But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Very successful surgery!

We just got off the phone with the surgeon and Gracie's surgery went VERY well!  She said that the change in her blood pressure numbers when they pinched off the ductus arteriosis were significant and very positive.  She called it a very "hemodynamically significant" procedure.  Translated: the blood flow before the surgery was quite imbalanced-- too much going to the lungs and too little to the rest of the body.  The lower number of her blood pressure reading actually doubled when they closed the artery off, a very good sign.  She said that there was quite a bit of blood bypassing the body that needed it and going to the lungs, so this should be a very positive change for our little Grace.

Praise God!  And thank you all for bringing her to the Throne with us!  There is, of course, still chance of infection and other issues as she recovers, but we're obviously past the most critical part.

We spent most of the afternoon with Grace before the procedure, since it was about 4 hours later than planned.   Just before the surgical team came, she was wide awake and very alert-- more than we've seen her before.  It was fun to watch her looking around at us and everything else!  Here are a couple pictures.

Gracie is in the top of the gurney with the blanket draped over her-- they transported her about three blocks away to Children's hospital.

Sticking her tongue out for the camera.  She's already got an attitude!

21 comments:

  1. Thank you, Lord. NKL

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  2. My gosh! She is gorgeous! I can't wait to see thier little faces without the tubes someday. If Isaac is any indication of the cuteness to come...we just won't be able to stand it. Praise the Lord for Gracie's surgery. You are in our thoughts and prayers continuously.

    Love, Kelly

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    1. Thanks. We sure think each baby is gorgeous. I can hardly stand it! :) (Assuming you are Kelly from Uka?)

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  3. Joy and Praise. JUDITH

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  4. Praise God! Thankful to hear things went so well. Praying for a smooth recovery with no infection. She's so beautiful - what a blessing to have all that time with her today.

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  5. What good news and how encouraging that immediately they can see a difference. God is good and how special that He gave you that sweet time together right before the surgery. Praising Him with you.
    In His grip.
    Jo Miller

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  6. What to say except "Thank You Lord"

    Thankful for the very positive report.

    Gail Boemker
    Waxhaw NC

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  7. Love the picture. Happy happy happy for the good report.

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  8. We rejoice with you and will continue to pray for protection and healing. We will pray that God will give you peace, strength and joy each day! He can be trusted in all these things!

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  9. Wonderful!!! We were praying all afternoon. The kids will be so excited when I tell them in the morning!

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  10. Oh my, this is such wonderful news! What a beauty she is. Of course, they all are! We've really enjoyed seeing the pictures of all six of the children, and putting faces to each name as we pray for your family. Thank you for sharing your journey!

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  11. Love you all. Praise God for His Blessings!:} Love Aunt Fay

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  12. Praise the Lord!!! I have been watching here all day. So grateful to see all went wonderfully. Thank you so much for keeping us updated.

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  13. Our grandsons are in their mid-20's now and it has been a long time since we have had
    children's pictures and art work on display. Now we have the quints pictures all over our kitchen! When visitors come we share the babes stories. Many praying people in our town are also putting in a good word for your family. God bless each and every one of you and all the medical personnel. GOD is good -- all the time.

    The VanWinkles
    Marysville, WA

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    1. You are so sweet! Remind us - do we know you? Thanks for praying and loving our babies either way!

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  14. All praise be to our Heavenly Father for mercies shown! So thrilled to hear little Gracie came through her surgery with flying colors.....she is just adorable. Praying that Will, Marcie and David's eye tests went quickly and well today and that David got his PICC line in without trouble....and as always, praying for that little fighter Seth! Hoping Isaac continues to enjoy his new school!

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  15. I've been praying ALL day, and had my Bible study group pray, too! So glad to hear that our little Gracie had a successful surgery, and now can't wait to wean her off that vent! We want her back ASAP from CMC : ) Love those big eyes pictures! Praying for you both, and Will, David, Marcie and Seth, too

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  16. So very grateful for Gracie's surgery.

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  17. Thank you Lord Jesus. What a beautiful picture of Gracie.

    Trostles
    Pennsylvania



















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    1. Awesome! Thank you Lord! Great update you guys. Can't wait to play frisbee with you some day, Grace.

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  18. Thank You, Lord for answering so many prayers for dear little Gracie. Carrie and Gavin, this is wonderful news! I am so looking forward to meeting all five of your children some day. Plus seeing Isaac and you both again, too! Miss and love you. :-)

    Betsy

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Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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