Monday, January 31, 2011

For those who appreciate specific requests

Hi Friends,

Thank you for your prayers for our sweet little girl.  I take her to the hospital tomorrow morning early. I'm probably going to try to wake her up early so she can have something to drink. She has to stop all fluids by 6:45 am. The procedure is 4 hours later. I'm hoping I can keep her distracted for that long!

She will be having an endoscopy to test for celiac's disease. She will be under general anethesia. Since she has done fine with this in the past, I'm really hoping it will be no problem for her tomorrow!

Here are a few requests.

1. That they would be able to get an IV in without problem. She is a "hard stick". They had horrible troubles with this when she had her first surgery and had to do cut-downs on her wrists. I really don't want that to happen to her again.

2. That being under anesthesia would go well for her. That she would go under easily and suffer no adverse effects from it.

3. Clear results. We will probably not learn anything tomorrow. The surgeon seemed to think it could go either way. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but still would love for her not to have this!

4. Fast recovery with little or no pain!
5.  That I would be aware of God's plans for *me* tomorrow.  That my heart would be open to reaching out to others.  There are a lot of people who are scared and hurting in hospitals.  I remember it well.  Just being in the pre-op area on Friday brought back so many memories.  I'm sure that tomorrow will too.  I don't want to be so focused on what is going on in my life that I miss out on something He has planned for me.

That's all I can think of. I'm expecting this to be relatively minor (compared to the other things she has been through). I'm feeling at peace about all of this, but still wish she didn't have to go through it, kwim?

Thank you for once again holding up our sweet girl!

With love