Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My God in whom I trust..

Evan had such a great day today. He did very well last night and there were no complications from the cath procedure. This morning the DRs decided he needed some blood, his levels were a little low and they thought it would be best. He was very stable all day. Scott and I both got to hold him for a little over an hour each. Evan slept the whole time in my arms, we played him his lullabys and he just snuggled up to me. :) He's so precious, I wish I could pick him up and hold him close whenever I wanted to.. We stay in his room as much as we can so he can hear our voices all day and know we are there with him. Evan started to get fussy after a couple hours so we put him back in his little crib.. Then the nurse let me give him a bath! lol He definitely was not happy about that though! Poor little guy, he "cries" but no sound comes out, he just scrunches up his face and gets bright red. The nurses weighed him after his bath and he weighs 11 pounds!!! He's got a lot of extra fluid, that's why he's so swollen. As soon as we were done weighing him he was very alert. He opened up both eyes and just stared at me and Scott. I love knowing he recognizes our voices, its so hard for him to open his eyes and he tries and tries, so I'm glad it's us he sees when he finally opens them. He watched us for quite a while before he went back to sleep. The rest of the evening was uneventful, he is still doing great and Scott and I are trying to get some sleep..

We are heading back over to see Evan around 4AM. We want to let him know we are there for him and pray for him as much as we can before he goes back for surgery. They will be taking him back around 7 AM and the surgeon will be coming to talk to us before they get started. The surgery will only take about 4 hours but we are anticipating waiting about 7+ hours before he is settled back in his room and we are aloud to see him.

I'm not really sure how I'm going to handle tomorrow.. How do you hand your baby over to someone and give them permission to cut their chest open and attempt to repair your baby's heart? All I know is God will be with us all tomorrow. I am praying for God to be with the surgeon, doctors, nurses, techs, everyone who comes into contact with Evan. Praying he guides their hands and everything goes smoothly. Praying my sweet baby makes it through this surgery. Praying for strength to be there for my baby..

Please do not text or call us tomorrow.. We more than appreciate you all thinking of us, but I can't begin to describe the emotions we are going through/will be going through, but I promise I will update the blog everytime we get an update. It will be easier to update everyone at once here and not be on our phones.

Please continue to pray for Evan.

Psalm 91

 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
   will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
   my God, in whom I trust.”
 3 Surely he will save you
   from the fowler’s snare
   and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
   and under his wings you will find refuge;
   his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
   nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
   nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
   ten thousand at your right hand,
   but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
   and see the punishment of the wicked.
 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
   and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
   no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
   to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
   so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
   you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
 14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
   I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
   I will be with him in trouble,
   I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
   and show him my salvation.”


  1. Praying praying praying for a successful surgery today for your baby boy!
    ((heart hugs))

  2. One of the great things about God is he always provides us the strength we need in desperate times. He is with you all and knows of your love, pain and concern for the child he has blessed you with. Praying for all.