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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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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Anna Grace - June 29

The doctors just made rounds and Dr. Bradley's assistant was with them (he is currently in surgery). Anna Grace's morning chest x-ray showed no more fluid on her right lung and her chest tube output through the night was minimal. Dr. Bradley's assistant is going to recommend her chest tube be pulled today. So, once Dr. Bradley gets out of surgery he has to give the "OK" for this to happen. If it does happen today it won't be until later this afternoon. Having been in this place before I know not to count my chickens before they've hatched, but I am encouraged that her chest tube will be pulled this afternoon. THANK YOU JESUS, I am just so thankful Lord for this blessing.

As for our night last night, Anna Grace was restless last night and in pain. She is currently taking Oxycodone for pain every 4 hours, but even with this she is hurting. Please join us in praying for the Lord to ease her pain - it's tough as a Mom to see your child hurting so much. It makes me snap at the nurses and then I feel so bad. It's not their fault, they are just trying to help. I should know that you can't go through open heart surgery without there being pain involved - it is just so hard to watch.

When they remove her chest tube this afternoon they will give her morphine in addition to her oxycodone. They will also ask me to leave the room which really is a good thing.

So, thank you all for continuing to pray for Anna Grace. Please pray that her chest tube does get removed today and that each minute her pain lessens. Please pray for me as well to be a comfort to my child and to help her endure this time with a thankful heart and an attitude that shines the light of Jesus all over this ward :) (Clearly I have failed miserably at that last night).

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

His Mercies are NEW EVERY MORNING. Praise the Lord-- because, BOY, can I relate to "blowing it" and needing a fresh start. Forgiven. Under the Blood. GRACE. I will be praying for your night tonight-- for you to stay so connected to Jesus that He controls how you respond. I'm praying the same thing for me. SO HARD. I LOVE YOUR GUTS. Praying and Praying and Praying!!! :)