Sunday, March 7, 2010


Greetings Everyone. I know it has been over a week since I have posted, but you will have to forgive me.  We have been praying about having Victoria go back to the hospital for a surgery, and feel at this time that that will be the right thing to do. The surgery will be to put a shunt in her brain to take care of all the cerebrialspinal fluid that is presently compressing against her brain.  There are two ways of doing that. Putting in a valve with a tube that would run (on the inside of her skin)down the neck, shoulder and end in her stomach. The other way is they can go into her brain with a little camera, find the third ventricle make that hole bigger in order to drain the fluid. I am not sure if the second is an option as we really don't know if the third ventricle is present, or accessible . I am waiting to hear back from a neurosurgeon from Mayo. So...we ask that we would have wisdom, be able to talk to the right people at the right time (you know, kinda the providence of our great God sort of thing), and  hopefully get this done within the next week.
Victoria has been doing remarkably well, and enjoyed being at church today, although I did find out that she does not like cold milk...I know I know, Dad's are so slow. Linda continues to recover well, but I am wondering if she is milking (pun intended) this sleeping so much in the day time thing, just a little too much :)))) (by the way, I really am just kidding, so no nasty comments.)
We continue to meet people and hear from people who have been praying for us and our family...we are humbled and grateful.
Benjamin has an interview this week for a part time job about 1.5hrs from here (while he waits to see if the border patrol position will open up), so please be in prayer for that on Tuesday. He would come home on the weekends, so we sure would miss him.
We have been really enjoying our warm weather lately, and Reuben might have gotten in his last snowboarding day in.
By the way, just to let you know...I was cheering for Canada during the hockey game at the Olympics. But unfortunately, my house was divided (:, oh well, they will get over it.
God is good today, and we just praise Him. Blessings on your day. If Jesus isn't everything to you, than what is???? Reach out and touch someones life today, who knows if they , or you will be around tomorrow.


  1. Glad to hear things are still going well with you all...although during THE game there was some talk of reporting you to the immigration authorities in an attempt to have you sent back to your obviously beloved Canada...traitor. :) Haha.

    Seriously tho, we all love you guys SOOOOO much, and are praying for you as you make these decisions concerning Victoria...our God is Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our Healer, and He hold Victoria in the palm of His mighty hand!!

  2. Hi! We are friends of the Jeffery's from PA. We have been following your daughter's progress and praying for you.

    I have a daughter with hydrocephalus. She had a vp shunt placed at age 3 months. She had a revision at age 9 and she is 17 now and doing well, praise the Lord.

    Enjoy your precious daughter.

  3. Hi Elissa Wolford:

    Thank you so much for praying for us. Were you the friends of the Jeffery's that sent the blanket for
    Glad to here that your daughter is doing well. The shunt is what we are looking into at this present time.

    The Mittons