Surgery

I could not have asked for a smoother morning. My prayers for a clear path are truly being answered. God is not only clearing the path, He is sweeping it clean and manicuring the edges.
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Nora even got a baff this morning!!

Her ride to the hospital was happy and content, even though she was probably starting to get pretty hungry!
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Why would there NOT be a painting of three birds at the receptionist’s desk? We explained to the receptionist why we were taking a picture of the owls and she excitedly responded that THREE is her number too, “The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!!!” It was sooo wonderful to meet you and so reassuring to have had you as the one who greeted us this morning, Michelle!
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Nora is all pre-registered. She sang some sweet songs to us while we went over everything.
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Nora fell asleep and is cozy in her Daddy’s arms, much like her mother who is cozy in her Heavenly Father’s arms. Peace, sweet peace.
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We are mightily blessed by all of your prayers!! Thank you so very much, sweet Lauren:

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12:20 PM – Nora is back in the OR. William and I are in the waiting area. Praying. Surgery is estimated to last 137 minutes from the time we went back which was 12:10 PM EST.
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1:00 PM – They just called us up while we were in cafeteria. Much sooner than we anticipated. Waiting to speak w doctors. ——-
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1:21 PM – Dr. E just came back to speak with us! There were NO issues with her heart or lungs while under anesthesia! Her adenoids were not enlarged and did NOT need to be removed. Her tonsils were slightly on the large side and they will keep an eye on those as she continues to grow. The tube placement was a little tricky but it was a success!! We might NOT have to stay overnight. Waiting to hear.

Nora is getting an ABR hearing test right now and we should get the results of those shortly. I CANNOT wait to sniff that sweet little head fuzz!!!!!!!!!!

5:15 PM – I’ve been busy loving on this sweet, sweet girl. She’s doing very well. She came out of anesthesia pretty upset, but settled down after awhile and then slept in my arms for an hour or so.
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With trisomy 18 being such a rarity, it is so nice to be living in this day and age. If it weren’t for the Internet I would have no way of connecting with other families. There is a baby girl named Ivy with trisomy 18 whose story I have been following since shortly after her birth on Christmas Eve. A couple of weeks ago they ended up “just down the street” here in Cincinnati for heart surgery from West Virginia. They’ve had some big and some small hurdles to overcome which have delayed the heart surgery which has prolonged their stay here. I have been praying so hard for Ivy who is now battling a bad cold. While we were waiting to see Norns I messaged Ivy’s mom, Robin to let her know we were here and that I’d love to meet her. Robin knew Nora’s room number before we did!! We are 4 doors down from them!!! What an absolute joy and honor to meet and hug this amazing woman of faith. Robin uplifts me daily with her quotes and scriptures as I check on Ivy throughout each day. Please pray for Ivy that she recovers quickly and can get her heart surgery! I only got to see the top of her little head through the glass so as not to compromise her any more! God bless and protect that sweet, precious little girl!

6:05 PM – They are getting our discharge papers together! We will be heading home within the hour.

18 thoughts on “Surgery

  1. I swear that I see a aura around your husband and Nora in the picture of the two of them…and we all know WHO that aura is! God bless you all! You remain in my prayers!

  2. Sending lots and lots of prayers to the whole family. She is an amazing little girl who is loved by someone greater then us all (He has placed his arms around her softly through all of this). God’s continued blessings always. Take care

  3. WHAT VERY FANTASTIC HAPPY NEWS. PRAISE GOD FOR GUIDING THE DOCTORS HANDS AND FOR LETTING LITTLE NORA A VERY SUCCESSFUL SURGERY. HOPE YOU ALL GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP, AND SHE WAKES UP SINGING HER LITTLE SONGS. I LOVE YOU ALL, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL.

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