Jason’s Emergency Brain Surgery

Sunday night, January 7, 2018

Today went as not planned. Early this morning Jason felt dizzy and imbalanced. At the hospital a CT Scan showed serious problems, bleeding in the brain. The neurosurgeon went over the scan with us, pointing out a hematoma a little larger than a golfball in the lower back of the brain. Surgery was risky but necessary. Jason was not able to respond so Diane made the decision to proceed with surgery.

The neurosurgeon removed the hematoma, helped to increase the blood circulation in the brain. Jason has been sedated with many doctors monitoring his condition. The next 48 hours will be critical in terms of Jason’s initial recovery from this major surgery.

As you know Jason was hospitalized over 3 weeks recently to battle C3GN, an anti-immune system failure that attacks the kidneys. It’s unclear where all this stems. Still, Diane and I pray fervently for strength and ask God to be a healing presence with and for Jason.

I had hoped to preach my concluding sermon today at the preaching/pastoral care ministry at the First Christian Church in Lexington. Obviously that didn’t happen. They continue to be very special people, sending notes of support and love. Yes!

We do not know where all this leads. I ask for special prayers for Diane. Jason’s her only child. He’s 38 and has had many medical challenges, starting at birth. She’s incredible, but energy isn’t always full, as we all can appreciate.

In any case, I wanted to update you, asking for prayers.

Blessings and Healing,

Mark.

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About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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One Response to Jason’s Emergency Brain Surgery

  1. revpattyb says:

    So sorry to hear of this latest issue with Jason. It’s always tough to stand by and watch your child have serious medical problems and I’m pray that the decision to operate was not fraught with hoping she made the right decision. He, Diane, & you have my prayers for his recovery and a sense of the next steps in his health care.

    Patty

    On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 3:54 PM Mark H. Miller’s Blog wrote:

    > Mark H Miller posted: “Sunday night, January 7, 2018 Today went as not > planned. Early this morning Jason felt dizzy and imbalanced. At the > hospital a CT Scan showed serious problems, bleeding in the brain. The > neurosurgeon went over the scan with us, pointing out a hemato” >

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