Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Update on surgery

Sorry its been a while since I've been able to post. I'm still at UAB. Nathan had his surgery on Tuesday. The surgeon said that his surgery was successful in a lot of ways. The shunt that they put in is not doing what its suppose to do. He is swollen right now from everything that he has been through. They are taking a day or two to drain the fluids, then check the shunt again, its not getting enough oxygen through his blood, if it still is not working, they will put another shunt in. These have been some very trying days. I'm trying to stay composed for my daughter, but it hurts to see her hurting and to see my grandson like that. Don't get me wrong, my daughter is a trooper and is holding up very well, I am so proud of her and Neil. I ask that you continue praying for Nathan, and that we can continue to be strong too. He is a fighter, and he keeps everyone on their toes. I'll update again as soon as I can. Thank you all so much. Debbie


  1. Debbie - I will be in much prayer for your precious grandson and your daughter, you and family. I can't imagine the stress you are under, but i pray that God will surround you with a peace that only comes from Him.

    If you get a chance - go to my blog, click on the prayer page button and add a new comment with this request. I will then add it to the page.

    Keep your eyes focused upward Debbie - I will be lifting you up to the Throne of Grace. I pray you feel strengthened.

    In Him,

  2. just wanted you to know that i stopped by. praying that God's hands would just touch that little boy and begin healing. praying for peace for all of you and strength to endure.

  3. just a little setback, but that can happen. In my experience, sometimes when surgery does not go as well as expected...the second one does perfect. Why do these things go wrong? Who knows? Only God...but, remember nothing can happen to us that he does not allow...and just maybe the first surgery was necessary so the next one can be perfected. My son had to have heart surgery at UAB when he was 16...they had to do it over...but, the second time was a charm.

    Just rest in the fact that God is in control and overseeing the big picture. His will is unfolding as it should.

    God bless you all...and be assured of my continues prayers.