Post Surgery

The organized chaos prior to surgery:


Nora just underwent emergency surgery for gastric volvulus. Somehow her stomach flipped on itself and was obstructed. She was in surgery for about an hour. The surgeon came out afterward and informed us that the condition of her stomach was initially very bad. They allowed it to rest for 10 minutes instead of drastically deciding to remove it. When they re-examined it, it DID pink back up in some areas but not all. They have done a partial closure so they can go back in tomorrow, 2 days, 3 days(?) to see if it has revived any more. At that point they will make the decision to remove any parts that are necrotic. We are PRAYING for full tissue recovery, that NO parts will need to be removed. They will also place a g-tube in her belly to prevent any future episode of her stomach twisting. This will “anchor it down” as it has been explained to us. She has quite a steep road to recovery ahead of her, but as our dear friend Tommy reminded us: STAY FOCUSED ON THE PRESENT. I think it was Proverbs 4:25 that he quoted, “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.”


Every Little Thing is Gonna Be All Right


I am in awe of all of your encouraging texts, comments and messages, your PRAYERS are so comforting and they are MOVING MOUNTAINS!!!!! I’m so sorry I can’t respond to each and every one right now. I thought we’d be coming up here maybe for some IV fluids…. Had no idea things were this wrong. Trying to catch my breath and get my feet back on the ground after this frying pan upside the head!

25 thoughts on “Post Surgery

  1. You handle a frying pan upside the head better than I ever could. I am in awe of your strength, and Faith.

  2. My prayers, loving thoughts and hugs are being sent your way. God, almighty will see you and your family through this detour in life. He has blessed you with a remarkable living angel and he will keep her safe in His love, just as He has looked out for you throughout the years. Praise to God who protects his children even when it seems He is nowhere in sight.

  3. Praise God! We will keep praying for all of this and for NO tissue damage; no more removal. And for a miraculous recovery!!!

  4. King James Bible
    “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

    Praising God for a successful surgery, a successful recovery, and supernatural strength and peace for you and your family!

    Praising God for what He is about to do in Nora’s stomach and tissues. I call out to our heavenly Father to create newness of life in her stomach, just as He did as it began to pink up on the OR table!

    Praising God for the placement of the G-tube, which will secure Nora’s stomach and prevent recurrence of the twisting.


    Thank you for taking the time to keep us updated. We pray without ceasing.

  5. “O woman, great is your faith. Let it be as you desire”. And her daughter was healed from that very hour. (Matthew9:21). Talking with God…..prayers

  6. Praying no tissue has to be removed. Prayers for your sweet family and for a full recovery for sweet Nora Rose.

  7. We’re praying for you Aleisa and that wonderful little girl. The doctors will be supernaturally guided and Nora will make it through once again.

  8. Prayers this is a bump in the road and precious Nora Rose’s stomach will show God’s miraculous touch of healing. I hope she has an easier recovery than anticipated. She is a strong little fighter!

  9. Praying for you to find the strength and courage to face this challenge. Prayers for beautiful Nora that God wraps his hands around her and strengthens and heals her little body. She is an inspiration to us all of what love, strength, and the purest of hearts can do for this world. Praying!!

  10. Lifting Nora up in prayers that god will touch and heal her adorable belly and that she will have a full tissue recovery.

  11. Dear sweet Jesus, look over dear Nora and don’t leave her side. Please stay with her and guide her through this trial.

  12. Praying for your precious little one! May the Lord’s powerful healing hand be upon her and may God’s patient peace surround all of you!

  13. my prayers are with you Aleisa, and with the little miss Nora!
    i have no idea until this morning whats’ happening!
    Nora is a strong baby girl! she will over this! i have no doubt that god not gonna leave alone now!
    you have to be calma and faithfully that your baby is gonna be okay!
    sending my love, best wishes and prayers for her!

  14. Praying, praying, praying for you all! Wishing for recovery and peaceful times. I hope you feel the love and care that comes from all who know your story! Xoxoxo

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