Thursday, July 15, 2010

surgery eve...

Hi Friends (:

We head into Children's tomorrow morning at 6am, surgery is at 8am. The surgeons said it takes 4-5 hours to complete.
A few prayer requests going in:
1. That they can get Eve's IV in smoothly... it's not fun when they have to try several times.
2. That she's not scared when she goes back.
3. Wisdom, knowledge, skill for the surgeons and medical team.
4. Stability for Evie's body during the procedure.
5. That God's presence will be felt in the surgery and recovery rooms.
6. Quick recovery!

I'm not sure if I have explained the actual surgery that she is having... the short version is that they are going to make an incision from ear to ear, and cut her forehead bones into 3 or so pieces, take them out, reconstruct them with space in between, attach them with dissolvable plates and screws, put it all back in, and sew her up.

She will have drains coming out of her incision for the first day, and from my understanding when they take the drains out is when the swelling is the worst... around day 3-4 post-surgery.

I will update from the hospital, but seeing we have to be there at 6am tomorrow (which is like the middle of the night for people in this house!), this will most likely be my last post before we go.

Thanks friends, Love you (:

Isaiah 40:

28 Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.


  1. That verse always encourages me!

    "I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer."

    ~ Psalm 120:1, NLT

    Praying, praying, praying!!
    We love you friends!

  2. Will be thinking and praying for Evie and your family. Many, many thoughts and prayers.


  3. Thinking of you guys!!! If you need anything just let me know! I'll message you on Facebook with my phone number if you just need to talk! The first day or so after surgery is the hardest because they don't look the same, and they fuss because they're in pain and there is nothing you can do. HUGS!!!! Seriously call me if you need ANYTHING! Even just to talk. I get it, I've been there. The girls' surgeries were different types, but the same overall.

  4. Praying for all of you!!
    Sarah Goldsberry

  5. I pray that Evie's surgery goes smoothly, and that she has a swift recovery. If there's anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask. I'll be thinking about and praying for you guys tomorrow.

  6. Thinking and praying for you all! I will be sure to say an extra prayer tomorrow at 8 for Evie as her surgery begins!

  7. My prayer is that you may feel God holding you tightly tomorrow, that Evie may have comfort and you'll have lots of good news by the end of the day.

  8. Praying for lil Evie and your family. Also saying prayers for the Doctors and staff!

  9. You just quoted my all time favorite verse!

    Evie will do great tomorrow. She is a force in this world that cannot be stopped!

    I will be featuring you on my blog tomorrow for some extra prayers coming your way!

    Let me know if you need some help with Lyla over the weekend. I am sure the two of us can find some fun "trouble" to get into together.
    All my love!

  10. Thinking about and praying for you this morning.

  11. Josh and I are praying for you.