Friday, February 27, they attempted to patch the leak and Chris was woken up again from his coma. He struggled once again to get back on his feet, but kept fighting. It was harder the second time around. He began walking, trying to eat solid food, and kept pushing through his pain.
The surgeons told us they hoped there were no more planned surgeries after Feb. 27. Chris kept doing what the doctors ordered and kept moving forward. That following Friday, March 6th, it was determined that the same troublesome area of the colon was leaking again. Chris was taken back to the OR, his 32nd surgery. When he came out of surgery, the surgeons told us that there was nothing else they could do - he was "inoperable" again for another year. The leak happened again, and Chris will now be sent home with some of the same woundcare as before, until they can operate again. The pain he has endured over and over is unimaginable, and watching him go through it again has taken a toll on our families. Pray for the "village" that it takes to get Chris back on his feet every time he's knocked back down. We are heartbroken and feeling so crushed because our expectations of Chris being healthy again have been shattered.
Many people have asked what they can do for us during this time - and we simply answer that prayers and financial assistance are the only options right now. With possible litigation in the future, we know that our lives are going to continue to be stressed in all areas, and we thank you all for the support that you all give to us daily.
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