Archive for April 16, 2008

Prayer Request and Surgery Info

April 16, 2008 3 comments

We just talked to Dr. Brown, the surgeon. It looks like a VERY mild form of Tetralogy of Fallot, and right now, they will just be patching the Ventral Septal Defect (Hole). As a matter of fact, Bryce may be getting MORE blood to the lungs than usual, rather than less than necessary. There is a SMALL chance (1 in 100) that he will need a pacemaker depending on the nerves in the area that they work on. PLEASE pray that this won’t be necessary, as there may be restrictions on his activities later in life, I would expect. We have to be here at 6:00 in the morning. His will be the first case of the day for Dr. Brown. Probably at 7:00 he’ll be taken back, with the majority of the good stuff happening around 8:00. Should take about 2-3 hours. After that, he’ll be in ICU for a day or so until the surgeon releases him, then he’ll be moved to the heart center. Hopefully it will only be about 3-4 days post-op recovery. Three days would be great! Please pray for a fast recovery. Thanks again for all your support. Things are going swimmingly, and we expect that everything will continue to go well. God is faithful and our Healer.

Lael reads a Psalm per day, she looked ahead at tomorrow’s. It is Psalm 41. AWESOME! Here are some highlights!

1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak;
the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.

2 The LORD will protect him and preserve his life;
he will bless him in the land
and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed
and restore him from his bed of illness.

4 I said, “O LORD, have mercy on me;

heal me, for I have sinned against you.”

5 My enemies say of me in malice,
“When will he die and his name perish?”

6 Whenever one comes to see me,
he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
then he goes out and spreads it abroad.

7 All my enemies whisper together against me;
they imagine the worst for me, saying,

8 “A vile disease has beset him;
he will never get up from the place where he lies.”

11 I know that you are pleased with me,
for my enemy does not triumph over me.

12 In my integrity you uphold me
and set me in your presence forever.

13 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.

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Bryce Pre-Op Update

April 16, 2008 Leave a comment

We are here at Riley. Brielle is safe and sound with family in Muncie. Bryce has had his echocardiogram, his blood drawn, blood oxygen reading, x-rays, and they are trying to get his pee. I thought I could help him out and fill his bag, but that may be a little bit obvious, a bag full…

Next is his physical, lab results, interview with the surgeon, who is still in surgery, and the anesthesiologist. All has gone well so far. Drawing blood was a little tough, but he stopped crying as soon as it was done. I tried uploading pics to facebook, but so far, their mobile uploads is down! I can’t even get them to my email account. They are of Bryce on his little bed. He’s been really good, crying during the procedures, but laughing, yelling, and rolling around otherwise, even with a crummy nap. He seems to be doing great. The worst part was that we parked in the wrong parking garage on the campus, and had to walk from the IU hospital through a bunch of skyways to get to Riley’s. If that’s the worst thing that happens, praise God. They have a McDonald’s here in the hospital, AWESOME! I will be going on Lipitor when I get back, thanks to all the fast food I’m probably going to eat. We are all in good spirits, but a bit tired. Keep praying, it’s working!

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