Our Journey Started at the beginning of September, when Grant, the oldest of the Zeller kids felt like he had water in his ear. We then went through the process of discovering that Grant had an acoustic Neuroma, which is a tumor that is located away from your brain, but right next to your balance nerves, hearing nerves, and would require surgery. We went through the same things with Rebekah (Mom) about 9 years ago, and have met with same ENT who will be doing the surgery on Grant. In Daryls (DZ) words, "it's felt like a nightmare repeated." But we are confident and not in fear because the Lord has led us down this road before!
The tumor has actually begun to press against Grants nerves in his face and has caused quite a bit of discomfort over the last few months. His surgery is scheduled for December 22nd, and should start around 7am and we will do our best to try and communicate with all of you how his progress is going and what he needs! We believe that Grant is completely in the Lords hands. Grant has had an incredibly positive attitude during this whole process and has been overwhelmed with love and support from each of you. Please feel free to continue to pray for surgery. Here are some things you can pray for...
1. Pray for the doctors, and that they would have the healing hands of the lord. 2. Pray that if there is a way to salvage what hearing grant has left, that he would be able to keep it. 3. Pray for the Recovery. We are not certain what the Road will look like, but it will be challenging and Grant will have to fight to regain balance. 4. Pray for the Family! We are in good spirits, but we are all at a home in Dallas playing the waiting Game
Grant Will be having Surgery at the Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas located @ 5151 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390. Grant would love visitors, but we are limited by who can come see him. Grant will spend the first 24-48 hours in ICU, so it might be tough to see him Saturday, but hopefully by Sunday we will be able to have visitors and spend some time in a hospital Room.
We should be returning home to Abilene by the middle of the week after Christmas, and Grant will be at the Zeller household. Again in his words "I would love to see you!" so please let us know and come stop by if you are in Abilene!
Please feel free to email us or contact us, stop by, or let us know your praying for us!