Friday, October 7, 2011

Surgery Update

We are so thankful to the Lord right now. 

While we were in the waiting room, we received a call every hour on Jude's progress.  All along, the man on the other end of the line would say, "Things are going fine."  At one point, he said that his aorta was large and so it was taking longer.  That bothered me, not knowing what that meant.  It seemed that they had been surprised by the size of his aorta. 

Then the Lord reminded me:  He was not surprised.  He formed him.  Jude's frame was not hidden from Him.  The Lord's eyes saw Jude's unformed body.  He knew about the aorta long before anyone saw it on an echocardiogram.  And Jude's life has never been in the surgeon's hands.  His life is in the hands of his Maker.

When Dr. Lagerstrom came out to talk to us, he said that the surgery went well.  Baby Boy is doing fine, and we are now waiting for them to let us see him.  The man on the phone had been mistaken.  His aorta was small. His pulmonary artery was large, and so they put a band around it.  They had thought they might have to do that.  And, the PA band will give Jude more months to grow before he has to have his next heart surgery.

We are so thankful for a successful surgery.  We are so thankful for this hospital and Dr. Lagerstrom.  And, we are so thankful for all of your prayers.  I cannot tell you how much they mean to us.  There are seriously no words to express just how much we have been carried through all of this by all of you walking with us on this journey through prayer and encouragement. 


"Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs. 
Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name. 
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; 
His faithfulness continues through all generations."

Psalm 100


Ian Ray said...

Yeah!!!!!!! thank you Jesus!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lord! We are so excited for you guys!

Love and miss you!

Crystal said...

Shedding a tear for you and Jude; still praying for a smooth recovery. My heart skipped a few beats as I watched you walk away this morning. Love you all!

Kel said...

Praise God! Your right, He knew what his insides looked like. His hands formed Jude into the precious baby doll that he is. We are praying for his recovery!!!! WHat a joyous day!!!!

Anonymous said...

We only know of you through a link that a friend posted. We (my husband and I) have been following your story for a while. Every day we have prayed for him to be healed and for comfort to you and your family. I cannot tell you how much your words have helped to bring peace into our lives.

We will continue to follow your story and pray for baby Jude. So happy the surgery went well today!

Anonymous said...

We will continue to lift you up. Jude is such a strong miracle and gift from God. You will be provided the strength you need to help carry him on this journey.

SO HAPPY to hear this great news! Amy Howard

Laura Dexter-Mooty said...

been in our hearts and prayers today - YAHOOOOOOOOOOO for sucessful surgery - continued prayers for smooth recovery for sweet little boy!

Rachel said...

praise the Lord!!!!! we are still praying and won't stop. love you guys!!!!

julie wolfe said...

Praise God! I prayed for all of you guys as I put up the candy today at Wal-mart. Reflecting back on the awesomes imes we have had together and beleiving there are many MORE days, weeks. and years to see your boys become awesome vessells for God to use. Get some rest but know that I love you!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for such great news. Praise the Lord for allowing all the medical miracles that he does. Praise Him!

cinvp said...

Hi, you don't know me but I read your story on FB from a post from Brandee Kane, and I cried. I am so thankful your son is doing well. I have a daughter that was delivered pre-maturely, 19 years ago with a heart defect so she could have a pacemaker implanted. She has had 7 surgeries since then and has had her share of ups and downs, including a few hurdles recovering from her surgeries. She is now in college and flourishing. We have made so many wonderful friends, she has had opportunities that she would not have had otherwise and she would not change a thing about her life or her health. I pray your son recovers quickly and that he flourishes in his life. I also pray for comfort and peace for you. I look forward to meeting you and Jude in the near future. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. Love and prayers to you all!
Cindy Van Pelt

tinkerbell5418 said...

What a little trooper. You have an amazing family. I love you all. My prayers are always with you.

Karis King said...

Praise the Lord!

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