Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Hi, my friends. I have felt your prayers, and I thank you from my heart. Don is still in the hospital. His headache is better. And there is some question as to whether the cause for the ear, and jaw pain is TMJ or trigeminal neuralgia. However, this doesn't explain the severe head ache. They have done 2 CT scans and a MRI. They told us yesterday that they have found some type of lesion deep in the brain that could or could not be causing the pain. The DR's. are split as to whether this is abnormal or just a benign bone growth. So today he is having a bone scan...and this will show us if the head has a "hot spot" which would indicate a tumor. In my 'gut', I really don't think it will be anything to worry about. I think when they begin to do the scans...all they will see will be a typical male brain....quite a bit smaller than the female brain...with a large area programmed to hold a remote and sit in front of the tv., a large area that requires 3 square meals a day (this will probably be quite lacking in his case) and an area that longs to be on a boat in the middle of a lake with a fishing pole. Oh and the "love the Lord" and the "ride my motorcyle" area will be lit up nice and bright. :) Whatever DOES show up...we can handle. God has already seen into his head and knows all about if this is what we are up against...He knows that we can do it...with HIS strength, of course.

It is such a comfort to know you are praying for us. My son Adam is staying with him in the mornings, so I can go to work. We have our big spring musicals in a few weeks. So it is so nice he can help me out.

I will let you know as soon as I can get to the computer and post again. I thank God for you.


Musicaljean said...

You made me laugh out loud, describing the male brain they will see!! I'm glad you can still have a sense of humor in the midst of this unexpected event.

Your faith inspires me tremedously. Thanks!

Lynne said...

Tonja, thanks for the update. Jean took the words right out of my mouth about keeping your sense of humor. You will all continue to be in my thoughts.

justabeachkat said...


I'm so happy to get a report. I've been thinking about you alot and praying for you and your family. Keep us posted as often as you can.

You're so right about the male brain...part of their brain just has to be shaped like a remote control. I guess the female brain might have a part shaped like a credit card. LOL

Your friends are here praying.


Leah Belle said...

Glad you have your sense of humor. Even more glad you are finding peace in acknowledging God's sovereignty.

Southern Heart said...

I'm glad that the reports so far are good, and I will continue praying for him, and your family. I also love your sense of comes most in handy at difficult times.

Please do keep us updated,


RealEstateGirl said...

Tonja, your attitude and sense of humor in all of this are unbelievable! I think your outlook on this is great and we are all praying for him! Keep us posted when you can!

Di-dan said...

I haven't posted any comments, but I have been checking back to see if you've left any updates. Thanks for this one. We are all praying that things are okay and that life will soon be back to normal for all of you.

I agree with Jean...your faith is an inspiration! THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT!