Please keep Dan Trent and his family in your prayers. His wife, Kiyomi, is scheduled for brain surgery on the 19th. Following is an e-mail from Dan, letting us know what will happen with the surgery and how we can better pray for them.
My wife and I will be going to Chicago Sunday. This will allow us to spend some time together and make Monday a bit easier since we have to be at Rush hospital 5:30 am.
Kiyomi will have a bar with sensors under each side of the brain. They will also place wires under the scalp in a grid pattern. After 1 or 2 days she will have her medication lowered. They will monitor her seizures until they get the information to do the surgery, which will take about 1 to 2 weeks.
On a Friday we will talk about options and, on the following Monday, she will have the option the group of doctors, myself and Kiyomi have chosen as the best option. Right now they see only one viable option and that is to remove a small area causing the seizures.
4 days after the 2nd operation she will go home to finish recovery. She may need some therapy dealing with memory or a combo of the two. Kiyomi has had seizures since she was 3-6yrs old. Over the past 10 years they have steadily grown in frequency and she now has an average of 17+ seizures a month. The seizures she has are called partial-complex.
In addition to this our youngest son is a type1 Diabetic. My children (John 15yr,Chris 14yr, Tess12yrs and Isaac7yr) have been a true blessing in all of this. Tess will help take care of Isaac while am away and I can go to the hospital knowing he is in good hands.
This week has been full of challenges to overcome, but Kiyomi and I know why they are there and choose to focus on God’s blessings. Her Doctor is the Head of Neurology atRushHospitaland her Surgeon is the head of Neurosurgery.
Truly we are so blessed with the right doctors. Truly we are blessed by wonderful friends and family.
Dano – we’re all praying for you! Trust in God and never give up!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11