My 16 yr. old son is in the hospital. Enough to bring any mom to tears.

Mike at his cousin's wedding. - My 16 year old son Mike, usually in good health, had emergency surgery. Please keep him in your prayers. Thanks
@kbkbooks (7030)
Canada
April 24, 2007 8:59pm CST
My son had surgery at 4 am this morning for a pneumo thorax. I cannot be very sure what this is but apparently there was air escaped from the aveolae of the lungs into the vacuum between the lungs and the chest wall. I'm not sure why this happened. He is in fine physical shape and works out regularly, doesn't smoke or drink. The doctor was impressed with his physical condition overall. Anyway, he had to have a tube inserted under his rib cage to the area just above his lung to get the air out. It will be about 4 days before he can come home. He's on morphine for the pain. I spent all day at the hospital with him. He's still my baby. He wanted me to stay with him too. I should finish this by saying he was already much better when I left tonight than he was this morning. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery. He is sad because the doctors told him not to play his drums or work out till at least June. His drums are his life. Thanks for your prayers. (If I don't write a lot in the next few days it's because I'm with him at the hospital).
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@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Oh I’m super sorry to hear this—but am glad that you say he is much better now. It really makes you think when something like this happens. Life is precious! It must stink for him right now to know that he won’t be able to work out or play drums for a couple of months- Probably seems like forever! You’ll have to find something else fun for him to do to keep his mind off of that! Maybe something that doesn’t use his arms as much- I’m keeping you and your son in my thoughts-- Hoping for a speedy recovery!
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Apr 07
Thank you Kris. Really appreciate your prayers. He is disappointed about inactivity but he wants to rest up so he will be able to play the year end concert at school. I think even if he just sits at the drums and doesn't play at the concert, it would make him feel a little better. But his drums are his music, and he even plays at church to give his praise to the LORD. He wants to be back to it soon.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Dear Lord, I just lift this young man up to You. You know what has happened and all that has taken place. Lord, I know that You can heal this problem and just make him well. Just touch this mother and give her comfort through out this whole ordeal. Also Lord I just ask that YOu will give the son comfort. In Your precious name I pray, AMen
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Apr 07
Thank you so much for your prayers. Please pray for continued recovery. He is home. Praise the LORD. :-)
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
I will pray that your son gets well soon, kbkbooks. For now, just take care of him and don't worry about anything else. God Bless!
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
26 Apr 07
He's home in his own bed now! Praise the Lord. Hope he will go back to school for June. He will pass as he is high honors.
@kaevielf (246)
• China
25 Apr 07
I know how you feel, my friend. I believe you are a wonderful mom. Just continue to do the best you can for your kid's well-being. Rest assured, our prayers for your son's speedy recovery!
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Thank you for the prayers and assurance.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
You're a great mom. Let's pray for his immediate recovery.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Thank you lyndee, he's normally a very healthy boy. He looked so much better tonight when I left. I am sure it will be speedy. And lots of prayers help.
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
So sorry to hear about your son being in surgery. I'm praying for you both, and your family. Hopefully he'll be fully recovered fast enough. God bless you.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Thank you for your prayers. You'll never know how much we appreciate it.
• United States
25 Apr 07
He will be in my thoughts and prayers as well as you and the rest of your family. I am so sorry for this! Of course, he's still your baby...he is just 16. I hope it all works out and everything goes well. Sounds like he will be up and around really quickly, though. Let us know how it all works out.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Thank you. Of course I will keep you guys posted.
• United States
25 Apr 07
I left a comment under his photo. I shall put him in my prayers and I wish him a speedy recovery.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Thank you so much. We really appreciate it.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Hi kbkboobs. I hope your son will feel better soon. I will keep him in my prayers. I know what it's like for a mom when her child gets sick. I hope everything will be fine for him soon. Take care.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Thanks for your prayers. They are very much appreciated.