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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Another Prayer Answered: Ford's Recovering Well

What a long, nervous day this has been for Trey and me... and of course our entire family. We were faithful Ford was going to be amazing through the surgery, but "surgery" is just scary... bottomline!
The day started off with an ultrasound of his kidneys at 8:15 am, then a trip to the pulmonologist at 9am... to be cleared for surgery respiratory-wise! Both our moms came up to help with Hayden while we were at the hospital, which is where we headed at 1:45... then finally surgery started just before 6pm. It lasted a couple of hours. Dr. Pugach successfully retrieved his kidney stone and found no others in that kidney. He also put in stints to drain the urine.
We are so thankful Ford came off the ventilator so nicely and is really doing well on some oxygen. He is in some pain... as I write he has started to whimper and cry as his sweet Daddy comforts him so I can send this to you. It is such a helpless feeling to care for your little one after surgery... little you can do to comfort them when they are in pain that a mother's or father's touch just can't fix. It just breaks my heart! I have to be thankful to the Lord though... he brought our little Ford through this surgery in His perfect way.

If all goes well, Ford could go home tomorrow... wouldn't that be amazing? One of Ford's NICU nurses, Allison just came by to see our sweet baby. Even though he just came out of surgery, she is amazed by his progress and how great he looks. Our nurses really have become our friends, family really. We miss them everyday, but are so thankful to be back home in Tyler.

Ford has just taken his first meal post surgery and a little more pain medicine and we are hoping he will sleep a couple of hours while his wound heals in his back.
Trey's mom is staying with Hayden in the hotel... we miss him terribly, but he is in wonderful hands. Can't wait to see him tomorrow!

Thanks for adding us to your prayer list today!
Love,
Dana, Trey, Ford and Hayden

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are so very thankful for a successful surgery. God is so faithful to us. Love and hold them, and thank you so much for the update. We will keep praying.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank you so much for the update. I feel like ya'll are extended family!
There is so much healing in just holding and rocking them...o the memories I have.
God bless you and keep you!
Glenda

Anonymous said...

To God be the glory!! What wonderful news concerning Ford's surgery. As God's touch comforts us so your touch comforts your baby. We will continue to pray for each of you and look forward to getting an update from Tyler.

Teresa T. said...

So thankful all is going well. Hate! to hear the baby has some pain. The boy's are so amazing. But after all look at their parent's!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering how the boys were doing?

Anonymous said...

just praying all is better!! God Bless you all and keep you all safe!

Anonymous said...

Hope you all are doing well.Our family is still keeping you and your family in our prayers. It is so amazing to see what the lord has brought your little one though.God is so good.Hope all is well

Anonymous said...

Great to see you all are doing so well. Ford looks just like Dad!

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