30 March 2010


Nathan's surgery will be at 6:30 tomorrow morning. He was supposed to go a little bit later but the first spot opened up so he was moved up. The surgery is supposed to last about 2 hours with an additional 45 minutes of prep (putting in lines, etc.). Our nurse said that it's possible that Nathan's fingers won't be blue after this surgery. I was surprised by this but would LOVE to see his fingers nice and pink. We'll see. I'll take him getting through the surgery okay and having his oxygen levels in a more stable range. :)

When I checked our blog today, I was blown away by all the wonderful comments. Thank you so much for your prayers, scripture references and support! They meant so much and brought me to tears. Thank you all! We were particularly happy to hear from you, Jimmie. We think about you and Eddie a lot too. I am going to have Richard email you. We would love to hear how Eddie's doing!

Today was a really good day for Nathan. Our nurse took him for a ride in a wagon and he got to go outside. It was actually pretty nice out and it was the first time he's gotten to go outside in a while. It was also the first time he got to go outside without a coat on since coming home in November! The past few days he's gone for rides around the unit but today was definitely special. The pediatric ICU is brand new, probably less than 6 months old and they have a deck with tables and such. I think Nathan really enjoyed it. I have a couple pictures to share of him in the wagon but my camera battery died and the charger is at home. Hopefully, I'll be able to share them soon. Also, I can't wait to show you all the equipment we have to take on these little rides. We are quite the sight!

I just have to mention that we really love the nurses Nathan has. The nurse he had yesterday and today is particularly sweet. She definitely goes above and beyond to make things better for the kids.

Okay, I will let all of you know how things go tomorrow. Thanks so much for standing by us. Your prayers truly mean the world to us.


The Ferrill's said...

Praying for sweet Nathan...and will continue to pray throughout his recovery!
The Lord is MIGHTY TO SAVE...Zeph 3:17
mom to Kevin...another heart baby from ND!

TanyaLea said...

We are still praying and have reached out and asked others to do the same. We will be thinking of you tomorrow and look forward to your update. Know that SO many will be praying you through Nathan's surgery... you are NOT alone!!

BIG Hugs,

"For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds," says the Lord. (Jeremiah 30:17)

"For with God nothing will be impossible." (Luke 1:37)

Robyn said...

Hi Kelly,
My name is Robyn and my little guy had open heart surgery last Thursday. I am another adoptive momma that knows what you are going through and I just want you to know that I am praying for you. I have had so many people praying for my little guy and while he had some complications, he is coming through them. The Lord gives us just what we need to get through the times and he will be in that operating room with Nathan and will guide those surgeons hands. I will be praying for him and for his recovery!

WilxFamily said...

Nathan has been in our prayers and will continue to be tomorrow, especially when he is in surgery.

Isaiah 43:2 "When thou walkest through the waters, I will be with thee, and through the rivers they shall not overflow thee. And when thought walkest through the fire thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame be kindled upon thee."

Rest in God's grace. He is in control.