I'm really too fried to think of anything extra creative, so I'm just going to copy the update I sent out to our small group. Thanks for your continued prayers for Michael!
I'm sorry I'm just now getting an update out to you guys. Michael did pretty well through the night. His pain was somewhat under control, and he was able to get by with less pain medication than he'd had throughout the day. He did, however, spike some fevers through the night.
We met with the doctor earlier today, and we are fortunately going to avoid a trip to the Operating Room. Michael's swelling has gone down some, the redness is more localized, and his white blood cell count is looking better. Because of the fevers, though, the doctor wants to keep us a little longer so that he can continue the IV antibiotics and make sure that his fevers are under control. From what the doctor said, it looks like we will now be leaving Tuesday (hopefully in the morning).
Michael has said that visitors would be fine today or tomorrow, just give me a heads up if you want to come up here.
We will be meeting with the doctor again sometime late this afternoon or early this evening, so I will be sure to let all of you know if anything changes. We SO appreciate your prayers!
Love you all,