God is Good!!!! Have a wonderful recovery and I am so proud of your strength!!!

♥A

Emily Silva said...

Amen!

Tim and Nancy said...

A multitude of people from all backgrounds and religious beliefs have been so touched by your influence that we united our faith in your behalf. We are grateful that the Lord rewarded our faith by blessing and healing you. We are thrilled for you! Our prayers continue for you and your family during the long recovery process. Our Love, Worthy & Gail

McKenze Lee said...

Congrats!!!! That is so awesome! Way to go Mr C, my hat's off to you. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeeaaaah! We all knew it would happen. God is wonderful! It's such a boost in faith for me personally to see how faithful the Lord is. We love you guys & will now be praying for a speedy recovery. -Mitch

thurstonfam said...

Richard
It was great to talk to you Friday. I cant believe how strong you are. I am keeping up with the family blog and it looks like you are making little miracles of your own. Dont over do it!
We had a good rehearsal Sat. morning and we will be working with the band on Monday. Just wanted to say thanks for this fun opportunity. We are missing you and cant wait to have you back. Love to you and the family! Julene

Brian Muir said...

Congratulations! We are so happy it went so well. What a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I'm sure the Doc would have taken the kiss. I'm so happy to hear that things look bright! Good luck with all of the physical therapy and all! It is nice to know miracles continue to happen! Love, Stephanie White

Aislinn said...

Mr Call,

You and your family have a special place in my heart. What a blessing for all of us that you moved from Texas to our little town of Burley!!! You have brought so much to BHS and our town. You taught me how to believe in myself, set goals, work hard, and reach for the stars!!! My one regret that you didnt come sooner. Tell you family hi! You will conquer this. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort.I am a better person for knowing you and being able to call you and the CALL family my friends.

Aislinn "ASSLINE" Crane