Sunday, January 24, 2010

On the Road Again (to Detroit)

By the time you read this we will be in the car headed to Michigan for Colton's 2nd trip to visit Dr. Trese in Royal Oak. On Monday morning they will do an exam under anesthesia at Beaumont Hospital, then, as long as the doctor still feels that the surgery will be beneficial, he will proceed. We will visit Dr. Trese's office on Tuesday morning for a follow up visit and to discuss how the surgery went. The next step will most likely include surgery on the opposite eye next Friday, with a follow up visit on Monday morning. After that we will be free to head back to Kentucky. I have no clue what exactly the next week will bring for the Darnell family but we certainly will know a lot more (good or bad) about Colton's future eye sight after it is over.

I am still fighting with myself on the subject of hope versus over-optimism. Right now I am sticking with a 'hope for the best, prepare for the worst' mentality. Honesty, I have always known that we have so much to be thankful for. The fact that Colton is alive is miracle enough for one lifetime. I am human though, I can't help hoping that God has at least one more in store for us all.

As far as I know, we will have internet access at the hotel so I will be sure to update everyone on here, facebook and twitter as often as possible. It is the least I can do after everything you all have done for us. I know I have said it before, but we really are so amazed and thankful at all the prayers, donations and words of support & encouragement we have received. It means the world to me to know that so many people care about my family and especially my little boy.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I couldn't possibly say it enough.

1 comment:

  1. Crystal,

    As I was reading your posts about Colton I got tears in my eyes. He truly is such a blessing and a miracle. We don't know what God has in store for us but we can know that he KNOWS the plans he has for us and that if we seek him he will listen. I want you, Seth, & even little Colton to know that you all are in my prayers. I pray that God will watch over you all as you go through these tough times, that he will comfort you, give you a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that he will give you hope. I also pray that he will watch over Colton, keep him safe as he is in surgery, that he will help to heal his eyes and help him to see, and that he will protect him. I can only imagine what you all have been through and what you are going through but just trust in the Lord and lean on him, he will help you. God Bless you! :)

    -Jessica Camden