Ok, time to get back to the blog. Sam had an appointment with her cardiologist yesterday and got the ok for us to proceed with surgery next week. He said everything sounds the same and the ECG hasn't changed, so that means the defects are still there-darn it! I keep praying for that miracle that they will close-we still have a week! :) So I spoke with the Children's Hospital yesterday to work out the details and everything is in place.
We fly to Denver on Monday 11/21. Sam has a half day of appointments on Tuesday that include chest xray, sedated echocardiogram (ultrasound), and meeting with the anesthesiologist and surgeon. We will stay the first two nights in a hotel across the street from the hospital. Then the big day...Wed 11/23. We have to be there at 6am for 7:30 surgery-this is fine with me since I would rather get it done first thing and then its over. From Wed until she is released, we will be staying there at the hospital with Sam. She will be in ICU for a couple days, then in her own room for another few days-at least those are the averages post op. We are scheduled to fly home 11/30, but would love it if she's doing so well we can come back sooner.
A couple of specific prayer requests: continued health for Sam! We still have a week before surgery and as we already saw-she cannot afford to get sick. The other big thing has to do with her coming home on oxygen. From what the cardiologist says, she most likely will come home on it, but there is a chance she won't need it. So that's what we are praying-that she won't need it. We are praying that our little blessing Sam will recover so quickly and completely that it will leave them wondering how it was possible-in which case we will give God the glory! And a final need is that we would be able to find a car to borrow while we are down there. To rent one is expensive when we will only really need it the first couple days and to get to and from the airport. We have a few connections in Denver, so we are praying that need can be filled.
I will again continue to keep everyone posted as things progress. Your prayers are what we stand on during this season of time! Thankyou so much for them and may the Lord bless you in whatever is going on in your lives!
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to his purpose"! And we also know that "we can do all things through Him who gives us strength"!