Monday, January 25, 2010

The Big Game (First Surgery in Detroit)

Our family loves sports, Seth played football as a boy, in high school and then in college. I was always on a cheerleading or dance team so I was right in there with all the action. A lot of things in life, like Colton's first surgery here in Detroit, can be compared to a big football game.

We have prepped and practiced none stop for the last several weeks, you have helped us, our biggest strength on the practice field? Prayer, no doubt. Colton's cheerleaders; friends, family, blog readers, have helped us prepare for the "big game". You have prayed, sent in donations and offered us words of encouragement, we couldn't be more prepared and that is in large part thanks to each of you.

Now, the day is here, the day of the "big game". It takes place this morning around 11:00 a.m. The home team, Retinopathy of Prematurity. This team is big, powerful and doesn't like to play fair. The opposing team, Colton and his team of Doctors here in Michigan. Colton's team is heading into the home of ROP (his eyes) with every intention of teaching that nasty ROP a lesson. This game is evenly matched, it could go either way. But we all know Colton, the quarterback of his team, is a tough one, he's a fighter. His record 5 - 3, four successful operations and three losses, the latter all against ROP. The good news is we've got a new coach, his name is Dr. Trese and he is one tough cookie, the best of the best.

I will be a spectator today, Colton's #1 fan. Sitting on the front row, cheering as much as I possibly can. The best thing about being his #1 fan... I get to love and cherish him always, win or loose.

And now... it's time to head to the "big game". Wish us luck.

1 comment:

  1. Praying everything goes well for you! Go Team Colton!