Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Amelia's First Surgery

Amelia's first surgery is scheduled for early tomorrow morning.  I am not looking forward to sending my baby back into an operating room, but I know it will make her better.

Her little body is working so hard to get better and straighter that she is too exhausted to eat enough at feedings. Those sweet cheeks look chubby, but she is only 6lbs 3oz, still not back up to birth weight at 16 days and she needs lots of calories for her brave little body to do all we are asking it to do.

They will go in tomorrow and insert a gastric feeding tube so that whatever nutrition she doesn't take by bottle at feedings can be given in her tube and then she will also have constant feedings during the night.

Please pray specifically for her positioning for surgery as they need to get her as close to on her back as possible to safely intubate her. Remember simply lifting her arm to take her temperature, broke it, so this is complicated.

Pray that the tube goes in well and that she transitions to her new way of getting nutrition easily so she can thrive and continue to amaze us.

As always, pray that God is glorified in this.

Today has been really hard as we listened to the possible complications. Tomorrow will be even harder.

She's God's first. I can't go in the operating room with her tomorrow, but He can and He will.


Mary Lytle said...

I'm praying for all of you. What a comfort to know God is in control!

Sue Ray said...

Praying for you and this precious little one.

The Burleys said...

Praying for her and her mommy & daddy today!

The Dales said...

Praying right now!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Praying for wisdom and steady hands for the doctors. Praying for a smooth surgery with no complications. Praying that your sweet baby handles it like a champ and that she quickly adjusts to her new feeding method. Praying that you all feel peace while she is in the operation room. Praying for a quick recovery.

Melissa Thompson said...

Prayers for sweet Amelia!!!!...Jesus touch the drs as they stand over this child of Yours....touch her body in a way of amazement to the unbeliever....You are the Physician and the Healer and the Waymaker....Jesus just do what you do....You Name is worthy of all praise!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you ALL!!!