Thursday, September 1, 2011

Still waiting...


Tonight, I am hanging out with my baby.  There is a "bed/couch" in our room here at the hospital that barely sleeps one, and it is a blessing to sometimes crash here.  It is really hard to go to sleep (or home) when he is awake and alert with his eyes open.  So, it's 3am and I am still happily awake.

We heard through our nurse a little of what the cardiac surgeon is thinking at this point.  We are hoping to finally meet with him tomorrow.  We missed him when he came to talk with us today.  So, I will share what we understand as of now.

There are two main problems with doing the surgery soon:  the bleeding and the kidneys.  I guess when they do the surgery, they use heparin...an anticoagulant.  Using an anticoagulant could cause some problems with more bleeding.  I am not sure yet what exactly to pray for about that...so for now please pray for wisdom for the doctors and that his bleeding problems would be resolved.  As far as the kidneys go, when they perform the surgery, they have to clamp off the aorta for a bit.  The lack of blood flow to his already hurting kidneys can be really detrimental.  Please pray for much improved kidney function and a greatly decreased creatnine level.  It decreased some today...which is definitely something to thank God for!

So, we're not sure what this all means yet.  We know the doctors want Jude to be in the best position for surgery, and we'll know more tomorrow what that will look like.  Please continue to join us in prayer for our precious littlest guy.

Please also pray for me and Brandon...that the Lord would be our rock and our strength.  I had a hard time tonight after talking with the nurse.  This has all been something of a rollercoaster, but God doesn't change.  He stays the same.  He is the One in whom we're placing our hope.  So thankful for Him tonight.

Love you all.
Goodnight.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Prayers are continuing to flood the throne room....love you, friend.

Betsy said...

Hi Mandy! We've been praying for your family, and for Jude, and being reminded that God IS our hope. That He is our rock. Thankful for the blessing of joining you in prayers!

Abigail said...

We are continuing to pray for peace and strength.

Anonymous said...

I'm still praying through your list all throughout the day, when I'm trying to fall asleep at night and when C wakes up in the night. *hugs*

-Elizabeth House

Julia said...

Praying for you today Mandy. I can't imagine the exhaustion the roller coaster of emotion is. We just prayed for all of you during worship time this morning. Praying for some good news today. Love you!!

Katie said...

We're still praying for you guys.... thanks for letting us meet your handsome little one the other day. It was great getting to see you too!

kktennessee said...

"There are times when we do not know how to pray--when sorrow or helplessness overwhelms us to the point that words are impossible to speak, even to Jesus. All we can do is cry to Him." C. Stanley

"...But the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit...." Rom. 8:26-27

Much love to you all -- Karen

Diana Maldonado Tiscareno said...

Amiga linda eres admirable como te quiero lo sabes? estaremos orando por su familia para que nuestro padre que conoce sus corazones atienda sus necesidades. Todo nuestro carino para ustedes hermosa familia !!!

Jen said...

May all of you get a good night's sleep which is imperative for your health. You are always in my thoughts and I show everyone your blog page so they can see your little guy. You have made me not feel so far away from you by doing this. Thanks and Love Ya.

julie wolfe said...

God is very much in control! This may seem like a huge trial but we do serve a God that has EVERYTHING in control. I know from experience that when tough times are here that is often hard to remember. Jude is a miracle and I pray that you all continue to look towards God for your every need!
Love you so much!

Kristy said...

Priceless...mama adoring her baby boy. Hope you get some much needed rest tonight. Hold each other tight and be reminded that God can handle all your emotions...all of 'em. Love to y'all!

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