Thursday, February 19, 2009

Update on Surgery

The doctors have Nathan's surgery set up for 7:30 in the morning. They expect it to take about 2 1/2 hours and they give him a 95% chance of survival of the surgery. I will take that. I will go up early in the morning for the surgery and will be there till I know he will be fine. I will try to update from there with my daughters laptop. Please pray specifically in the morning that the surgeons will have the steady hand to operate on my grandson. I don't know how I would make it without God right here with me and my family.

The surgery will consist of them putting a shunt in. With the catherization and balloon not being successful, and since they will have the heart right there in sight, they will put a dialator in his pulmonary valve to puncture the hole that he needs for the blood to flow. If that doesn't work then they will use a patch. All of this is hard to understand. Its very terrifying to think about. But he's so strong, you can see the fight in him already. Brandi said he was opening his eyes again last night, his eyes are a little swollen from the medicines he is taking and because of his heart condition, which they say his normal, but he keeps trying. Doesn't my daughter look so happy. This was before the first procedure and before the ventilator.
Please pray as I travel early in the morning and the surgery. Thanks so much. Debbie


  1. I will pray for little Nathan and you and your daughter as you wait during surgery tomorrow morning. Our Assoc. pastor is having a heart procedure done at our hospital in the morning so I will be praying for him and Nathan as I wait there.

    May God comfort you as I know of your anxiety at this time!
    Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

    Isaiah 41:13 "For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand and say to you: DO NOT FEAR, I will help you".

  2. My thoughts will be with the baby, the doctors, and the prayers will be to the Father! God keep you all in the palm of His hand!

  3. I will be praying for little Nathan tonight and in the morning. Please keep us updated. Be careful - I will be praying for you also.

    In Him,