Well, I had a lengthy phone conversation with Max earlier this morning and he is "scheduled" for a procedure at noon today. I put "scheduled" in quotation marks because he's actually being fit in to a very busy doctor's schedule and there's no telling when it will actually take place. They are going to put him back on the respirator and send in something that will send electrical shocks to different parts of the heart and see if they can't figure out why it is doing what it is doing (For all you medical professionals out there, I know there is better terminology for all this but I apologize that I don't speak that language yet). :)
At any rate, based on the results that they get, they will do one of two things. They will either (if the heart reacts in positive ways to the stimuli), pull everything out and send him home (today!) knowing that he just has a heart that does a few weird things but assuming it's an okay thing. But if it reacts in a different way, they will insert a defibrillator under the skin near his left shoulder that will be hooked up to the heart and will (somehow) regulate the irregular heartbeats. Max thinks it is more likely that the second scenario is what will occur. If they do this procedure, then it's likely that he will still be able to go home tomorrow. At this point, I think going home would be a major triumph for both Max and Helen. Ultimately, Max won't be aware of what they've done until he wakes up from this procedure and it will have been done.
That's about what i know for now. I am hoping and trusting that you will continue to join us in lifting up Max and Helen and the medical care team before God and ask that they would find the solution that will bring about healing and peace for these wonderful family members of ours. And may God's peace be with you today too. Blessi
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