Wednesday, July 13, 2011


They made it home today.  We are so grateful for what Dr. Saggi and Dr. Hall were able to do for him; and thankfully healing can continue in El Campo.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

THE FINAL LAP By: Marilyn Goerig

Help us to be grateful
Each day in our prayer.
Before we speak our petitions,
Let gratitude bring us there.

We say “In God’s Time”;
But we usually want more.
Our plans don’t always match
What God has in store.

Louie is improving
In all aspects of his care.
There is talk of going home;
To Louie an answered prayer.

His improvement is bittersweet;
It is difficult to rejoice
When they will no longer hear
Dr. Saggi’s reassuring voice.

Yes, Dr. Saggi is leaving
No doubt he will make history;
As a valued addition
At Tulane University.

Let us remember who’s really in charge
And let Him provide the map.
God has brought Louie this far;
He will manage his final lap.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

So much has happened this week! The fever has subsided , Louie got 2 units of blood that definitely gave him a bit more zip, the wound vac is out and he's eating a bit of pureed(yum yum) food. The CT scan showed the abcess to be getting smaller and no new worrisome details were apparent. We are moving toward the door once again! The saddest bit of news, however, is that Dr. Saggi is leaving to go to Tulane in New Orleans. We are truly upset about this as he was the the perfect "fit" for us. He is a surgeon with tremendous gastrointestinal experience. We felt we had the best with Dr. Duke, who in turn recommended the best for the next phase, Dr. Saggi. We will definitely be looking to Dr. Saggi to recommend our next physician choice. We are doing fine, but long for El Campo more each and every day. In the words of one of our favorites, Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, "there's no place like home". (geez, where's a good pair of ruby slippers when you need them?). Thanks once again for all the prayers and support -----Love, Ruthie