Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Surgery #4

This past week has been pretty incredible; I am amazed at how resilient Ethan's little body is! He seems more alert with every passing day, and spends many hours wide awake and HAPPY! Many of you have commented on his eyes, and I have to agree, they are awesome. I thank God every time he opens them and gives me a sign that he is, indeed, "in there".

We've been quite the "boring" family of the PCICU. I guess, technically, we should be out on the floor, but Ethan's team agreed to let him stay in the unit until his surgery (which has been confirmed for Thursday, by the way). He doesn't really need intensive care at this point, but it's all about keeping him safe until then. He'll recover in the PCICU, as well, and they'll make sure he's tolerating full feeds in his tummy before they move us out.

Please pray for another successful surgery. This will be #4 in 9 weeks, which just blows my mind if I think about it too much. Pray that Ethan's heart function will be able to handle the anesthesia. Pray that the Nissen will work as planned, and will take away the fear of another arrest. Pray that the G-tube will function well and that we'll steer clear of any complications with that. Pray, pray, pray.

I'll leave you with what is probably my favorite picture of Ethan's first 2 months of life. Check out the dimple in his right cheek; oh, is his mama proud!!

22 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Hey, your comment was directly above mine on MckMama's prayer post, so I thought I would pop over here and let you know that you and Ethan are in my prayers!!

mrs boo radley

Erin said...

too cute!!! I am praying for you and that his surgery goes well!

Jenny Benny said...

what a cutie! That picture makes me giggle. =)

Misty Rice said...

he almost looks like Stellan with that smile. From Mckmama's blog and praying for you and your little precious boy. God Bless him

Sister in Christ.

Becca Barnhart said...

Ethan is such a doll!!! Too cute! I will be praying for him, what time is his surgery scheduled for on Thursday, I want to be sure to say a special prayer for him, the doctors, and you guys as its beginning?
Love from Arkansas :)

Audra said...

You, Jeramie, Ethan and your family continue to be in my thoughts - and I'm smiling. WHAT a cutie - can't wait to meet him in person!

Anonymous said...

Adorable picture! We are praying for all to go very well with surgery this week. We are so happy to hear that Ethan is making such great progress!

Michael and Tiffany Armstrong

Lisa said...

That's a handsome boy you have. Love the dimple. Praying for you guys!

Brandee said...

yay!!! I'm so glad he's doing so well since the last time I saw him. I can't wait to have him back out on the floor to visit with :o) Take care!!

traci said...

precious!!

Erin Kala said...

He can smile already! How cute is he joye? Let us know how things go tomorrow. :)
It was so good to see you on Sunday!

The Dey Family said...

Hello..I found your blog while passing through looking at my charming kids(McMama's blog).What a cute little baby you have.I will be praying for you and your family today.

Wesley & Heather said...

That is such a cute pic!Slade has two appts on Friday up there so Robin is coming with me and we thought we would pop in at the waiting room around lunch so say hello. We are absolutely praying for a successful surgery tomorrow. Try and remember that you guys will have a "normal" life...it just won't be TYPICAL. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful smile. I'm praying that surgery goes well and that you get to see even more of those precious grins from a happy baby.
Cara Leary

Sam Ed. said...

For real...prepare yourselves...with dimples like that ya'll are in for some trouble. I'm praying for the your cute little family! Can't wait to have ya'll home at Visio Dei!

Jason said...

so beautiful. love you. praying for surgery tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

As a new mother myself, it just melts my heart to see this beautiful smile. What a precious, precious angel you have. You all are in my prayers and I am already thanking God for the great things He is doing in Ethan's life!

irishblondie said...

That picture of Ethan is an amazing testiment to how God has worked miracles in his life. It's amazing how resilient little ones are. I will be praying for Ethan and his mommy & daddy on Thursday. Best, Shannon Meroney-Davis

Jamie said...

Ethan is ADORABLE!! Chad and I will be praying for a successful surgery tomorrow, and for you guys as you have to wait through it. Go Ethan go!!!
Jamie Fenley

Jessica Davis said...

i can't wait to get the phone call saying everything went great! (or hearing the voice at work (i will be there all day..) i know that little booger with do wonderful! he's such a trooper! have i told you how much i LOVE his little faceys?!

Jason said...

so very handsome...LOVE the smile!!!! he and aidan have matching dimples...lookout ladies! :)
praying...
love you all! - diana

Anonymous said...

Ethan is absolutely gorgeous....what a cute, cute cutie pie! We are praying for you!

Lois

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