We’ve been filling you in relatively frequently, but mom’s with sick kids have them on their minds, so too, we here at school are a lot like moms: Violeta is on our mind.
Two days ago Violeta’s condition was grave. She was put on a ventilator and her kidney function was compromised. Her dad confirmed the report that yesterday was a much better day when he came by to pick up Violeta’s older sister. He said she had a kidney stone lodged in the tube that led out of her kidney and nothing could get out. She is unable to tolerate surgery due to the cancer treatment, so they put a small tube around the stone that successfully allowed her kidney to drain.
After that the doctor said, the recovery will be up to Violeta. Yesterday she became more responsive, her kidney function improved and she is breathing mostly on her own. Her dad was so pleased, and so grateful for her turn toward recovery and for our prayers.
He said one other thing that struck me. I asked if Maria had the baby, Rosa Maria, in Omaha or if the baby was here in Lincoln with him. He said the baby is here with him. Maria’s parents are here and help with the baby through the day. He said, “When I wake up at night to feed her, I am just so grateful that we have her and for the prayers from you all here and so many people.” That’s a dad open to God’s grace and goodness in the middle of the night, night after night, in the midst of sacrifice that has become a part of normal life. May God bless him, Violeta, Maria and all their family. Let us continue to keep them in our prayers.