Post Surgery 1 / Pre Surgery 2 – Day 3

Nora had another very good night. Her heart, lungs and kidneys are all performing exactly as they should be. Yesterday afternoon a part of the surgery team commented that if there were an excess of dead tissue in her body – it would be reflected in other areas. That is not the case. She is doing exceptionally and surprisingly well. They are very optimistic that when they open her up again this afternoon they will see nicely profused, wonderful PINK!

Surgery was originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning, but because of a conflict between the cardiac anesthesiologist and the surgeon we’ve been bumped back to 2:00 this afternoon. We were initially a little bummed out about this, but as William commented – maybe God needs this extra 5 hours of healing to take place. God’s timing is perfect. Another huge lesson I’ve learned through all of this.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13, 14 NIV)

As I was driving home last night to grab some odds and ends I passed an electronic billboard along the highway. I have no idea what it was advertising, but the bright pink glow and the words THINK PINK in bold white font immediately caught my eye. I caught my breath as tears welled up in my eyes and a big smile spread across my face, “YES! Yes, I will!!!”

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7 thoughts on “Post Surgery 1 / Pre Surgery 2 – Day 3

  1. I’ve been following your story from the beginning. I’m always eager to see how Nora is fairing. The blog before last hit me right in the middle of my heart bc as you spoke of the accounts that took place during the septic shock my emotions stirred and reminded me of this past July. My 6 month old went into septic shock and all her veins had collapsed. They had to drill not once, not twice but three IO’s into her little shins. She was intubated and airlifted to a better hospital. We later found out she has a rare blood disorder that prevents her from fighting off infections. Anyhow, I just wanted to reach out to you bc I know EXACTLY the fears and worries you were having at that moment. I too relied on prayer and faith. God is good and faithful 🙂 For these trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world 1 Peter 1:7

    • Amen! Thank you both for sharing. Your faith strengthens mine! I admire your strength Alesa. Nora couldn’t have a better mom than you, you are one in a million!

  2. I AM GOING TO MY KNEES NOW TO PRAY FOR OUR LITTLE NORA. I MISS SO MUCH SEEING HER AND YOU. MANY PRAYERS GOING UP FOR SEEING PINK!! MAY GOD USE THE DOCTORS HANDS TO BLESS THIS CHILD AND SHE WILL COME OUT OF THIS STRONGER THAN EVER!! GOD IS WALKING BESIDE YOU AND MAY YOU FEEL HIS LOVE SURROUND YOU WITH PEOPLE HE PLACES IN YOUR LIFE AND HIS WORD HE HAS GIVEN YOU TO HOLD ON TO IN YOUR HEART.

  3. I’ve had ‘pink” on the brain, and then I found this quote. “There is a time in every woman’s life when pink is her favorite color, when anything is believable and the lines separating the possible and impossible are blurred.” God continues to show us those lines in little Nora everyday. Prayers that when she does have surgery, pink is the only color the surgeons see.
    ― Christine Lemmon, Portion of the Sea

  4. So glad for the encouraging news, and praying for everything to be pink and perfect when she has her procedure today.

  5. We are in constant prayer for your sweet Nora…. She is a true miracle. With love and prayers, Bethany, Eric and our Livia (full t18)

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