God alone is Sovereign

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Anna Grace - June 25

Today is surgery day. We are at the hospital ... it is now 6:30 am and Anna Grace has been taken back to anesthesia. We are back in the all too familiar PCICU Waiting room. Someone should be in shortly to give us our pager - that is how we will stay updated on Anna Grace's progress during surgery today.

We arrived here at 5:30 this morning to check in. Anna Grace was hungry, but doing pretty well overall. When they took us back to get her vitals and get her changed into a gown they gave her some type of "happy medicine" orally. I don't know what it was, but they were able to get her O2 sats and blood pressure checked without her crying. O2 sats were 68 today..... just a big indication that she needs this surgery. We took some pictures of her and cuddled and hugged on her. Brian prayed over her before they took her away. They allowed her to take her favorite pink blanket and one of her stuffed animals to the OR.

As you can imagine, this is hard for us. It really is hard to hand your baby over for surgery. We are trusting the Lord - He is soverign over everything. We are entrusting our baby to HIM.

Please pray for Anna Grace today as you think about her. Pray that Dr Bradley can do all that he needs to do today and that there are no complications with anesthesia (heart/lung bypass), no complications with the surgery, no chylothorax and no stroke. Also, I want to mention that this surgery will change the pressures in her head (her pressures are very low right now) and this will cause severe headaches for her as her body adjusts in addition to the trauma of surgery. Please be praying that her little body will tolerate the pressure changes well.

I would also like to mention a PRAISE to the LORD today.... Anna Grace's rash completley cleared up. When she woke up this morning the rash was GONE - thank you for praying over this for her.

We will keep you updated throughout the day today.


Anonymous said...

7:20 a.m.
Praying right now. Our God is MIGHTY TO SAVE! Praying for wisdom, knowledge & guidance for Dr. Bradley/team.
Praying for peace, comfort, trust & presence of His Spirit for you/family.
Praying for complete surgical success-complete recovery-no complications-complete health for sweet Anna Grace to live and serve our risen Savior.

Freida Ridings

Anonymous said...

Praying continuously for you all today.

Heather Couch

Kimberly said...

Praying right now over each of these requests, Tina! Praying for you and Brian as you wait, and for sweet little Zachary.

Thank you for all of the updates that let us know how to pray.
Love to you,

Anonymous said...

Praying without ceasing today! God has ordained this day & all things in it. He is faithful & we will continue to praise Him in His faithfulness to you,Brian, Anna Grace, 7 Zachary! Blessings &love to all,KatieO.