03 November 2010

Surgery Went Well!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Nathan's surgery went well! Everyone was very pleased. They had to patch part of his left pulmonary artery since it was smaller than the right (they mentioned that they would probably need to do this). It is still smaller but only by 8-9mm they say.

Nathan is doing well. He is sleeping but they pulled out his breathing tube right after the procedure. He is in and out of sleep. He's asked for apple juice and water but he can have neither until around 7:00 this evening when they can start him on clear liquids. Then tomorrow if all goes well he will be able to eat anything he wants.

Isabel is with us and at the playroom right now with one of the Child Life workers. I have to say that Isabel was excited to come back to the hospital (at least one of us was, right?). She has a lot of fun here and honestly, they do a great job for the kids and their siblings. She is also amazingly unphased by hospital "stuff". I think that will serve her well throughout her life.

We are also in the same room we spent 5 weeks in last Spring. I actually prayed a couple hours before the surgery was over that we would get the same room. I know it's minor compared to everything else but for several reasons I wanted the same room. I was amazed when the surgical nurse told us we would be in the same room (I don't know why... it's not like I think God can't do that). But it was definitely a reminder that God cares about the little things that matter to us, even in the midst of the big things that matter to us. I am learning that I can ask God for anything, not just the big things. For some reason it's a recent revelation to me. And with that I am starting to involve God in more of my life.

Finally, thank you for praying for Nathan and for us. God continues to bring Nathan through some difficult things. We are so happy to see him doing so well. His oxygen levels are even better than they were and we are looking forward to a smooth and speedy recovery! :)


Dawn said...

Praise God! so very happy for you and your wonderful son!!!!

TanyaLea said...

Thanks so much for your note earlier today... it was so fun seeing an email from you in my 'inbox'! :) ...and even better, that it contained good news of Nathan's surgery. I'm so glad he gets to have his big sister around, and that she does so well in the hospital setting. It sounds like they are very accomodating! PTL!! <><

I LOVE your revelation about asking God for even the smaller details ...it's something I often forget about, too. Yet you are so right, He cares about every segment of our life, big and small. And by including Him in the smaller details of our lives, we DO have Him around more... that's the way it should be. Afterall, He is our FATHER!! :)

God Bless and give that sweet boy a hug for me! OXO


Laine said...

Thank you Jesus! Praying Nathan continues to recover GREAT!
And yes, we do need to remember to involve God in the details, don't we? He shows up so big in the little things! Even good parking spaces at the hospital! :) (I pray for that often...)

Aly said...

Great news! Thank you for sharing that God is indeed in the "small things". We are praying for a smooth recovery for Nathan!
Blessings to you all!