Thursday, May 14, 2015

Praying for Tomorrow's Surgery

Surgery #9 is scheduled for 11:00am tomorrow.  The plan is to internalize the shunt again.

KK and I were just talking, praying, and crying (not necessarily in that order) about the surgery.  I reminded her that God's Word tells us not to be anxious about anything, so we talked about the things that we are most anxious about tomorrow's surgery then prayed.

Here are our heartfelt concerns...

KK stated that she is afraid that something might go wrong again...and with a history of shunt failures (especially after the results of the third shunt failure), I am apprehensive as well.

At the same time, I know that internalizing the shunt is necessary.  First of all, she can't go home with an EVD.  More importantly, KK has experienced immediate pressure build-up whenever the EVD is clamped or kinked causing her to vomit twice today.

This second point is most disconcerting to me.  I am worried that something more than fluid is causing the pressure.  When they unclamp the EVD, she experiences relief from the symptoms, but she is not dumping excessive amounts of fluid...in fact, she is not draining much fluid at all after these occurrences.  I am concerned that Charlie is growing again.

So, here we are praying and crying out to God to give the doctors wisdom and to work miracles tomorrow.

By the way, KK held it together better than I did until I told her that people all over the world are praying for her.  Thank you, prayer warriors, for going to war on her behalf!

13 comments:

Heidi Peterson said...

We are continuing to pray with all our hearts.

Kelly Canney said...

Yes we are praying!

Trish Reske said...

Tanya, I just found your blog - thank you for posting all the details. KK has been in our prayers, and we will be praying for this surgery. Love and hugs, Trish, Dave and Kids

Bernice Theriault said...

We continue to pray from Nova Scotia!! Light, love and prayers for you, KK and your family.

Kim Hughes said...

Praying! Sending the Blood of Jesus your way! Psalm 46:10

Kristen said...

We are praying. Tell KK we love her. <3

Melissa Singley said...

We are praying! Hugs KK!
Love, the Singley Family

Sarah Stine said...

We are praying! Love and hugs!

Terri said...

Lifting you both to the throne of grace.... I'm thankful to know how I can be praying specifically and how your hearts are doing. Love you both!

Heather said...

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Susan said...

We love you and are praying for you both.

HCA Admissions -Christine O'Brien said...

We are praying for her surgery this morning! Love and hugs from all of us here at HCA <3

Judy Bleau said...

praying for peace and wisdom.