Wednesday, May 13, 2009

They just came out to tell us he made it through the surgery. Thank you Lord, for bringing our son through one more surgery safely. You are to be praised.
The doc said that it was mildly successful. The part that they stretched out can act like a rubber band and tighten back down, though. Please pray that the same hands that hold the water in it's place will hold his aorta open. The hope is that this will buy him time to get strong (3-6 months). At that time, they will have to do open heart surgery because of the location of the narrowing and how large an area it is. 
Please pray that the next few months he can recover well and gain weight to prepare him well for the next BIG surgery.
We'll get to see him soon. Thank you for praying.

Zephaniah 3:17 

"17 The LORD your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
 he will rejoice over you with gladness;
   he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing."

Psalm 73:23-26

 "23Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
   you hold my right hand.
24You guide me with your counsel,
   and afterward you will receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
   And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
   but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."


KR said...

Thank you Jesus. Praying, hoping, BELIEVING.

Anonymous said...

Thankful for the good report and we'll keep praying.
The Vahala's

Kirsten said...

PRAISE GOD!!! He is so good.
Praying daily for sweet Shep and the whole family. Love you Steph.

Sylvia Goode Basham said...

Oh Stephanie, God's strength certainly shows through you.

Sarah said...