Last evening Scott came to visit and AJ showed him a little card that said he wanted to play. (Prior to surgery, we had made up cards with pictures so that he could tell us what he needed/wanted) Problem was we could not figure out what he wanted to play with. We guessed and guessed until it looked like a game of charades. Finally, out of exasperation, AJ spoke. I did not expect this on his day of surgery. We had a terrible time making it out and he had to repeat it multiple times. "Star War Legos, he blurted out!" We did not expect that request and we didn't have any for him. I had forgotten that the last time he was in the hospital Scott had surprised him with a small little star wars lego set. Apparently he had not forgotten and was expecting it again. The hospital searched for legos and eventually found some but no star wars lego people. Oh well, it was so good to hear him talk.
AJ's bleeding has completely stopped and the resident doctor thinks we will go home today. We need his ENT to see him before we can actually leave and that usually means much later in the day. We are happy for the good news. His doctor said we will not know, for up to three months, if he avoids the more serious complication of nasopharyngeal stenosis (I'm not even going to bother to explain unless it becomes something we later deal with). We will take it a day at a time and keep trusting God for the grace he provides new each day.
Thanks so much for praying for AJ and a special thanks to all those that offered to help with the important details of our other family members.
It is a good day!