On August 16, 2012 we awoke early to drive to Hershey, PA for Jonah’s outpatient amputation surgery. In some ways it feels like a lifetime ago and in other ways it feels like only yesterday. Just thinking about it all makes my heart beat rapidly, my palms sweat and my stomach ache. I don’t know if there will ever be a day when I don’t have physiological reactions when I think about it. We are thankful for the physical healing that has taken place in Jonah’s body.
There is much fall out emotionally stemming from his amputation. We would appreciate your prayers for Jonah, Joshua and our family to overcome the emotional battle triumphantly.
If you know anyone going through something similar, I wrote a small electronic book about Jonah’s experience, titled 9 1/2 Fingers.
I remember the day as if it were yesterday We are grateful for the physical healing and pray daily that the emotional trauma will diminish and God will keep using you to reach others.
He was the bravest little boy! His strength was an amazing witness to everyone. I can’t imagine the emotions that go along with that and forever will but please know we continue to pray and love you all so much!
Jonah was a very brave little boy throughout his months of medical procedures, surgeries and learning to adapt to limitations–not only from the loss of his finger, but limited mobility of other fingers, too. He would sing to himself and lighten the mood with topics of conversation that were classic Jonah. I hope his songs and conversations will help to lift him and all of you up and over the waves of emotion whenever they surface. Love you. Am counting down the days for when I’ll see you all again.