Yesterday, Ruben had his final pre-op appointment and everything looked ideal for surgery! So his esophagectomy is scheduled for a week from today, December 16th. Pending any complications, the surgery should last 10-12 hours and then Ruben will be hospitalized for the next 2-3 weeks. For most of the hospitalization, Ruben will only eat via a feeding tube and will hopefully start a soft food diet once he is able to return home. Then there is a fairly intensive 4-6 month recovery process afterwards. The lifestyle changes are another challenge. For instance, Ruben will never be able to sleep on his back ever again. Read more about esophagectomy HERE. Brisa and I greatly appreciate your prayers, kind words and support. Honestly, we have been speechlessly humbled by your generosity and outpouring of love.
Many of you expressed interest in donating money directly to Ruben’s medical expenses. If you’d like, feel free to send money via paypal gift (you don’t need a paypal account) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to those of you who have already done so!
Brisa and I want to thank Autumn of wechasethelight.com, B of justbphoto.com, Emma of emmayork.com and Sarah of sarahgudeman.com for offering their photographs, their time and their resources for this cause. Kindly visit their websites, view their stunning photographs and like/comment all of their lovely images!
Thanks so much for your love and support!
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