The Prices Write (May 2020, part 1)

We are so grateful for your prayers and support. As mentioned earlier, our visit to Stanford University Medical Center did not bring the news we had hoped for since the surgeon there said that there is no surgery he can perform to help Matthew regain movement in his shoulder and upper arm. During that sameContinue reading “The Prices Write (May 2020, part 1)”

Nerve reimplantation not an option for Matthew at Stanford

Thank you for praying for us. Matthew and I are staying at a hotel near the airport in San Francisco. He and I met with the new surgeon at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, this morning. His opinion is that, in all probability, the nerves were avulsed entirely (ripped from the spinal cord) for Matthew’sContinue reading “Nerve reimplantation not an option for Matthew at Stanford”

Visiting California for more tests & second opinions

Christ is risen; He’s risen indeed! The weather was beautiful in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, for Ariela, Daniel, and Kirsten to enjoy an Easter egg hunt with Pam (pictured above). Matthew and I enjoyed worship at home in Kansas City with Elizabeth and Stephen. Thank you for praying for us. Matthew has had good appointments hereContinue reading “Visiting California for more tests & second opinions”

Found a townhouse; began the process of getting Matthew a prosthesis; continuing to pack Croatia house

Thank you for praying for us! 1) Praise God that we heard back from the apartment complex to which we applied that they have approved our application to move into a rental townhouse in Kansas City, MO, on May 1st! We have not seen the townhouse in person yet, but Matthew and I plan to go thisContinue reading “Found a townhouse; began the process of getting Matthew a prosthesis; continuing to pack Croatia house”

Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020

As most of you know, our 21-year old son, Matthew, was in a severe motorcycle accident near Walnut Creek, California, on January 18. He spent 46 days in the hospital and underwent ten surgeries, including the amputation of his left arm at the elbow. We praise God for sparing Matthew’s life during the accident andContinue reading “Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020”

Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend

That was fast! The weather in Slavonski Brod, Croatia: sometimes sunny, sometimes snowy! Once again, I wanted to thank you all for your prayers for Matthew and us. Here’s the latest: We have now finished the paperwork requesting that Matthew’s medical records be sent to three hospitals along with a referral from his UCSF surgeon,Continue reading “Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend”

Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia

Praise God that Kirsten is home safe and sound in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, with Pamala and the kids! Her BFA dorm parents worked so hard to get her to the airport early in the morning, and she was able to fly from Basel to Amsterdam to Zagreb. Pam picked her up at the airport, and nowContinue reading “Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia”

Very discouraging news about Matthew’s nerve treatment options

Today Matthew had his nerve testing (EMG) and consultation with the team of doctors at UCSF. Unfortunately, the tests showed that all the nerves for his shoulder and arm were torn out of the spinal cord so that there is nothing they can do. They will not do the nerve transfer surgery that we wereContinue reading “Very discouraging news about Matthew’s nerve treatment options”

Matthew’s follow up pain appointment; prayer requests

Thank you for your prayers for Matthew and us. Today Matthew had his first follow-up appointment after being discharged from the hospital. The appointment was to evaluate how his pain has been since he left the hospital and to see what adjustments need to be made to his medications. We are thankful that Matthew’s painContinue reading “Matthew’s follow up pain appointment; prayer requests”

Update on Matthew in San Francisco & Pam and the kids in Slavonski Brod, Croatia

The pictures are of Pamala, Daniel and Ariela with dear Croatian friends who came over for a meal, and of Ariela playing stewardess and writing out the luggage tag for their upcoming trip back to the States. Thank you all for praying for us. Matthew’s pain level has been better, but can still be highContinue reading “Update on Matthew in San Francisco & Pam and the kids in Slavonski Brod, Croatia”