Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Post surgery update...

I apologize that I haven't posted an update sooner, as you can imagine things have been a little hectic:-).  Grace did great during her 6 hour surgery!  The procedure they ended up doing required her to go on heart and lung bypass because they did a full (aorta) arch repair and they also put a pulmonary band on her pulmonary artery to restrict blood flow to the lungs (to avoid too much pressure in the lungs).  The Dr's have said that the first 2 days after surgery are the most critical and so far (by God's grace) she is doing well, in fact she is breathing on her own.  They are hoping to extubate her (take her breathing tube out) sometime this evening/tonight.  She will remain in the CVICU until she can prove that she is stable enough to move down to the 15th floor (which will probably be through the weekend).  Once she is moved to the 15th floor, David or I have to be there with her 24 hours a day because we will be in a private room and the goal is to prepare us to take her home.  We are hoping that we could have her home within the next 2 weeks (Lord willing of course)!  Will you please continue to pray for a quick recovery and no surprises/complications?

Our cup runeth over with emense gratitude for all of your love and support the past 2 weeks in the form of fervent prayers, meals, play dates, the best carpool ever, hospital visits, money for gas, etc.  I have to ask for your forgiveness and grace for not having sent out thank you cards yet, I just haven't had a free moment thus far.  I'm praying that in the mean time, God will allow you to feel as blessed as y'all have made us feel.  Also, I would love to know how I can be praying for you too, so please send me an e-mail (k_askin@yahoo.com) or facebook message letting me know how we can prayerfully support you too.

To God be the glory!!!

Proverbs 3:5-6   
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

3 comments:

Elise said...

Praise be to God! Grace is such a strong little girl!

Stephany Burns said...

I am thinking about you and your family constantly and praying everyday. It is so hard to look at the pictures because we went through something with our son back in January, and seeing a baby with tubes just breaks my heart. Thank God she is in wonderful hands with you and I know you are going to all go home soon. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help. Take care of yourself too and try to get some sleep if you can:) Steph Storey Burns

Caryn said...

Wonderful news!!! God is faithful!